Biography of Rufus Dodge
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RUFUS DODGE, farmer, P. 0., Marionville, was born in Ohio, November 29, 1825, a son of Tyler and Esther (Graves) Dodge, farmers by occupation, who settled in Ohio from Canada. Mr. Dodge, at an early age, was bound out to a farmer in Crawford county. Penn., where he was reared, and obtained but a limited education. After his release, he engaged in lumbering, at Clarington and Tionesta, working as a day laborer, for a number of years. He married, in 1856, Miss Mary J. Mercelliott, daughter of Jacob Mercelliott. of Jenks township. and settled on his present farm, which he has cleared and improved. For twenty two years he carried the mails from Marienville to Sheffield and Brookville. Mr. and Mrs. Dodge are the parents of six children: John M., Annie (widow of Albert Healy), Warren M., Francis, Edgar F. and Florence May. Mr. Dodge is a member of the Democratic party, and has filled various township offices.

From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
Pennsylvania
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Chicago, 1890.


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