Ersa "Ersie" Dodson

Female 1889 - 1962  (72 years)


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  • Name Ersa "Ersie" Dodson 
    Born 15 Dec 1889  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Occupation Teacher & Postmistress  [2
    Died 20 Jun 1962  Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • of Hodgkin's disease
    Buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111 Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I5459  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2014 

    Father James Carroll "Carroll" Dodson,   b. 10 Feb 1841, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1905, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Augusta Catherine "Kate" Evans,   b. 11 May 1847, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1943, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 5 Jul 1868  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F1790  Group Sheet

    Family Walter Leonidas Hillis,   b. 3 Mar 1883, Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1932, Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1910  (Van Buren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Audrey Beatrice Hillis,   b. 14 Jun 1913, Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1974, Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. Jewel Hillis,   b. 4 Jun 1917, Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1993, Bone Cave, Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Alberta Hillis
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F2875  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Dec 1889 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Dec 1910 - (Van Buren County) Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jun 1962 - Van Buren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111 Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnvanbur/vb-obit-h.html#e


      HILLIS, Ersie Dodson (1889-1962)
      Mrs. Ersie Hillis Dies; Rites Held
      Mrs. Ersie Dodson Hillis, 72, year old retired Postmistress, died at her residence in the Laurelburg Community of Van Buren County at 7:20 a.m. Thursday. She had been ill for three months. Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Shellsford Baptist Church. John W. High and Clayton Gribble officiated, and burial was in Shellsford Cemetery. A native of Warren County, Mrs. Hillis was born Dec. 15, 1889 and was the daughter of James and Augusta Katherine Evans Dodson. She was married to Walter Hillis, who preceded her in death by some 30 years. Mrs. Hillis was for many years the Postmistress of the U.S. Post Office at Laurelburg, having retired four years ago. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Joe Lee Rascoe of Laurelburg, Mrs. Lloyd Shockley of Bone Cave, and Mrs. John E. Smith of Chattanooga; four brothers, Rom Dodson, James A. Dodson, Richmond Dodson and Lester Dodson, all of McMinnville, and four grandchildren. High Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

      Southern Standard, McMinnville, TN. 1962.
      [Contributor: Walter L. Hillis, 2001]
      [Note: 15 Dec 1889 - 20 Jun 1962]

  • Sources 
    1. [S80] 1910 Warren Co.,TN Census, Compiled, Abstracted & Indexed by Robert, p. 152 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S22] "The Dodson Family of Warren County, Tennessee and Allied Families",, p. 39-D.

    3. [S1655] "Warren County,Tennessee Marriage Records:1852-1900", compiled & printed by Fred Clark,RR 1 Box 9-B, Ridge Road, Quebeck, p. 48 (Reliability: 3).