Obit: Hobbs, Lydia A. (1844 - 1908)

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----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 10/24/1908

Hobbs, Lydia A. (25 MAR 1844 - 14 OCT 1908)

The funeral of Mrs. Caleb V. Hobbs, whose death was noted in last week's issue, was held at the M. E. Church last Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. E. Smith. There was a large congregation of old friends and neighbors present to offer their last tribute of respect to the departed friend. The interment was made in the Garden Valley Cemetery, where two of the members of the family are buired. Mrs. Hobbs had been a sufferer for some time from paralysis but of late was able to be around the house and out of doors on the warm days. The stroke which caused her death occurred at about eleven o'clock on Wednesday night, Oct. 14, 1908, and in less than an hour's time her soul had passed to Eternal rest.

Lydia Ann Cotton was born in Canada March 25, 1844, and removed with her parents to Wisconsin in 1858; two years later all found a home in Jackson Co. In 1862 she was married to Mr. Caleb V. Hobbs and to this union was born six children, three sons and three daughters. Two sons, Murray of Iron River, and Clyde of Abbotsford, and one daughter, Mrs. Bowen, of Oaks, N.D., together with the aged husband, survive to mourn the death of one who to them was most dear.

Seventeen years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs moved onto a farm in the town of Mentor, Clark County and later left the farm and resided in the village (Humbird). Some ten years ago they went to Iron River and afterwards made their home in Abbotsford. On account of Mrs. Hobbs failing health they came here in the summer to stay with her sister, Mrs. S. H. Jones, at whose home her death occurred.

Mrs. Hobbs had the true spirit of a devoted mother, and this home circle has lost a noble wife, a kind, true faithful mother. The community has lost another of its pioneers; another whose life has been a living example of industry and Christian fortitude, one who has faced hardships with the spirit of a heroine and we are all reminded of our coming end. For over thirty years she was a consistent member of the Methodist Church. She has gone to a world where sorrows are no more and tears are unknown, there she awaits the coming of her heart's desire, for husband, children, sister, brother and friends.



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