The passing away of Grandpa Dodson at the home of his daughter Mrs. H. N. Yerton in Arnett Oklahoma, took place May 17th, at 8:30 p.m. David Dodson was 82 years 5 months 5 days old, he was born December, 12, 1830, at Grimsby, in the parish of Benbrook Lincoln Shire England, at the age 13 years he came to the United States and after living about two years in America he returned to his native land and spent a year visiting relativer and friends. He then returned to America where he has since made his home always proving himself an honerable man and a loyal citizen, he was the Father of seven children three boys and four girls, one daughter passing over to the bright and better world in her girlhood. He leaves a wife, three sons and three daughters to survive him, they were at his bedside at the close of live, the wife, two sons and a daughter who had come from Kansas to be with him in his last hours.
Grandpa Dodson was loved and respected by all of his neighbors and friends, being of a kind cheerful and tender nature, with always a pleasant word of greeting for every one, never complaining of his sufferings while they were many, always bearing up bravely in his last years of his very feeble life.
He made his home with his daughter Mrs. H. N. Yerton, who proved herself a devoted loving daughter and nurse, tenderly and devotedly administering and providing every thing that heart and comfort could wish for in his feebleness.
His remains were accompanied to Kirwin, Kansas, for burial by the immediate relatives of the family, neighbors and friends who knew him, loved and respected him, will feel sad when they pass in and out and find that Grandpas chair sits in the old familiar place vacant, still we bow our heads in silent submission to Godís will and acknowledge the blessing of having had one we loved spared to us so long, our loss is Grandpas gain in the brighter and upper world where he will meet loved ones who were beckoning him to come----By a friend.
Submitted by: Gordon Richard
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