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I named myself Susanna, because I loved how Susanna was falsely accused and saved by angels click here.
I didn't know that my mother could die, she left behind letters click here
January 25, 1945. Snowy day in Belfast.
Dr H Patience Uprichard, descended from Irish Quakers & Scottish Presbyterians,
married
Dr MCH Dodgson, descendant of London stockbrokers & humans who survived the Black Death & the Civil War. Thanks Mum & Dad!

Dr Susanna J Dodgson's relatives

Above, Dr Susanna with her first-born, Angus Zoltan Dodgson Pekala, in physiology laboratory in front of the mass spectrometer in 1981.
William John Dodgson  (1950-1950)

My brother was born one year before me, and died after 2 months and in 1950, was laid to rest in a graveyard in Eastbourne, Sussex.

Johnny did not get to go to Ireland and watch Sputnik, to New Zealand to play conkers in Cook Hospital, to Australia to swim off Coogee Beach, to California to watch canyon fires reflected on the Pacific Ocean, to Nepal, to Thailand, to Singapore, to Germany, to Sweden, to Italy, to Denmark, to Finland, to Italy, to Malta, to Spain, to Portugal, to Hungary, to Yugoslavia, to Kenya, to Nigeria, to Sierra Leone, to South Africa, to the Bahamas, to Tahiti, to Fiji, to Panama, to Antigua, to Puerto Rico, to Haiti, to Dominican Republic, to Grenada, to Iceland, to France, to Holland, to Belgium, to Switzerland, to Turkey, to Zambia, to Hawaii, to China, to Vietnam, to New York City....

But I did. And in peace. Death in childhood sucks.

The first thing I ever read was an obituary, and still, to this day, I read obituaries first. I put that down to my father being a pathologist. I had 3 brothers, who I thought were all mean, probably because I had no sisters.

When I was 15, I learned I was only born because 12 months previously, a 4th brother was born and died at 2 months. I always had a picture of Johnny coming to my rescue, and want to be buried next to him in England. He has been on his own a long, long time.
Stephen Dodgson, classical guitar, his father was first cousin to my grandfather.









Dr Patience Uprichard Dodgson click here
Dr Michael Cecil Heathfield Dodgson click here
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Bishop of Norwich 1971-1985 click here
Aberdeen painter shot dead in his kilt at Ypres: Campbell Lindsay Smith click here
The soldier who told the rabbit to run click here
The 3 Henley Dodgson sons: Toby, Philip and Guy click here
Campbell Dodgson, British museum curator of prints, friend of Oscar Wilde, uncle of my English grandfather click here
Pi Day 2015. SJ Dodgson 2015 v9n1 p0314

3.14.15. Not only Pi Day, but Super Pi Day. Christmas for nerds. All nerds are encouraged to find a pie and draw a circle or two. I have an apple crumble pie for my daughter and myself. Her favorite. She never knew Dr Patience, and does not know that was her favorite too. We are part of circles, known and unknown.

All accumulated Pi memories are tumbling out and lining up towards infinity... The irrational number that gets into everything and delights because it is constant when all else fades. When the snow vanishes, when the snowdrops wilt, in the heat of summer, Pi is constant.


Ah! I am remembering third form mathematics with Mrs Sherman at Sydney Girls High School.

I am remembering the husband of my youth spending days printing and photographing the perfect Pi for his axis for his B.Sc (med) thesis at UNSW.

And birthdays.

Albert Einstein was born on Pi Day. The Jewish great-grandfather of my younger 2 children was another nerd, chemist, held patents.  He knew Albert Einstein in Germany and Switzerland.

In 1914, a coalminer's son was born on Pi Day. He had 4 grandkids, all male, all scientists, all geniuses, all extremely well-behaved, all nerds. Two are my sons. Their last name is Pekala: nephews, Lance & Todd and sons, Angus & Miles. I am thinking their last name should be Pikala. Or Pikoala.

Charles Heathfield Dodgson, Oxford University graduate, law graduate of the Inner Temple, university officer, Mason, tea planter in Dharmasala - my English greatgrandfather who married an heiress to the Australian Tooth beer empire, Caroline Maude Tooth, and could never quite settle down, dying at 44 in Hampshire, in the same month as another Oxford graduate, the spectacularly famous Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.
Susanna Jane Dodgson was delivered by a knight in Bristol, England to 2 physicians who met at the heart of the British Empire when bombs were falling.

MCH Dodgson came from a big family that had long settled in England, and was connected to Australia through the marriage of his grandfather Charles Heathfield Dodgson to Caroline Maud Tooth.

Caroline was born in Sydney at a mansion in Double Bay. The family built Cranbrook, which later became a boys' school, and kept the name.

HP Uprichard Dodgson came from the Uprichard and McMordie families of Belfast, movers and shakers during the 19th and 20th centuries. Uprichards were Quakers and linen manufacturers.

