HODGES FAMILY HOLD REUNION
Mills County Tribune
September 2, 1920
Relatives Came from Six States to Attend Annual Reunion of the Well Known Family of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hodges of Glenwood.
We congratulate the participants in the event described below and felicitate the two founders of the family that they were able to have a part in the affair.
The annual family reunion of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hodges of this city was held on Friday, August 27, at the home of Earl W. Hodges, one mile north of Glenwood.
This annual reunion is held at different places in Mills County on August 27 of each year in commemoration of the birthday of Mother Hodges. This year marks her 71st birthday. It was an ideal day and "Old Sol" smiled down on the happy family, adding to the pleasantness of the occasion.
A business meeting was held and the officers elected and place selected for next year. The next annual meeting will be held at the home of father and mother Hodges, 310 South Myrtle Street, Glenwood.
Burl V. Harold was elected president to succeed O.A. Harold; Opal G. Ervin, vice president, succeeds Earl W. Hodges, Jr.; Mrs. Gertrude Scott was elected secretary and treasurer to succeed Mrs. Addie Martindale. For historian Mrs. Addie Martindale was selected to succeed Mrs. Carrie I. Harold.
At the noon hour the guests were seated at one long table spread with the very best of the land. There was everything that any appetite could wish for. Following the dinner ice cream and cake were served. The cakes were especially fine and much appreciated by the diners. One was a fifteen layer chocolate cake, coming from Mrs. Carrie I. Harold of Laird, Colo. Mrs. Harold and Mrs. Farrington were unable to attend the meeting this year.
The day was spent in games, music and a general visiting time. Over four score guests were present on this occasion.
The following is a list of relatives present: Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hodges, Sr., Mrs. Addalene Martindale and son Wayne, and Roy Peters, Glenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hodges and children, Dale, Eldon, Lyle and Vivian Mae, Mr. and Mrs. Burl V. Harold and son Ruel and C.R. Hodges of Hastings; Mrs. Gertrude Scott, Mrs. Leora Crosby and children Donald and Janice of Elmo, Mo.; Mrs. Hattie Stranathan and children, Gus Lowell, Fred and Geneva, of Tabor; Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Zentz and family of Folsom; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Burkhart and son Clifford, Jr., of Watson, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gustafson and children Darrell, Paul and Ralph, Mr. and Mrs. Opal G. Ervin and daughters Maxine and Roberta, of Council Bluffs; Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Charter, Cedar Rapids, Ia.; Mrs. Edith Jones and son Dale of Speed, Kan.; Miss Bedah Harold of Glade, Kan.; H.D. Ervin and Mr. and Mrs. F.J. Stroud of Omaha; Wm. R. Stroud of Los Angeles, Calif,; Miss Irene Davis of Tacoma, Wash.; Mrs. Maud Worthem and daughter Doris Bye of Emerson, Neb.; Mrs. Pearl Harold and daughter Janette of Laird, Colo.
ANNUAL FAMILY REUNION HELD AT LAKE PARK
August 29, 1923
Children, Grandchildren and Relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hodges Held Family Reunion Here Monday
It Was "Mothers" Birthday
Mother Hodges Was Honor Guest as This Marked the Passing of Her 74th Milestone in Life--Beautiful Cake Adorned Her Table.
The annual reunion of the descendants and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hodges was held on Aug. 27, the 74th birthday of Mother Hodges, at the Glenwood lake park. The day was ideal for such a gathering and everyone made merry.
The dinner was served in the Epworth hall at the lake which is admirable for a gathering of this kind. The honor guest was seated at the table which was resplendant with a massive birthday cake with 74 red, white and blue candles which were lighted and the children marched around the table in a circle singing two verses of a song appropriate to the occasion of a mother's birthday, after which Mother Hodges blew the lights of the candles out and all were seated and partook of the bountiful feast which was spread before them.
The afternoon passed all too quickly in various sports. It was truly a happy day these forty relatives spent together, the only regret being that the rain of the previous evening prevented many from coming who otherwise would have been present.
The lake park was the place selected for the annual meetings of this family hereafter and the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Pres., Opal Ervin of Council Bluffs, V. Pres., Burl Harold of Hastings, Sec.-Treas., Mrs. Grace Ervin of Council Bluffs, Historian, Mrs. Addie Martin of Imperial, Nebr.
It was a happy day for Mother Hodges to thus have children and grandchildren with her on her natal day and last but not least of the pleasant surprises was the telegram she received upon returning home, from her brother, L.H. Stroud of Oshkosh, Nebr., congratulating her on her birthday and expressing regret that he was unable to be with her.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Ora Harold, daughters Bye, Freda and Faye, Mrs. Edna Thomas and sons Warren and Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. Will Zentz, Mr. and Mrs. Opal Ervin and daughters Maxine and Roberta, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Burkhart, son Clifford Jr., and twins Thelma and Velma, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gustafson and sons Darrell, Paul, Ralph and Dayle all of Council Bluffs; Harry Ervin of Omaha, Mrs. Ella Lowe of Lincoln, Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Hodges and children Dale, Elden, Lyle and Vivian, Mr. and Mrs. Burl Harold and sons Buel and Virgil of Hastings, Ia., Miss Wilma Harold of Glenwood.
Ere departure the group gathered and sang "God Be With You Till We Meet Again," and then after reassuring Mother Hodges that they would all assemble on her 75th natal day they went their way feeling the benefit always to be derived from the strengthening of those family ties which safeguards all that which is best and noblest in mankind and which spreads and perpetuates "Peace on earth and good will among men".
HODGES FAMILY REUNION AT LAKE PARK TODAY
Glenwood Opinion Tribune
August 27, 1924
Members of the Hodges family, descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hodges of this city are gathering at our lake park as we go to press Wednesday, where their fifth annual reunion is being held. At noon some seventy-five members had arrived. This is also the 75th natal day of Mother Hodges, in whose honor this celebration is being held. With her husband and surrounded by her children and grandchildren in this most beautiful spot in all Queen Mills this worthy woman enjoys the acme of human joy.
