William Watson Hodge

4 March 1859–14 October 1914 (Age 55)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Watson

When William Watson Hodge was born on 4 March 1859, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Hodge, was 29 and his mother, Christina Nisbet Aitken, was 27. He married Ann Maria Cope on 14 March 1888, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Eden Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States in 1910 and San Leandro, Alameda, California, United States in 1920. He died on 14 October 1914, in Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 55.

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William Watson Hodge
Ann Maria Cope
Marriage: 14 March 1888
John William Hodge
Ella M Hutton
Ralph Alexander Hodge
Francis Cope Hodge
Leland Cope Hodge
Ella A Hodge

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 March 1888Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
    Age 10
    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
    1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.
    Age 15
    The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

    Name Meaning

    English (Norfolk and Suffolk): from the Middle English personal name Hogge, a rhyming pet form of Roger . In The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer's cook, ‘highte Hogge of Ware’, is invoked ‘Now tell on, Roger …’. Since Middle English spellings of the personal name are often impossible to distinguish from the nickname Hog(ge) ‘hog’, some early examples may be variants of Hogg .

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

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    Sources (24)

    • William W Hodge in entry for Leland Cope Hodge, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • William Hodge in household of William Hodge, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William Watson Hodge, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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