Biography of George W. Dodge
Potter County, PA Biographies

GEORGE W. DODGE, merchant, Shinglehouse, was born in Pike, Wyoming Co., N. Y., December 21, 1843, a son of Daniel and Adelia E. (Newcomb) Dodge. His father was an early settler of Sharon township, Potter county, where he engaged in farming and lumbering, and resided until his death. By his first wife, Adelia Newcomb, he had four children: George W., Catherine L. (Mrs. E. D. Holmes), Mary A. (Mrs. Ralph Burdic) and Jerome D. (a physician at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio). His second wife was Jeanette, daughter of Lewis Wood, of Sharon township. George W. Dodge was reared in Pike, N. Y. He was a soldier in the Civil war, enlisting September 21, 1861, in Company F, Fifth New York Cavalry. He was wounded in the foot at Hagerstown, Md., in July, 1863, and was honorably discharged after a service of three years and one month. After the war he located in Sharon township, where he was engaged in the lumber business with his father for a number of years. In 1878 he embarked in mercantile business at Shinglehouse, in which he has since been engaged, and has been a member of the firm of Dodge & Newton, at Rixford, McKean county, since 1879. He also carries on the homestead farm. His wife is Emma, daughter of Nelson and Lorinda (White) Parmenter, of Sharon township, and they have three sons, Ulric S., Fred and Daniel. Mr. Dodge is a prominent citizen and merchant of Shinglehouse. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and of the G. A. R. In politics he is a Republican, and in 1888 was elected member of assembly from his district.

History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890

Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

Potter County, Pa. Biographies



New York

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012