Dr Washington Dodge

Washington Dodge

Dr Washington Dodge, was born in California in 1859, the son of M. T. Dodge and Eliza Rodgers.

Dr. Dodge was married to Ruth Vidaver. He had a son, Henry, from a previous marriage (1).

A prominant banker from San Francisco, California, Dodge boarded the Titanic at Southampton with his wife Ruth and Washington Dodge Jr their only son. Travelling as first class passengers, the family occupied cabin A-34 (ticket number 33638, 81 17s 2d).

Dr Dodge was rescued in lifeboat 13.

He later suffered a breakdown and shot himself, dying on 30th June, 1919 (see articles below).

Notes
Dodge's other son, Henry was born 29th November, 1891 and died in San Francisco in August 1967.

Credits
Phillip Gowan, USA
James T. Harper, USA
Homer Thiel, USA

References and Sources
State of California Certificate of Death
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279]).

Pictures

Washington Dodge

(1912) 

WASHINGTON DODGE

 
Dr. Washington Dodge

(1912) 

DR. WASHINGTON DODGE

 

Articles and Stories

DOCTOR DODGE IS OPERATED ON; CONDITION SERIOUS

San Francisco Examiner  (1919) 

DOCTOR DODGE IS OPERATED ON; CONDITION SERIOUS

 
DR. DODGE DIES FROM WOUNDS HE INFLICTED

San Francisco Examiner  (1919) 

DR. DODGE DIES FROM WOUNDS HE INFLICTED

 
DEATH HOVERING OVER DR. DODGE; END IS EXPECTED

San Francisco Examiner  (1919) 

DEATH HOVERING OVER DR. DODGE; END IS EXPECTED

 
DR. DODGE ATTEMPTS SUICIDE

San Francisco Chronicle  (1919) 

DR. DODGE ATTEMPTS SUICIDE

 
San Francisco's Assessor Tells Story of the Wreck of the Titanic

San Francisco Bulletin  (1912) 

SAN FRANCISCO'S ASSESSOR TELLS STORY OF THE WRECK OF THE TITANIC

 
DR. DODGE SHOOTS SELF; MAY DIE

San Francisco Call & Post  (1919) 

DR. DODGE SHOOTS SELF; MAY DIE

 
DR. DODGE DYING, IS REPORT

San Francisco Bulletin  (1919) 

DR. DODGE DYING, IS REPORT

 
DR. DODGE MAY NOT RECOVER FROM WOUND

San Francisco Bulletin  (1919) 

DR. DODGE MAY NOT RECOVER FROM WOUND

 
DR. WASHINGTON DODGE TRIES SUICIDE; MAY DIE

San Francisco Examiner  (1919) 

DR. WASHINGTON DODGE TRIES SUICIDE; MAY DIE

 
DR. DODGE'S WIFE TELLS STORY OF TITANIC WRECK

San Francisco Bulletin  (1912) 

DR. DODGE'S WIFE TELLS STORY OF TITANIC WRECK

 
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