GLENWOOD HONORED BY TWO REUNIONS THE PAST WEEK
Glenwood Opinion Tribune
September 3, 1924
Children, Grandchildren and Relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hodges Hold Reunion Here
Mother Hodges 75 Natal Day. Brief mention was made in our last issue of the Hodges family reunion being held at the lake park as we went to press Wednesday, August 27, in celebration of Mother Hodges' 75th natal day. A detailed program of the days activities was furnished us later. A short business session was held just prior to the dinner hour, presided over by the president. Following devotional blessing by Father Hodges, the minutes of the previous meeting were read, new amendments adopted, and the following officers elected:
President, Carl Gustafson, Vice president; O.A. Harold, Secretary and treasurer, Ethel G. Gustafson, Historian, Addie S. Martin, Committee on grounds, A.C. Hodges and Alfred Martin.
The sumptuous dinner was served cafeteria to the eighty-eight guests all of whom were relatives except seven intimate friends who were privileged to attend.
Mother Hodges was presented with a mammoth birthday cake on which were 75 gleaming candles, a gift from Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Chanter. A beautiful tablecloth was presented her by her children and grandchildren. No dinner party was ever more enjoyed than this one by Mr. and Mrs. Hodges, they being the honor guests in this great gathering. A merry afternoon was spent with competitive sports. Seventy prizes were awarded. There was horseshoe pitching, jumping, pole vaulting and races of various kinds for all ages. The most enjoyed by all was the pop drinking contest by six contestants. The last event was the baseball game with A.C. Hodges umpire. Ice cream and cake was served at the close of the festivities.
Five different states were represented at this family gathering, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Colorado and Kansas. From Council Bluffs came Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gustafson and sons, Darrell, Paul, Ralph and Dale, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Zentz, Mrs. C.C. Burkhart and children, Clifford, Thelma and Velma, Mr. and Mrs. O.G. Ervin and daughters, Maxine, Roberts and Gwendolyn and H.O. Rodman. From Omaha there was Mr. and Mrs. Dick Ringer, Miss Fern Moses and H.D. Ervin. From Lincoln came Mr. and Mrs. Jack Toll and sons, Bobby and Teddy, Mrs. Gene Brian and children Joe and Marjoria and Mrs. E.J. Lowe. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Mick and children, Kermit and Eunice from Pawnee City, Nebr., Victor A. Harold, Holyoke, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hodges and son, Leo, Speed, Kans., Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Worthem, St. Louis, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. M.K. Crosby and children, Donald, Janice, Effie May and Harold Francis of Elmo, Nebr., Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fowlkes and son E.J., also Drew and Jolly Hamilton of Sioux City, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Charter of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mrs. Alfred Martin, Imperial, Nebr., Mrs. Jas. Worthem and children, Ray, Madge, James, Doris and Dale, also Lloyd and Lou Worthem, all of Emerson, Nebr., Mr. and Mrs. Burl Harold and sons, Ruel and Virgil, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hodges, Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Hodges and children, Eldon, Lyle and Visian, all of Hastings, Iowa, Mrs. Hattie Stranathan and children Guy, Lowell, Fred and Geneva of Tabor, Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Harold and daughters, Bye, Frieda and Faye of Fulsom, D. Harold and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Scott of Glenwood.
ANNUAL REUNION ON THE BIRTHDAY OF MOTHER HODGES
Glenwood Opinion Tribune
September 3, 1925
Children and Grandchildren to the Number of 86 Attended Hodges Family Reunion
Descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hodges of This City-Met Last Thursday on the Mother's Seventy-Sixth Birthday.
The annual family reunion of the members of another one of Mills county's highly respected pioneer families was held at the Glenwood Lake park on Last Thursday. At this time the children and grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hodges of this city gathered to the number of eighty-six. This family gathering is unique in that Father and Mother Hodges are permitted to enjoy this annual assemblage of their descendants. The day on which this annual reunion is held is the birthday of Mother Hodges and no more beautiful picture can be imagined than this family group assembled about these two good people on this anniversary. Family ties are thus strengthened by the associations of this day. The only regretful thing was that Mother Hodges was not in the best of health and had need to recline on a couch during the festivities of the day but the benediction of her presence was felt by all present.
The dinner was served in the pavillion at the lake park and was a feast indeed. The crowning piece of culinary art was the huge birthday cake presented to the honor guest by her granddaughter, Miss Bye Harold. The cake carried the word "Grandma" and the figures 76. Relatives and friends present assembled about the long tables and all joined in song after which Father Hodges offered prayer. The dinner hour was indeed one of pleasure and merriment.
The day was a pleasant one for all participating. There were numerous outdoor athletic events in which the winners were awarded mirth provoking prizes. The business session of the association consumed some time and the following officials were elected: President, Alfred Martin; vice president, E.W. Hodges; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Alfred Martin; historian, Pearl Harold; members of committee on entertainment, Carrie Harold, Opal Ervin, Grace Ervin, committee on grounds, A.C. Hodges.
Guests from out of town were: Miss Margie Brinley, H.D. Elvon, Andrew Anderson and family and Elvon Hodges of Omaha; Mrs. J.O. Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Lowe and son, Dick, of Lincoln; Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Chester of Cedar Rapids; O.A. Harold and family and Edward Gradly of Folson, Iowa; Mrs. Hattie Stranathan and family of Tabor, Iowa; C.G. Ervon and family, Carl Gustafson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Will Zentz, Clifford Burkhart and family and Ben Wallace of Council Bluffs; John Myers and family, Mrs. Oliver Jones and children, Ray Harold and family and Logan Kearns of Speed, Kas.; Roy Scott and family of Carmer, Colo.; O.S. Harold and son, Leonard, of Holyoke; Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Stroud of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Tague, E.W. Hodges and family of Woodbine, Iowa; A.C. Hodges, Burl Harold and family of Hastings, Iowa.
MOTHER HODGES BIRTHDAY
August 29, 1927
Mother Hodges Given Many Beautiful Presents. Father Hodges Presented With Handsome Flag, the Emblem Which He Served in '65.
