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Hodgson, Ernest Franklinlocked

(20 May 1871–03 October 1948)
  • James B. Tedesco
  •  and Paul H. Tedesco

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Hodgson, Ernest Franklin (20 May 1871–03 October 1948), a pioneer manufacturer of portable prefabricated factory-built housing, was born in Medford, Massachusetts, the son of Thomas Hodgson, a master watchmaker, and Caroline Bentley, both born in Staffordshire, England. In the 1880s the family moved to Dover, Massachusetts, an agricultural community some fifteen miles southwest of Boston. Ernest was educated in the local schools and worked on his father's farm, where he devised a new type of chicken brooder. In 1891 Ernest sold several of his new brooders to A. F. Hunter, of neighboring South Natick. Hunter, the editor of ...

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