Alphonso Dodson

ID Number: T05398
Biographical Data
Basic Identification
Gender: male Ethnicity: Immigration: Attributed Race: black Free or Enslaved: free
Birth & Family
Birth Date: 1908/00/00 Birthplace: Mother: Father: 1st Spouse: 2nd Spouse:
Age Details
Age: 24 Age Group:
Life Details
Occupation(s): Last Church: Military Service: Last Residence: Last Address:
Death Date: 1932/01/00 Death Note: Place of Death: Lynchburg Hospital Cause of Death: wood alcohol poisoning
Burial & Undertaking
Burial Date: 1932/01/19 Funeral Home: Indigent?:
Gravesite and Grave Marker Data
Grave Marker or Marker Fragment: none Section: Confirmation Source for Location: Grave Marker Erector(s): Confirmation Source for Interment: official ledger
Obituary and Biographical Detials

Lynchburg newspaper (not sure which one; around January 20, 1932), page 9:

Wood Alcohol Causes Four Deaths In Week
Wood alcohol poisoning caused four deaths here last week and a fifth viction [sic–victim] from drinking the fluid remains in a critical condition at Lynchburg Hospital. All were Negroes.

The fourth death reported was that of George Brown, 37, 1136 Lanier street. He died Monday and it was learned yesterday the cause was wood alcohol. All the victims are supposed to have taken part in a drinking party last Sunday.

Edward Johnson, the man now in Lynchburg Hospital, has improved slightly but his sight has been impaired. Attendants said he is unable to see at times.