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Descendants of John J. Dobbs

Generation No. 2

       2. Donald Felix3 Dobbs (John J.2, ? ?1) was born in ??, and died in ??. He married Emogene ?.

       Children of Donald Dobbs and Emogene ? are:

+ 7 i.   Mary4 Dobbs.

+ 8 ii.   Elmer Dobbs, born February 22, 1885; died June 18, 1955.
       3. Mary C.3 Dobbs (John J.2, ? ?1) died October 10, 1940. She married Chester A. Plew, son of Henry Plew and Laura.

Notes for Mary C. Dobbs:

From a news paper (probably the Clio Messenger) Oct. 1940

Plan Birch Run Rites For Mrs. Mary E. Dobbs

Clio---Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Birch Run Methodist church for Mary E. Dobbs, 77, who died Thursday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Floyd Collins on the Tuscola road, after a three week illness. A prayer service will be held at the Collins home preceding the funeral at Birch Run. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery, Clio.

Mrs. Dobbs was born in Birch Run township, May 2, 1863, and had spent virtually all of her life in that community. Her husband, Alexis Dobbs died in 1938. She was a member of the Ladies Aid and Missionary society of the Birch Run Methodist church, the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Birch Run chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She leaves one brother, John Fisher, Birch Run, three daughters, Mrs. William E. Clark, San Pedro, Calif., Mrs. Byron Black and Mrs. Collins, Clio; two sons, Byron, Birch Run and Barden, Flint., 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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From another news paper (probably Birch Run)

Mary E. Dobbs

Mary E. Dobbs, 77 years of age, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Floyd Collins on Thursday, October 10, following an illness of three months duration. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Birch Run on Saturday October 12, Rev. Henery Clark officiating, and burial was in Woodlawn cemetery. Mrs. Dobbs was born at Birch Run on May 2, 1863, the daughter of John and Mercy Fisher, and had lived in this vicinity during her entire lifetime. She became the bride of Alexis A. Dobbs on February 18, 1802, at Holly. She was a life long member of the Methodist church, and was affiliated with the Birch Run O.E.S. Missionary society, Ladies Aid and W.C.T.U.

Surviving are: three daughters, Mrs. William E. Clark, of Ft. McArthur, San Pedro, Calif., Mrs. Byron Black and Mrs. Floyd Collins, of Clio, two sons, Byron Dobbs of Birch Run, Barden Dobbs of Birch Run; one brother John Fisher of Birch Run; ten grandchildren and one grandchild.

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Card of Thanks

We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the acts of kindness, messages of sympathy, and beautiful floral offerings received from our kind friends and neighbors during the illness and at the death of our
beloved mother. We especially wish to thank the Birch Run Methodist church. The Wesley Methodist church, Birch Run O.E.S., W.T.C.U., Birch Run Missionary society, Rev. Clark singers, flower girls, the pall bearers, and the McCormick
and Conlee Funeral Home.
Dobbs family

       Children of Mary Dobbs and Chester Plew are:

+ 9 i.   Alexis4 Plew, born March 04, 1883; died October 07, 1967.

+ 10 ii.   Mabel Plew, born August 09, 1885; died May 10, 1920.

+ 11 iii.   Hazel Plew, born May 17, 1889; died November 17, 1949.

  12 iv.   Floyd Plew, born March 25, 1891. He married Edna Evans January 04, 1922.

+ 13 v.   Daniel Plew, born October 20, 1893; died August 26, 1974.

+ 14 vi.   Orrin Plew, born December 08, 1895; died November 18, 1978.

+ 15 vii.   Norman Plew, born July 05, 1898; died June 16, 1973.

+ 16 viii.   Laura Plew, born November 08, 1899.
       4. Alexis Abraham3 Dobbs (John J.2, ? ?1) was born February 18, 1849 in WHITE CREEK OAKLAND COUNTY, and died July 25, 1938 in CLIO MICHIGAN. He married (1) Harriet (Hattie) ?. He married (2) Mary Elizabeth Fisher February 18, 1892 in HOLLY MICHIGAN.

Notes for Alexis Abraham Dobbs:
From a news paper article in 1983 verbatim.

Alexis A. Dobbs Dies: Came to Clio in 1850

One of the oldest residents of this locality, Alexis
Abraham Dobbs, passed away at his home in Birch Run,
Monday, July 25, 1983, following an illness of about four
months. He was 89 years, 5 months, and 7 days of age. Born
at White Creek, Oakland County, Michigan Feb. 18, 1849, the
son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dobbs, he moved with his parents
to Clio when one year of age. The family were among the
very first settlers of this locality, there home having
been established in what was then the wilderness a short
distance north of the Clio High School building. In 1892,
Mr. Dobbs was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. Fisher, of
Birch Run. and had resided there for many years. He was a
member of the Birch Run M.P. Church and throughtout his
life was most highly regarded as a husband, father, and
citizen. A brother, Charles Dobbs, a resident of Flint,
preceded him in death but a short time ago. Other lesser
relatives are living in Clio and vicinity.
Mr Dobbs is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary E. Dobbs,
one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Ashley, of Lansing; two sons,
Byron A. Dobbs, of Birch Run, and Barden A. Dobbs of Flint;
three daughters, Mrs. Letta May Clark, of Ft. Mills,
Philippine Islands, Mrs. Blanch M. Black, and Mrs. Eudoris
T. Collins, both of Clio, and by eighteen grandchildren
and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon last,
beginning with a prayer at the home at 1:30, followed by
services at the Birch Run M.P. Church at 2:00 o'clock, Rev.
Frank Knunsman officiating. The interment was in Woodland
cemetery at Clio.

