Kenneth G Hodge

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Kenneth G "Ken" Hodge was born 9 Aug 1914 in [[San Bernardino County, California]] to [[#Harry Hallam Hodge|Harry Hallam Hodge]] (1886-1956) and his wife [[#Frances E Bedford|Frances E Bedford]].  Harry was at first a bookkeper and cashier, and later assistant manager and later still manager, for the flour mill Globe Grain and Milling Company in Colton.
 
Kenneth G "Ken" Hodge was born 9 Aug 1914 in [[San Bernardino County, California]] to [[#Harry Hallam Hodge|Harry Hallam Hodge]] (1886-1956) and his wife [[#Frances E Bedford|Frances E Bedford]].  Harry was at first a bookkeper and cashier, and later assistant manager and later still manager, for the flour mill Globe Grain and Milling Company in Colton.
  
Frances died on [[Dec 7]], 1916 at Colton when Kenneth was only 2.  His father who had been promoted by this time to assistant manager, remarried between 1920 and 1922 to Anna Barbara Breitling, daughter of George Breitling and his wife Laura Smith, also residents of Colton.  Harry and Anna had two children: Harry H Hodge Jr in 1923 and Richard Breitling Hodge in 1926, both born in San Bernardino County.
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Frances died on 7 Dec 1916 at Colton when Kenneth was only 2.  His father who had been promoted by this time to assistant manager, remarried between 1920 and 1922 to Anna Barbara Breitling, daughter of George Breitling and his wife Laura Smith, also residents of Colton.  Harry and Anna had two children: Harry H Hodge Jr in 1923 and Richard Breitling Hodge in 1926, both born in San Bernardino County.
  
Kenneth moved to Los Angeles, working as a guide and also in public relations before becoming an assistant producer for a few years for Lux Radio Theatre.  "...Ken Hodge had worked in radio for many years, producing [[Lux Radio Theatre]]." (''My Story'', p 43)  The Voters Registration rolls show Ken in public relations in 1940 so he could not have started as an assitant producer at Lux before then.  By 1942 he is listed in the rolls as "assistant producer."
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Kenneth moved to Los Angeles, working as a guide and also in public relations before becoming an assistant producer for a few years for Lux Radio Theatre.  "...Ken Hodge had worked in radio for many years, producing [[Lux Radio Theatre]]." (''Rock Hudson, His Story'', p 43)  The Voters Registration rolls show Ken in public relations in 1940 so he could not have started as an assitant producer at Lux before then.  By 1942 he is listed in the rolls as "assistant producer."
  
[[Rock Hudson]], at that time still going by his name Roy Fitzgerald, was discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1946 and decided to go to California because his father, was living in Long Beach.  He found a job driving for Budget Pack.  In Long Beach, for the first time, he met men who were open about being gay.  One of these was Kenneth G Hodge.  "...Ken was thirty-six and Roy was twenty-one...he lived in a penthouse...in the [[Chateau Marmont]], a building owned by his Aunt Bernadette." (''My Story'', p 43)  But Davidson was wrong as Kenneth was only 32 when they met.
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[[Rock Hudson]], at that time still going by his name Roy Fitzgerald, was discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1946 and decided to go to California because his father, was living in Long Beach.  He found a job driving for Budget Pack.  In Long Beach, for the first time, he met men who were open about being gay.  One of these was Kenneth G Hodge.  "...Ken was thirty-six and Roy was twenty-one...he lived in a penthouse...in the [[Chateau Marmont]], a building owned by his Aunt Bernadette." (''His Story'', p 43)  But Davidson was wrong as Kenneth was only 32 when they met.
  
 
Davidson states that Kenneth had left the entertainment business and moved to Long Beach to manage the Chateau Marmont which his aunt owned.  The Voter Registration shows Ken and Roy's address in 1948 and in 1950 as 921 E Broadway.  This does not appear to be the Chateau Marmont unless it's address has since changed.
 
Davidson states that Kenneth had left the entertainment business and moved to Long Beach to manage the Chateau Marmont which his aunt owned.  The Voter Registration shows Ken and Roy's address in 1948 and in 1950 as 921 E Broadway.  This does not appear to be the Chateau Marmont unless it's address has since changed.
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===Primary documentation===
 
===Primary documentation===
 
*California Birth Index [http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&rank=0&f2=Kenneth&f1=Hodge&sx=&f9=&f5=&f4=&rg_f3__date=&rs_f3__date=0&f6=&f7=&gskw=&prox=1&db=cabirth1905&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&fh=10&recid=10042528&recoff=1+3 here] showing : "Kenneth G Hodge, born 9 Aug 1914, San Bernardino County, mother's maiden name Bedford" [Note: A reverse search using only Hodge and Bedford, shows no other children for this combination.]
 
