Walter Erastus Dodge

Male11 April 1821–27 November 1905

Brief Life History of Walter Erastus

When Walter Erastus Dodge was born on 11 April 1821, in Boonville, Boonville, Oneida, New York, United States, his father, Ebenezer Dodge, was 37 and his mother, Susan B Rogers, was 25. He married Eleanor Caroline Malone on 9 October 1847, in Price, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Santa Clara, California, United States in 1852 and Washington, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 27 November 1905, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Erastus Dodge
Eleanor Caroline Malone
Marriage: 9 October 1847
Ella Jane Dodge
Charles Walter Dodge
George Albert Dodge
Edward Alonzo Dodge
Elenor Lydia Adelaide Dodge
Eva Blanche Dodge
Walter Erastus Dodge
Franklin Bryant Dodge

Sources (22)

  • W E Dodge, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Walter Erastus Dodge, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Walter E Dodge, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 October 1847Price, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 4

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 6

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


    Age 25

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Dodge, a pet form of Roger , rhymed with Rodge and Hodge.

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

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