Valson Boyd Hodges

7 December 1863–28 December 1935 (Age 72)
Texas, United States

The Life of Valson Boyd

When Valson Boyd Hodges was born on 7 December 1863, in Texas, United States, his father, Thomas H. Hodges, was 44 and his mother, Harriet Cureington, was 28. He married Sarah Ellen Ellis on 25 July 1888, in Stephens, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Stephens, Texas, United States for about 30 years and Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 December 1935, in Breckenridge, Stephens, Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Wayland, Stephens, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Valson Boyd Hodges
Sarah Ellen Ellis
Marriage: 25 July 1888
Lettie A. Hodges
Boyd Elizabeth Hodges
Ruby E. Hodges
Dallas Roseman Hodges
Mattie Ruth Hodges
Delma J Hodges
Thomas Melvin Hodges
Henry Valson Hodges
Cleophas Elis Hodges
Leon Hodges
Mary Luella Hodges
Chester Lee Hodges
Howard Wilson Hodges

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Ellen Ellis


25 July 1888
Stephens, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

Age 2

On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: "The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 19

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Hodge .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Valson Hodges in household of Thos H Hodges, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Vulson B Hodges, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Valson B Hodges, "United States Census, 1920"

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