The eighth annual reunion of the Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hodges family was held Friday, August 26 in the capacious dining hall at Glenwood Lake park. The founders of this family were both well enough to enjoy the event to the fullest extent. Eight of the ten children of the family had one or more representatives present, and about 90 names were registered. Some nieces, nephews and other relatives were also present and four long time friends came to enjoy the delightful affair. These were A.G. Charter, Cedar Rapids; John Clover, Hastings; Mrs. Alfred Davis, Glenwood and J.R. Graham.
As is known, the time for holding this reunion is a fixed date with an exception. The date is August 27 which marks the natal day of Mother Hodges. The reunion is held on that day yearly, unless it chances to fall on a Sunday and then it is held the day before or the day after. This year the dining hall had been engaged for the 27th and therefore the 26th had to be used.
This reunion is a regularly organized institution with officers elected each year. The secretary and historian make annual reports. The day proved almost ideal. The company began to arrive by 10 a.m. and kept coming the remainder of the day. They came from a dozen towns and cities, from as far east as Chicago and as far west as Speed, Kas., Lincoln, Omaha, Council Bluffs, Woodbine and Logan were some of the places represented, aside from those living in this county. One feature of this reunion never omitted is that its business session is sanctified with prayer, and Father Hodges is the one chosen to deliver the supplication. All stand with bowed heads while the prayer is offered. The official business of the association is then cared for, and soon after this the feast of good things that please the palate, are spread, and old and young dine sumptuously.
How, before and after that dinner was the time spent? Leave it to those young people to invent and conduct methods of entertainment.
Previous to the business session the sons and grandsons and some others, divided into two camps, and a game of hand ball was soon on. By the aid of two umpires the score was only one more for the winners, than the losers.
Many know that music is a strong element in the Hodges family and the company was regaled at intervals by that art displayed on different instruments. One feature of the afternoon's pleasure was a session of kangaroo court conducted by the two Lowe brothers, J.E. and Carl, who are attorneys, with A.G. Charter as the solemn judge, and O.G. Ervin as sheriff. This was a truly hilarious feature, and following this came a treat of ice cream and cake in royal abundance.
Mother Hodges was the recipient of many remembrances as reminders of her natal day of 1927. Those presents placed on a table were in number like unto wedding gifts. Two massive bouquets of gladiolas, one from the Henry field gladioa farm, in this county, gave of their cheer to the table burdened with its viands to appease appetites. While Mother Hodges was not overlooked. Father Hodges was not overlooked. In a brief but appropriate speech, A.G. Charter presented to Father Hodges a large sample of "Old Glory" and Father Hodges responded in heartfelt thanks. It was a fine sample of the flag that he had helped to defend in the great Civil strife of more than sixty years ago. In the yard of the Hodges home a flag pole had been placed some time ago. The gift flag will now proudly float from it.
At the business session the following officers for the coming year were elected: President, Roy Scott, Pacific Junction, Vice president, Clifford Burkhart, Council Bluffs, Secretary and treasurer, Mary Harold, Hastings, Historian, Pearl Harold.
Of the attendants from a distance were: Mrs. Lynn Wright of Jackson, Mich., her first attendance in six years and Mrs. John Lowe and three stalwart sons, Carl, John and Ernest.
In the presentation speech of the flag Mr. Charter closed by reading the following poem of his own composition and dedicated to Father and Mother Hodges.
HODGES FAMILY REUNION TODAY
Glenwood Opinion Tribune
August 27, 1928
The Hodge family reunion which is held every year on the birthday of Mother Mrs. Earl Hodges is being held at the Lake Park pavilion here today, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Hodges are blessed with over 110 grandchildren and great grandchildren and a goodly number of the children and great grandchildren are spending the day here honoring Mother Hodges.
HODGES FAMILY REUNION HELD HERE ON TUESDAY
Glenwood Opinion Tribune
August 29, 1929
Reunion on 80th Birthday of Mrs. Earl Hodges Who Was Present. 116 Members of Family Were Here This Year
Surrounded by children, nephews and nieces and more distant relatives to the number of 116 who assembled at the Hodges family reunion here at the lake park on Tuesday, August 27, Mrs. Earl Hodges of this city passed her 80th milestone. It has been the custom for several years past to hold the family reunion on Mother Hodges birthday. This year it was feared that she would not be able to be present, she having been bedfast for the past eight months, but Mr. and Mrs. and Mrs. W.L. Westcott of Oshkosh, Neb., who during the summer season travel about in their house on wheels and who appeared in an entertainment here recently at the Rex theatre returned for the Hodges family reunion and Mrs. Hodges was comfortably transported to the Lake park in this unique car. What did it matter if she did have to remain in bed in the automobile house during the greater part of the day, for she was able to be brought to the table in her chair and with Mr. Hodges graced the table at this her birthday feast.
It was a sumptuous dinner complete in every detail and enlivened by piano and radio music. The afternoon hours passed pleasantly with sports for the children. A baseball game was enjoyed by the men and the others enjoyed several hours of pleasant conversation. The following officers were elected for the coming year:
President, Zernie Harold, Folson, Vice President, O.W. Harold, Dumfries, Secretary and Treasurer, Naomi Harold, Folsom, Historian, Mrs. Alfred Martin, Glenwood.
Those present were: D.V. Hodges and wife, Mrs. Linnie Moses and daughter Georgie and H.D. Erwin, all of Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Westcott of Oshkosh, Neb.; A.L. Worthem, G.D. Worthem, E.O. Lowe and wife and Ethel Gustafson, all of Chicago; O.A. Harold and family, A.X. Harold and wife, all of Folson; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Harold of Tabor, A.G. Charter of Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. V.A. Harold, Roy Scott and family of Pacific Junction; Mrs. Floyd Young, Strahan; O.G. Ervin and family, W.A. Zantz and wife; C.C. Burkhart and family, Mrs. Ed Grudle, all of Council Bluffs; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hodges, L.L. Farrington and family, Alfred Martin and family, A.C. Hodges and family and Wayne Martin, all of Glenwood.