Professional bio:
Clayton Park Infants School, Manchester, England 1955-1957
Richmond Lodge, Belfast, Northern Ireland 1957
Mangagapa School, Gisborne, New Zealand 1958-1960
Randwick Girls Primary School, Sydney, Australia 1960-1963
Sydney Girls High School 1964-1969
Univ New South Wales Faculty of Biological Sciences:
BSc 1973 (double major, physiology & biochemistry)
biochemistry honors thesis 1974
Univ New South Wales Faculty of Medicine:
PhD 1978 physiology & pharmacology;
Univ Pennsylvania Sch Medicine Dept Physiology:
post-doctoral fellow 1978-1984,
assistant professor 1984-1990,
associate professor 1990-1996
Emerald Pademelon Press LLC, publisher and medical writer, since 1997
Univ Sciences in Philadelphia Dept Biomedical Writing:
director, professor 2004-2008
Medical Journal of Therapeutics Africa, publisher since 2006
MJoTA Institute of Medical Writing, director since 2009.
Born Susan Jane Dodgson in 1951 in Bristol, UK, to:
- Helen Patience Uprichard MBBCh (Queen's Univ, Belfast) (1915-1995)
- Michael Cecil Heathfield Dodgson MDBS (Univ Lond), MRCollPath (1919-1988)

Grand-daughter of:
- Helen Jane McMordie of Ulster
- William John Uprichard of Ulster
- Hannah Frances Dalzell Piper of England
- Hubert Cecil Dodgson (born in India) of England

Great-grand-daughter of:
-Grace McKibben of Ireland
-James McMordie of Ireland
-Christiana Uprichard of Ireland
-Robert James Uprichard of Ireland
-Agnes Mary Doherty of Kent (her father was from Donegal)
-Arthur Dalzell Piper of England
-Caroline Maud Tooth (born in NSW) of England
-Charles Heathfield Dodgson of England

Great-great-grand-daughter of:
-John Uprichard of Ireland (linen manufacturer)
-Unknown GGGM(Dublin fire burned records)
-John Uprichard of Ireland (cousin of other John)
-Unknown GGGM
-Charles McKibben of Ireland
-Unknown GGGM
-McMordie of Ireland
-Unknown GGGM
-John Doherty, gentleman of Kent (born in Donegal)
-Elizabeth Blunden of Kent
-Francis Caton Piper of England
-Hannah Parsey of England
-Frederick Tooth of Sussex
-Jane Jackson of Sussex (died in Randwick, NSW)
-William Oliver Dodgson of England
-Lucy Elizabeth Smith of England

The Irish records: we have been told the government of Ireland has been recreating records from parish books, and a version will be published in this decade. I do know my Uprichards were from Quakers who arrived in Lurgan before 1700. My mother told me that her grandmother Christiana was a practicing Quaker; although the 1901 Census lists her as Anglican; and her youngest son Leonard Victor Uprichard became an Anglican minister, graduate of Trinity College Dublin, as was William John Uprichard, who was a bank lawyer.

Lucy Elizabeth Smith was a member of the Grose-Smith family; her mother was a Rigmaiden. Lucy's grandfather inherited everything from Sir Nash Grose after Sir Nash's son was killed in the Napoleonic Wars. Sir Nash Grose was one of three judges in the King's Court who sentenced ancestors of my friends, neighbors and relatives to transportation to Australia.

Frederick Tooth was uncle and father-in-law of Sir Robert Lucas Lucas-Tooth. (Grose Valley in Australia was named after a Francis Grose, he possibly was a relative.) Frederick showed up in Australia after his uncle John Tooth was given 2300 acres of land on condition he started a brewery; prime land that I have calculated now includes Sydney's Central Railway and the University of Sydney. The Tooths did a magnificent job with starting the Australian beer industry and they all ended up filthy rich; Sir Robert most of all. The 1914-1918 took care of a lot of the wealth; 5 grandsons of Frederick Tooth were killed in action; these were not the only Tooth family members killed. The tragedy was compounded because the women were not well educated, or trained to take over the many businesses; however, the Tooths have done well in Australia and since Uncle John arrived in 1831, have managed to become related to maybe half, maybe more, of Australians who were living in Australia by the end of the 1939-1945 war.

Sister of
- Robert Michael Dodgson b 1949, London
- William John Dodgson b1950 (d1950), London
- Patrick William Dodgson b 1952, Bristol, UK
- Charles Heathfield Dodgson b 1959, Gisborne, NZ

Mother of 4 Americans:
- Angus Z Dodgson Pekala BS (SJU Phila), MS (USPhila)
- Miles C Dodgson Pekala BEng (Lehigh), MSc (Lehigh);
- Allister Michael Dodgson-Blossfeld BA (Stockton Univ);
- Patience Caroline Blossfeld Dodgson BS (Drexel Univ).