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William E. Hodgkins-[1139]
(1816-1895)
Susan D. Hodgkins-[1140]
(1815-1895)
William Wirt Sumner-[1963]
(Abt 1799-1866)
Philena K. Leland-[1964]
(Abt 1810-1890)
Walden Bateman Hodgkins-[12]
(1847-1935)
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Marie (Maria) Sumner-[13]
(Abt 1850-1934)
William W. "Will" Hodgkins-[88]
(1883-1939)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Olive Lousie Draper-[1342]

William W. "Will" Hodgkins-[88] 4 5

  • Born: 30 Sep 1883, Marlboro, Hancock, Maine, U.S.A. 3 6 7 8 9 10
  • Marriage: Olive Lousie Draper-[1342] on 29 Nov 1913 1 2 3
  • Died: 8 Mar 1939, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. at age 55 11 12 13 14 15
  • Buried: After 8 Mar 1939, Ontario, San Bernardino, California, U.S.A. 16
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bullet  General Notes:

Dene Mandel reported his mother, Isabel Remington Mandel as saying, "Uncle William was a furniture maker. He and his dad, Grampa Hodgkins started a furniture factory, mostly chairs, on Euclid Avenue near the center of town. Right by the railroad tracks. Later he and his dad moved the furniture factory to Inglewood." William was also known as Will and "WW". However, a newspaper article reports his middle name as Witt.

bullet  Birth Notes:

The 1900 Census for Brewer City, Penobscot, Maine shows his age as 14, his month and year of birth as Sep 1886 and State of birth as Maine. However, the crypt at Bellevue Mausoleum in Ontario, California lists William W. Hodgkins 1882 - 1939.

The California Death Index showed him as having died at age 56, which corroborates birth year as 1882 with that of the grave stone.

However, the Hodgkins Genealogy shows his date of birth as 30 Sep 1880, as does Erik Remington's information..

And his daughter, Barbara, reported his date of birth as 30 Sep 1883.

As to text about William W. Hodgkins in Eben's Genealogy, Barbara Goon added notations:
" A slight exaggeration here and there, but mainly accurate -- Forgive my boasting - We were all very proud of my dad --"


bullet  Death Notes:

He was almost cured of TB when he died of cancer.

The California Death Index lists a William W Hodgkins with spouse initials OL who died at age 56 in Los Angeles County on 8 Mar 1939. It is not certain that this is the same William Hodgkins, especially since there would be a 4-year age discrepancy.

Died at the Huntington Memorial hospital, Pasadena, while a resident of Monrovia, California.

bullet  Burial Notes:

Crypt at Bellevue Mausoleum in Ontario, California lists William W. Hodgkins 1882 - 1939.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Immigration, 1902, , , Arizona, U.S.A. 1 In 1902, William moved to Arizona and sent such glowing reports about the country and the weather that all the Floyds and Hodgkins moved west. But to Pasadena. 'Uncle' William didn't get as far as Pasadena but settled in Ontario.

2. Immigration, 1905, Ontario, San Bernardino, California, U.S.A. 5 17

3. Census, 1910, Ontario, San Bernardino, California, U.S.A. 18

4. Census, 1900, Brewer, Penobscot, Maine, U.S.A. 6 The 1900 census shows William W Hodgkins, age 14, born Sept 1886 in Maine, was a member of the household of Charles A Floyd, age 38, and his wife (William's sister), Isabell H Floyd, age 29. William was single. His father and mother were reported as having been born in Maine. His occupation at the time of the census was Drug Clerk and he had missed no months of employment. He could read, write and speak English. Also in the household were his niece, Mildred, age 9, and nephews, Clarence, Leon G, and Irving L, ages 5, 3, 1 and 1, respectively.

5. Occupation: manager of a planing mill, 1910, Ontario, San Bernardino, California, U.S.A. 18

6. Occupation: manager of J. B. Draper & Co., morticians, 1929, Ontario, San Bernardino, California, U.S.A. 5

7. Occupation: engaged in planing mill business, From 1905 to 1915, Inglewood, Los Angeles Co., California, U.S.A. 5 19 20 His daughter Barbara believes the planing mill was in Inglewood and then a chair factory in Inglewood.

