Biography of Alfred B. Hodges
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Hodges, Alfred Baylies, was born in Norton, August 17, 1841, a son of William S. and Avis P. (Whitmarsh) Hodges. His early education was obtained in the Norton public schools, after which he started in life as a grocery clerk in Foxboro, where he remained until 1862, when he enlisted in the 4th Regiment, M. V. M., and went to Algiers, La. Here he was confined to the hospital for a time with swamp fever and then went to Brashear City and Port Hudson, then home via Cairo. and received his discharge at Camp Hooker in August, 1863. After recovering from the fever and ague which he contracted in the South, he came to Taunton in 1864 and went to the Taunton Oil Cloth Works and from there to the Porter Britannia Company, where he remained thirteen years. In January, 1877, he was appointed assistant marshal and in July, 1879, was appointed city marshal and remained in that office until 1885. He opened an insurance broker's office in that year, which he conducted until 1890, and was again appointed city marshal for one year. In 1891 he reopened his insurance office and continued in that business until April, 1896. In 1896 he was appointed on the Massachusetts district police force, which position he now holds. Mr. Hodges has always been active in military life and was a member of the the 1st regiment, M. V. M., seventeen years. He worked his way up from private until he was appointed lieutenant colonel under Col. Wellington, which position he held until he retired He is a thirty second degree Mason, a Knight Templar, a past master of King David Lodge, A. F. & A. M., and a past commander of William H. Bartlett Post No. 3. G. A. R. December 14, 1864, he married. Ellen Augusta, daughter of Augustus L. and Vesti (Leach) Pratt of Norton, and they have one daughter, Bertha Ellen Hodges.

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A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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