Married Edward T. Hodsdon on June 29, 1885 in Reading, Vermont by James Brodie, Pastor, Woodstock. The marriage record states she was 31 years old, born Plymouth, Vermont, residence Reading, and the daughter of Denison and Mary S. Miner. Edward was 35 years old, born Center Harbor, New Hampshire, residence Schuyler, Nebraska, occupation lawyer, and the son of Thomas and Almira T. Hodsdon.
Census records sometimes spell her husband's surname Hodson and other times Hodsdon.
According to her son Harry she was a distant cousin of President Calvin Coolidge whose language teacher she was at Black River Academy in Ludlow, Vermont (see the Omaha World-Herald, Morning, January 7, 1933, p. 7, col. 5).
The 1900 census lists Ellen Hodsen (born January 1852 in Vermont) in Schuyler, Nebr. with her husband Edward (May 1850 New Hampshire, attorney at law) and their two sons Ralph (March 1887 Nebraska) and Harry (November 1888 Nebraska), who both attended school. The couple had been married for 15 years..
According to the 1910 census Ellen Hodson was a widow and a teacher, age 54 years, born Vermont, and lived in Schuyler with her two sons Ralph (age 22) and Harry (age 21).
The Church Register of the Presbyterian Church, Schuyler, Nebraska states Ellen H. Hodson (adult) and Harry Hodson were baptized on January 27, 1901 (p. 138). It also notes the death of Ellen H. Hodson at the "Beatrice institute defective minds" on January 18, 1921 (p. 214).
Beatrice Daily Sun (Beatrice, Nebr.), January 20, 1921, p. 11, col. 1
The remains of Elmer A. [sic] Hodson, age 65, who died at the feeble minded institute yesterday morning, were shipped out last evening to Schuyler, Neb., the former home of the deceased.
Harry Edward Hodsdon
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