James Odell Dodson

Male17 February 1906–2 June 1999

Brief Life History of James Odell

When James Odell Dodson was born on 17 February 1906, in Alsdorf, Ellis, Texas, United States, his father, Joseph Hiram Dodson, was 49 and his mother, Lou Emma Fread, was 34. He married Gladys Naomi McCaleb on 22 January 1931, in Bryan, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 3, Ellis, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 2 June 1999, in Ennis, Ellis, Texas, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis, Ellis, Texas, United States.

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James Odell Dodson
Gladys Naomi McCaleb
Marriage: 22 January 1931
Martha Jean Dodson
Pansy Lavern Dodson
Helen Elizabeth Dodson
James Odell Dodson Jr.

Sources (29)

  • Odell Dodson in household of Joseph H Dodson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dodson, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"
  • James Odell Dodson, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 January 1931Bryan, Oklahoma, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1907 · Not for profit elections

    Age 1

    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

    1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

    Age 8

    Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.


    Age 25

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    patronymic from Dodd ; ‘son of Dod(d) or Dud(d)’ from Middle English Dodd(e), Dudd(e), Old English Dodd(a), Dudd(a), + -son. Alternatively, the name may arise from a Middle English form of Old English Dodesunu, a compound personal name formed from the same elements as above and impossible to tell apart from the Middle English patronymic.

    post-medieval variant of Dodgson with simplification of the medial dgs.


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

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