Born in Elk Prairie Township of Jefferson Co. IL, she was the third surviving of ten children of John Carrol and Lucinda Darnell Hollaway. She married William Alvin Hodge on Feb. 8, 1894. They lived in Benton, Franklin Co. IL.
They had seven known children, many of whom are buried in Abner Cemetery.
NOTE: Parts of her family often spelled their name HOLLOWAY.