CHARLES FREDERICK DODSON
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
Funeral services were conducted at Hillside cemetery by Rev. Dadisman Wednesday
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