HODGES REUNION HELD ON AUG. 27
September 10, 1931
The thirteenth annual reunion of the Earl Hodges, Sr. family was held Aug. 27 at the lake park. One hundred thirty-five relatives and friends met at 10 o'clock, this being the largest number present in the history of the reunion.
A business meeting was called by the president, Darrel Hodges, and the following officers were elected for next year: President, Victor Harold, Pacific Junction; vice president, Ray Harold, Murray, Nebr.; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Victor Harold, Pacific Junction; historian, Mrs. Alfred Martin. A program committee was appointed. The meeting adjourned for dinner.
A bountiful dinner was served picnic style. Ball games and horse shoe pitching were enjoyed by the men while the women enjoyed contests and guessing games.
The following program was given: Song: "In the Sweet Bye and Bye," by al. (In memory of Grandma Hodges)., Welcome address, Edith Jones, Poem by Mildred Tague and Zernie Martin, Dicky Dean Harold, and Lorraine Thomas, Play, "Keeping Home Accounts.", Reading, A.G. Charter, Piano selection, Ruth Radford, Song, by Helen Little, Music by three brothers: Ray, Burl, and Zernie Harold, Play by twelve children, "A Hoodoo Coon,", Wit: Geneva Stranathan and Maxine Ervin, Song by six sisters: Edith Jones, Freeda Harold, Faye Colwell, Bye Grudie, Naomi Harold, and Edna Wilber., Piano selection, Verla Farrington, Piano and saxophone, Mr. and Mrs. O.G. Ervin.
Following the program ice cream and cake were served.
HODGES FAMILY REUNION HELD ON LAST MONDAY
Glenwood Opinion Tribune
September 6, 1934
One Hundred and Seventeen Descendants of Earl and Minnie Hodges Glenwood Pioneers, Met in Annual Reunion in Bluffs Park
The descendants of Earl and Minnie Hodges held their 16th annual family reunion on Monday, Aug. 27 at Kiwanis Point, Fairmount park, Council Bluffs, with 117 present.
Business meeting was opened at 1:00 o'clock by the president, O.W. Jones, following by singing "America," and prayer by A.G. Charter.
The following officers were elected: R.O. Harold, Plattsmouth, president; Loren Wilber, Mineola, vice president; Mrs. R.O. Harold was retained as historian.
The following were appointed on entertainment committee for next year: Victor Harold, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Scott, Miss Verla Farrington, Mrs. M.K. Crosby, Mrs. Walter Jones and Floyd Hull.
It was voted to hold the next meeting in Mills County. Meeting was adjourned for dinner, which proved to be a very pleasing feature of the day.
Following dinner a program consisted of songs, recitations and instrumental music was given.
The historian read the following report: Since the last meeting their has been five marriages, six births and only one death in the family, which now numbers 157.
At the closing hour ice cream and cake was served.
Those attending were O.A. Harold and family, Folsom; A.G. Charter and wife, Cedar Rapids; B.V. Harold and sons, Henderson; H.D. Ervin, Omaha; Mrs. Orrin Blake and son, Akron, Iowa; RO. Harold and family, Plattsmouth; Walter Jones and family, Hastings.
O.W. Jones and family, O.G. Ervin and family, Mrs. Walter Graves, W.A. Zentz and wife, C.C. Burkhart and family, Mrs. Les Baldwin and daughters, Miss Jaunita Sweeny, Edd Grudle and family, Darrell, Paul and Ralph Gustafson, all of Council Bluffs.
James Worthem and family, Emerson, Neb.; A.L. Worthem and James Worthem Jr., both of Chicago; Carl Harold and family, Tabor; C.B. Tague and family, Mondamin; E.W. Hodges and wife, C.R. Hodges and family, C.W. Hodges, all of Logan; D.W. Hodges and family, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Harold, of Woodbine.
Frank Decker and wife, Miss Marjorie Decker, of Silver City; Floyd Hull and family, Mrs. Bill Colwell, and Loren Wilber and family, all of Mineola; M.K. Crosby and family, and V.A. Harold and family, of Pacific Junction.
Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Hodges, Mr. and Mrs. Haney Epperson, O.S. Harold and wife, Mrs. Geo. Brower Sr., Wayne Martindale and family, Miss Mimmellen Colwell, Alfred Martin and family, all of Glenwood.
RELATIVES FROM 5 STATES ATTENDED HODGES REUNION
Glenwood Opinion Tribune
September 3, 1936
Thirty-four families from five states were in attendance at the 18th annual Hodges family reunion which was held in the park in Pacific Junction on Thursday of last week. Following the dinner hour there was an informal program in the nature of an amateur hour, with music, readings, sports and stunts.
The following officers were elected for the coming year: E.W. Hodges, Woodbine, president; A.L. Worthem, Chicago, vice president; Abbie Hodges, Woodbine, secretary and treasurer. The oldest person present was Mrs. Carrie Harold and the youngest was Larry Lee Chambers.
Those present for the reunion this year were as follows: O.A. Harold and family, and Floyd Hall and family, of Folsom; Mrs. Faye Cowell, Lorraine Wilbur, and Z.X. Harold and family, of Mineola; Ed Grudle and family, Ralph and Dale Gustafson, O.G. Ervin and family, Mrs. Walter Graves, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Zentz, Mrs. Blanch Burkhart and family, John Decker, all of Council Bluffs.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Decker, Mrs. Ethel Wilhelm, of Silver City; O.W. Jones and family, of Tabor; R.O. Harold and family, of Platsmouth; H.D. Ervin, of Omaha; Mrs. Maud Worthem, A.L. Worthem, of Chicago; H.O. Rodman and family, of Hammond, Ind.; A.G. Charter, of Cedar Rapids; A.C. Hodges, of Burbank, Cal.; C.W. Hodges, Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Hodges, Mrs. D.W. Hodges and family, and C.B. Tague and family, all of Woodbine.
L.L. Farrington and family, R.A. Scott and family, M.K. Crosby and family, Mary Bantrup, Betty Brown, V.A. Harold and family, all of Pacific Junction; Mrs. Leo Chambers and Larry Lee, Lyle Hodges, Mrs. Bill Hood and Billy, Wayne Martindale and family, Alfred Martin and family, Minnellen Colwell, all of Glenwood.