8. Occupation: prominent man in commercial and civic life, From 1915 to 1929, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. 5

9. Occupation: Manager of a chair factory, 2 Jan 1920, Inglewood, Los Angeles Co., California, U.S.A. 21

10. Property: small beach house: Balboa Island, Newport Beach, Orange, California, U.S.A. 22

11. Residence: 250 Alta Vista street, 1935, Monrovia, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. 5 10 19

12. Residence: 164 - 5th Avenue, Monrovia, 1933, Monrovia, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. 19

13. Illness: failing health, From 1931 to 1939, Monrovia, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. 5 10 19 According to his daughter Barbara, "He went to Arizona because he had incipient TB; it apparently cleared up or went into 'remission' as he seemed healthy enough until 1931.

"He was diagnosed with TB in 1931 and lived in a sanitarium in Duarte for two years, until I graduated from high school (1933).... He was almost cured of TB when he died of cancer."

14. Elected: not Mayor of Inglewood: Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. 5 This was reported in his obituary but as a fact is doubtful according to his daughter, Barbara. Don Appleby checked with the Inglewood Public Library and was advised that there was no mayor by the name of William Hodgkins. They did however find an article indicating he had been President of the Chamber of Commerce and a member of many civic and social organizations.


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Will married Olive Lousie Draper-[1342] [MRIN: 434], daughter of James Birney Draper-[1395] and Louisa Mutrie-[1396], on 29 Nov 1913.1 2 3 (Olive Lousie Draper-[1342] was born on 21 Jul 1887 in Drayton, Ontario, Canada,3 13 16 died on 7 Feb 1948 in , Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. 16 23 24 25 and was buried in 1948 in Ontario, San Bernardino, California, U.S.A. 16 23.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Residence: 311 West Queen Street, 3 Apr 1930, Inglewood, Los Angeles Co., California, U.S.A. 26

2. Residence: at 311 (street illegible), 2 Jan 1920, Inglewood, Los Angeles Co., California, U.S.A. 21

3. Census, 3 Apr 1930, Inglewood, Los Angeles Co., California, U.S.A. 26

4. Census, 2 Jan 1920, Inglewood, Los Angeles Co., California, U.S.A. 21


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Sources


1 The old recluse, Letter dated Friday, June 21, 1996 from Remington Dene Mandel, calling himself "The old recluse" (Don E. Appleby). Surety: 3

2 Copy of Family Group Report for Walden B. Hodgkins received from Erik Remington by Don Appleby on 6 Nov 1996 (Erik Remington), As to date of marriage. Surety: 3

3 Barbara Hodgkins Goon, "Walden B. Hodgkins family group sheet," compiled 7 Dec 1996 (Seal Beach, California). ID: 229. Surety: 1

4 The old recluse, Letter dated Friday, June 21, 1996 from Remington Dene Mandel, calling himself "The old recluse" (Don E. Appleby), Dene's account. Surety: 3

5 Photocopy of article in The Daily Report dated 8 Mar 1939 about death of W. W. Hodgkins received from R. D. Mandel 3 Oct 1996. (The Daily Report, 8 Mar 1939, Ontario, California). Surety: 3

6 Dunn, Patrick H., Enumerator., 1900 Census for Maine listing household of Charles A. Floyd. (U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Brewer City, Penobscot, Maine, 2 Jun 1900,). Surety: 3

7 Remington Dene Mandel, Letter dated 13 Aug 1996 from R. D. Mandel to Don E. Appleby (Don E. Appleby, 15 Aug 1996), Monument inscription for William W. Hodgkins. Surety: 3

8 Barbara Goon, Family Group Record for Stuart Dennis Brock and Barbara Hodgkins prepared by Barbara Goon, nee Hodgkins (Don E. Appleby, 30 Sep 1996), Family Group Record by Barbara Goon. Surety: 3

