We actually know very little about Theron's family at this
time. According to funeral home records, his father's name was William.
See how William is connected to the Hoadley family
in the Trowbridge book.
We have some probate records of a Loura May
Hoadley, minor child of William Hoadley , dated October 1890 [Calendar
book 1, page 101, Box 104 Monroe County Courthouse, Albia IA. ]
Petitioner, Isaac Thompson, represents that Louie May
Hoadley, 12, minor heir of William Hoadley, deceased, has property in
this state consisting of a claim for pension due from the US government
on account of military service performed by said William Hoadley in the
war of the late rebellion.
The petitioner asks the court appoint Samuel Williams
guardian of said minor heirs. Witnesses, Samuel William, Isaac Thompson
(his mark) & John W. H. Griffin, Oct 1, 1890.
State of Iowa, Monroe Co.; I, Olive Thompson, of said
county, chose to have Samie Williams appointed guardian of my sister,
Lois May Hoadley, aged 11 years; said minor being an orphan, and having
lived with me during the past five years. Witness my hand this 29th day
of Sept. 1 890. Miss Olive Thompson; witnesses, Isaac Thompson &
Calendar of Guardians: William Hoadley, decedent; ward
Louie May Hoadley, 12, son; Monroe Co. , Iowa. Samuel Williams,
guardian, appointed Oct. 8, 1890; bond $100. by Joseph W. Lewis.
[I'm not positive that this is our William's daughter.
Could be the jr. Wm's dau? Have sent for civil war pension on William
Hoadley. Maybe they will have answers.]
I, Thearon Hoadley, of Albia, Monroe County, Iowa, being of
sound and disposing mind and memory, do hereby make, publish and declare this
my last will and testament, in manner following , to-wit:
1. I hereby direct that all just debts and funeral expenses
and expenses of my last sickness , be first paid out of the assets of my estate.
2nd. Subject to the foregoing, I hereby will, devise and
bequeath all property of every kin d and character which I may possess at my
decease to my four children, to-wit: Gladys Gowdy , of Ottumwa, Iowa; Ivan
Hoadley, of Princeton, Illinois; William Hoadley, of Foster, Iowa, and Mary
Peterson, of Flint, Michigan, share and share alike, said four children to share
equally in my estate.
3rd. I hereby nominate and appoint as executor of my estate,
John Robinson, of Foster, Iowa , and request that he be permitted to serve as
such executor without bond.
Witness my hand this 30th day of December, A.D. 1933
Thearon Hoadley, Testator
The foregoing instrument, was, on this 30th day of December,
1933, executed and signed in ou r presence by the testator, Thearon Hoadley, as
and for his last will and testament, and we , at his request, in his presence
and in the presence of each other, hereby subscribe our names as witnesses
Dated this 30th day of December, 1933
Thos. Hickenlooper - Floyd Hickenlooper, Witnesses
CERTIFICATE PROBATE OF WILL.
State of Iowa, Monroe County, SS:
I, A.J. Head, Clerk of the District Court of the State of
Iowa, in and for said County, do hereby certify that the foregoing Will of
Thearon Hoadley, deceased, was on the 10th day of November, 1934, duly proved
and admitted to probated and record in said District Court, in accordance with
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed
the seal of said Court, at my office in Albia, in said County, on this 10th day
of November, A. D. 1934.
A. J. Head, Clerk District Court
Both are buried at Eslinger Cemetery, Albia, Monroe Co., IA.
Children of Theron Hoadley and Sarah Robinson are:
7 i. Curtis3 Robinson6,
born 11 Jun 1891; died 04 Mar 1943 in Joliet, Il. Curtis was
illegitimate. Mom says he drank a lot and
that is what killed him. He died in Joliet, IL. Before he died, called
his brother Ivan and said there was something very important he wanted
to tell Ivan. Ivan lived in Albia at the time and couldn't get to IL.
The secret died with Curtis. He is buried at Eslinger Cemetery.
+ 8 ii. Gladys Hoadley, born 01 Jan 1900 in Monroe
County, Ia; died 09 Feb 1958.
+ 9 iii. Ivan Hoadley, born 05 Feb 1901 in Avery,
Monroe Co., Ia; died 07 Dec 1978 in Savanna, Carroll Co., Il.
10 iv. Ceford Hoadley, born 18 Jun 1903 in Albia,
Monroe Co., Ia8; died 08 Jul 1915 in Monroe County, Ia9.
