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Ella Rado Oakes (b. May 25, 1886, d. December 18, 1954)

Ella Rado Oakes (daughter of Joab Oakes and Mary Jane Odineal) was born May 25, 1886, and died December 18, 1954. She married (1) William I. Belcher on November 30, 1905 in Franklin Co., VA, son of William Belcher and Lucinda. She married (2) John I. Hodges on December 26, 1920. She married (3) George Wood on June 28, 1938.

 Notes for Ella Rado Oakes:
Ella R. Oakes Belcher Hodges came to Minnesota in April of 1938, with her daughter, Odessa Belcher She came from Virginia to Minnesota to meet a man (George W. Wood), who she had met on a 'Lonely Hearts Club'. They had been writing back and forth for some time. Ella and George soon married.
Odessa, then married the man who lived across the road, Burt Jefferson (Cap) Stiles. They then
had 7 children. Ella and Odessa came to Minnesota in April of 1938, and Ella and George married
that same year, Odessa and Burt married December 8, 1939.

More About Ella Rado Oakes and William I. Belcher:
Marriage: November 30, 1905, Franklin Co., VA.

More About Ella Rado Oakes and John I. Hodges:
Marriage: December 26, 1920

More About Ella Rado Oakes and George Wood:
Marriage: June 28, 1938

Children of Ella Rado Oakes and William I. Belcher are:

  1. Alvin R. Belcher, b. October 18, 1906.
  2. Charlie Hampton Belcher, b. June 04, 1909, d. January 23, 1981.
  3. Arnett Belcher, b. May 08, 1911.
  4. John Daniel Belcher, b. November 04, 1912, d. December 27, 1983.
  5. +Odessa Mae Belcher, b. March 23, 1915, Franklin County, VA, d. June 25, 2002, Rochester, MN.
  6. Doris V.Belcher, b. November 18, 1916, d. 1916.
  7. +Oakey Avis Belcher, b. March 14, 1918, Franklin County, VA, d. 2007.


Children of Ella Rado Oakes and John I. Hodges are:

  1. John M. Hodges, d. July 10, 1944, France.
  2. Christine Avis Hodges.