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Terry Mason's Family History Site

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Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Wilfred Haughton Hodgkin

BIRTH: 1st child of John HODGKIN & 3rd wife Elizabeth HAUGHTON, b. in the family home at Bruce Grove near London. Fourth son of the late John Hodgkin, Esq., of Lewes. Birth certificate; copy owned by Alice Gedge, Riverton, Utah

MARRIAGE: By George Heath, Minister, witnessed by George A. Nevill, Abegavenny Torrington, Josiah Caldwell, George John Pratt. Tues., 11:30 AM. Best man was Lord George Nevill. By Rev. George Heath, Rector All Saints', Chichester. Marriage certificate; copy owned by Alice Gedge, Riverton, Utah

DEATH-BUR: Death certificate; copy owned by Alice Gedge, Riverton, Utah. Caused by uremia poisoning due to overdose of ?, 3 days. Jun 1909 of kidney failure. BURIAL: Family plot in Juniper Hill Cemetery, Bristol, RI.

BIOGRAPHY: Born of a family that preferred learning to business, and that were devout Quakers, all members of the Society of Friends. His early classical education was under the supervision of his father.
- Attended Trinity College.
- Continued his studies at Oxford when laws were changed allowing Quakers to enter that school.
- After Oxford, and before returning to study for a profession, he chose the Grand Tour, returning from the continent a year later. Young and handsome, he discarded the faith of his family and became wordly, living a gay social life with interest in the arts, particularly poetry. Throughout his life he continued fluent in French, Latin, and Greek. His interests and education seemed to be purely cultural.
- 1879, 11 Feb: Was a banker, living in St. James Parish. (7,12) Was a partner in the banking firm of Beeching, Hodgkin & Beeching of Tunbridge Wells.
- Described as "a genuine sportsman and a thorough manly English gentleman."
- Was Lord Chief Justice of the area, probably an honorary title.
- 1879, 6 Nov: Living at Woodley House, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. Occupation banker.
- 1881, 14 Apr: Living at Woodsley House, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. Occupation banker.
- 1882, 23 Nov: Living at Woodsley House, Ferndale Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. Occupation banker.
- 1884, 28 Jun: Living at Hamsell Manor, Rotherfield, Sussex Co., England. Occupation banker.
- After his marriage, his home was Hamsel Manor, a country house near Eridge Castle, the home of his close friend and best man at their wedding, Lord George Nevill, son and heir of the Marquess of Abergavenny. The manor house was one mile from Tunbridge Wells. Eleanor Hodgkin, his daughter, related the story that telegrams from Tunbridge Wells were delivered free of charge in a radius of one mile. Hamsel Manor was just a bit more than that, and Wilfred was so angry at having to pay for the delivery that he had the road straightened to come within that mile limit. They lived well, and had a well-staffed home, which included a governess and 3 nurses for the children. The children were to be seen and not heard, and spent all of their time in a separate wing of the house with soundproof doors, using a rear stairway for their daily walks and outdoor play. They occasionally had tea with their parents. Wilfred would each week ask one child to join him for Sunday breakfast.
- 1887, 12 May: Living at Hamsell Manor, Rotherfield, Sussex Co., England. Occupation Gentleman.
- The family story passed on to Nell and Nora Turnbull (his granddaughters) is that he made poor investments, investing heavily in California gold mines. His son R.H. "Dick" Hodgkin said it was the Comstock Mine. He lost his inheritance, and rather than change their way of life, chose to live in America on his wife's trust fund. They disposed of everything but personal belongings and sailed to Rhode Island with 5 children. His daughter Violet and Nell and Nora quote cousin Olaf HODGKIN as saying, "My father (Jonathan Backhouse Hodgkin) and Uncle Tom (Thomas Hodgkin, historian) paid much of (his) indebtedness when he left the bank and went to your country. It made quite a difference in our way of life as we had to give up our country home, but we were glad to do it to avoid a scandal in the family. We never blamed him and were sorry for him. Just felt he had been badly influenced."
- His mother, Elizabeth Haughton Hodgkin, selected a governess for his children, a Miss Minto, daughter of an English Army officer stationed in India. She continued living with the family until her marriage to Alfred Way, a well born Englishman who had settled in America.
- Left his family with his wife's sister Seraphina in Rhode Island and traveled west by train, intending to buy property on the San Francisco penninsula, but before leaving, he had talked to his wife's cousin Roger DeWolf, who had bought large acreage in Fresno County, hated the people and the way of life, and gave it all to his sheepherder. His advice was not even to look out the window when passing through the valley, but he did.
- The executors of his mother-in-law's estate purchased a vineyard for them in Fresno Co., CA, and named in San Ricardo Vineyard after the plantation in Cuba owned by his wife's father Don Ricardo D. Smith.
- Was a vineyardist.
- He and his family tried to live as they had in England, but it was a losing battle. He found people more to his liking in San Francisco, and gradually spent more and more of his time there, living at the Bohemian Club.
- He had a house on Beach Hill in Santa Cruz, where the family spent 3 months each year to avoid the heat of the valley summers.


