W. P. HODGES. Probably there is not a man better known in Searcy and adjoining counties than W. P. Hodges, the efficient sheriff and collector of this county. He is an intelligent man of affairs, keeps abreast of the times and has the reputation of being one of the most enterprising and progressive men, as well as one of the most trustworthy and capable county officials, being especially fitted for the offices of sheriff and collector. He was born in the county in which he now resides July 31, 1857, and therefore it is not to be wondered at that
Hon. George H. Hodges, the nineteenth governor of Kansas, was chief executive of the state from January, 1913, to January, 1915. Of his capable administration as governor, marked by progressive leadership throughout, a complete review is given elsewhere in this publication in the chapter devoted to the work of the governors. The following paragraphs serve to supplement that review with some of the more personal details and his place as a Kansas citizen and business man. A resident of Kansas nearly fifty years, George Hartshorn Hodges was born at Orion, in Richland County, Wisconsin, February 6, 1866, a son of
Corpl., Air Service, 5th and 2nd A. S. M.; of Beaufort County; son of S. C. and Virginia Hodges. Entered service Dec. 13, 1917, at Washington, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Camp Hancock, Ga., from there to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for Brest, France, March 26, 1918. Promoted to Corpl., June, 1918. Arrived in USA July 3, 1919, New York. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., July 17, 1919.
The object of this page is to note the names and careers of a number of the young people that during the early days were sent or encouraged to attend other educational institutions.
Exhibit 5, Choctaw by Blood