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Nellie Lucretia (Rea) Dodge

b. April 07, 1867 Knoxville, Iowa U.S.A.
m. September 24, 1884
d. 1937 Ringwood, Illinois U.S.A.

Spouse:

William Arthur Dodge

Children:

1. Rea Arthur Dodge (b. October 09, 1885 Ringwood, Illinois; m. November 19, 1905 to Ada Ruth Westlake; d. 1911 Ringwood, Illinois)
2. Lora Alta Dodge (b. July 03, 1888 Ringwood, Illinois; m. George Bacon; d. 1963 Antioch, Illinois)
3. Agnes Ethel Dodge (b. November 26, 1891 Ringwood, Illinois; m. June 26, 1926 to Byron Corbin, later to Fredrick Ryerson Gilbert; d. July 18, 1994 Brockville, Ontario Canada)
4. Leon Ervin Dodge (b. July 25, 1895 Artesia, California; m. June 05, 1920 to Genevieve Howard; d. 1934 Ringwood, Illinois)
5. Sara Jane Dodge (b. January 26, 1900 Ringwood, Illinois; m. Harvey Edward Bumgardner; d. April 1982 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)
6. William Arthur Dodge Jr. (b. 1901; d. 1902)
7. Elynore Elizabeth Dodge (b. January 12, 1906; m. Ray R. Schafer; d. 1994)

Biography:

Nellie was born in Iowa but moved to Ord, Nebraska when she was six. Her father built the first house and hotel in Aurora, Nebraska and she was raised here on the prairie. She most likely met her husband on one of his trips to Nebraska, as he owned a farm in Illinois and one in Nebraska. It is unknown where they married, but it seems she and her husband returned to Nebraska somewhat regularly over the years. She kept house according to the US censuses.

Illinois

Ethnicity:

 

References:

-History of McHenry County, Volume II. 1922.
-1900 United States Federal Census Record (view document)
-1910 United States Federal Census Record (view document)
-1920 United States Federal Census Record (view document)
-1930 United States Federal Census Record (view document)
-Dodge family records (view document)