HODGES FAMILY HELD NINETEENTH ANNUAL REUNION
Glenwood Opinion Tribune
August 30, 1937
Members of Family from 19 Cities in six States Assembled in Park in Pacific Junction for Reunion on Last Friday
The 19th annual reunion of the descendants of Earl and Minnie Hodges, prominent pioneer Mills County family, was held Friday, August 27 in the park at Pacific Junction with 116 present. The morning was spent in games and before the basket dinner at noon a business session was held which was presided over by the president E.W. Hodges of Woodbine. The invocation was by L.L. Farrington which was followed by a song "In the Sweet Bye and Bye. The minutes of the meeting of the 18th reunion were read by the secretary, Mrs. E.W. Hodges of Woodbine. The election of officers followed and resulted in the following be selected to serve for the coming year: President Lew Worthem, Chicago, Vice President, R.A. Scott, Pacific Junction, Secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Maud Worthem, Chicago, Historian, Addie Martin, Glenwood.
The meeting was closed by the singing of "America."
Following the dinner the early afternoon hours were given over to an amateur sports program participated in by young and old alike, and ice cream and cake was served at 5 o'clock.
During the past year there has been four marriages, eight births and one death in the family circle. Mrs. Inez Davis of Tacoma, Washington, had the honor of coming the longest distance for this years reunion, and little Patricia Arlene Martindale of Glenwood had the honor of being the youngest present. Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Harold were honor guests of the day. Nineteen cities, six states were represented at this years reunion. Those present were:
Mrs. James Worthem and son, Dale, Lew Worthem of Chicago; A.C. Hodges of Burbank, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Jones and daughter of Marne, Iowa; Mrs. Hattie Stranathan, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Stranathan and daughter, Mrs. John Comstock and daughter, all of Tabor; Janice Dashner of Des Moines; F.C. Hull and family, Dale and Harold Jones, Helen Slump, and Betty Jones all of Malvern; C.B. Tague and family of Mondamin; Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Hodges, C.W. Hodges, and D.W. Hodges and family of Woodbine; John Meyer and family, Emmet Meyer of Phillipsburg, Kans.; Mr. and Mrs. Max Koebel of Atlantic; H.D. Ervin of Omaha, Nebr.; Inez Jackson Davis of Tacoma, Wash.; B.V. Harold and family of Emerson; O.G. Ervin and family, Mrs. Blanch Burkhart and daughters, Mrs. W.D. Graves, Mrs. Wm. Zentz, Mr. and Mrs. L.O. Harold and Everett Phillips all of Council Bluffs; R.A. Scott and family, M.K. Crosby and family, V.A. Harold and family, L.L. Farrington and family, all of Pacific Junction; O.A. Harold and family of Folson; R.O. Harold and family, Mrs. Carl Bowman of Plattsmouth, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Z.X. Harold and Bobby, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Colwell and Minnelien Colwell of Mineola; O.S. Harold, Lyle Hodges, Leo Chambers, Mrs. Bessie Funk, Liah Funk, Guy Stranathan and family, Wayne Martindale and family and Alfred Martin and family all of Glenwood.
NINETY-ONE AT HODGES REUNION
Glenwood Opinion Tribune
September 1, 1938
Descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hodges Met in Twentieth Reunion in Pacific Junction on Last Sunday
Ninety-one descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hodges met in the twentieth annual reunion in Pacific Junction, Sunday, August 28th, where a bountiful picnic dinner was enjoyed. The hours which the members of this clan spent together passed all too quickly in visiting and renewing old friendships within the family group.
The officers elected for the coming year were: Roy Scott, Pacific Junction, president; Leo Chambers, Glenwood, vice-president; Leo Chambers, Glenwood, vice-president; Gertrude Scott, Pacific Junction, secretary and treasurer; Addile Martin, Glenwood, historian.
The following were present: Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Harold and Richard, of Folson; Lew Worthem, Mrs. James Worthem, J.A. Worthem, Dale Worthem, all of Chicago, Ill.; H.D. Ervin, Mr. and Mrs. Rasmussen, Omaha, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Harold and son, Roger, Mr. and Mrs. Z.S. Harold and Bobby, Mr. and Mrs. O.G. Ervin and family, Mrs. Walter Graves, Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Hodges, C.W. Hodges, Mrs. Blanch Burkhart, J.M. Decker, Miss Thelma Burkhart, Mr. and Mrs. Burdel Taylor, Ralph Gustafson, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Zentz, Clyde Zentz, Miss Gwendolyn Ervin, all of Council Bluffs, Ia.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Decker, Silver City; Ernie Harold, Plattsmouth, Nebr.; Raymond and Kenneth Harold, Plattsmouth, Nebr.; Mrs. Max Koebel, Ames, Ia.; V.A. Harold and family, Floyd Hall and family, Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Scott, Keith Crosby and family, Miss Effa Mae Crosby, Miss Roberta Scott, Miss Helen Green, Harold Crosby and Harold Dea Scott, all of Pacific Junction.
Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Farrington, Blaine Farrington, Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Harold, Wayne Martindale and children, Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Martin and Zernie, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Chambers and Larry, and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ross, all of Glenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Colwell, Lorraine Wilber, Janice Crosby, all of Mineola; Mr. and Mrs. Burl Harold and family, Ruel Harold, Miss Kathleen Jordon, Virgil Harold, all of Emerson, and Dale Jones, Harold Jones and Miss Betty Jones, of Malvern.
HODGES FAMILY REUNION HELD IN JUNCTION SATURDAY
Glenwood Opinion Tribune
August 31, 1939
21st Annual Reunion of Well Known Mills County Family Attended by 108 Descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hodges
The 21st annual reunion of the descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hodges, pioneer residents of this community, was held in Pacific Junction Saturday. There were 108 persons present. All enjoyed a picnic dinner together and an afternoon of visiting, enlivened by games and music.
The business session was presided over by R.A. Scott, who during the past year had served as president of the family association. The following officers were elected for the coming year: President, Leo Chambers, Glenwood; vice president, Wayne Martindale, Glenwood; secretary-treasurer Verla Chambers, Glenwood.
