|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1875|
|Death: ||May 13, 1955|
Los Angeles County
Daughter of August & Helena Oppenheim. Married Homer Hobson in Denver, Denver Co., CO on 29 Jul 1893.
Estella Hobson, Retired Rider, Dies in Calif.
Pacific Palisades, Calif., May 21. - Mrs. Estella Hobson, 80, wife of Homer Hobson, of the Hobson Family bareback riding act, died at their home on Friday (13). Death came unexpectedly as a result of a stroke. Funeral services were held in Chicago Wednesday (18).
Mrs. Hobson began show business as a member of the Earle Sisters, dancing act. The act was with the Hobson Circus in 1893 and she married the owner's son. They then worked on other circuses, including the Sells Bros., Forepaugh-Sells and the original Walter L. Main.
They appeared with Ringling Bros.' Circus for nine years and Sells-Floto Circus for 17 years. They also were with Hagenbeck-Wallace. Mrs. Hobson retired from the ring after the season of 1931 with Sells-Floto, but she returned to show activity as an actress at the Century of Progress in Chicago, 1933. Other members of the Hobson Family continued the riding act until more recently.
The Hobsons celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 1953. Survivors, in addition to her husband, Homer, are two sons, Homer and Herbert, both of Chicago; a sister, Celia Dreifuss; a former daughter-in-law, Juanita Hobson Thomas, Pacific Palisades, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Herbert Hobson, and three grandchildren, Chicago.
The Billboard, May 28, 1955
Estella E. Hobson, beloved wife of Homer D.; devoted mother of Homer D. Jr., and Herbert L. Hobson; dear sister of Miss Celia Dreifuss and the late Mrs. Sophie Grass, Morris, Adolph, Julius, and Herman Dreifuss; loving grandmother of Homer D. III, Jeffrey B., and Gregory L. Hobson. Services Wednesday, May 18, 10 a.m. at chapel, 936 E. 47th street. Interment Rosemont Park cemetery.
Chicago Tribune (IL) - May 17, 1955
August Oppenheim (1846 - 1886)
Helena Dreifuss (1848 - 1909)
Homer Dison Hobson (1871 - 1959)
Estella Oppenheim Hobson (1875 - 1955)
Joseph Oppenheim (1876 - 1935)*
Milton Oppenheim (1879 - 1937)*
Zion Gardens Cemetery
Plot: Rosemont Park, 601-67-Y-1
Maintained by: Barbara Blum
Originally Created by: MsFoxRider
Record added: Sep 04, 2011
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