"History isn’t a myth-making discipline, it’s a myth-busting discipline ..."

Sir Richard Evans FBA

Sunday, June 29, 2014


Thomas James and Mary Jane Hodgson and their children immigrated to Canada in 1894. The Hodgsons purchased land from the Reverend Dunn and his wife and are recorded paying taxes on 10 acres starting in 1898. As from 1900 they owned 14.5 acres.
Thomas James Hodgson Sr. was a well-respected man and a councillor. He was an uncle of Richard Stanley Whiting, the well-known postmaster, who immigrated in 1907.
The Hodgson family still shows up in the Canada Census of 1911 as living in Whonnock but they had moved away to Hatzic by 1912.
On the photo of the first Whonnock school (previous post) are three of the Hodgson children. 
Click on the image of the descendant chart to enlarge.