A poem, entitled "The Faithful Few," composed by A.G. Charter, of Cedar Rapids, was read and enjoyed by all. Mr. and Mrs. Charter were unable to attend this year.
The youngest member present was Sandra Jean Taylor of Council Bluffs.
Those present were: Mrs. Max Koebel and Shyrel, Ames, Ia.; H.D. Ervin, Omaha, Neb.; Leonard Harold and family, Mr. and Mrs. Z.X. Harold, Mr. and Mrs. O.G. Ervin and family, C.W. Hodges, James Sharp and family, Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Hodges, C.B. Tague and family, Mrs. Mary Smith, Mrs. Blanche Burkhart and Thelma, Burdel Taylor and family, Mrs. Geo. Koebel, Lola and Martha, W.A. Zentz and family, Anna Marie Scheels, Mrs. W.D. Graves, Ralph Gustafson, Doug Lund, Dale Gustafson, Hugh Daughterty, O.A. Harold and family, all of Council Bluffs.
B.V. Harold and family, Kathleen Jordan, Ruel Harold and Virgil Harold, of Emerson; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Decker, Silver City; Mrs. Bill Colwell and Loraine Wilber, Mineola; R.A. Scott and family, M.K. Crosby and family, Floyd Hull and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Sargent, Janice Barnes, Donald Crosby and Francis Dashner, Pacific Junction; Irene and Iona Slump, Clarinda; Dale and Harold Jones, Betty Bye Jones, Malvern; Shirley Ray, Mayette, Kan.; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ross, Atlantic; Mr and Mrs. O.S. Harold, V.A. Harold and family, Leo Chambers and family, Wayne Martindale and family, L.L. Farrington and family, Mrs. Kathryn Williams and Wilma, Mrs. Alfred Martin and Zernie, Helen Slump, Minniellen Colwell, Dorothy Wiles, all of Glenwood.
HODGES REUNION HELD HERE FRIDAY
Glenwood Opinion Tribune
September 2, 1943
The 25th annual reunion of the descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hodges was held at the Glenwood Lake here
Descendants of the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hodges met for their 25th annual reunion Friday at Glenwood Lake Park. Seventy-five registered before the basket dinner at noon. A business meeting-presided over by M.K. Crosby of Omaha, president, followed. All joined in singing "America" and "The Sweet Bye and Bye," after which prayer was offered by Mrs. Alfred Martin. Officers elected for the ensuing year were President, Dale Jones of Malvern; Vice President, Darrell W. Hodges of Mondamin; Secretary and Treasurer, Mrs. Dale Jones of Malvern; Historian, Mrs. Alfred Martin.
No deaths were reported in the family this year. There has been one marriage, that of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jones of Malvern. Eight babies have been added to the role of the family, as follows: Jacquie Eileen Chambers, Marion LeRoy Jones, Thomas Lynn Scott, Sharon Lynn Martindale, Paula Gene Davis, Judy Ann Harold, William Keith Leichliter and Delores Jo Caldwell.
Honor guests of the day were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Martin of Glenwood who were presented a luncheon cloth and napkin set.
Following a social afternoon, games and contests were provided. Before adjournment, a feed of ice cream and cake was enjoyed.
Attendance this year declined only two from last year. Relatives from a distance could not be present in such numbers as usual, but those near availed themselves of the opportunity of getting together. Those registering were Mrs. J.B. Meyer and daughter Donna of Phillipsburg, Kan., A.L. Worthem of Chicago.
From Omaha, Ray Leichliter and family, H.D. Ervin, M.K. Crosby and family and Mrs. Harold Scott; from Council Bluffs, C.W. Hodges and family, Ralph Streeter and family, Mrs. Leo Chambers and children; from Emerson, B.V. Harold and family, Ruel Harold and family, Stanley Harold and family and Miss Daisy McKinney; from Malvern, Dale Jones and family, Leslie Hiatt and family, Mr. and Mrs. O.W. Jones, Ruth and Ruby Ray; from Mineola Mrs. William Colwell Lorainne Thomas and Lucile Jennings; from Glenwood, Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Harold, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Martin, Zernie Martin, Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Farrington, Blaine Farrington, Blair Farrington and family, Patty Jane Lee; from Pacific Junction, Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Hodges; from Folsom, Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Harold and Richard Harold; from Mondamin, D.W. Hodges and family.
26TH ANNUAL HODGES REUNION
Glenwood Opinion Tribune
September 21, 1944
The 26th annual reunion of the Earl Hodges family was held in the Fireman's Pavillian in Glenwood, Aug. 26, with 67 relatives and friends present. A basket dinner was enjoyed at one o'clock.
Following the dinner hour a business meeting was called to order by the President Dale Jones. Invocation by Mrs. O.S. Harold; Songs, America and In the Sweet Bye and Bye were sung by all. Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Motion was made that a plaque of honor be made for the members now serving in the armed forces, which number to date 31. Mrs. Leora Crosby and Mrs. Roy Scott were appointed committee for same.
Officers for the year 1945 are as follows: President, Darrell Hodges, Mondamin; Vice President, Leonard Harold, Council Bluffs; Secretary and Treasurer, Mrs. Gladys Hodges, Mondamin; Historian, Mrs. Addie Martin, Glenwood.
The afternoon was spent with games and contest for the children and visiting for the older members. The honor guests were Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Hodges, Logan, Ia.; owing to bad weather, they were unable to be present. Their gift, a beautiful oil painting was viewed by all.
