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Edwin E Hobby
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Birth: 1844
Tallahassee
Leon County
Florida, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1899
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Edwin E. Hobby was born to Martin and Anna Elizabeth Slade Hobby. He moved to Texas in 1860, settling in Refugio County. He served as captain in the Confederacy in the 8th Texas Infantry regiment. After the war, he settled in Southeast Texas, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1867. In 1873, he was elected to the State Senate, where he served three terms before resigning in 1879. He was elected President Pro Tempore of the Texas Senate during the Regular Session of the 16th Legislature (1879-1881).
From 1879 to 1888, Hobby served as judge of the 31st Judicial District which included parts of San Jacinto, Polk, Angelina, Hardin, Liberty, and Chambers Counties. He lived in Woodville, Moscow, and Livingston during his term as judge. He also presided over the commission of appeals. In 1888, he resigned to serve on the Court of Civil Appeals. He left the bench to return to practicing law in Houston after losing an election in 1892, and was later appointed master in chancery for Indian Territory. Hobby wrote A Treatise on Texas Land Law (1883). He worked for John Henry Kirby in Houston during the 1890s.
He married Eudora Adeline Pettus in 1866, and among their children was future governor William P. Hobby.
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Note: Grave is not marked. According to a Find A Grave volunteer, the information found points that Edwin Hobby is buried in the Old Strangers Rest section of the Glenwood Cemetery. There is a map of the Old Strangers Rest Cemetery but there are no locations of graves marked on the map. The cemetery records list him as Edwin Hobby, death date 1899, age 55.

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According to another Find-A-Grave volunteer Bill Tatum, Edwin Hobby's gravesite is not marked. There is no stone for him and the caretakers of the cemetery believe the stone may have been lost due to flooding which may have occurred in the Great Storm of 1900. Thanks Bill for all your hard work!
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2011 Memorial was dedicated to Edwin Hobby 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Dora Petus Hobby (1843 - 1921)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Hobby Amis (1871 - 1958)*
  Laura Aline Hobby (1875 - 1972)*
  Paul Hobby (1881 - 1904)*
  Edwin Hobby (1883 - 1927)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Glenwood Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Stephanie Sorensen
Record added: Jul 13, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14913321
Edwin E Hobby
Added by: Robert Hague
 
Edwin E Hobby
Added by: Nancy Ann Mull Buchanan
 
Edwin E Hobby
Added by: Robert Hague
 
 
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May songs of the angels welcome you and guide you along your way. May the smiles of the martyrs greet your own as darkness turns into day. Every fear will be undone and death will be no more, as songs of the angels bring you home before the face of God.
- Robert Hague
 Added: Apr. 8, 2011
Served Texas with distinction...Rest in peace...
- skyquest
 Added: Apr. 5, 2010
 
 
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