Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Owen L. Dodge[1]

Male 1847 - 1935  (87 years)


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  • Name Owen L. Dodge 
    Born 2 Oct 1847  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00002-288.1 
    Died 12 Sep 1935  Freeport, Barry, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Gaines Cemetery, Gaines Township, Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I24553  Generations
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2020 

    Father Owen Dodge,   b. 23 May 1818, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1912, Bowne Township, Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother Mary Livergood,   b. 14 May 1823, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1867, , Kent Co., Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 1841  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F4750  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Bowman,   b. 25 May 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1919, Gaines Township, Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Children 
     1. Hale Dodge
     2. Verne Dodge
     3. Ward Simon Dodge,   d. Abt 1883
     4. Frederick Dodge
     5. Mary Magdalena "Maggie" Dodge,   b. 4 Apr 1850, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1923, , Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F2295  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Owen L. Dodge, age 88, died at Freeport. He was a retired prominent fruit farmer, for 66 years a resident of Gaines. He died at his residence in Freeport where he had lived 15 years. He left behind his widow Mary; brother Simon of Bay Shore; 3 daughters: Mrs. Elon Plants of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Harold Overholt of Mulliken and Mrs. Frank Ewing of Byron. He also left 6 sons--Hale, Verne, Roy, and Fred of Grand Rapids; Clinton of Caledonia, Roland of Sunfield, as well as 33 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.


      September 13, 1935 "Grand Rapids Press



      After an illness of several months, during which time he had so often expressed his wish that he might go Home, Owen Dodge passed away at his home here about seven o'clock Thursday morning. Mr. Dodge lived on a large fruit farm in Gaines for many years, where he was a successful farmer and fruit grower. About fifteen years ago he came to Freeport and resided for a short time with his sister, Mrs. Ransom Walton. Later he married Mrs. Mary Fish and since then has lived just back of the U.B. church. Mr. Dodge, a firm Christian character, was known by everyone in this community and was respected by all who knew him. He was often seen with a gun or fish pole in Easton. He was 88 years of age and up until has last illness was very spry and youthful. He is survived by the widow, one brother, Simon of Bay Shore, three daughters, Mrs. Elon Plants of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Harold Overholt of Mulliken and Mrs. Frank Ewing of Byron Center, six sons, Hale, Vern, Roy and Fred, all of Grand Rapids, Clinton of Gaines and Roland of Sunfield; thirty-three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at three o'clock Sunday afternoon at the U.B. church. Rev. J.I. Batdorf preached the sermon, a full church and many floral tributes being mute evidence of the many friends who mourn the passing of this good man. About thirty car loads of relatives and friends followed the funeral car to the Gaines U.B. cemetery, a short distance south of Mr. Dodge's old home, where his body was carried to its last resting place by the six sons. A large crowd of former neighbors and friends awaited the funeral party at the grave.


      Hastings Banner newspaper

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 117.

    2. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852.

    3. [S179] Cemetery - Michigan, Kent, Gaines Township - Gaines Cemetery Internet Link.
      Owen L. Dodge / 1847 - 1935

    4. [S845] News - MI, Kent, Grand Rapids - Grand Raipids Press, "Obituary of Owen L. Dodge," September 13, 1935.

    5. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852.
      Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister Of The German Evangelical Church, , At Green Bush, Waterloo Township, 31 Aug. 1841 To 31 Aug. 1842
      Owen Dodge, Carpenter, To Mary Loewegood, Both Of Waterloo. Wit. William Benton, Wagonmaker, And Elias Shupe, Yeoman, Both Of Waterloo

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Oct 1847 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Sep 1935 - Freeport, Barry, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gaines Cemetery, Gaines Township, Kent Co., Michigan Link to Google Earth
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