*California Birth Index [http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&rank=0&f2=Kenneth&f1=Hodge&sx=&f9=&f5=&f4=&rg_f3__date=&rs_f3__date=0&f6=&f7=&gskw=&prox=1&db=cabirth1905&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&fh=10&recid=10042528&recoff=1+3 here] showing : "Kenneth G Hodge, born 9 Aug 1914, San Bernardino County, mother's maiden name Bedford" [Note: A reverse search using only Hodge and Bedford, shows no other children for this combination.]
*California Death Index on microfiche, filmed and online at [http://www.vitalsearch-ca.com/gen/_nonmembers/ca/_vitals/cade905m.htm Vitalsearch-ca.com] showing : "Frances E Hodge, spouse H H, died age 29 years, on [[Dec 7]], 1916, San Bernardino County"
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*California Death Index on microfiche, filmed and online at [http://www.vitalsearch-ca.com/gen/_nonmembers/ca/_vitals/cade905m.htm Vitalsearch-ca.com] showing : "Frances E Hodge, spouse H H, died age 29 years, on 7 Dec 1916, San Bernardino County"
 
*World War I Draft Registration Card [http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&rank=0&gsfn=Harry&gsln=Hodge&sx=&f1=&f2=&f3=&f20=&f16=&f15=&rg_f14__date=&rs_f14__date=0&f18=&gskw=&prox=1&db=ww1draft&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&fh=2&recid=1453675&recoff=1+3 here] showing : "Harry Hallam Hodge, of 1128 N8th, Colton; born 18 Jun 1886 at Independence, Kansas; Cashier at Globe Grain and Milling Co of Colton; Single, 1 child; Tall, Stout, Gray eyes, Light Brown hair; One eye blind; June 5, 1917 at Colton"
 
*World War I Draft Registration Card [http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&rank=0&gsfn=Harry&gsln=Hodge&sx=&f1=&f2=&f3=&f20=&f16=&f15=&rg_f14__date=&rs_f14__date=0&f18=&gskw=&prox=1&db=ww1draft&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&fh=2&recid=1453675&recoff=1+3 here] showing : "Harry Hallam Hodge, of 1128 N8th, Colton; born 18 Jun 1886 at Independence, Kansas; Cashier at Globe Grain and Milling Co of Colton; Single, 1 child; Tall, Stout, Gray eyes, Light Brown hair; One eye blind; June 5, 1917 at Colton"
 
*1920 Census of Colton, San Bernardino County, California [http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&rank=0&gsfn=Kenneth&gsln=Hodge&sx=&f8=California&f9=&f10=&f20=&rg_fa5__date=&rs_fa5__date=0&f16__n=&rg_f19__date=&rs_f19__date=0&f18=&fa20=&f21=&fa18=&f22=&fa14=&gskw=&prox=1&db=1920usfedcen&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&fh=1&recid=6593363&recoff=1+3+21 here] showing : "Fred C Waldschmidt 42 b IL; Bernardine 34 b CA; Harry H Hodge 33 widower b KS/NY/OH; Kenneth G Hodge 5 b CA/KS/CA"
 
*1920 Census of Colton, San Bernardino County, California [http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&rank=0&gsfn=Kenneth&gsln=Hodge&sx=&f8=California&f9=&f10=&f20=&rg_fa5__date=&rs_fa5__date=0&f16__n=&rg_f19__date=&rs_f19__date=0&f18=&fa20=&f21=&fa18=&f22=&fa14=&gskw=&prox=1&db=1920usfedcen&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&fh=1&recid=6593363&recoff=1+3+21 here] showing : "Fred C Waldschmidt 42 b IL; Bernardine 34 b CA; Harry H Hodge 33 widower b KS/NY/OH; Kenneth G Hodge 5 b CA/KS/CA"
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==Harry Hallam Hodge==
 
