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Merritt Sylvester Hobson
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Birth: Aug. 6, 1834
Naperville
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 1867
Ottumwa
Wapello County
Iowa, USA

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Euclid Lodge No. 65 A.F. & A.M.
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HOBSON, Merritt Sylvester was born August 6, 1834 in Naperville, DuPage County, Illinois the son of Bailey Hobson and Clarissa Stewart. He began his education in the common school continuing until he was seventeen years old. He then attended the Seminary at Warrenville for two years. At the age of twenty-one he began the study of law at Poland, Ohio, where he graduated at the end of the year. He entered into a law partnership with Judge Walter Blanchard for a year, and then went into partnership with his brother-in-law, John Haight. He married Elmira Kentner July 10, 1857 in Mahoning County, Ohio and they were the parents of four children, Alvina, Hazel, Bailey E. and Clayton K. He was a veteran of the Civil War and served as 1st Lieutenant of Company K of the 13th Illinois Infantry. He was initiated an Entered Apprentice on April 19, 1859 and passed to the degree of Fellowcraft on January 10, 1860. He died January 9, 1867 in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa and was buried in the Naperville Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  Bailey Hobson (1798 - 1850)
  Clarissa Stewart Hobson (1804 - 1884)
 
 Spouse:
  Elmira Kentner Hobson-Gilmore (1841 - 1925)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Ann Hobson (1822 - 1837)*
  William Stewart Hobson (1826 - 1847)*
  Oliver Cromwell Hobson (1828 - 1847)*
  Nancy Jane Hobson (1830 - 1906)*
  Merritt Sylvester Hobson (1834 - 1867)
  Martha Hobson Cody (1836 - 1855)*
  Elvira Hobson Haight (1838 - 1919)*
  Charlotte Hobson Haight (1841 - 1911)*
  Ellen Hobson Crosman (1843 - 1923)*
  Adela Hobson (1846 - 1912)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Naperville Cemetery
Naperville
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Sec 2 Lot 161-164
 
Created by: Timothy Ory
Record added: Dec 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45124324
Merritt Sylvester Hobson
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