Biography of Clayton Hodge
North Central Ohio Biographies

Clayton Hodge is well known in Wooster as a progressive business man. He is assistant manager and director of the Wooster Farm Dairy, 769 Madison Avenue. Mr. lodge was born at Wauseon, Fulton County, Ohio, June 3, 1894, the son of Alexander and Aurelia (Turner) Hodge.

Alexander Hodge was born in Tiffin, Ohio, in 1852, and his wife was a native of Fostoria. For many years he owned and operated a farm in Fulton County, and later lived in Wood County, Ohio. He has been a resident of Wayne County since 1914 and has lived retired in Wooster since 1919. There are five children in the Hodge family: Wilbur, deceased; Carrie, married William Emmerling, lives near Smithville; Nora, married Leslie Daniels, lives in East Union Township, Wayne County; Bertha, married John Huger, lives at Milwaukee, Wis.; and Clayton, the subject of this sketch.

Clayton Hodge obtained his education in the public schools of Fulton Township, where he lived until 1912. He then went to Tennessee and spent two years in business. Upon his return to Ohio he settled on his present farm in East Union Township, where he now lives. He has been connected with the Wooster Farm Dairy since its organization in 1923. The original officers of the company were: Robert Dunn, president; Elmer Amstutz, vice president; and Mr. Hodge, treasurer. The following officers were elected for 1927: William Bixler, president and manager; Ethel Miller, secretary and treasurer; at which time Clayton Hodge was elected a director. In January, 1929, Mr. Hodge was made assistant manager. The company are wholesale and retail dealers in all types of dairy products. Their milk is shipped to Cleveland exclusively.

On Feb. 2, 1919, Mr. Hodge married Miss Marie Richwine, the daughter of Irvin A. and Maggie B. (Douglas) Richwine, of East Union Township. The latter is deceased and is buried in East Union Cemetery. Mr. Richwine has spent his entire life in East Union Township, and engaged in general farming until his retirement. To Mr. and Mrs. Hodge were born four children: Robert, born Dec. 23, 1923; Erwin, born Oct. 5, 1925; Richard, born May 27, 1927; and Sevilla Marie, born Feb. 16, 1929.

Mr. Hodge is a Democrat. He and his family hold membership in the East Union Lutheran Church, of which he served as treasurer for several years.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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