Willis Charles Dodd

8 December 1898–19 March 1979 (Age 80)
Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States

The Life of Willis Charles

When Willis Charles Dodd was born on 8 December 1898, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States, his father, Charles Ervin Dodd, was 38 and his mother, Mary Ethel Porter, was 29. He married Dorothy May Atkinson on 25 January 1919, in Osceola, Clarke, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Clarke, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Washington Township, Clarke, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 March 1979, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Camdenton, Camden, Missouri, United States.

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Willis Charles Dodd
Dorothy May Atkinson
Marriage: 25 January 1919
C Joe Dodd
Wilbert Eugene Dodd
Euegene Dodd
Robert Dodd
Barbara Dodd

Spouse and Children

25 January 1919
Osceola, Clarke, Iowa, United States


    C Joe Dodd


    Wilbert Eugene Dodd


    Euegene Dodd


    Robert Dodd


    Barbara Dodd


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 6

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Age 22

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name Dodde, Dudde, Old English Dodda, Dudda, which remained in fairly widespread and frequent use in England until the 14th century. It seems to have been originally a byname, but the meaning is not clear; it may come from a Germanic root used to describe something round and lumpish—hence a short, plump man.2 Irish: of English origin, taken to Sligo in the 16th century by a Shropshire family; also sometimes adopted by bearers of the Gaelic name Ó Dubhda ( see Dowd ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Willis C Dodd in household of Chares E Dodd, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willis Dodd in household of Charley Dodd, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Willis Dodd in household of Chas Dodd, "United States Census, 1900"

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