Gazlay Family History

FamilyAlice E. Hodgeboom


FatherHarry C. Hodgeboom (ca. 1878 - )
MotherWilhelmina ‘Minnie’ Steinheart (ca. 1881 - )

Personal Information

Record Created: 15 April 2010; Last Edited: 16 April 2011 
NameAlice E. Hodgeboom
Born 6 July 1906 in Harrison, New Jersey1, 2, 3
Married ca. 1924 to William Passmore McGregor4
Divorced ca. 1930 from William Passmore McGregor
Married ca. 1932 to Burtis B. Greenfield5
Died 16 January 1974 in Kearny, New Jersey2, 5
Buried in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny, Hudson County, New Jersey5


Alice was a secretary to the vice president of the Mohawk Savings and Loan Co. in Newark, New Jersey, for eight years until her retirement in 1973. Previously she was a secretary for the Kearny Federal Savings & Loan Co. She lived in Kearny for 45 years, the last several at the home of her daughter Ruth.1, 6


Spouse 1FamilyWilliam Passmore McGregor (son of David McGregor and Nellie Birrell Patterson)
Born 18 July 1897 in New Jersey
Married 20 November 1921 to Josephine Caroline Voelker
Married ca. 1924 to Alice E. Hodgeboom
Married 6 May 1934 in Elkton, Maryland to Leonette Sophia Scales
Died 20 December 1976
Children of Alice E. Hodgeboom and William Passmore McGregor:
+1.FamilyRuth Birrill McGregor
Born ca. November 1926
Married to Verlon E. Hamilton
Spouse 2FamilyBurtis B. Greenfield
Married ca. 1932 to Alice E. (née Hodgeboom) McGregor


  1. Record of visit with Ruth Hamilton by Robert Lee Gazlay and Doris M. (McGregor) Gazlay
  2. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Alice Greenfield, no. 145-14-6520
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, New Jersey, Hudson County, East Newark, Enumeration District 31, Sheet 7B
  4. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, New Jersey, Hudson County, East Newark, Enumeration District 9-238, Sheet 10A, family of Harry Hodgeboom with daughter Alice McGregor and her daughter Ruth.
  5. Obituary, Newark Star Ledger, Newark, New Jersey, Alice Greenfield, 17 January 1974, page 36. Microfilm, Library of Congress, Madison Building, Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room.
  6. Wisconsin Marriages 1836-1930, available at; Groom: William Soaper Gazlay, born in Henderson, Ky; Bride: Virginia Elizabeth Miller, born in Lacrosse, Wis.; Marriage Date/Place: 12 June 1906, Lacrosse, Wis.; Groom’s Father: Addison M. Gazlay; Groom’s Mother: Maria S. Gazlay; Bride’s Father: Hiram Garrett Miller; Bride’s Mother: Virginia Elizabeth Miller.