Dodson, Joseph H. (ca.1863-ca.1934)

dodsonThis account book measures 17×11 cm.  Mr. Joseph H. Dodson is written in on the cover.  Beneath it is printed “in account with Curran & Joyce Company, importers wholesale liquor dealers, bottlers of ginger ale, tonics, ale, porter, and lager beer 443-443 Common St. Lawrence, Mass.”  Established 1877; incorporated 1897.  Written on the first page Lawrence, Oct. 28, 1901 Mr. Joseph H. Dodson in acct. with Curran & Joyce Co. and follows with deliveries and payments for 40 pages.  The last date is Dec. 27, 1902.

Joseph H. Dodson was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts around 1863.  He started out as a bartender, but became a saloon keeper at 166 Water Street.  In later years he changed professions and became a wool sorter and died somewhere around 1934.  The family residence was 13 Camden Street.

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