Items related to the Dodd Family in Surry County, NC
Surry County (N.C.)
photograph of SGM Porter O'Brien Dodd Air Force National Guard
photograph of Paul P. Reynolds Sr. The son of James and Smithie Reynolds, Paul was born in Stokes County. Smithie was a widow when five of her six sons served simultaneously in WWII.
photograph of Aaron Reynolds. The son of James and Smithie Reynolds, Paul was born in Stokes County. Smithie was a widow when five of her six sons served simultaneously in WWII. Aaron served in WWII at the same time as his brothers. He was a career soldier.
Interview with Monroe Dodd conducted by Robert Merritt on February 16, 1996. Interview discusses Dodd's life. He was born in Pilot Mountain and then moved to Mount Airy after his father's death in 1919 from the Spanish flu. He was one of eight children (four boys and four girls). Focus is on the experience of African-Americans in Mount Airy in the first half of the 20th century, including experiencing segregation at public facilities and restaurants in town. Dodd served in the army during World War II, travelling to several bases in the US (Fort Bragg, Fort Lee in VA, CA and NJ) and then went to Europe (Scotland, Belgium, Germany). He also discusses segregation in the military and how it was different in Europe versus the United States. Black cemetaries in Mount Airy are also discussed near the end of the interview. Audio is in two parts.
Photograph of Michael and Sonya Reynolds Dodd, taken in Dobson at Herrera's Vineyard in winter 2016-2017
Photograph of the Bowman Family, taken in Mount Airy about 1940. Left to Right: Charlie Bowman, Margaret Bowman (Berry), Alvis Lee Bowman (Dodd), Willie P. Bowman-father, Vinnie (Kimble) Bowman-mother, Willie Mae Bowman, Aaron Bowman, Gertrude Bowman (McCloud)
Photograph of Monroe Dodd, taken in Belgium in 1944 when he was in the US Army.
Funeral program for Mary Dodd Snively
Funeral Program for Rachel L. Hatcher Dodd