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Cannot find parents of Travis Dodd, Louisiana, 1903-1969
« on: Saturday 28 June 14 20:55 BST (UK) »
I am searching for information on my grandfather, Travis Dodd. Specifically any information regarding his parents, including their names.

According to his tombstone in Mulberry Street Cemetery in Amite, LA, he was born March 12, 1903 and died July 6, 1969. According to his obituary in July 8th, 1969 issue of The Advocate Newspaper of Baton Rouge, he was the pastor of First Southern Methodist Church in Amite at the time of his death. I have contacted that church and their archives agree with that information.

His brother, Sherman Dodd, was also a pastor in Alexandria, LA. He also had a brother, James, of West Monroe, and a sister, Jewel Dodd McCaskill of Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Also according to his obituary he was a native of Montrose, LA (which I have seen listed elsewhere as Montrone). I have found his 1930 and 1940 census, but cannot link a 1920 census to him. Any information or suggestions would be appreciated!
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Re: Cannot find parents of Travis Dodd, Louisiana, 1903-1969
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 28 June 14 21:23 BST (UK) »
Hi,

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Gertrude Webb Dodd
March17 1899 November 11 1978
(Wife of Rev Travis Dodd)

Rev Travis Dodd
12 March 1903 6 July 1969
(Minister of Southern Methodist Church
husband of  Gertrude Webb Dodd)

http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/tangipahoa/cemeteries/mulberry.txt

Travis Dodds (cost clerk) WLG Clock Co  - h 542 Main - shows in the Winsted, Connecticut, City Directory, 1926 with Gertrude.


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Re: Cannot find parents of Travis Dodd, Louisiana, 1903-1969
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 28 June 14 21:45 BST (UK) »
Jewel Dodd McCaskill - FIND A GRAVE

January 13TH 1901 died February 18TH 1993


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

Application in the matter of application for payment of pauper funeral for
JEWEL DODD McCASKILL
Motion was made by Commissioner Thomas E Hockaday and seconded by Commissioner
J W Terrell Jr approving paying for a pauper funeral for Jewel Dodd
McCaskill in the amount of $ 905.00 to Bates Cooper Weems Robison Funeral Home
41011400 Motion carried unanimously.

http://208.180.79.74:81/Minutes/LinkedDir/1993/1993-03-01.PDF

SSDI Record shows Jewell E. McCaskill - 13 Jan 1901 and died 18 Feb 1993 -  SSN issued:
Louisiana (Before 1951)

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Re: Cannot find parents of Travis Dodd, Louisiana, 1903-1969
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 28 June 14 22:03 BST (UK) »
Hi,

...and welcome to RootsChat  :)

Could this be Sherman E Dodd in the 1920 census ~ a soldier aged 21 bn Louisiana, father from Arkansas, mother from Texas. ( He's on the page on the left, eleventh man down from the top)


https://archive.org/stream/14thcensusofpopu1778unit#page/n1019/mode/2up

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Re: Cannot find parents of Travis Dodd, Louisiana, 1903-1969
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 28 June 14 22:09 BST (UK) »

also WW2 draft registration card for Sherman giving D.O.B and place of birth

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19274-19961-11?cc=1916286

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Re: Cannot find parents of Travis Dodd, Louisiana, 1903-1969
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 29 June 14 02:46 BST (UK) »
Thanks so much for your interest and time! I am amazed I received such immediate replies. I'm not altogether sure I am replying properly, and if not, let me know!

I do have adequate information regarding Travis Dodd's place and date of birth, as well as his brother, Sherman, and sister, Jewel. My problem is I don't know how to use this information to find their parents as there were no birth records recorded in this area of Louisiana before 1918. Any suggestions?
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Re: Cannot find parents of Travis Dodd, Louisiana, 1903-1969
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 29 June 14 04:05 BST (UK) »
Just wondering about these people:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MPBX-M68

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Re: Cannot find parents of Travis Dodd, Louisiana, 1903-1969
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 29 June 14 04:26 BST (UK) »
Thank you, @MaureeninNY! This has given my search new life! I have no idea how you thought to search for Wood. You are amazing!
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