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Charles Watson Hodge

Male 1856 - 1936  (80 years)


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  • Name Charles Watson Hodge 
    Born 7 February 1856  Roxbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 May 1936  Roxbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Roxbury Center Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1910 Federal Census. Roxbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut
      Roll T624_135, page 2B
      Charles W. Hodge, head, 54, b. CT, parents b. CT, store, lumber hardware

      1920 Federal Census. Roxbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut
      Roll 187, page 2A
      Charles W. Hodge, head, 64, single, first vice president, national bank
      Albert Hodge, father, 98, widowed
      Both were born in Connecticut as were their parents.

      1930 Federal Census. Roxbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut
      Roll 269, page 2B
      Charles Hodge, head, 74, single, b. CT, parents b. CT, bank president, bank
      Naomi Reballie, servant, 44, single, b. CT, parents b. England, housemaid, private house

      Roxbury Center Cemetery, Roxbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut
      Charles Watson Hodge, b. 7 Feb 1856, d. 4 May 1936

      Minor Memorial Library History
      http://www.minormemoriallibrary.org/?page_id=35
      The town officially established its first public library in October 1896, then housed in the back rooms of the old town hall. Long time Roxbury resident Charles Watson Hodge, upon his death in 1936, bequeathed $15,000 to build a library and museum and $15,000 to set-up an endowment fund. The stone structure was completed in 1937 by Clayton B. Squire and named after Charles Hodge’s father, Albert Lafayette Hodge. Mr. Hodge’s will also stipulated that the then new Hodge Memorial Library and Museum include a museum room to house artifacts from the Hodge family and the Roxbury community. The north wing addition was completed in 1967 thanks to a generous donation by Everett Hurlburt.
      In 1988, after outgrowing the 50 year old Hodge Memorial Library and Museum, Mabel and Sandford Sturdevant Smith donated 3.45 acres of land on South Street to the town. The acreage was given in memory of Rachel Minor Bernhardt and Rulley McKinstry Bernhardt, Mabel B. Smith's parents. The library built on this site was named in honor of Mrs. Smith's mother who was a descendant of Captain John Minor, who explored Roxbury in 1673.   Construction of the Minor Memorial Library was completed in 1994 providing the residents of Roxbury with a library three times the size of the Hodge Memorial Library. The building designed by Noyes-Vogt Architects is 7500 square feet with shelving space for 40,000 items.  In 1998 the Minor Memorial Library was selected by the Association of Connecticut Library Boards to receive the "Award for Excellence in Small Libraries."
      The objectives of the Minor Memorial and Hodge Memorial Library and Museum are to promote and encourage and to serve the needs of the Roxbury Community by providing free access to ideas and information through a diversity of library materials, programs, services and experiences.
    Person ID I104676  Schirado
    Last Modified 11 September 2016 

    Father Albert Lafayette Hodge,   b. 15 October 1822, Roxbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 March 1920, Roxbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Mother Jane E. Welles,   b. 15 October 1823, New Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 January 1903, Roxbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 25 October 1846  New Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F60803  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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