Hodkinson, Thomas Robert (1846-1909)


Thomas was born 23 March 1846 at Tean, Cheadle, Staffordshire, to parents Thomas a provision dealer, and Mary.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Thomas.

  • 1861 pupil teacher
  • 1871 silk manufacturer’s general manager
  • 1881 commercial traveller
  • 1891 Baptist minister

The family emigrated to USA in 1892, where Thomas continued as a minister.

He married Jane (Jennie) White (1848-1947) on 19 September 1870 at St Asaph, Birmingham, Warwickshire. Census returns identify one child.

  • Willie Edwin (1871-1953) – a mail carrier (1910)

Thomas died on 11 December 1909 at Woodburn, Clarke County, Iowa, USA


  • 1868 Winsford & Tarporley
  • 1869 Kidderminster
  • 1871 disappears


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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