Death of Mrs. Dodge in Cleveland

Angeline Dodge Death of Mrs. Dodge in Cleveland, Mrs. Angeline Dodge, the aged mother of Ezra B., Frank L, Wm. H., and Chas. D. Dodge

Death of Mrs. Dodge in Cleveland


Mrs. Angeline Dodge, the aged mother of Ezra B., Frank L, Wm. H., and Chas. D. Dodge of this city, died yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Osborne, in Cleveland. The remains will be brought to Lansing for interment.

The deceased was a woman of rare intelligence and singular sweetness of character. She was born at Haverhill, N.H., in July, 1812. While yet an infant her father, Bradstreet Stevens, moved his family to the new territory of Ohio, first locating at Akron. He subsequently settled in Oberlin. Miss Stevens had the advantage of a thorough collegiate education, and grew into a refined and lovable young woman. In 1834 she married Hervey Dodge. President Asa Mahan, the widely-known founder of Oberlin College, officiated at the marriage ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Dodge resided in Oberlin for over forty years, rearing a family of five stalwart sons and one daughter. John S Dodge of Eaton Rapids is the eldest child. The names of the other children are printed at the outset of this article. About 10 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Dodge moved to Lansing. The former passed away in 1884, at the ripe age of 78. Mrs. Dodge continued to reside with her son Frank L. Dodge in this city until about a year ago, when she went to Cleveland to visit with her daughter, Mrs. Osborne. Her mental faculties were clear and strong till the last.

Mrs. Dodge was a devout member of the Congregational church, having been baptized in that faith by Dr. Chas. G. Finney, one of the most noted and eloquent ministers in the West. She was a sincere Christian, a loving wife, and a most devoted mother. In all the relations of life she was true, loving and tender. She has indeed left a rich legacy - the remember Barbara Loyer Event Manager, Program.