|Birth: ||Sep. 7, 1831|
|Death: ||May 17, 1911|
The Milan Independent
May 25, 1911
Answered Last Roll Call
Henry Hodson Aged Veteran of Civil War Dies at Home in Wayne
Henry Hodson died at the Hodson Hotel in Wayne, Nebraska, Wednesday afternoon, May 17, 1911, of Bright's disease, aged 79 years, 8 months and 9 days.
Henry Hodson was born in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, England, September 8, 1831, and spent his early life in England. His mother died when he was small and with his father, brother and sisters, he lived in various places in Cambridgeshire. In October 1853 he was married at Manea to Miss Lucy Barnes, and a week later they started for America, taking passage on the sailing vessel "New World". Cleveland, Ohio was their home for a number of years. They also lived for a time in Columbus and Delaware, Ohio, coming from the later place to Rock Island, Illinois, where they settled in Bowling Twp. in 1871. In 1884 they moved to a farm one mile East and one and a half miles South of Wayne, and about 10 years later moved to Wayne, where his home has been until his death, although he spent the most of the time visiting with his children. He had only been home a few weeks before he died, having returned from Milan where he had been visiting his children for a number of months.
He served in 133rd, Ohio Volunteers and was a true soldier, willing to risk his life for his adopted country. Of the nine children born to Henry Hodson and wife, seven are living, William was by his father when he passed away. Sam, Mary and Bessie attended the funeral. The surviving children are: Mrs. Mary Derrick, Mrs. Lucy Badham and Guy Hodson of Milan; Edith Stephenson of Stafford, Missouri; Mrs. Bessie Kinnaman of South Dakota; Samuel Hodson of Winterset, Iowa and William Hodson of Crofton, Neb., he also leaves to mourn his loss, 26 grandchildren. The wife and mother passed to her reward, January 2, 1893, she was buried in the Wayne Cemetery, where the body of her companion was laid to rest.
The funeral was held at the Methodist church, Friday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Gorst officiating. The members of the G.A.R. attended in a body and that order had charge of the funeral.
The following, all sons of veterans, acted as pallbearers, T.N. Moran, Ed Miller, C.S. Beebe, Ray Reynolds, A. R. Davis and F.E. Gamble.
Henry Hodson was a consistent member of the M.E. church, a loyal citizen and one who will be greatly missed by his comrades and neighbors.
His sister Mary Hodson Guy also came to America, her FAG memorial can be found at;http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=20507377&PIpi=7166067
Lucy Barnes Hodson (1834 - 1893)
Mary Elizabeth Hodson Derrick (1855 - 1933)*
Edith Augusta Hodson Stephenson (1858 - 1929)*
J Samuel Hodson (1861 - 1945)*
Lucy Hodson Badham (1863 - 1916)*
John H. Hodson (1865 - 1909)*
William Joseph Hodson (1868 - 1936)*
George A. Hodson (1869 - 1884)*
Betsy J Hodson Kinnaman (1872 - 1931)*
Guy Hodson (1874 - 1948)*
Created by: Judi Pegg
Record added: Aug 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56878054