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Daniel George Dodge

Also Known As: ""Danny""
Birthplace: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States
Death: August 15, 1938 (21)
Manitoulin Island, Manitoulin District, Ontario, Canada (Died while on his honeymoon due to the result of a dynamite explosive going off in his hand to which he thought was a candlestick. Then drowned when he fell overboard on his way to the hospital.)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Francis Dodge and Matilda Dodge Wilson
Husband of Annie Laurine Lange
Brother of Frances Matilda Van Lennep and Anna Margaret Dodge
Half brother of Winifred Seyburn; Isabel Dodge Sloane and John Duval Dodge

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About Daniel George Dodge



Son of John Dodge and Matilda Dodge Wilson. Married Annie Laurine MacDonald, 2 Aug 1938.

Believe Lurching Of Boat Rather Than Blast Hurts Sent Dodge to His Death Unofficial Report Indicates Young Millionaire Could Have Lived If Land Reached

Little Current, Ont. Sept. 7 -- The long hunt for the body of 21-year-old Daniel Dodge, drowned in Georgian Bay August 15 as he was being taken to hospital following a dynamic explosion, ended to-day. The body was recovered shortly before 8 a.m. E.D.T.

The body was en route to Detroit late to-day aboard Dodge's plane, Ossa's Ark. Following a brief funeral service conducted by Rev. Major E. Wrightson, and a coroner's jury hearing, the body was placed aboard the plane on orders of Dodge's stepfather, Alfred G. Wilson, of Rochester, Mich.

While no official word was given, it was reported that the body did not disclose very serious injuries from the dynamite blast which precipitated the honeymoon tragedy. At the time of the accident it was believed that Dodge had suffered such fearful hurts that his survival would have been problematical even if he had reached shore and hospital.

The unofficial word after the finding of the body indicated that the real tragedy was in the lurch of the speedboat that pitched the young millionaire overboard to drown, when he was within reach of treatment that could have assured his recovery.

An inquest which was opened today by Dr. J. M. Simpson, coroner, will be resumed on Oct. 12 and then the story of Dodge's injuries will be fully recorded.

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Daniel George Dodge's Timeline

July 25, 1917
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States
August 15, 1938
Age 21
Manitoulin District, Ontario, Canada