Theodoric F C Dodd

Brief Life History of Theodoric F C

When Theodoric F C Dodd was born on 24 March 1836, in Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, United States, his father, Isaac Dodd, was 47 and his mother, Agnes Clark, was 47. He married Eliza Cadwallader on 30 September 1860, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Galena Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Cedar Township, Wilson, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died on 8 March 1905, in Altoona, Wilson, Kansas, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Altoona Cemetery, Altoona, Wilson, Kansas, United States.

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Theodoric F C Dodd
Eliza Cadwallader
Marriage: 30 September 1860
Stella T. Dodd
Howard C Dodd
Frederick Hague Dodd

Sources (7)

  • Theodorick Doud in household of Isaac Doud, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Memorial 21494553
  • T. T. C. Dodd in entry for Fred A. Dodd and Carrie E. Barnhill, "Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935"

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Dodd(e), Dudd(e), Old English Dodd(a), Dudd(a), a name of uncertain origin which remained in fairly widespread and frequent use from Lincolnshire to Devon and from Essex to Lancashire in England until the 14th century.

English: nickname from Middle English dod, a word of uncertain meaning, possibly a ‘lumpish, thickset person’ (compare modern English dialect dod ‘bunch or heap’), or by extension a ‘foolish person’ (compare Middle English dode-mused ‘stupid’), or perhaps a derivative of dodden ‘to shave (the head), to trim (hair)’, hence ‘the hairless or close-cropped one’.

English: possibly a modern variant of Daud or Dowd, the former arising from the Middle English personal name Daud(e), an extended form of Daw , and the latter from the Middle English personal name Doude, perhaps a side-form of either Dodde or of Daude, a pet form of Ralph .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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