Studio shots, no. 147: Alfonza Hodge.

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Alfonza Hodge (1902-1965).

In the 1910 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 309 Factory Street, Nannie Hodge, 40, widowed factory laborer, and children Flora, 12, Mary, 9, both factory laborers, and Alphus, 7.

On 21 August 1923, Alphonso Hodge, 25, married Lula Hunt, 22, daughter of Lem Hunt and Ora Hunt, in Wilson. Missionary Baptist minister W.M. Baker performed the ceremony in the presence of Willie Baker, Darkis Powell, and Henrietta Baker.

In the 1930 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 809 Mercer Street, Alphonso Hodge, 26, cook at Taylor cafe; wife Lula, 24; and daughter Cleora, 7.

In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 410 Jones Street, Alfonzo Hodge, 36, cook at Dixie Inn, and wife Lula, 35, housemaid.

Alfonza Hodge died 11 March 1965 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, Hodge was born 25 December 1902 in Wilson County to Lenwood Hodge and Nannie E. Young; was a widower; lived at 1009 Railroad Street, Wilson; worked as a cook at Star Cafe. Informant was Cleora Barnes, 206 North East Street, Wilson.

Photo courtesy of user PHILLYEVANS44.

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