Mrs. Dodge:

Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge (April 3, 1882 – August 13, 1973) was the youngest daughter of William A. Rockefeller Jr.. In 1907, Geraldine married Marcellus Hartley Dodge, President of the Remington Arms Company, and in 1916 they purchased the estate in Madison, New Jersey now known as Giralda Farms. The couple had one child, Marcellus Hartley Dodge Jr., who was killed in an automobile accident in Mogesca France on August 29, 1930. Geraldine lived during the era when many of America's great personal fortunes, including her family's, were transformed into modern organized philanthropy. For decades, she was a great benefactress of Madison and surrounding communities. She had a love for animals and her community. Mrs. Dodge was an honorary member of the Madison Fire Department and solely purchased three pieces of fire apparatus for the fire department in addition to the Hartley Dodge Memorial Building which was dedicated on Memorial Day, Thursday, May 30, 1935 and used as municipal offices, borough court, and Police & Fire Headquarters. Her legacy will be remembered forever.