Thomas Dodd

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Dodd was born on 21 January 1848, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Dodd, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Pearson or Piercy, was 30. He married Rachel Catherine Blankley on 16 April 1878, in Nemaha, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Neuchatel Township, Nemaha, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Neuchatel, Nemaha, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 14 January 1923, at the age of 74, and was buried in America City Cemetery, America City, Nemaha, Kansas, United States.

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Thomas Dodd
Rachel Catherine Blankley
Marriage: 16 April 1878
William Henry Dodd
Joseph E. Dodd
Thomas A. Dodd
Ira Martin Dodd
Xenia V. Dodd
Mary Beth Dodd
Ida F. Dodd
Alice Myrtle Dodd
Clara Bell Dodd
Inez P. Dodd

Sources (16)

  • Thomas Dodd in household of George A Chick, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas Dodd, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"
  • Thomas Dodd, "Find A Grave Index"

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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.

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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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