Full Name Edward Williams Dodd
Born 26 March 1848 in Roxbury, Massachusetts
Died 6 September 1909 in Vasouy, Normandy, France
Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
Elected 3 November 1888 at age forty
Edward Williams Dodd was a Bostonian by birth but a New Yorker by adoption, a merchant, a literary amateur and a scholar. With him virtually disappears the line of John Hancock, for his two sisters have never married, and he was childless [sic: John Hancock’s only two children died young and there were no further descendants]. Throughout his business life he enjoyed the society of writers, and a literary woman of distinction became his wife. Their home was a congenial meeting place for the creative spirits of our city in art and letters. He was for twenty-one years a sharer of our joys, and was sixty [sic: sixty-one] when long failing health ended in death. For several years he had had his home in France, but on his frequent returns he found here old acquaintance, warm greeting and pleasant association. His presence was magnetic, his sympathies wide and his companionship delightful.
William Milligan Sloane
1910 Century Association Yearbook