Joseph Smith Dodd

Brief Life History of Joseph Smith

When Joseph Smith Dodd was born on 10 October 1850, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Dodd, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Pearson or Piercy, was 33. He married Virilla H Johnson on 6 March 1873, in Nemaha, Kansas, United States. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1856 and lived in Lancaster, Atchison, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Neuchatel Township, Nemaha, Kansas, United States in 1900. He died on 19 April 1913, in Centralia, Nemaha, Kansas, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Centralia Cemetery, Centralia, Nemaha, Kansas, United States.

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Joseph Smith Dodd
Virilla H Johnson
Marriage: 6 March 1873

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  • Joseph Dodd in household of Geo Chick, "Kansas State Census, 1865"
  • Joseph Dodd, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"
  • Joseph Smith Dodd, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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1854 · St. George's Hall

In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.


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

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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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