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Carl Charles Hodson (1954)


Posted By: Treva Patterson (email)
Date: 8/29/2007 at 17:23:27

Earlham Library Collection
January 1954


Carl Charles Hodson, son of William A. and Sarah Bridges Hodson, was born at Earlham, Iowa, December 10, 1892 and passed away at the Iowa Methodist hospital in Des Moines, January 15, 1954.

He had been in ill health for the last five years, suffering from emphysema complicated by chronic asthma. He had been bedfast since December 7, 1953 at his home where he had received the best of medical attention and was under the constant care of his loving wife.

He attended the Earlham schools and was graduated from there in 1911. He was associated in business with his father and brother for several years. He was married to Rose Boot July 27, 1915 and one son Rex C. came to gladden their home in 1917.

They moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota and farmed until 1923 when he returned to Iowa to become superintendent of the J. LeRoy Farmer Canning Co. of Monticello and established their home there where they lived for 20 years.

While in Monticello he was a member of the Rotary Club, the city park board and secretary of the commercial club.

He was employed as superintendent of the canning department of the Iowa State Men's Reformatory at Anamosa when his health failed and they returned to Dexter where he built and operated the Dexter Motel since 1949.

He was a birthright member of the Friends church and while in Monticello attended the Methodist church. He was a member of Mt. Tabor lodge No. 293 A.F. and A.M. of Dexter.

He leaves his wife Rose and one son, Rex. C. and wife Martha, two grandcyildren, Charles Louis and Rose Marie of Chicago. Three brothers, Fred Hodson of Earlham and Harold and Clifford Hodson of West Des Moines and a number of nieces and nephews as well as many friends.

Private funeral services were held at Evans Funeral home at Dexter Monday with burial in the Dexter cemetery.


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