George Hodgson - Cleveland Worsted Mills

13501 Lake Shore Boulevard
George H. Hodgson
George H. Hodgson

George Hodgson was the president and general manager of the Cleveland Worsted Mills Co. for fifty years and became chairman of the board in 1937. He was a member of the General George W. Goethals’ war service committee in Washington, which furnished all specifications for cloth used by the army in World War I.

George H. Hodgson was born in Bradford England on September 19, 1861, to Frederick and Sarah Hodgson. He was educated at schools in England before coming to Cleveland in 1883 at the age of twenty-two. Ten years later he founded Cleveland Worsted Mills in 1893.

George married Margaret Flanagan in Cleveland on December 20, 1897. She was born in Cleveland on December 22, 1868. They had three children: George H. Jr., born on February 27, 1901; Margaret born December 11, 1905, and Olive (Hileman). Margaret died on March 18, 1906, at just three months old.

He was a director of the Sheriff Street Market and Storage Company and a director of Union Trust Company, identified with the Philadelphia Textile School.

Social clubs included Canterbury, Country, Mid-Day, Roadside, and Union Clubs plus Manufacturer’s Country Club of Philadelphia and Manhattan Club of New York.

Margaret died on March 15, 1939. George died on December 18, 1943, in St. Lukes Hospital after a short illness. Both are buried in Lake View Cemetery.