CHARLES FREDERICK DODSON                                    

Sedgwick Pantagraph, June 15, 1905, Pg. 1

Died:  June 6, 1905

Buried in Hillside Cemetery, Sedgwick, Kansas




  Charles Frederic Dodson was born in Shanandoah county, Virginia, December 4, 1841 and died at Halstead Kansas, June 6, 1905, of asthma, from which he had suffered for several years.  He was married June 22 1859 to Elizabeth Francis Frye.  To this union eight children were born, all of whom except one survive him.  His wife passed away February 13, 1904.  He served four years in the confederate army, moved to Ohio in 1865, came to Kansas in 1870, where he remained until the time of his death.  He was 63 years of age.

  Funeral services were conducted at Hillside cemetery by Rev. Dadisman Wednesday June 7.


  Charles Frederick Dodson served four years in the confederate army during the Civil War, moving from Virginia to Ohio in 1865.  He enlisted on April 7, 1862 at Hawkinstown, Virginia as a Private.  He was mustered into Company C, 7th VA. Cavalry.  On May 1, 1862 he transferred into Company K, 12th VA. Cavalry.  He was described at enlistment as 5’7” light complexion, blue eyes, auburn hair.  He and his family, moved to Kansas in 1870, where he engaged in farming and stockraising until his death.

  He was one of the first settlers in Lakin township, Harvey County, Kansas.  By 1871 Homesteaders of Lakin township included Lee Wright, C. A. Tracy, Charles Yeomans, Henry Arrowsmith, John Swan, C. F. Dodson & Charles Saylor.

1870 Census shows Charles Frederick Dodson living in Champaign County, Adams Township, Ohio-Residents:  Charles-head 29, Elizabeth Wife 27, William 6, Thomas 3 and Edward 5 months old.

Obituary and information donated by Deloris Carmichael, Mr. Dodson’s Great granddaughter