Ice cream and cake was served before departing.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. M.K. Crosby, Miss Olliemae Faye, Pvt. Harold Crosby, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Colwell, Miss Lorraine Thomas, Miss Florence Hedstrom, Mrs. Ray Lechliter, Nona Dee and Billy, all of Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. John Meyer, Phillipsburg, Kans., Miss Donna Meyer, Phillipsburg, Kans., Mr. and Mrs. Ray Scott, Waterloo, Ia.; W.F. Crosby, Grundy Center; Miss Gretta Crosby, Cleveland; Miss Ruby Ray, Holdridge, Nebr.; Mrs. Wayne Martindale, Leslie, Patty and Sharon, Los Angeles, Calif.; Lew Worthem, Chicago; James A. Worthem, Jr., Chicago; Mrs. C.A. Barthalemuew, Des Moines, Iowa; Miss Joyce Craig, Mr. and Mrs. O.W. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Hiatt, Jerry and Irene, all of Malvern; Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Hodges, and Mrs. Donald Crosby and Sharon of Pacific Junction; Mrs. Ralph Streeter and Betty Joe, Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Harold, Richard Dean Harold, Mrs. Zernie Harold and Dennis, and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Harold and Roger of Council Bluffs; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Scott, Mrs. Alfred Arp, Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Harold, Mr. and Mrs. Al Martin, Mr. and Mrs L.L. Farrington, Blaine Farrington, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Hodges, Bobby and Dick, and Mr. and Mrs. Blair Farrington and Garold of Glenwood.
HODGE FAMILY TOGETHER LAST SUNDAY
Glenwood Opinion Tribune
April 12, 1945
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hodges, who recently bought the farm, east of Glenwood at one time belonging to his father, the late Earl Hodges, had a family cooperative dinner there Sunday, it also being his birthday. Five of the Hodges children were present, the first time they had been at this farm since 1906. The day was enjoyed talking over old times, and singing songs they used to sing.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. O.G. Ervin and family, Mrs. Lillian Graves, Mrs. Maxine Shoaf and sons of Council Bluffs; Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Tague and family of Logan; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Jones and sons from Red Oak; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hull and family, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Hodges and son of Malvern; Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Hodges and family, Missouri Valley; Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Harold, Folsom; Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Harold, Mr. and Mrs. Al Martin, Mrs. L.L. Farrington, Blaine Farrington, Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Scott, and Mrs. Harold Scott and son all of Glenwood.
28TH ANNUAL HODGES REUNION
Glenwood Opinion Tribune
September 12, 1946
The 28th annual Hodges family reunion was held Thursday, August 27, at the Glenwood Lake Park, with 125 relatives and friends present.
The business program was called to order by the President Leonard Harold, starting with the singing of America, prayer was offered by Carl Harold, reading of the minutes of last year were read, election of officers were held for the coming year. President, John B. Meyer, Shenandoah; Vice-Pres. Stanley Harold, Emerson; Sec'y and Treas., Mrs. Bedah Meyer, Emerson; Historian, Mrs. Addie Martin, Glenwood; Committee on grounds, Earl Hodges, Roy Scott and Wayne Martindale all of Glenwood. Committee on entertainment Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Hodges, Malvern; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Scott, Glenwood; and Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Martindale Glenwood.
After singing "Sweet By and By" they adjourned for their picnic dinner. In the afternoon a comical program was presented, making a very enjoyable day for all present. Ice cream and cake were served before leaving for home.
Those present were: Mrs. Leo Chambers, Larry, Joyce and Jacquie of Sioux City; Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Maly, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hodges and Janice, Miss Jean Hodges, and Earnest Hodges of Logan, Iowa; Florine Marie Harold, Mr. and Mrs. Burl Harold, Leta Lou, Neta Sue and Leland, and Wendell Harold of Hastings, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Ruel Harold, Sterling, Judy, Allen and Barbara, and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Harold of Emerson, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Elsheimer, Glendale, Calif.; Mrs. Wilma Fuchs, New York City, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Arp, Fairbury, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. A.O. Harold and Junior Gregg, Pacific Junction, Iowa; Mr.. and Mrs. Leslie Hiatt, Keith, Irene and Jerry, Thurman, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. O.W. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Meyer, John L. Meyer, Donna Meyer, and Wanda Slauter, Shenandoah, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Hodges, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Hodges and Bobby, Malvern, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd C. Hull, Larry, Yvonne and Wrenie Dell, Mrs. Lillian Graves, Mr. and Mrs. O.G. Ervin and Marcia, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Harold, Roger and Douglas, Wm. Zenty, Mrs. Maxine Shoaf, Judy, Billy and Paul of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Lew Worthem, Mrs. Sunny Knutson, James Worthem, Fr., Mrs. Faye Colwell, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Worthem, Lois and Raymond, Mrs. Essie Andrews, and Lloyd Worthem all of Chicago, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Gerrald Jones, Lincoln, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Harold and Robert Harold of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Jones, Marion and Roger, Red Oak, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jones, Pontiac, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Russel Ross, Mrs. Linnie Moses, Mr. and Mrs. M.K. Crosby, Harold Crosby, Robert Crosby, Marie Nayman, Mrs. Ray Lechliter, Nana Dee and Billy, Margaret Buffington, Helen McLain, Loretta Lintner, Mrs. Bea Thorson, Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Farrington, Blaine Farrington, Mr. and Mrs. Blair Farrington and Carolyn, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Martindale and Sharon, Patria and Leslie, Mrs. Harold Scott and Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Harold, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Scott, Zernie H. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Martin.
101 PRESENT AT HODGES 29TH FAMILY REUNION
Glenwood Opinion Tribune
October 2, 1947
The recent Hodges Family reunion held at the Glenwood Lake Park was attended by 101 descendents and their families. After a business meeting and a bountiful cooperative dinner, the afternoon was given over to visiting with games and contests for the youngsters.