-------Card of Thanks-------

We wish to extend our most heartfelt thanks to our
friends and neighbors for their generosity and sympathy
during the illness and death of our husband and father.
We also thank Rev. F. E. Kunsman, the singers and those who
drove cars at the funeral.
Mary E. Dobbs and family

       Children of Alexis Dobbs and Harriet ? are:

+ 17 i.   Carrie Louisa4 Dobbs, born May 16, 1874; died December 17, 1930.

  18 ii.   Ada Ella Dobbs, born July 06, 1877; died September 21, 1877.

+ 19 iii.   Josephine Dobbs, born July 17, 1878; died July 06, 1901.
       Children of Alexis Dobbs and Mary Fisher are:

+ 20 i.   Lettie Mae4 Dobbs, born January 21, 1893; died May 22, 1954.

+ 21 ii.   Byron Alexis Dobbs, born December 12, 1894; died July 10, 1964.

+ 22 iii.   Barden Wesley Dobbs, born December 03, 1897.

+ 23 iv.   Blanche Mildred Dobbs, born April 08, 1900; died December 25, 1961.

+ 24 v.   Eudorris Thelma Dobbs, born October 19, 1905; died March 24, 1972.
       5. Charles Henry3 Dobbs (John J.2, ? ?1) was born February 27, 1852 in CLIO MICHIGAN, and died May 28, 1938 in CLIO MICHIGAN. He married Elfie Cerissa Heath March 13, 1898, daughter of William Heath and Sara King.

Notes for Charles Henry Dobbs:

Charles H. Dobbs

Information from Kenneth Carpenter, eldest son of Vera
Carpenter (Dobbs)

He was born in a house which was located on the present
site of the old Clio School. The house was later moved 2 or
3 blocks North on Mill St. to make room for the school, and
is now part of the old Jennings house. Evelyn and Owen were
born in this house. Vera Louisa was born in an apartment
located over the stores on Vienna St., which is the main
street of Clio. The children remember the occupations of
Charles Henry as that of Fire Chief of Clio, Town Marshal,
Logger on the Au Sable and other rivers of Michigan, a
dealer in Windmills, an Ice Cutter, (He cut ice for his
friend Dave Wing, and the ice house was on the South side
of the Mill Pond) and city of Clio worker. Charles was also
known and respected for his ability to play checkers over
the railroad telegraph systems, and his passion for playing
Cribbage. Charles Henry was a logger before his marriage to
Elfie, and afterwards he drilled wells and put up
windmills. The job took him away from home so much that he
went into Mason and Cement work.

From a news paper article (probably the Clio Messenger)
in June 1938.

Clio Pioneer Passes At Home in Flint.

Charles H. Dobbs, son of the late John Dobbs, one of the
very early settlers of this locality, who was either born
here, or came here with his parents when a small child,
passed away at his home in Flint, Saturday, May 28, 1938 at
the age of 86 years. Mr. Dobbs was a mason by trade and
continued to reside here until about fifteen years ago.
He is survived by his widow, one son, Owen, four daughters,
Mrs. Clair Carpenter, Mrs. Foster Gillespie, Mrs. Clement
Bloomer, all of Flint, and Mrs. Lewis Bradley, of Flushing,
also by sixteen grandchildren, one brother, Alexis Dobbs,
of Birch Run, and one sister, Mrs. Daniel Ashley, of Flint.
He was a cousin of Ed L. and Carl Beeman and Thomas Corwin.
Funeral services were held in Flint on Tuesday and the
remains were interred in West Vienna cemetery.

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Obituary from paper (probably the Flint Journal)

Dobbs---Charles H. Dobbs, 317 Brady St., age 86 died
Saturday May 28, 1938, at Hurley hospital. Funeral services
will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 1938, from the Reigle
Funeral Home. Burial in West Vienna cemetery. remains will
be at the Reigle Funeral Home. Surviving are Wife: one son,
Owen; four daughters, Mrs. Clair Carpenter, Mrs. Foster
Gillespie, and Mrs. Bement Bloomer, all of Flint, Mrs.
Lewis Bradley, of Flushing; 16 grandchildren; one brother,
Alexis Dobbs of Birch Run, and one sister, Mrs. Daniel
Ashley of Flint.

       Children of Charles Dobbs and Elfie Heath are:

+ 25 i.   Vera Louisa4 Dobbs, born June 26, 1900 in CLIO MICHIGAN; died June 02, 1997 in Payson AZ.

+ 26 ii.   Evelyn May Dobbs, born November 13, 1901 in CLIO MICHIGAN; died January 01, 1983 in GRAND BLANC MICHIGAN.

+ 27 iii.   Elfie Ceressie Dobbs, born April 03, 1903 in CLIO MICHIGAN; died March 31, 1983 in FLINT MICHIGAN.

+ 28 iv.   Cecile Helen Dobbs, born April 18, 1905 in CLIO MICHIGAN; died December 20, 1988 in HEMIT CALIFORNIA.

+ 29 v.   Owen Ovid Dobbs, born November 14, 1914 in CLIO MICHIGAN; died March 11, 1997 in Ann Arbor MI.
       6. Elizabeth3 Dobbs (John J.2, ? ?1) was born June 22, 1861 in ??, and died February 27, 1940 in ??. She married (1) Daniel Augustus Ashley, son of Alden Ashley and Cornelia Cornwell.

       Children of Elizabeth Dobbs and Daniel Ashley are:

+ 30 i.   Adah May4 Ashley, (Ada), born April 26, 1885; died February 13, 1941.

+ 31 ii.   Florence Olive Ashley, born January 19, 1887; died May 10, 1957.

+ 32 iii.   Arthur LaVerne Ashley, born January 30, 1889; died December 29, 1970.

+ 33 iv.   Colon Alexis Ashley, born January 31, 1892; died December 27, 1976.

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