DEAD: John Francis Dodge

DEAD: ON THIS DATE 

John Francis Dodge (aged 55)
Co-founder of Dodge Brothers Company


John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920) was an American automobile manufacturing pioneer and co-founder of Dodge Brothers Company.

DEATH: John and Horace contracted influenza and pneumonia while in New York City during the 1918 flu pandemic. John died on January 14, 1920, at the Ritz-Carlton, aged 55. He was interred in the Egyptian-style family mausoleum in Detroit’s Woodlawn Cemetery guarded by two Sphinx statues.

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