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Foster A. Dodge

, 3 North 44 West
In 1880 Foster is in McPherson, Kansas, with father Elisha A. Dodge, 44, a landlord, born in Pennsylvania. Liva J. is 39, born in New York. Myrtle E. is 13, born in Minnesota, and Foster 3 born in Kansas.

Elisha and Liva are in Red Willow County, Nebraska in 1900, with his niece Iv C. Ashcraft born December 1861 in Illinois.

Possibly "Bert F." Dodge in 1900 in the Iowa hospital for the insane, an employee, born December 1876 in Kansas., a porter. This ays both parents were born in NEw York.

From Friday 30 December 1909 McCook Tribune:

Elisha A. Dodge, father of Mrs. M.E. Hartman passed away at his home 8 miles southwest of McCook, Monday morning. Funeral services were held at the farm home, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Bryant Rowe, after which the remains were brought to McCook and interred in Riverview cemetery.

Obituary-Elisha A. Dodge was born in Crawford Co., Pa., October 1, 1835. In that state and New York he spent his boyhood and early manhood. At the age of twenty eight, on June 24, 1863, he married to Liva Pixley at Oneida, N.Y. After a short residence there the young couple moved to Illinois, not far from Galesburg. Here was born the first child a daughter, who at an early age was taken home. After they moved to LaSeuer Co., Minn. just after the great Indian out break. Here was born the last child, another daughter, Myrtle. From here he moved his family to Kansas, near Hutchinson, crossing the prairies as before in a covered wagon. Here they settled down on a homestead, enduring the hardships of a pioneer life and a residence thirty-five miles from a railroad. Thence they moved to Iowa, to Missouri and in 1899 came to Red Willow county. Here the loving wife and mother after a lingering illness followed the daughter home. Since that time the father has resided with the younger daughter, Mrs. M.E. Hartman, who was permitted to administer to him in his last short illness. Besides rearing his own family, he took into his kind heart and generous home an adopted boy, Bert, who with the grandchildren were with him when he passed away, December 27, aged 74 years 2 months and 27 days. He has been a member of the M.E. church since early manhood, a sincere Christian, a fond father and husband, a beloved "Grandpa" to all who knew him , always forbearing and kind and above all patient. Besides the son and daughter and three grandchildren residing here there are left one brother and several sisters to mourn his loss.

CARD OF THANKS-We wish to thank those who have been so kind in our late bereavement, the loss of a beloved father and grandfather. Mrs. M.E. Hartman and Family, A. Dodge.

In 1910 Foster is farming in Yuma County, living on "the Holyoke road", single.

February 1912 "Foster A. Dodge of the sandhills north of town was transacting business in Wray last Monday."

Foster proved up 320 acres in section 22, 3 North 44 West, in 1916. His claim was irregular in shape.

Also in 1916, Francis Hopkins "names as witnesses: Clarence W. Douglass, Foster A. Dodge, Joseph F. Ellis, Charles A. Frazier, all of Wray, Colorado."

Foster registered for WWI in Wray, born December 12, 1877, a hotel clerk for O.E. Kelsey.

In October 1918, Foster Adelbert Dodge of Wray was on the list of the "boys in the new draft."

In 1930 Foster is in Greeley, Colorado, a clerk at the William and Onona Kelsey hotel, and living there.

In 1940 Foster is in Brush, Colorado, 62, a night clerk at the Carroll Hotel, lodging with the hotel chambermaid Ida Young, 51, widowed, born in Arkansas. Foster was in Greeley in 1935.

Foster registered for WWII in Brush, living and working at 418 Edison, with Mrs. O.E. Kelsey of the Albion Hotel in Greeley as his referene at the same address.

(January 27, 1941 Greeley "William H. Kelsey, 78, for many years the proprietor of the Albion Hotel in Greeley, died in Greeley Saturday after noon. Mr. Kelsey had been in poor health several years but had been critically i11 about two weeks. Mr. Kelsey was a native of Broomfield, Wisconsin. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. O. E. Kelsey, and by one son, Fred Kelsey of Greeley. Funeral services will be from the Sattley Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Interment in Linn Grove." )
Mrs. Kelsey was the sister of Elmer T. Rogers, of Grant County, Oklahoma.

Foster is buried in Brush 1876-1955 # 70590855.

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