The attention of The Standard editor has been called by L. Ballou to the
death of R. S. Dodd, which occurred some two weeks ago in Alpine, Texas.
The news will be learned with interest and regret by many old-time citizens
of McCulloch County, who will remember Mr. Dodd as surveyor here in the
early days. Mr. Dodd drew the county maps still in use here, and
was highly complimented by the State Comptroller, the latter saying he
never had found an error in Dodd's work.
Mr. Dodd was a most polished and educated gentleman. He was a graduate of Princeton University, in the same class as the late Woodrow Wilson.
A breakdown in health forced him to seek a new climate in McCulloch County, where he took up surveying, in which profession he proved himself a master. Prior to coming here he had lived in Germany. He spoke several languages fluently.
Upon the advice of physicians, he sought to recuperate his health in the mountain air of the Alpine section, where his death occurred at the age of about 68 years.