Those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Harold and Kathryn, Pacific Junction; Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Hodges and Bobby, Malvern; Mrs. Faye Colwell, Detroit, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Jones and son's, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hull and family, Red Oak; Mrs. Orie Scoles, Griswold; Mrs. Alfred Arp, Fairbury, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Russel Ross, Mrs. Ray Lechliter and children, Mr. and Mrs. M.K. Crosby, Mr. and Mrs. Gerrald Jones and Gerrald, Jr., Mrs. Linnie Moses, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Crosby and daughters, all of Omaha, Nebr.; Mrs. Leo Chambers and children, Sioux City; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gustafson, Burbank, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Hodges and Beverly, Elwin L. Hodges, Mo. Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gustafson and Dale, Wall, So. Dak.; Mrs. Cyrus Tague, Woodbine, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. John B. Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. O.W. Jones, Miss Bonnie Thompson, Shenandoah, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Ruel Harold, Emerson, Ia.; Mrs. Ralph Streeter and Betty Jo, Treynor, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Burl Harold and family, Miss Florine Harold, Mr. Wendell Harold, Hastings, Ia.; Mrs. Leslie Hiatt and children, Mrs. Mildred Hiatt, Tabor, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Lew Worthem, Mr. Dale Worthem, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Harold Crosby, Ames, Is.; Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Gustafson, Mrs. Maxine Shoof, Mr. Bill Zentz, Mr. and Mrs. Berdel Taylor and children, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Martindale and family, Anna Mae McDole, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Scott, Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Hodges, Mrs. Hazel Messinger, Mrs. Addie Martin, Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Farrington, Blaine Farrington, Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Harold and Laurence Bourn, all of Glenwood.
Officers elected for the coming year were: President, Harold D. Scott of Omaha; vice-pres., Paul Gustafson of Wall, So. Dak.; sec-treas., Mrs. Virginia Scott of Omaha and historian, Mrs. Addie Martin of Glenwood.
30TH ANNUAL REUNION OF HODGES FAMILY
Glenwood Opinion Tribune
September 9, 1948
Ninety-nine descendants of Earl and Minnie Hodges met at the 30th annual Hodges Reunion held Friday, August 27, at the Glenwood Lake Park.
At the noon hour a bountiful picnic dinner was enjoyed.
At 1:30 p.m. the business meeting was called to order by O.G. Ervin and the invocation given by L.L. Farington.
Officers for the coming year are: Pres., Gerald Jones, Sioux City; Vice Pres., Zernie Harold Sr., Co. Bluffs; Secy and Tres., Mrs. Doreen Jones, Sioux City; Historian, Mrs. Addie Martin, Glenwood; Committee on Grounds, E.W. Hodges, R.A. Scott and W.S. Martindale, all of Glenwood.
The afternoon was given over to visiting, with games and contests for the children and young folks.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hodges were the honored guests. They were presented with an electric lamp.
The program committee favored with songs by the young folks and children and Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Harold were the oldest couple present.
At the close of the afternoon ice cream and cake was served to all present.
L.A. Worthem, Mr. and Mrs. James Worthem and Miss Eleanor Molies of Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. O.G. Ervin and Marcia, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gustafson, Mr. and Mrs. Zernie Harold and children, Mrs. Lillian Graves, Mr. and Mrs. Berdel Taylor and children and W.A. Zeutz of Co. Bluffs.
Mrs. Les Chambers and children, Sioux City; Mr. and Mrs. Ruel Harold and family, Imogene; John Meyer, Donna Meyer, Bonnie Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Jones, Shenandoah; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gustafson and Dale, Wall, So. Dak.; Mrs. Charles Hodges and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Peterson and daughters, Logan; Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Harold, Pacific Junction; John Toman, Crescent; Mrs. Faye Colwell, Monmouth, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gustafson, St. Pacoima, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Gustafson, Glendale, Calif.; Mrs. Roberta Arp, Fairbury, Neb.; Mrs. Cyrus Tague and Mary, Woodbine; Mrs. Les. Hiatt and children, Tabor and Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Hodges and Bobby, Malvern.
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Jones and sons, Red Oak.
Mrs. Ray Lechliter and children, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Scott, Tommy and Susan, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Crosby and Terry, Mrs. Donald Crosby and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. M.K. Crosby and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ross of Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Harold, Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Hodges, Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Farrington, Mrs. Addie Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Martindale and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Scott, Deanne Rager and Blaine Farrington of Glenwood.
37TH HODGES FAMILY REUNION HELD SUNDAY
Glenwood Opinion Tribune
September 1, 1955
The 37th annual Hodges reunion was held Sunday, August 28, at the Glenwood Lake Park, with Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hodges of Buffalo, Mo., as honored guests.
There were 75 relatives and friends present.
The regular meeting was held with John Meyer of Topeka, Kans. presiding. New business was taken care of and officers and committeemen were elected. The remaining part of the day was spent playing various games and visiting. The event was closed by everyone enjoying ice cream and cake and saying farewell until next year.
Glenwood Opinion Tribune
August 23, 1978
The 60th annual reunion of Earl and Minnie Hodges was held Sunday at Glenwood Lake Park with 103 attending.
Addie Martin, who is the only one living of eleven children, was the oldest person attending. She will be 90 years young in February. A picnic lunch was served.
Attending were: Tammie Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Peote, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Huff, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Peote, all of Lincoln, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Harold, Marvin and Tim Harold all of Tekamah, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Harold and Mike, Harington, Neb.;
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kjeldgaard and Greg, Fremont, Neb.; Marie Upah and Effa Hiatt, Omaha, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Steve Bowman and family, Grand Island, Neb.; Milan Kruse, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kramer all of Elkhorn, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Harold and Jeremy, Wynot, Neb.
Also Mr. and Mrs. Les Gilbert, Arcola, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Lew Worthem, Maude Worthem, and Kim Faeror, all of Elmhurst, Ill.; Delores Patterson, Hollywood, Fla.; James Worthem, New Berlin, Wisc.; Mr. and Mrs. John Meyer and Brenda, Bedah Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Rob Meyer, all of Topeka, Kan.; Mr. and Mrs. Marion Jones and family, Emerson; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hodges and family, Logan; Florine Riefe and girls, Modale; Mr. and Mrs. Ruel Harold, Shenandoah; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Scott, Orange City; Betty Bye Streeter, Sidney;
Also, Leonard Harold, Opal Ervin, Marcia Carter, Maxine Shoaf all of Council Bluffs; Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Harold, Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Carlson and Kerry, Mr. and Mrs. Burl Harold, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Harold, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Jones, Floyd Hull, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Richards and family, all of Red Oak; Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Manning, Addie Martin, Catherine Williams, Verla Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Mitchell and family, Mr. and Mrs. Doug Harold and family, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Chambers and family, Roy Scott, Sharon Howard, Pat McMahan, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Martindale all of Glenwood.