Bio: Dodge, Albert L. (1847 1914)

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Surnames: Dodge, Bliss, Cole, Wrigley, Guild

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) page 697

Albert L. Dodge, who was a lifelong resident of Eau Claire, and one of its foremost business men, was born in Hartland, Vermont, February 16, 1847. He received a good education and came to Eau Claire September 25, 1865. For fifteen years he was engaged in the drug business on Water street, and then took up the insurance business and was agent, notary, bookkeeper, etc.

In 1866 he became a member of the First Congregational Church of this city, and from that time on until his death, which occurred on January 20, 1914, he was one of its most prominent and active members. He was one of the organizers of the first Young Men's Christian Association of Eau Claire, and was president of the same in 1895. He married Miss Fannie B. Bliss and there are three children now living: Albert Cole, resides in London, England, is married and has one daughter; Jessie E. is the wife of Amer L. Wrigley, of Fremont, Ohio, and James A., of Oak Park, Illinois.

Moses B. Bliss, father of Mrs. Dodge, was born at Wilbraham, Massachusetts, on May 3, 1798. He married Paulina Bullen, and lived in the state of Maine until they came to Eau Claire, Wis., in 1867. He was a surveyor and they had two daughters: Roxana B. Guild, and Fannie B. Dodge.

 

 


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