Bio: Dodge, Alfred

Contact: Janet Schwarze

Surnames: Dodge, Houston

----Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, page 1028.

Biographical Sketch of Alfred Dodge.

ALFRED DODGE, of the firm of Dodge & Healy, general store, Medford, was born in Addison, Steuben Co. N. Y., Jan. 25, 1839. In 1856 he came to Dodge Co., Wis., and began farming near Hustisford. Shortly afterward he moved to Grand Rapids. Between these two places he continued to do a variety of business for a number of years. In the Fall of 1860 he went to Galena, but returning home, attended the Horicon High School. lie taught school in the Winters of 1861 and 1862, then went to Milwaukee and entered the Commercial College, where he graduated. Soon after, he commenced keeping books for the Victory Mills. From this he worked at millwrighting, and then learned Dentistry. In 1874 he came to Medford, where he worked first in the mill, then as bookkeeper. He was appointed County Clerk, and in 1875 was re-elected. That same year he entered up III his present business. The firm carry a stock of 89.000, and do a business of about S30,000. He was married Jan. 16, 1874, to Miss Emma Houston, of Dexterville, Wood Co., daughter of L.A. Houston. Their children are Irving L. and Liston, They lost one child named Alfred. In addition to the County Clerk's office, he has held the position of School Clerk, and is now master of the A. O. U. W., belonging also to the Masonic lodge.



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