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Morris John "Shorty" Hoge

Male 1912 - 2004


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  • Name  Morris John "Shorty" Hoge  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname  Shorty 
    Born  27 Jul 1912  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1920  Brown Township, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Morris J. Hoge, son, male, white, age 7, single, attended school since September 1919, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, occupation none
    Iowa State Census  1925  Brown Township, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Morris Hoge, son, male, white, age 12, single, attended grade school, state highest grade (1-8): 6, number of months in school in 1924: 9, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: John Hoge, father's birthplace: Iowa, name of mother: Laura Smith, mother's birthplace: Iowa, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, church affiliation: Friends
    Census  1930  Brown Township, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Maurice J. Hoge, son, male, white, age 17, single, attended school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation none
    Residence  Jul 2000  Springville, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence  Feb 2004  Springville, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Obituary  Sep 2004  Marion, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    at the Murdoch Funeral Home web site 
    • Morris John "Shorty" Hoge, 92, of Springville, died Sunday, September 5, 2004, in St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2004, at the Friends Meeting House in Whittier. Burial: Whittier Friends Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 4 -8 p.m. today (Tuesday, September 7, 2004,) at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Marion.

      Survivors include his children, Lois Johnson of Central City, Kenneth Hoge and wife Phyllis of Springville, Gladys McShane and husband Steven of Springville and Norma Cress and husband Howard of Troy Mills; a brother, Ivan Hoge and wife Sis of Anamosa; two sisters, Alma Keen and husband Leonard of Bloomington, Indiana, and Ellen Day and husband Charles of Des Moines; ten grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.

      He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret; a brother, Arnold; and two sisters, Mary and Selma.

      Morris was born July 27, 1912, to John and Laura Smith Hoge in Springville, Iowa. On December 26, 1936, he was united in marriage to Margaret Stratton in Winona, Ohio. Margaret died July 2, 1973. Morris was a truck driver and milk hauler for many years until his retirement. He was a longtime resident of Whittier, where he was a member of the Friends Meeting. Morris enjoyed hunting, fishing, card playing, golfing and the Cubs. He read every book published by Louis Lamour.

      A memorial fund has been established in memory of Morris.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Morris J. Hoge; born: 27 July 1912; died: 5 September 2004 (V); last residence: 52336 (Springville, Linn, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 479-07-7915; state where issued: Iowa
    Died  5 Sep 2004  Saint Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried  8 Sep 2004  Whittier Cemetery, Brown Township, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I32028  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  John E. Hoge,   b. 7 May 1886, Coal Creek, Keokuk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1964 
    Mother  Laura Alice Smith,   b. 22 Jul 1884, Springville, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1971, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt Oct 1909  [7, 9
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Laura A. and John E. Hoge's grave is located at the Whittier Cemetery in Brown Township, Linn County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Hoge. Laura A. 1884 - 1971; John E. 1886 - 1964"
    The Headstone of John E. and Laura A. (Smith) Hoge
    The Headstone of John E. and Laura A. (Smith) Hoge
    Family ID  F11758  Group Sheet

    Family  Margaret A. Stratton,   b. 24 Nov 1917, Winona, Columbiana County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1973, Whittier, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Dec 1936  Winona, Columbiana County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Issue 
    • There were four children from this marriage.
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Morris J. and Margaret A. Hoge's grave is located at the Whittier Cemetery in Brown Township, Linn County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Hoge. Morris J.; Margaret A. November 24, 1917 - July 2, 1973" (The photo was taken before Morris's death.)
    The Headstone of Morris John 'Shorty' and Margaret A. (Stratton) Hoge
    The Headstone of Morris John "Shorty" and Margaret A. (Stratton) Hoge
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F16287  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S4397] Hoge, Arnold Smith - Obituary, (originally published at the Kuhn Funeral Home web site, February 2004; Earlham, Dexter, and Redfield, Dallas County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S3706] Zaba Search (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S4395] Hoge, Morris John "Shorty" - Obituary, (originally published at the Murdoch Funeral Home web site, September 2004; Marion, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Brown Township, Linn County, Iowa; enumeration district: 84; supervisor's district: 5, sheet number: 3A, page number: 19; enumeration date: January 8, 1920

    6. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Brown Township, Linn County, Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1804

    7. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Brown Township, Linn County, Iowa; enumeration district: 59-6, supervisor's district: 10; sheet number: 3A, page number: 234; enumeration date: April 8, 1930

    8. [S11121] Dunbar, Mary Asenath (Hoge) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of the St. Petersburg Times, July 2002; Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Brown Township, Linn County, Iowa; enumeration district: 77, supervisor's district: 5, sheet number: 18A, page number: 43; enumeration date: May 3, 1910

    10. [S4396] Hoge, Laura Alice (Smith) and John E. - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Whittier Cemetery in Brown Township, Linn County, Iowa; photo provided courtesy of an unknown contributor at the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (web site); Memorials #: 107341S3 & 107342S3) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S5404] Hoge, Margaret A. (Stratton) - Obituary, (originally published in The Cedar Rapids Gazette, page 23, July 3, 1973; Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S4399] World Connect - Full: treadway, (last updated: 2010-09-12 02:04:08 UTC (Sun), contact Dan) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S5405] Hoge, Morris John "Shorty" and Margaret A. (Stratton) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Whittier Cemetery in Brown Township, Linn County, Iowa; photo provided courtesy of an unknown contributor at the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (web site); Memorial #: 107327S3) (Reliability: 3).