9 Ibid, Page 60. Surety: 3

10 Copy of Family Group Report for Walden B. Hodgkins received from Erik Remington by Don Appleby on 6 Nov 1996 (Erik Remington). Surety: 3

11 Lovingfoss, Jackie, 11 Aug 1992, Letter about Hodgkins family and John Davis. (Harold R. 'JR' Appleby). Repository: Don's Genealogy Binders, 448 Bellflower Blvd., Unit 219, Long Beach, CA 90814-4116, U.S.A., deappleby@donevanappleby.com, http://www.donevanappleby.com or http://www.deappleby.com. Surety: 3

12 The Church of Latter Day Saints, California Death Index (The Church of Latter Day Saints), Years 1930-39, page 3139. Repository: FHC Los Alamitos, 4142 Cerritos, Los Alamitos, CA. Surety: 3

13 Barbara Goon, Family Group Record for Stuart Dennis Brock and Barbara Hodgkins prepared by Barbara Goon, nee Hodgkins (Don E. Appleby, 30 Sep 1996). Surety: 3

14 Photocopy of article in The Daily Report dated 8 Mar 1939 about death of W. W. Hodgkins received from R. D. Mandel 3 Oct 1996. (The Daily Report, 8 Mar 1939, Ontario, California), Hospital where died and residence at death. Surety: 3

15 Barbara Goon, Letter dated 14 Nov 1996 from Barbara Goon to Don Appleby (Don Appleby 18 Nov 1996), Cause of death. Surety: 3

16 Remington Dene Mandel, Letter dated 13 Aug 1996 from R. D. Mandel to Don E. Appleby (Don E. Appleby, 15 Aug 1996). Surety: 3

17 R. D. Mandel, Letter dated July 25, 1996 from Dene (R. D. Mandel) to Don Appleby (Don E. Appleby). Surety: 3

18 Walden B Hodgkins, 1910 U.S. census, Ontario Twp, San Bernardino Co., California, ED 106, SD ?, sheet ?, dwelling on W. Nevada St, family 429; National Archives Series: T624 Roll: 94 Page: 54 . ID: 558, Series: T624 Roll: 94 Page: 54. Surety: 3

19 Barbara Goon, Letter dated 14 Nov 1996 from Barbara Goon to Don Appleby (Don Appleby 18 Nov 1996). Surety: 3

20 Barbara Goon, Barbara Goon's letter of 23 Dec 1998 to Don Appleby replying to mine of 20 Dec 1998 seriatum. (Don E Appleby 12/24/98). Surety: 2

21 William W. /Hodgkins/ household, 1920 U.S. census, Inglewood, Los Angeles Co., California, U.S.A, 311 (illegible street), dwelling 8, family 8, ED 8, SD 63, Sheet 1A; National Archives Ancestry.com. ID: 654, Ancestry.com. Repository: Ancestry.com. Surety: 3

22 Barbara Goon, Letter dated 25 Sep 1996 from Barbara Goon to Don E. Appleby (Don E. Appleby). Surety: 3

23 Newman Draper, Telephone conversation 5 Aug 1996 between Newman Draper and Don Appleby (Don Evan Appleby). Surety: 3

24 The Church of Latter Day Saints, California Death Index (The Church of Latter Day Saints). Repository: FHC Los Alamitos, 4142 Cerritos, Los Alamitos, CA. Surety: 2

25 Barbara Hodgkins Goon, "Walden B. Hodgkins family group sheet," compiled 7 Dec 1996 (Seal Beach, California). ID: 229, As to death date 7 Feb 1948. Surety: 1

26 William W. /Hodgkins/, 1930 U.S. census, Inglewood, Los Angeles Co., California, U.S.A., ED 19-1016 SD 19 Sheet 2B ; National Archives. ID: 643, Ancestry.com. Repository: Ancestry.com. Surety: 3

Explanation of Surety Levels

Compiled by Don Evan Appleby from the sources noted.
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