Burial: Eslinger Cemetery, Albia, Monroe County, Ia Cause of Death: Drowned at Brompton's Pond. Ivan was
11 v. William Hartley Hoadley, born 23 Jun 1904 in
Albia, Monroe Co., Ia10; died 29 Jul 1937. According to Kenneth Goudy, William
may have had children by a
woman named Frances Robinson. In my research I did find a Frances
Robinson b 15 Oct 1903 in Albia IA. Kenneth said that Frances was a
school teacher and stayed with "Gramma" for awhile. Then she
and William left and went to somewhere around the Quad Cities, IA.
After awhile, William came back, but they never heard any more about
More About William Hartley Hoadley: Burial: Eslinger Cemetery, Albia, Monroe County, Ia
Cause of Death: Coal fell on him while he and Ivan
were eating lunch at a coalmine where they worked.
12 vi. Mary I. Hoadley, born 01 Nov 1905 in Foster,
Monroe Co., Ia; died 09 Feb 1997 in Durand Convalescent Center, Durand,
Mi. She married Edward Peterson.
Obituary for Mary Peterson:
"PETERSON, MARY I. - Of Durand, formerly of
Flint, age 91, died Sunday, February 9, 1997 at Durand Convalescent
Center. Funeral Service will be held at 10AM Wednesday, February 12, 199
7 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Pastor Goodman L. Cox
officiating. Burial in Sunset Hills Cemetery. Visitation 2-5 and 6-9PM
Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Peterson was born in Foster, Iowa on
November 1, 1905 and was a resident of the Flint area most o f her life.
She was a member of UAW Local 651. Mrs. Peterson was employed at AC
Spark Plug for 35 years. Surviving are 4 nephews, Wilbur Goudy of
Davison, Don Goudy of Texas, Kenneth Goudy of Iowa and Tom Goudy of
Clio; great-nephew, Terry Van Cleave; 2 great-nieces, Maribeth Warner
and Sherry Reeves; several great-great nieces and nephews. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Edward, in 1966; 2 nieces, Evelyn Van
Cleave, in 1991 and Bev Mullens, i n 1988."
Mary and Ed would come to Iowa in the summer for a
visit and take Mom and the other kids to town for ice cream. They sent
presents at Christmas. Mom spent some time with them in Michigan one
summer. They had a nice house and Aunt Mary was very picky about keeping
it clean. She knew right away if you didn't vaccuum like you were told.
One of Mom's first boyfriends was one of Mary and Ed's neighbors.
In a conversation with Kenneth Goudy, he told me that
when his Grandmother died, he got a bib le and a photo of Theron
Hoadley's mother and she was clearly Native American. Mary talked him
into giving her the bible and photo, promising to return it some day but
never did. I ask ed Mary's niece about it and she says she never saw a
bible or the photo and doesn't know what would have happened to them.
13 vii. Orval Hoadley, born 01 Mar 1908 in Albia,
Monroe Co., Ia11; died 08 Dec 1920 in Albia, Monroe
Co., Ia. Burial: Eslinger Cemetery, Albia, Monroe County, Ia
Generation No. 3
8. Gladys3 Hoadley (Theron2, William
Wallace1) was born 01 Jan
1900 in Monroe County, Ia, and died 09 Feb 1958. She married Curtis Goudy12.
Burial: Shaw Cemetary, Ottumwa, Ia
Children of Gladys Hoadley and Curtis Goudy are:
+ 14 i. Evelyn4 Goudy, born 06 Jan 1922;
died 12 May 1991.
15 ii. Kenneth Goudy, born 16 Nov 1923.
16 iii. Wilbur Goudy, born 12 Jan 1929.
17 iv. Donald Goudy, born 27 Aug 1931.
18 v. Beverly Goudy, born 15 Nov 1936; died 30 May
19 vi. Thomas Goudy, born 18 Jan 1941.
9. Ivan3 Hoadley (Theron2, William
Wallace1) was born 05 Feb
1901 in Avery, Monroe Co., Ia13, and died 07 Dec 1978 in
Savanna, Carroll Co., Il. He married Rosie Bell Leigh Jan 1933 in Princeton,
Illinois, daughter of William Leigh and Lennie Davis.
Children of Ivan Hoadley and Rosie Leigh are:
+ 20 i. Lois May4 Hoadley, born 03 May 1933
in Princeton, Il.
+ 21 ii. Sarah Jane Hoadley, born 09 Sep 1935 in
Princeton, Il; died 1988 in Clinton, Ia.