5. Elizabeth (Eliza)
Parkinson1 was born
on 27 May 1829 in Clitheroe, Lancashire, England. She died on 26
Jul 1901 in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, CA. She was buried on 28 Jul 1901
in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, CA. SOURCE
FURTHER RESEARCH NEEDED: There may also be a sister named Eliza; it appears
that Eliza and her mother Mary emigrated to the United States in 1853.
Eliza married Richard Hodgson after crossing the ocean and before reaching
Salt Lake City 16 Oct 1853.
DEATH RECORD: Eliza P. Hodgson, 26 Jul 1901, age 73, female, married, b. England,
wife of R.,
buried I.O.O.F., S.R., 42:58, Ch.H. Thompson, MD, stomach cancer, died at residence
on 5th St.
OBITUARY: Sonoma Democrat, 27 Jul 1901, p. 4; Mrs. Eliza P. Hodgson Summoned
by Death; An old and respected resident of this city, Mrs. Eliza Parkinson Hodgson,
died at the family residence on Fifth street yesterday morning, after a long
illness. Mrs. Hodgson is survived by her husband, four sons and four daughters.
David Hodgson, the well known Santa Rosa tailor, and John Hodgson, Richard Hodgson
and Joseph Hodgson of Humboldt, Mrs. T.L. Darden of Eureka, Mrs. S.T. Morse,
Miss Alice Hodgson and Miss Ada Hodgson of Santa Rosa, are the daughters. The
deceased lady was a devoted mother and a conscientious Christian woman. She
was born in England on May 27, 1828. With her family she came to California
from the east in 1866. She lived here for over thirty-five years. The funeral
will occur tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late residence.
BAPTISM RECORD: Eliza Hodgson, b. 27 May 1829, Lancashire, England, rebapt. 26
Mar 1854 by Gustave Henriod, conf. 26 Mar 1854 by John Snyder, 17th Ward Records,
CENSUS RECORDS: 1856 Census of Utah, 6th Ward, p. 256, Elizabeth Hodgson, Ann
E. Hodgson, Humphrey Hodgson.
Elizabeth (Eliza) Parkinson and Richard Hodgson
were married in 1853. Richard Hodgson1 was born on 9 Dec 1829 in , Yorkshire,
England. He was christened on 19 Dec 1830 in Ingleton, Yorkshire,
England. He died on 19 Nov 1905 in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, CA.
He was buried on 23 Nov 1905 in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, CA. SOURCE
CHURCH RECORDS: 16th Ward Records, SLC, 1850-1856; Block No.8, Richard
Hodgson, age 27, taylor, Eliza, age 27, under 8 years, 1, Mary Parkinton,
age 66, p.21.
6th Ward records, Richard Hodgson, 1856, canal labor, 2 days work, 1 Jan 1857,
3 days work.
EMIGRATION RECORDS: Richard Hodgson (tailor), age 23 in 1853, emigrated to
America sailed on ship "Ellen Maria" 17 Jan 1853, sponsored by Robert
Menzies, 28 Terrace St., Holbeck, Leeds. Mary age 64 in 1853 and
Eliza age 23, also sponsored by R. Menzies.
Journal of History, dated 19 Sep 1853, reads Richard and Eliza Hodgson,
Mary Parkinson, crossed plains in Capt. Cyrus H. Wheelock Company. Poor Fund
Emigrants arrived 16 Oct 1853 in the afternoon.
CENSUS RECORDS: 1870 Census of Santa Rosa, Sonoma, CA, M593 91, p. 407. 1880
Census of Santa Rosa, Sonoma, CA, T9 0084, p. 121A. 1900 Census of Santa Rosa
Twp, Sonoma, CA, T623 114, p. 345, 11 children, 8 living.
CEMETERY RECORDS: Odd Fellows Cemetery, part of Santa Rosa Memorial Park, 707-542-1580,
NATURALIZATION: Richard Hodgson, 28 Apr 1874, witnesses George P. Noonan, William
McCullough, of Great Britian, c, 3:06, n, 3.
OBITUARY: Sonoma Democrat, 21 Nov 1905, p.2; Richard Hodgson Dead; Highly Respected
Citizen Dies On Sunday Evening. The angel of death claimed Richard Hodson (sic)
Sunday evening at about 9:30 o'clock after a short illness. He had been ailing
all summer and was taken to Scales, Sierra county, for a change but he did not
like it there and returned. He had a light stroke of apoplexy last spring and
a second one last week. Sunday evening about 5:30 o'clock a third stroke came
and he never ralied from it. The end came altogether unexpected. Mr. Hodgson
had been at church at the Holiness Chapel in the morning and was feeling as well
as usual until he was stricken down. Mr. Hodgson would have been 78 years old
in three weeks had he lived. He was married in England before coming to this
country and made the journey to California as his wedding trip thirty-nine years
ago. He has resided here ever since and brought up a large family. Mrs. Hodgson
passed away four years ago last July. The children are Richard and John Hodgson
of Eureka, Joseph Hodgson of Bonnells, Humboldt county; Mrs. May V. Darden of
Berkeley, Mrs. V.S. Bean, David Hodgson, the well known tailor, and Miss Ada
Hodgson and Mrs. Annie Morris, all of this city. The funeral arrangements will
depend upon the arrival of the children.
BAPTISM RECORD: Richard Hodgson, b. 9 Dec 1829, Yorkshire, England, rebaptized,
26 Mar 1854 by Gustave Henriod, confirmed, 26 Mar 1854 by M.H. Peck and Snyder.
17th Ward Records, p. 10. Elizabeth (Eliza) Parkinson and Richard Hodgson had
the following children: