Robert Earl " Bud" Hodges

Male10 June 1920–27 September 1944

Brief Life History of Robert Earl " Bud"

When Robert Earl " Bud" Hodges was born on 10 June 1920, in Butler, Iowa, United States, his father, Earl Barton Hodges, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Jane Costello, was 31. He lived in Washington Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 September 1944, at the age of 24, and was buried in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Earl Barton Hodges
Sarah Jane Costello
Irma Marie Hodges
Robert Earl " Bud" Hodges

Sources (8)

  • Robert E Hodges in household of Earl B Hodges, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert Earl Hodges, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • World War II Army Enlistment Records

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Siblings (2)

World Events (8)

1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 2

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.


Age 7

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Hodge with genitival or post-medieval -s. Occasionally, however, the name may be topographic for a person who lived or worked at the house of someone named Hodge or Roger.

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

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