Robert Alexander Dodson
Robert Alexander DODSON, 60 years a resident of Mt. Vernon, 
died at his home, 301 East Broadway, at 12:55 a.m. today, 
following an illness of about three weeks duration.  His age 
was 63 years, 3 months and 21 days.  He was born December 15, 1873 
in Fayetteville, Ark., the son of Archibald and Matilda DODSON, 
both of whom preceded him in death many years ago.  In 1897 he 
was united in marriage with Nancy A. COCHRAN, his widow surviving.

Mr. DODSON was proprietor of a combination filling station and 
grocery on East Broadway, having been in business there for several years. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at 
Myers Chapel, conducted by Rev. Bird GREEN.  The body will 
remain at Myers Chapel until the funeral hour, where it may 
be viewed by his friends at any convenient time.

Besides his widow, he is survived by two half-brothers, Alfred 
and Alva DODSON, both of Mt. Vernon; and two half-sisters, Mrs. 
Ida FELTMAN and Mrs. B. J. FINCH.

A resident of this city for more than half a century, Mr. DOBSON, 
known generally as "Bob," was widely known and liked here, conducting 
his business fairly and honestly.  He was a model citizen and held 
in the highest respect by all who knew him.  His word once given was 
religiously kept, and he stood high as a man and citizen.  He never 
forgot an old friend, and was social by nature, and never had a known enemy.

Source: Mt. Vernon, IL Register News
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 1937
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta

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