|Birth: ||Jan. 25, 1847|
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 1932|
EARL HODGES, CIVIL WAR VETERAN JOINED UNION FORCES AT 15
IS MUSTERED OUT OF EARTHLY SERVICE AT AGE OF 85-LEAVES 10 CHILDREN 51 GRANDCHILDREN AND SEVENTY GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
Earl Hodges, son of Norman Wheaten and Amanda Alvard Hodges, was born on Jan. 25, 1847, at Northville, Mich., and passed from this life on June 6, 1932, at the age of 85 years 4 months and 11 days.
He enrolled as a volunteer in the Civil war on September 8, 1862, at Troy, Kan. He was mustered in at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., at the age of 15 years, 7 months, and 13 days. He belonged to Company H, 13th Kansas Infantry. He served in the army for 2 years 9 months and 18 days. He was in 32 battles and skirmishes. Was honorably discharged at Little Rock, Ark., on June 26, 1865.
He was the youngest of a family of three sons and one daughter. He was married to Minnie L. Stroud, on Dec. 16, 1868, who preceded him in death on Dec. 4, 1929. To this union were born 11 children, 10 of whom are still living. They are Carrie Harold, Folsom; Hattie Roland, Long Pine, Neb.; Pearl Harold, Glenwood; Eva Zentz, Council Bluffs; Maud Worthem, Emerson, Neb.; Earl Hodges, Jr., Logan; Arthur Hodges, Burbank, Cal.; Mable Farrington, Pacific Junction; Addie Martin, Glenwood; Charley Hodges, Logan.
Jennie Ervin died Oct. 7, 1909.
There are 51 grandchildren and 70 great grandchildren.
He spent the greater part of his married life in Mills county, living at the present home in the south part of Glenwood for the past 16 years.
He was converted at the age of 62 years and at once began to live an exemplary Christian life. Later in life he obtained the rich experience of heart purity. He faithfully attended the means of grace and was ever ready to give expression in testimony and prayer. He was a firm believer in family worship and never failed to observe it, even on the morning he was stricken.
While at the breakfast table on Saturday morning he spoke of the damage to the fruit trees caused by the hail storm and remarked that he soon would be eating from the tree of life, which bare 12 manner of fruit and yielded her fruit every month.
He became a charter member of the Church of the Nazarene in Glenwood and was faithful in all its departments until the time of his death.
He was highly respected by his many friends and his neighbors.
The following verses were written by his pastor, D. W. Dobson, on the occasion of his 82nd birthday:
FATHER HODGES AT EIGHTY-TWO
A crown of glory is the hoary head When in righteousness found and spirit led;
Though his life on earth may now be far spent,
On going to heaven his soul is bent.
His steps may be feeble, his voice be low,
But with holy vigor his heart doth glow.
He has not the physical strength of youth
Yet he is sustained by both grace and truth.
His past, his present, his future unite;
He prays and presses and fights a good fight.
The sins of past life are under the Blood,
His heart is kept clean by the cleansing flood.
Both sorrow and joy, with pleasure and pain
Have visited him, with losses and gain.
Forgetting the things that are left behind,
He presses toward mark with heart and mind.
As husband and father, soldier of Blue
To all and to thy God ever be true.
When thy days are done, at the end of the fight.
May thy spirit to God then take its flight.
When thou hast left us, at God's "bugle call,"
Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon in the Glenwood Methodist church with Rev. D. W. Dobson in charge. Music for the service was furnished by Rev. and Mrs. D. W. Dobson, with Mrs. R. E. Humphrey at the piano.
The flower girls were Verla Farrington, Freeda Harold, Faye Colwell, Edith Jones, Naomi Harold, Darlene Harold, and Gertrude Scott.
The pallbearers were Lyle Hodges, Clifford Hodges, Wayne Martindale, Walter Jones, Floyd Hull, and Leonard Harold.
Members of the local post of the American Legion attended the services in a body and formed an escort of honor as the body was taken to the grave in the Glenwood cemetery where Comrade A. D. French gave the G. A. R. committal service, after which a firing squad from Comapny I, 168th Infantry, fired the farewell salute and the body with full military honors was lowered to its last rest.
Ernest Miltravis Hodges
Norman Wheaton Hodges (1815 - 1865)
Elmina Louvica Stroud Hodges (1849 - 1929)
Carrie Irene Hodges Harold (1869 - 1953)*
Jennie Elvira Hodges Ervin (1872 - 1909)*
Hattie Belle Hodges Roland (1874 - 1962)*
Eva Ruth Hodges Zentz (1876 - 1940)*
Effa Pearl Hodges Harold (1876 - 1976)*
Earl Wilbur Hodges (1880 - 1971)*
Arthur Clark Hodges (1881 - 1950)*
Addie Stephanna Hodges Martin (1889 - 1980)*
Ernest Miltravis Hodges (1842 - 1925)*
Jay Hodges (1843 - 1910)*
Clark Hodges (1845 - 1890)*
Earl Hodges (1847 - 1932)
Plot: Section 11, Row 23, Lot 103
Created by: Thomas Mick
Record added: Sep 11, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15696456