Margaret E Dodd

14 February 1849–12 February 1943 (Age 94)
Marion, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Margaret E

When Margaret E Dodd was born on 14 February 1849, in Marion, West Virginia, United States, her father, Alpheus Dodd, was 29 and her mother, Mary Nancy Griffin, was 35. She married Simeon R. Dawson on 18 November 1869, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 12 February 1943, in Simpson Creek, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Bridgeport, Harrison, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Simeon R. Dawson
Margaret E Dodd
Marriage: 18 November 1869
Noah Simeon Dawson

Spouse and Children

    Simeon R. Dawson



18 November 1869
Harrison, West Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Lewis Sail Dodd


    Mary Jane Dodd


    Charles G. Dodd


    Samuel Nathaniel Dodd


    Felix Alpheus Dodd


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 14

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

Age 14

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 26

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Margrett Dawson in household of Simeon Dawson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Maggie Dawson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Margaret Dawson in household of Simeon Dawson, "United States Census, 1900"

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