Leonora Irene Smith

BIRTH: Birth certificate; Bristol, RI #14; copy owned by Alice Gedge, Riverton, Utah. 6th child (youngest) of Richard (Don Ricardo) D. SMITH/Hannah of Cuba. Parents American.

BIRTH: Vital Record of Rhode Island; Vol 8. Pt. 1 P. 178; copy owned by
Alice Gedge, Riverton, Utah

MARRIAGE: Marriage certificate; copy owned by Alice Gedge, Riverton, Utah

DEATH-BUR: Death certificate; CA #21-036594. From cerebral apoplexy. Informant, W.R.H. Hodgkin (son), 1431 Spruce St., Berkeley, CA.; copy owned by Alice Gedge, Riverton, Utah. Services in Berkeley.

PASSPORT: National Archives: (a) #8464, 27 Oct 1864, Vol. 267 (application made by Mrs. R.D. Smith, her mother). (b) #3813, 14 Nov 1861, Vol. 220 (application made by Charles H.R. Doringh, her brother- in-law).

1860 CENSUS: Bristol, RI, household of Richard D. Smith, p.72. LDS film #22,262.

WILL: Will & Codicil of Hannah B. Smith, Bristol Co., RI Probate Court, Vol. 5, p.507. FHL film #912,776.
Bristol, RI Deed dtd 22 Nov 1921, executed by heirs of Leonora I. Hodgkin. From family papers of Connie Roderick.

