1842 - 1924
Mother We Miss You
Buried Chapel Hill Cemetery, Crittenden County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 25 March 2015.
According to Kentucky death certificate #8605, Isabelle E. Hodge was born 12 April 1842 and died 28 February 1924. The informant was J.J. Hodge.
Isabelle E. Hodge's obituary appeared in the Crittenden Press 7 March 1924. It stated she was better known as "Aunt Ibby" and was born in Jackson County, Tennessee. She was the second daughter of M.A. and Betsy Long. Her first marriage was to Isaac Sisco in 1858 and they had one child, W. Sisco. Her husband died after contracting pneumonia during the Civil War. Aunt Ibby then married William J. Massey in 1864 and he also contracted the illness in camp and caused his early death. They had two children, J.C. and Luella Massey. Aunt Ibbey with her children came to an uncle, George Long, in the Chapel Hill neighborhood in Crittenden County in 1869. She married John A. Hodge in 1878 and had two children, Jewell Jackson and Dona Francis Hodge. She was again left a widow 5 December 1899. She made her home with her son, Jackson Hodge. She had pneumonia and the flu in March 1922 and never regained perfect health and was practically an invalid for the balance of her life. She left four children to mourn their loss: Will Sisco, J.C. Massey, Jewell Jackson [sic], Mrs. Hiram Kirk and Jackson Hodge. Luella Massey died when young.
Published 28 July 2015, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/