John Franklin "Johnny" Hodge

22 May 1905–5 December 1997 (Age 92)
Polk, Missouri, United States

The Life of John Franklin "Johnny"

When John Franklin "Johnny" Hodge was born on 22 May 1905, in Polk, Missouri, United States, his father, Jackson Hodges, was 40 and his mother, Martha Jane Chapman, was 28. He had at least 1 son with Minnie Dora Buckner. He lived in Mooney Township, Polk, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 December 1997, in Kern, California, United States, at the age of 92.

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John Franklin "Johnny" Hodge
Minnie Dora Buckner
Harrold Hodges

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    Harrold Hodges


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    Pearl Hodges


    James Ted 'Teddy' Hodges




    William Ewart Hodges


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 1

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 24

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English:1. from the medieval personal name Hodge, a short form of Roger . (For the change of initial, compare Hick .) 2. nickname from Middle English hodge ‘hog’, which occurs as a dialect variant of hogge, for example in Cheshire place names.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John F Hodges in household of Jackson Hodges, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Johnny Hodge in household of Jackson Hodge, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Franklin Hodges, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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