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Haymond Dobbs
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Birth: Jul. 28, 1823
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 22, 1889
Centerville
Wayne County
Indiana, USA

Haymond Dobbs was a Wayne County, Indiana monument carver from the mid 1800s, up until his death, which occurred in 1889. He carved & erected many gravestones in the Union/Wayne County area.

When he first arrived to this area from Ohio, he worked in the monument business (and carved stones) in Union County, Liberty, Indiana. He later established a Marble Works in Abington, Indiana.

He eventually removed to Centreville, Indiana where he re-established his stone carving business. The latter move having occurred sometime between 1870 and 1880. During this period, a few monuments were "signed" as Potter & Dobbs.

His grave markers have been identified in many Wayne & Union County cemeteries, bearing the mark of "H. Dobbs" engraved on the stones.

***His personal grave marker is very modest and bears no "mark" of its carver. The monument (appears to be blue marble) had deterioriated signifcantly over the years and the inscriptions were not legible at all.

Theresa Berghoff volunteered to clean the monument...the results were remarkable! The stone is now legible, thanks to her expert efforts.***

Following a short illness, Haymond Dobbs died at his home on North Spruce Street (in Centerville), March 22, 1889. (Most likely, he died from complications due to Silicosis, a common lung ailment shared by Stonecarvers.)

Haymond Dobbs' wife, Sarah, was a daughter of Dr. Moses G. Mitchell, a well known physician and later a minister, from Abington, Indiana. Sarah's sister, Carrie Mitchell, married John M. Westcott, a successful businessman from Richmond, Indiana.

H. Dobbs died Friday, March 22, 1889 (12:00 noon) at his home on North Spruce Street, in Centerville, Ind. His funeral was held in Centerville on Sunday, March 24, 1889 and he was buried at Crown Hill cemetery (in Centerville), the same day.

Obituary Notices;

Evening Item (Richmond, Indiana newspaper)dated March 23, 1889; The funeral of Haymond Dabb (Dobbs) will take place at Centerville to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. The deceased has several friends and relatives in this city who will attend the funeral to-morrow.

Another entry from a Richmond weekly newspaper;

CENTREVILLE;
Died, last Friday noon, after a brief illness, at his residence in this place, Haymond Dobbs, aged sixty-five years.
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Mitchell Dobbs (1832 - 1916)*
 
 Children:
  Emma Elizabeth Dobbs Jones (1859 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: We need more information regarding Haymond Dobbs! Please send any info you have to me at indianaREALTOR@comcast.net
 
Burial:
Crown Hill Cemetery
Centerville
Wayne County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Sec: 7, Lot 255; Graves 1 & 2
 
Created by: Dan Tate
Record added: Aug 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41005068
Haymond Dobbs
Added by: Dan Tate
 
Haymond Dobbs
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Haymond Dobbs
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Thanks for the expert cleaning of this monument Theresa!
- Dan Tate
 Added: Nov. 8, 2009
 
 
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