Author Topic: Cannot find parents of Travis Dodd, Louisiana, 1903-1969  (Read 2143 times)

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Re: Cannot find parents of Travis Dodd, Louisiana, 1903-1969
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 29 June 14 13:23 BST (UK) »
I wonder if this is the youngest child from that 1910 census:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19076-53494-27?cc=1916286

That would account for the brother James. He might be the one in Springfield Mass in 1930 with wife Mae B and daughter Patricia J. :-\

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Re: Cannot find parents of Travis Dodd, Louisiana, 1903-1969
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 29 June 14 21:46 BST (UK) »
Thanks again, Maureen! That James does make sense! And I notice his name is Dodd again. I had found this history in my search: http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/rapides/bios/doddsg.txt
And it does mention that Sherman and Travis father worked in a sawmill in East Texas. And the census that you sent the link for agrees with that. This history also mentions that his wife (I'm assuming Gertrude) died of the spanish flu which means right around 1918. Interestingly enough, if Gertrude is Travis mother, he married a woman with the same name.
Now I am looking for Dodd, Wood, and even Dood. There are a lot in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana, which coincidentally are all neighbors. ;)
Dodd, Blake, Wood

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Re: Cannot find parents of Travis Dodd, Louisiana, 1903-1969
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 29 June 14 22:04 BST (UK) »
A couple of Anc tree showing James Dodd and Mae with a daughter Patricia Joan Dodd born 28 December 1929 Springfield Massachusetts.
Patricia was the second wife of Charles Edward Davenport 1917 - 1987 according to a note left on the tree

Patricia Thomas - 28 Dec 1929  died 13 Mar 1981 Preston and South Ribble Lancashire England according the trees

Also a US Social Security Index entry for Patricia Thomas 28 Dec 1929 - died March 1981
Last Benefit: 12866  Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York.   SSN issued: New York (Before 1951)
Married to John Thomas.

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Re: Cannot find parents of Travis Dodd, Louisiana, 1903-1969
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 29 June 14 22:08 BST (UK) »
FIND A GRAVE

James Dodd - 21 Nov 1906 - 23 Feb 1975

Burial: Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery  Monroe (Ouachita Parish) Ouachita Parish
Louisiana.

http://www.rootschat.com/links/016vc/

Last Residence 71269  Rayville, Richland, Louisiana.
SSN issued Massachusetts (Before 1951)   

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Re: Cannot find parents of Travis Dodd, Louisiana, 1903-1969
« Reply #13 on: Monday 30 June 14 03:53 BST (UK) »
Thanks so much Sandra! You guys are so amazing. And Fast! Wow!

Andrea
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Re: Cannot find parents of Travis Dodd, Louisiana, 1903-1969
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 01 July 14 14:53 BST (UK) »
Looking for a death date for Sam (Lam) Dodd (Wood) and his wife Gertrude. The probable parents of Sherman, Travis, Jewel, and James Dodd of Louisiana. According to this history: http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/rapides/bios/doddsg.txt
She may have died of the spanish flu of 1918. I'm wondering if they even posted the names of the dead for this illness because the numbers were so great. Were they even able to have proper graves?
Dodd, Blake, Wood

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Re: Cannot find parents of Travis Dodd, Louisiana, 1903-1969
« Reply #15 on: Monday 14 July 14 16:48 BST (UK) »
I have seen death certificates from other states for victims of the 1918 flu, so I would think they exist in the states that you're looking in. 

You can see links to available online death records by state at www.deathindexes.com.