Chancy D. Hodgin

May 1858–7 March 1936 (Age 77)
Brown Township, Linn, Iowa, United States

The Life of Chancy D.

When Chancy D. Hodgin was born in May 1858, in Brown Township, Linn, Iowa, United States, his father, Elisha Hodgin, was 19 and his mother, Matilda Vernon, was 20. He married Hanna Virginia Williams on 12 July 1885, in Milltown, Hutchinson, South Dakota, United States. He lived in Dakota Territory, United States in 1870 and Clay, Dakota Territory, United States in 1880. He died on 7 March 1936, in Chariton, Lucas, Iowa, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Russell, Lucas, Iowa, United States.

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Chancy D. Hodgin
Hanna Virginia Williams
Marriage: 12 July 1885

Spouse and Children

12 July 1885
Milltown, Hutchinson, South Dakota, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Elisha Hodgin


    Matilda Vernon




World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 9

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of the personal name Hodge .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Chauncy Hodgins in household of Elisha Hodgins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Chancey D Hodgin in household of Elisha Hodgin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Chauncey D Hodgin in household of Elisha Hodgin, "United States Census, 1880"

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