May 5, 1915

May 5, 1915, Wednesday Evening


A gloom has been cast over our town by the passing away of Mr. John W. Dodge, at the age of 64 years. During his four months’ illness, confined to his bed, the best medical skill was in constant attendance, assisted by loving attention from the family, but despite all, Mr. Dodge grew weaker until 6.20 p.m. Monday, when the end came. He was conscious until almost the last.

The deceased was a most estimable citizen, and few persons were better known or more deservedly esteemed in the community. His gentleness, kindness and thoughtfulness of others, as well as his cheerfulness not only endeared him to his own, but gained the respect and esteem of a large circle of friends and acquaintances, here and throughout the adjoining County and Valley, where he was well known, being a native of Aylesford.

For young and old he had a kindly greeting and a friendly smile, and not only in the home will he be missed and mourned, but in our midst we shall miss him sadly.

The deceased leaves to mourn, a sorrowing widow, who was formerly Miss Lena M. Margeson, of Kingston, having been married there thirty-eight years ago. The children are: Harley L. who has been here all through his father’s illness, and Mildred, Mrs. Hedley W. Richardson, and one grandson, John Church Dodge. There were two brothers, Bradford, who died at Boston some years ago, and James, who died at Aylesford. Mr. Dodge is the last of the family. He was a son of Charles and Jane Dodge, of Aylesford. His mother died here almost a year ago at the ripe old age of 96 years, and to whom Mr. Dodge was affectionately devoted. – Hants Journal.