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.

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]).

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

Pictures

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WASHINGTON DODGE

 
Dr. Washington Dodge

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DR. WASHINGTON DODGE

 

Articles and Stories

DR. DODGE STILL IN SERIOUS CONDITION

San Francisco Bulletin  (1919) 

DR. DODGE STILL IN SERIOUS CONDITION

 
DR. DODGE AND HIS FAMILY ARE SAFE

San Francisco Chronicle  (1912) 

DR. DODGE AND HIS FAMILY ARE SAFE

 
DR. DODGE DYING, IS REPORT

San Francisco Bulletin  (1919) 

DR. DODGE DYING, IS REPORT

 
DR. DODGE DIES FROM WOUNDS HE INFLICTED

San Francisco Examiner  (1919) 

DR. DODGE DIES FROM WOUNDS HE INFLICTED

 
DR. DODGE SHOOTS SELF; MAY DIE

San Francisco Call & Post  (1919) 

DR. DODGE SHOOTS SELF; MAY DIE

 
DR. DODGE DIES AS RESULT OF WOUNDS

San Francisco Call & Post  (1919) 

DR. DODGE DIES AS RESULT OF WOUNDS

 
Iceberg at the Golden Gate

Titanica!  (2002) 

ICEBERG AT THE GOLDEN GATE

 
DR. DODGE AND FAMILY MAY HAVE MISSED TITANIC

San Francisco Chronicle  (1912) 

DR. DODGE AND FAMILY MAY HAVE MISSED TITANIC

 
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

 
300 OF TITANIC'S PASSENGERS WERE BOOKED AT PARIS

Chicago American  (1912) 

300 OF TITANIC'S PASSENGERS WERE BOOKED AT PARIS

 
CAPT. SMITH ENDED LIFE WHEN TITANIC BEGAN TO FOUNDER

Washington Times  (1912) 

CAPT. SMITH ENDED LIFE WHEN TITANIC BEGAN TO FOUNDER

 
DR. DODGE GIVES STORY OF RESCUE

San Francisco Bulletin  (1912) 

DR. DODGE GIVES STORY OF RESCUE

 
DR. DODGE MAY NOT RECOVER FROM WOUND

San Francisco Bulletin  (1919) 

DR. DODGE MAY NOT RECOVER FROM WOUND

 
DR. DODGE'S FATE IS STILL IN DOUBT

San Francisco Examiner  (1919) 

DR. DODGE'S FATE IS STILL IN DOUBT

 
DODGE

Unidentified Newspaper  (1919) 

DODGE

 
DR. DODGE'S WIFE TELLS STORY OF TITANIC WRECK

San Francisco Bulletin  (1912) 

DR. DODGE'S WIFE TELLS STORY OF TITANIC WRECK

 
DR. DODGE IN CRITICAL STATE

San Francisco Chronicle  (1919) 

DR. DODGE IN CRITICAL STATE

 
SUICIDAL BULLET IS FATAL TO DR. DODGE

San Francisco Bulletin  (1919) 

SUICIDAL BULLET IS FATAL TO DR. DODGE

 
DR. WASHINGTON DODGE TRIES SUICIDE; MAY DIE

San Francisco Examiner  (1919) 

DR. WASHINGTON DODGE TRIES SUICIDE; MAY DIE

 
WASHINGTON DODGE MAY RECOVER, HIS PHYSICIAN THINKS

San Francisco Bulletin  (1919) 

WASHINGTON DODGE MAY RECOVER, HIS PHYSICIAN THINKS

 
DEATH HOVERING OVER DR. DODGE; END IS EXPECTED

San Francisco Examiner  (1919) 

DEATH HOVERING OVER DR. DODGE; END IS EXPECTED

 
DOCTOR DODGE IS OPERATED ON; CONDITION SERIOUS

San Francisco Examiner  (1919) 

DOCTOR DODGE IS OPERATED ON; CONDITION SERIOUS

 
FUNERAL OF DR. DODGE TO BE HELD THURSDAY

San Francisco Call & Post  (1919) 

FUNERAL OF DR. DODGE TO BE HELD THURSDAY

 
DR. WASHINGTON DODGE DIES AT LOCAL HOSPITAL

San Francisco Chronicle  (1919) 

DR. WASHINGTON DODGE DIES AT LOCAL HOSPITAL

 
DR. DODGE MAY RECOVER: HAD BEEN GUARDED

San Francisco Chronicle  (1919) 

DR. DODGE MAY RECOVER: HAD BEEN GUARDED

 
DR. DODGE ATTEMPTS SUICIDE

San Francisco Chronicle  (1919) 

DR. DODGE ATTEMPTS SUICIDE

 
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