Hobo The Dog

Hobo The Dog

Ocean City, Cape May County, New Jersey, USA
Death 8 Dec 1936 (aged 17–18)
Ocean City, Cape May County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Ocean City, Cape May County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Buried on grounds of Ocean City High School in casket made specifically for him.
Memorial ID 8552155 · View Source
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"Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends." ~ Alexander Pope, English Poet

The Mascot of Ocean City, New Jersey
Hobo was a vagabond about-beach-town dog throughout the 1920s until his death late in 1936. He was a stray who wandered the shore town and beach long before all of today's traffic and dog confinement laws and regulations. He had regular daily stops and places to visit, including his evening dish of ice cream at Shriver's Gelato and Sorbets on the Boardwalk.
Hobo, a midsized white and brown spotted non-pedigreed man's best friend, was rescued from a snow drift under the Boardwalk in 1920. His home base from then on was the home of the folks who had rescued him. People on the beach would allow him to share their beach towels and snacks. He often would rest on the benches along the Boardwalk and join in play with children at school yards and playgrounds.
After his passing, private donations - many coming from school children - were raised for the $125.00 needed to erect a portrait bas-relief likeness, four-sided monument fountain at the high school, the site of his casketed grave. Years later his monument was put into storage for eleven years, damaged by vandals in 1999, repaired in 2000, and is now installed amidst pampas grass in front of Ocean City Historical Museum, 1735 Simpson Avenue, were it stands today.
Bio by sniksnak


DEC 8, 1936
AGED 18 TO 19

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  • Maintained by: sniksnak
  • Originally Created by: Paul Theodore Riegert
  • Added: 24 Mar 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8552155
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hobo The Dog (1918–8 Dec 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8552155, citing Ocean City High School Grounds, Ocean City, Cape May County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by sniksnak (contributor 47573113) .