==Harry Hallam Hodge==
Harry Hallam Hodge was born 18 Jun 1886 at Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas to Morgan Cooper Hodge, and Emma J Woods.  By 1900 the family had moved to Rialto, San Bernardino County, California.  Harry married Frances E Bedford and had one child, Kenneth G Hodge, but his first wife died Dec 1916.  Harry went to work for the flour mill Globe Grain and Milling Company of Colton, California; first as a cashier but rising to Assistant Manager by 1920, and Manager by 1934.  Between 1920 and 1922 he had married again to Anna Barbara Breitling (b 1897), and had two more children: Harry H Hodge Jr in 1923 and Richard Breitling Hodge in 1926, both born in San Bernardino County.  Harry died 11 Dec 1956 in San Bernardino County, California.
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Harry Hallam Hodge was born 18 Jun 1886 at Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas to Morgan Cooper Hodge, and Emma J Woods.  By 1900 the family had moved to Rialto, San Bernardino County, California.  Harry married Frances E Bedford and had one child, Kenneth G Hodge, but his first wife died 7 Dec 1916 in San Bernardino County.  Harry went to work for the flour mill Globe Grain and Milling Company of Colton, California; first as a cashier but rising to Assistant Manager by 1920, and Manager by 1934.  Between 1920 and 1922 he had married again to Anna Barbara Breitling (b 1897), and had two more children: Harry H Hodge Jr in 1923 and Richard Breitling Hodge in 1926, both born in San Bernardino County.  Harry died 11 Dec 1956 in San Bernardino County, California.
  
 
===Primary documentation for 2===
 
===Primary documentation for 2===
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Frances E Bedford was born 1896/7 in California.
 
Frances E Bedford was born 1896/7 in California.
  
She married Harry Hallam Hodge and they had only one surviving child Kenneth G Hodge on [[Aug 9]], 1914 in San Bernardino County, California.
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She married Harry Hallam Hodge and they had only one surviving child Kenneth G Hodge on 9 Aug 1914 in San Bernardino County, California.
  
Frances died on [[Dec 7]], 1916 in San Bernardino County.
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Frances died on 7 Dec 1916 in San Bernardino County.
  
 
===Primary documents for 3===
 
===Primary documents for 3===
 
*California Birth Index [http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&rank=0&f2=Kenneth&f1=Hodge&sx=&f9=&f5=&f4=&rg_f3__date=&rs_f3__date=0&f6=&f7=&gskw=&prox=1&db=cabirth1905&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&fh=10&recid=10042528&recoff=1+3 here] showing : "Kenneth G Hodge, born 9 Aug 1914, San Bernardino County, mother's maiden name Bedford" [Note: A reverse search using only Hodge and Bedford, shows no other children for this combination.]
 
*California Birth Index [http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&rank=0&f2=Kenneth&f1=Hodge&sx=&f9=&f5=&f4=&rg_f3__date=&rs_f3__date=0&f6=&f7=&gskw=&prox=1&db=cabirth1905&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&fh=10&recid=10042528&recoff=1+3 here] showing : "Kenneth G Hodge, born 9 Aug 1914, San Bernardino County, mother's maiden name Bedford" [Note: A reverse search using only Hodge and Bedford, shows no other children for this combination.]
*California Death Index on microfiche, filmed and online at [http://www.vitalsearch-ca.com/gen/_nonmembers/ca/_vitals/cade905m.htm Vitalsearch-ca.com] showing : "Frances E Hodge, spouse H H, died age 29 years, on [[Dec 7]], 1916, San Bernardino County"
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*California Death Index on microfiche, filmed and online at [http://www.vitalsearch-ca.com/gen/_nonmembers/ca/_vitals/cade905m.htm Vitalsearch-ca.com] showing : "Frances E Hodge, spouse H H, died age 29 years, on 7 Dec 1916, San Bernardino County"
  
 
==Morgan Cooper Hodge==
 
==Morgan Cooper Hodge==
Morgan Cooper Hodge was born about 1854 in Ohio.  By 1875 he is living in Kansas and in the 1880 census he was living at Emporia, Kansas where he was a school teacher. He married by 1900 and moved to Rialto, San Bernardino County, California.  He and his wife had several children.
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Morgan Cooper Hodge was born about 1854 in Ohio.  By 1875 he was living in Kansas and in the 1880 census he was living at Emporia, Kansas where he was a school teacher. He married by 1900 and moved to Rialto, San Bernardino County, California.  He and his wife had several children.
  
 
Morgan Cooper Hodge died 16 Apr 1937 in San Bernardino County, aged 83 years.
 
Morgan Cooper Hodge died 16 Apr 1937 in San Bernardino County, aged 83 years.
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[[Category:California]]
 
[[Category:California]]
 
[[Category:Kansas]]
 
[[Category:Kansas]]
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[[Category:GLBT]]

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