Adaline Hodge was born on Christmas Day, 1865 in a Creek settlement near Wagoner called Choska Bottoms. Her father, Alvin T. Hodge, was a farmer and judge in the Creek Nation. In an interview by the Tulsa World in 1967, she stated, “He owned just about all of Tulsa (county). I mean the land. We could take our allotment anywhere we wanted.”
Adaline attended the historical Tullahasse Creek Mission that Reverend R.M. Loughridge had established in 1850. While there, she was elected to travel with the Reverend and his wife to Carlisle, PA on business. They traveled by train and then wagon. Adaline spoke 3 Indian languages and served as an interpreter. This was something many in her family had done.Her uncle, David M. Hodge, was noted for his translation of the Bible into Creek language, published a dictionary and grammar of the Creek language with Loughridge and served in Washington as a delegate from the Creek Nation. Her sister, Clarissa Hodge Perryman Richards, once owned the land where Hillcrest Hospital now stands.
Adeline’s cousin was Lilah Lindsey; both of them were members of the Perryman Family. Both were great contributors to the city of Tulsa and their Creek heritage.