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Wilder Hobson
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Birth: Feb. 18, 1906
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: 1964
Princeton
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA

Hobson was a heavy alcoholic and died at the age of 58 in 1964 of gastrointestinal hemorrhage in Princeton, New Jersey. Hobson married his second wife, Verna Harrison (19232004), in the mid-1940s after meeting at Time. At first they lived in Manhattan but moved to Princeton.

Each year, they summered on Squirrel Island, Maine while playing in the Hennessy Five Star Orchestra. Mrs. Hobson worked 1954-1966 as secretary to Robert Oppenheimer, then director of the Institute for Advanced Study. After her husband's death in 1964, she moved to London and worked first for the American Association of University Women and then for the London branch of Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall, architects.

In 1976, she returned to America and settled in New Gloucester, Maine, working for the independent weekly New Gloucester News and also helping to re-establish The Squirrel Island Squid. In 1998, she became a photographic stringer for The Lewiston Sun. In 2001, she moved to New Rochelle, New York, to live with her son Archie's family. Surrounded by family and friends, Verna Harrison Hobson died in hospice care on April 13, 2004.
 
 
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 Parents:
  George Pepperell Frost Hobson (1861 - 1937)
  Helen Topliff Wilder Hobson (1864 - 1944)
 
 Spouse:
  Verna Harrison Hobson (1923 - 2004)
 
Inscription:
"HOBSON, Wilder Hobson, 1906 - 1964, Verna Hobson, 1923 - 2004"
 
Note: Val Lovelace THAnKS!! Marilyn Andersen thanks for his DOB!
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Wiscasset
Lincoln County
Maine, USA
 
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Originally Created by: David J Bollman
Record added: Apr 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36133985
Wilder Hobson
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Wilder Hobson
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- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Nov. 20, 2014

- Val Lovelace
 Added: Nov. 23, 2013
Hobson was a heavy alcoholic and died at the age of 58 in 1964 of gastrointestinal hemorrhage in Princeton, New Jersey.***Hobson married his second wife, Verna Harrison (19232004), in the mid-1940s after meeting at Time. At first they lived in Manhattan ...(Read more)
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Nov. 10, 2013
 
 
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