1875 CENSUS: District 2, Bristol, RI, 1 Jun 1875, State Street, p.130. Household of Hannah B. SMITH.

BIOGRAPHY:
- 1860, 17 Jul: Was living in her father's household, Bristol, RI.
- 1861, 12 Nov: Her brother-in-law Charles H.R. DORINGH applied for a passport, issued 14 Nov, that included daughter of Mrs. Hannah B. SMITH, Leonora, age 5.
- 1870, 22 Sep: Her mother applied for a passport, issued 5 Oct, that included Leonora, age 14.
- 1875, 1 Jun: Leonora I. SMITH, age 18, d/o Hannah B. SMITH, b. Bristol, scholar, living in household of Hannah B. SMITH on State St., Bristol, RI.
- 1876, 4 May: Codicil to will of Hannah B. SMITH leaves furniture belonging to Grandma SMITH to daughter Leonora I. SMITH.
- Went to finishing school in France.
- Went to visit her older sister, Anita SMITH CALDWELL, in Tunbridge Wells, England. She met her husband W.H. HODGKIN, there. During that visit, she was presented to Queen Victoria.
- 1879, 11 Feb: Residence at time of marriage was Broadwater Down. (NOTE: Her sister Anita Smith CALDWELL lived at No. 1 Broadwater Down).
- c.1887/1893: After Wilfred lost his inheritance, they came to Rhode Island to live off her trust fund.
- The executors of her mother's estate in Bristol bought a vineyard for her in Fresno, CA. They named it San Ricardo Vineyard after her father's plantation in Cuba, and the family moved there. Her cousin, Roger DeWOLF, had owned property in the area at one time.
- The family went to a house they owned on Beach Hill, Santa Cruz, CA for 3 months each summer to escape the heat of the valley.
- She was determined that all of her sons should go to college, but it was another matter when her daughter Anita wanted to go. She would send Anita to a finishing school in the East, but "proper young ladies did not go to a public college."
- c.1915: Six years before her death she had a stroke and was left paralyzed and in a wheel chair, unable to express her thoughts. She stayed with her children as much as 6 months at a time with each one. She brought a nurse and housekeeper with her when she came.
- 1921: Home was in Berkeley, CA. (4) She died suddenly in San Jose but her home was with Anita in Berkeley at the Deaconess Training School.
- 1921, 22 Nov: W. Reginald H. HODGKIN and Mary L. HODGKIN his wife, Philip HODGKIN, unmarried, and Anita A. HODGKIN, unmarried, all of Berkeley, CA; Richard H. HODGKIN and Aline HODGKIN his wife, Eleanor TURNBULL and Prid S. TURNBULL her husband, all of Fresno, CA; George B. HODGKIN and Alice HODGKIN his wife, both of Los Angeles, CA; Violet H. ANDERSON and Peter ANDERSON her husband both of Fresno, CA, all of whom being the only heirs at law of Leonora I. HODGKIN, late of Fresno, CA, the last surviving of and beneficiary under that certain deed of trust executed5 Oct 1883, recorded in Book 48, p.49 to 53, of Land Evidence Records, Bristol, RI, for $10, convey to the Knights of Columbus Building Association of Bristol, RI, Inc., land beginning at the intersection of the SE point of the Methodist Episcopal Church land and the SW point of the land herein conveyed, extending easterly to land of Dr. Cornelius J. HASBROUCK, bounded southerly on State Street 117 feet 8 inches, thence northerly to land of Gertrude E. GUITERAS, bounded easterly on land of said HASBROUCH 133 feet 7 inches, thence westerly for 17 feet 3 inches, bounded northerly on land of said GUITERAS, thence northerly to land of said GUITERAS, bounded easterly on land of said GUITERAS 135 feet, thence westerly to land of estate of Samuel P. COLT, bounded northerly partly on land of said GUITERAS and partly on land of estate of Richard FRANKLIN, 100 feet 5 inches, thence southerly to State Street at the point of beginning, bounded westerly partly on land of said estate of COLT and partly on land of said Methodist Episcopal Church, 268 feet 7 inches, it being the same property this day conveyed to us by Edward L. WATSON, Trustee of the Estate of Hannah P. SMITH. All signatures on deed by Benjamin M. MacDOUGALL, attorney. Wits. Edward C. PARKHURST.


Marriage Notes for Wilfred Haughton Hodgkin and Leonora Irene Smith-9057

St. Mark's Church, Broadwater Down, Tunbridge Wells, England. 11:30 AM, given away by her brother-in-law J. Caldwell, Esq.. Bridesmaids were Miss Hodgkin, sister to the bridegroom, Miss Doringh, and the Misses Caldwell, 2 nieces of the bride. Ceremony performed by the Rev. George Heath, Rector All Saints', Chichester, assisted by the Rev. H. Ruck-Keene, Vicar of St. Marks'.


Flora McEachern

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Frank Gustav Kurka

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Elizabeth Roberta Sasnett

NAME: letter from Elizabeth (Betsy) deParry to TMason, 27Jun1999; ; EXTRACT: My mother was Elizabeth Roberta.


Philip Turner

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2nd Md Regiment, Continental Army


Judith Parker

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Dr. James Cesear Pitchford

RESEARCHER: Dianne King wrote T.Mason on 7Jul2001 that Per conversation with Corda Summer Sides, Okemah, OK that Dr. James C. Pitchford followed the oil bomb. James C. was an apprentice in the newspaper business. James C. & his wife Laura were learning medicine while in Chickasaw I.T. (Pontotoc Co.,) Laura & Dona Fenter were friends in (Pontotoc Co., I.T.). Laura lived only a few days after the burning accident she told James that Dona would be a good mother to her children. James C. Pitchford drank a lot & was cruel to Dona & the 3 older children. He adored his daughter Fannie (only child born to James C. & Dona). When Fannie was older but, still in school, she and some friends were downtown when her father came up with liquor in a brown paper sack. He dropped and broke the bottle. Fannie was so embarrssed and upset, her father never drank again. Dr. Pitchford appears to have left the practice of medicine in Morseat the end of March, 1914. At least, that is the last recorded birth/death record turned in my him. After a few months, another Dr. was turning in paperwork for the Morse area.


