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Maxine Lewis Dodson
McLean County, Illinois

[Gridley Sesquicentennial 1856 - 2006, Biographies of Gridley Residents 80 and 90 Plus Club]
(Transcribed by: Teri Moncelle Colglazier)

I was born in El Paso on November 24, 1916. When I was 16, I accepted the Lord at a tent meeting revival at the El Paso Park. I married my husband Russell W. in 1942. We started farming 2 1/2 miles south of Gridley on the old Whiteman Farm. We had three children. John was born on April 24, 1944. Jane followed in 1948 and Joan was born in 1951. I have four grandchildren, one great granddaughter. I have always enjoyed gardening. We moved into town in 1957 and Russell died in 1959. I feel very blessed by the people in this community and my church.


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