The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday February 26, 1945
Fairland  Man  Is  Killed  in
Luxembourg  Dec. 25, 1944;
Previously  Listed  Missing
          Cpl. William E. Dodd, previously listed as missing in action, was killed in Luxembourg on December 24, 1944, his mother, Mrs. Lydia Beard, of Fairland, has been notified by the War Department.
          His death makes the fifty-fifth casualty in World War II from Shelby county.
          Cpl. Dodd was killed one day before his 27th birthday.  His family had been notified on January 18 that he was missing.  He was inducted into service on April 19, 1944, and after training at Camp Joseph Robinson, Arkansas, and Fort Meade, Maryland, was sent overseas in September.  He served with the 317th Infantry unit.
          He was born on December 26, 1918, in Clark county, the son of  William and Lydia Dodd.  His father died in 1918 and the young man spent the greater part of his life in Shelby county.  He was graduated from the Fairland high school and was married to  Miss Helen Chambers  in 1940.  She and their four children,  Billy Gene,  John Norman,  Richard Earl  and  Barbara Ellen, reside near Morristown.  Also surviving are four sisters,  Mrs. Pearl Perry  and  Mrs. Helen Rouse, of this town,  Mrs. Sarah Ward, of Memphis, Indiana and  Mrs. Mabel Jones, of Franklin
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, November 3, 1914
          Miss Margaret Dodds,  aged forty-two years, a well known resident of this county, died at 9:50 o'clock this morning at the home of her mother  Mrs. Emeline Dodd,  of Morristown.  Death was caused from cancer of the breast and followed an illness of two years.
          Miss Dodd was born in this county in 1872 and has spent her entire life in the Morristown vicinity.  She was member of the Morristown M.E. church, a member of the choir and other church organizations.  Two years ago she was operated on for cancer and for awhile her health improved, but since April she has not been able to leave her bed.  She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Emeline Dodds; one sister,  Miss Alberta Dodds  of Morristown; one uncle, Dr. S. P. McCrea,  of this city, and three cousins, Mesdames  Alonzo Blair,  Frank Doble  and  Ed Comstock,  of this city.
          The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the late home and burial will be made in the Morristown cemetery.  The Rev. C. A. McCullough will officiate.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday November 27, 1884
Page 2  Column 5
          John Dodd died in the state’s prison at Jeffersonville Tuesday during an operation upon his head and was interred at this place on the 12th inst.  He received injuries on his head from which he never recovered in a fight at this place three years ago.  He wrote his wife some time ago that he was in poor health and would be home soon; that he had joined church and was going to be a better man; requested that the children be sent to church and Sunday school and be good to each other.  He was sent to prison for breaking into  Vansyock & Templeton’s  store two years ago for a two years’ term.
Contributed by Barb Huff

Dodds, Mrs. Elleanor (of Shelbyville) / Death of, N. 4-10-1884 p2 c5.
From the Indianapolis Newspapers Database, 1848-1991

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