Washington Dodge, Sr.

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Washington Dodge, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: California
Death: Died in San Francisco, CA, USA
Cause of death: Suicide, gunshot.
Place of Burial: San Francisco, CA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Mark Tyler Dodge and Eliza Lawrence Rogers
Husband of Ruth Dodge
Father of Washington Dodge, Jr.

Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
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About Washington Dodge, Sr.

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.

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

Dr. Washington Dodge


Dr. Washington Dodge shot himself in the head on June 30, 1919. Dr. Dodge was reportedly under investigation in a Watergate-type corruption probe, and it’s not likely that traumatic memories of the Titanic disaster had much to do with his decision to commit suicide.

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Washington Dodge, Sr.'s Timeline

1859
June 3, 1859
California
1907
September 23, 1907
Age 48
San Francisco, CA, USA
1919
June 30, 1919
Age 60
San Francisco, CA, USA
July 3, 1919
Age 60
San Francisco, CA, USA
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