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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 & Ceccil Pettey.

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.]

Theron's Will:

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 thereto.

Dated this 30th day of December, 1933

Thos. Hickenlooper - Floyd Hickenlooper, Witnesses


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 law.

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 there.

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 Frances.

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 1987.

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.


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