Samuel Pleasant Hodson’s album

As the only surviving child of Joshua and Josephine Jones Hodson, Samuel’s life followed a somewhat different course from those of his two younger half-brothers, Leroy and James (my grandfather).

Although he moved to the city early in his married life, he and his wife, Grace Binkley, eventually returned to farming. In addition, he joined in her Old German Baptist Brethren practice, with its religious discipline and strictures.

Here are some images from that life.

From left, my grandmother, Erma Ehrstine Hodson, and grandfather, James Hodson, visit the farm of Samuel and Grace Binkley Hodson. Note the shocks of corn in the field behind them. Hard work, as cousin Floyd once told me.
From left, my grandmother, Erma Ehrstine Hodson, and grandfather, James Hodson, visit the farm of Samuel and Grace Binkley Hodson. Note the shocks of corn in the field behind them. Hard work, as cousin Floyd once told me.
Their wedding portrait, March 4, 1914
Their wedding portrait, March 4, 1914
Their children, Floyd, Jo, Doyt, Wilma, and Harold
Their children, Floyd, Jo, Doyt, Wilma, and Harold
Samuel, age 4
Samuel, age 4
Grace, undated photo
Grace, undated photo
Grace?
Grace?
Written on the back: Were those roasting ears good! did they take work!
Written on the back: Were those roasting ears good! did they take work!
My dad visited them on furlough.
My dad visited them on furlough.

Samuel 9

Samuel 10

Samuel 11
A portrait of their son, Floyd, sits on the mantel during World War II. As a U.S. Marine, Floyd participated in most of the amphibious assaults in the Pacific — and survived.
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