166. The Rest of the John F. Dodge Kids: Frances, Daniel, Anna Margaret and Frances?

In this episode, we round us out of the Dodge Family children, exploring the second set of John F. Dodge’s children, including Frances, Daniel, and Anna Margaret.

These kids come along in John’s third marriage to Matilda Rausch, which happens only after the secret marriage to his housekeeper. Many spiderwebs in that, added to scandals, mysterious deaths, and perhaps an adopted child too.

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Sources

Uncovering the truth behind Daniel Dodge’s death over 80 years ago – The Oakland Post (oaklandpostonline.com)

A Lost ‘Siamese Twin,’ Secret Marriage, and a Forgotten Palace: The Midwest Downton Abbey Is Full of Secrets (thedailybeast.com)

Matilda Wilson and the Meadow Brook Farm | College of Veterinary Medicine at MSU

“I Am a Dodge” a Candid Interview With Frances Mealbach – HubPages

Woman claims to be Dodge heir – UPI Archives

Sudbury news: Historic Manitoulin lodge with a tragic past is up for sale (ctvnews.ca)

Daniel G. Dodge Marries (nytimes.com, August 3, 1938)

Dodge Death Held Mishap (nytimes.com, October 25, 1938)

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