Francis E. Dover

Madison Pioneer Dies in S. Dakota; Services Sunday

Francis Dover, 92, Madison county farmer and pioneer, died at the home of his son in Martin, S. D. on March 22.  Francis E. Dover was born at Silver Creek, Delaware County, on August 21, 1857.  He was educated in Massachusetts and when yet a young man came to this state.  On December 24, 1881 he was united in marriage with a cousin, Miss Jane Dover of Madison.  To this union four children were born, two sons and two daughters, three of whom preceded him in death.  Mrs. Dover died on October 19, 1905.

On May 23, 1911 he was united in marriage with Mrs. Rose E. Emery of Sansarc, S. D. She passed away on May 19, 1934.   Source:  excerpts from Madison Star-Mail Thursday, March 30, 1950 on page 1.