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Daniel Nathaniel Hobbs
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Birth: Aug. 5, 1875
Eau Claire
Eau Claire County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1951
Yakima
Yakima County
Washington, USA

Daniel Nathaniel Hobbs was born in the Town of Washington, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co, WI to Joseph and Jane Wilson Hobbs on 5 August 1875. He was their 7th child. Daniel used middle inital N on census records but his obituary and his death listed J. instead (incorrectly). His WWI draft registration had his full name Daniel Nathaniel Hobbs and he signed it D. N. Hobbs.

Daniel died in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Yakima. He married 19 Feb 1910 to his first cousin Jennie M. Lovejoy (their mothers, Jane Wilson Hobbs and Mary Wilson Lovejoy were sisters). Daniel and Jennie never had children.

In the 1908 Wright's Directory of Eau Claire, WI he was listed as vice president of Robbins Implement co. He was also a farmer and in 1908 went to purchase land in Yakima Valley where his brother-in-law, Hiram Chase had been scouting land for a number of years. He came back to Wis. to marry in 1910 and then lived out his life in Tieton, Washington.

This was from the History of Yakima Valley, WA 1919 Vol II page 602: DANIEL N. HOBBS
Agricultural interests as well as orcharding are the lines of occupation in which Daniel N. Hobbs has been especially successful, he now being the owner of a valuable property in the Tieton district. A native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, he was born August 5, 1875, his parents being Joseph and Jane Hobbs. The father visited the Puget Sound country in the early 1850's. Joseph Hobbs in early life he was a sailor and visited practically all parts of the globe during that period, having gone to sea at the age of thirteen. He was born at St. Peters, in East Kent, England, July 9, 1836, his parents being Henry A. and Mary Ann Hobbs. After leaving the sea he located in Green Lake county, Wisconsin, where he remained until 1861 and then removed to a homestead in Eau Claire County, that state, where he still lives, having for many years farmed a valuable property of two hundred acres which he has since sold to his son Frank. After an interesting and useful career he now lives largely retired in the enjoyment of a comfortable competence. The mother of our subject is deceased.

Daniel N. Hobbs acquired his education in the common schools and after laying aside his textbooks took up farming in Wisconsin. He also successfully engaged in the farm implement business in Eau Claire. In 1908, at the age of thirty-three years, he came to Yakima County and bought eighty acres of land on the Tieton. To this tract he has since devoted his undivided attention and now raises hay and grain, all of the tract being under cultivation. Upon the place is an orchard of ten acres. He was one of the first settlers under the Tieton project and has therefore seen much of the development of the district.

Mr. Hobbs was united in marriage to Jennie Lovejoy on the 19th of February, 1910. She is a daughter of Edwin and Mary Lovejoy, of Green Lake County, Wisconsin. Her father was one of the early pioneers of that state, whither he removed from New Hampshire in 1848, and there he and his wife were married. He has passed away and Mrs. Lovejoy died April 3, 1919.

Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs are devoted members of the Presbyterian Church, to the work of which they give their unstinted support. They are deeply interested in all measure undertaken for the development and uplift of humanity and Mr. Hobbs is a steadfast adherent to the Prohibition Party. He has come to see this measure in full operation in his state and now witnesses its beneficent results. In supporting political candidates, however, he is not influenced by party issues by takes largely into consideration the qualities of the men who aspire to office. He is a valued member of the Yakima County Horticultural Union and in exchange with its members gives and receives valuable information. His career may serve as an example to those who begin life with small capital, for Mr. Hobbs is largely a self-made man, having attained his present substantial prosperity entirely through his own efforts. He has many friends in his county, being a reliable business man who is ever ready to lend assistance to a friend or neighbor and, moreover, is willing to make sacrifices in order to better community welfare.

Yakima Daily Republic, Yakima, WA p 20 Friday 20 April 1951 Daniel J. Hobbs Of Tieton Dies {Should be Daniel N. Hobbs}
Daniel J. Hobbs, 76, {Should be aged 75 since it wasn't yet August when he died} retired pioneer Tieton fruit grower, died last night in St. Elizabeth hospital. He had been ill for a year. Mr. Hobbs had lived in the Tieton district for 30 years before retiring and moving to Yakima five years ago. Since then, he had made his home at 110 North Glen drive. He was a member of the Nob Hill Evangelical United Brethren church. His wife died in November 1949. Survivors include one brother, Edwin Hobbs, Amity, Ore., two sisters, Mrs. Laura Speirs, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Mrs. Anna Chase, Portland, Ore., and a number of nieces and nephews. 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Hobbs (1836 - 1923)
  Jane Wilson Hobbs (1838 - 1911)
 
 Spouse:
  Jennie M Lovejoy Hobbs (1871 - 1949)*
 
 Siblings:
  Tabitha Elizabeth Hobbs Riley (1861 - 1910)*
  Henry Austin Hobbs (1863 - 1936)*
  Mary Ellen Hobbs Enge (1866 - 1916)*
  Frank William Hobbs (1868 - 1935)*
  Anna Lillian Hobbs Chase (1871 - 1956)*
  Laurina Hobbs Speirs (1873 - 1956)*
  Daniel Nathaniel Hobbs (1875 - 1951)
  Edwin Adrian Hobbs (1878 - 1955)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Terrace Heights Memorial Park
Yakima
Yakima County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: Aunt-Tea
Record added: Jun 28, 2011
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Daniel Nathaniel Hobbs
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