John T Hodgdon

Male1824–12 February 1911

Brief Life History of John T

When John T Hodgdon was born in 1824, in Maine, United States, his father, John Hodgdon, was 24 and his mother, Betsey Tuck, was 17. He lived in Effingham, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States for about 50 years. He died on 12 February 1911, in Effingham Falls, Effingham, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Effingham, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States.

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John Hodgdon
Betsey Tuck
John T Hodgdon
Sarah D Hodgden

Sources (6)

  • John T Hodgdon, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John T. Hodgdon, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • John T Hodgdon in household of John Hodgdon, "United States Census, 1870"

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 8

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.

1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 27

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."

Name Meaning

English: variant of Hodsdon .

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

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