Minnie Hodges Viccellio with Her Children
In a photograph from around 1921, Minnie Hodges (Mrs. Henry — see also a photo of Henry) Viccellio poses with her sons Arthur Bright, Henry (b. 1911), Hodges Parrish (b. 1915), and Lansing Averett (b. 5/6/1918).
The identity of the individual boys in this photo is not certain, but likely Arthur is being held by his mother, Henry is to the right, Hodges is to the left, and Lansing is in the center.
Hodges Parrish Viccellio died as the result of an accident when he was a child (in 1924), and it is said that his mother grieved to death over the loss of her son.
- Mrs. Henry (nee Minnie Averette Hodges b. Feb 28, 1876 d. Sept 1 1927) Viccellio was the daughter of Mary (Pollie) E. Motley & Isham T. Hodges, and granddaughter of the Rev. William Motley and Susan Motley. The Rev. Motley organized Chatham Christian Church and served as its pastor for fifty years. — This information was provided 1/14/2011 by Mary Catherine Plaster, who continues, “[William and Susan Motley were] also my mother Catherine Motley Overbey's paternal grandparents.…In other words, my mother's father Josiah Coleman Motley was brother of Minnie's mother Pollie.”
- The following information was provided 1/15/2011 by Linda Yeatts Brown. — “Minnie Averette Hodges was married to Henry Viccellio (1865-1929) (married 22 June 1899, I have been told, but have not verified). They adopted a child, Ruby, around 1902, then later had four sons. They were: Henry, Hodges (born 1915 and killed in a hunting accident in 1924), Lansing Averett (born 1918), and Arthur. Minnie died in 1927 and Henry died in 1929. Shortly thereafter, Lansing and Arthur were sent to live with their aunt and uncle (Stephanie Viccellio their father's sister, who had married Lucas Hodges, their mother's half-brother). Lucas died in 1932, so then they went to live with a teacher and her husband.”
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