Ora Ellen Fenter

MARRIAGE: Marriage book shows Francis Marion Stiles age 21 born AR married Ora Fenter age 15 born TX living in Morse date 10-7-1909 County Judge T.J. Doyle
Witness: Mrs. D Lula Rayner
Miss Josie Fenter
(There was a special place for Ora's mother to write & sign since she was not of age.)

Birth Look ups for Ofuskee Co., OK by Dianne King:
Lenax male white 1st b. 1-4-1914 Morse to Ora Fenter age 20 b. TX to
T.S. Lenax age 40 b. MO Farmer. Dr. J.C. Pitchford of Morse delivered the child.


Ora Ellen Fenter

MARRIAGE: Marriage book shows Francis Marion Stiles age 21 born AR married Ora Fenter age 15 born TX living in Morse date 10-7-1909 County Judge T.J. Doyle
Witness: Mrs. D Lula Rayner
Miss Josie Fenter
(There was a special place for Ora's mother to write & sign since she was not of age.)

Birth Look ups for Ofuskee Co., OK by Dianne King:
Lenax male white 1st b. 1-4-1914 Morse to Ora Fenter age 20 b. TX to
T.S. Lenax age 40 b. MO Farmer. Dr. J.C. Pitchford of Morse delivered the child.


Ora Ellen Fenter

MARRIAGE: Marriage book shows Francis Marion Stiles age 21 born AR married Ora Fenter age 15 born TX living in Morse date 10-7-1909 County Judge T.J. Doyle
Witness: Mrs. D Lula Rayner
Miss Josie Fenter
(There was a special place for Ora's mother to write & sign since she was not of age.)

Birth Look ups for Ofuskee Co., OK by Dianne King:
Lenax male white 1st b. 1-4-1914 Morse to Ora Fenter age 20 b. TX to
T.S. Lenax age 40 b. MO Farmer. Dr. J.C. Pitchford of Morse delivered the child.


Charles H. Stephens

OBITUARY: Charles Stephens Throws Himself in Train's Path. Funeral Services will be at noon today. Was in Bad Health. Funeral services for Charles Stephens of 918 North Bryan Avenue who threw himself under the wheels of a southbound Frisco train about 3:30 p.m. Sunday three miles north of Okmulgee will be conducted at the Davis Funeral home at noon today. Mr. Stephens 45 years old had been unable to work recently because of ill health and despondency over this fact is thought to have caused him to take his life. He had been working as a boiler maker in the Frisco roundhouse here. Surviving him are his wife and a boy 14 and a daughter 10. Following the funeral be shipped to Sapulpa where services will be held at a funeral home there. Burial will be in the Sapulpa Cemetery. The (Rev) Hegar will Officate services here. (some family thought he may have been murdered and his body placed on the tracks).


Ollie Cecil Fenter

OBITUARY: Okmulgee Library Look-up in Okmulgee Daily Times Newspaper Mrs. Ollie Birlew Funeral Services for Mrs. Ollie Birlew 73, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday in the Davis-foster Chapel with Foy O'Neil of the Church of Christ officiating. Pallbearers will be Hugh McElhannon, Vernon Stephens, Bud Marrs, Ernest Fuller, Henry Fuller, Morris Parker. Internment will be in Morse Cemetery west of Last Chance under the direction of Davis-Foster Funeral Home Mrs. Birlew who died Thurs was born Feb. 19, 1896 in Ada. Survivors include her husband, Charlie Birlew of the home 615 1/2 West 15th, a son Sam Stephens, Enid, a stepson Frank Birlew, Okmulgee, step-daughter Mrs. Lorane Kirkpatrick, Cares, Calif., a sister Mrs. Orrie Wilson, St. James MO, eight grand-children, 12 great-grandchildren.