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Title: Edwin S. Hobart
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One of the well known citizens of Warren county who has been conspicuously identified with the material growth and prosperity of this locality is Edwin S. Hobart. Since coming to Wabash valley his life had been very closely interwoven with the history of the same, where he has resided for more than half a century, during which he has been an interested spectator, but indeed not an idle one, of the wonderful growth and develpoment of his community. He has managed well and worked hard and has met with a large measure of material success as an agriculturalist and stock raiser and he is a worthy citizen in every respect, having alway stood ready to go all in his power to advance the general interests of the people, and lived such an exemplary life as to gain the confidence and good will of all who know him.

Mr. Hobart was born in that state of New York, May 11, 1847, and he is the osn of Homer and Hannah (Roberts) Hobart. The father of the subject was born in New York state and there he spent his earlier years, having made the long overland journey over rough roads, driving a team of horses in 1859. to Warren county, Indiana. He farmed here one summer and the following year his family came out and joined him. Two children were born to Homer Hobart and his wife- Edwin S., of this review, and Ellen who died when she was twelve years old. Homer Hobart had a brother, Hiland W. Hobart, who came to Warren county, Indiana, about 1854, and he also had a sister here, Elizabeth, who married a Mr. Howe, and she taught school at Williamsport for some time in the early days. The father of the subject of this sketch owned a good farm of one hundred and sixty acres, which he developed from the wild state to an excellent place and established thereon a comfortable home for his family.

Edwin S. Hobart grew to manhood on the home farm. He was about thirteen years of age when he came here. He went to school for a time in the East when a boy, and he finished his education after coming to Warren county; however, he may be said to be a self-deducated man, having all his life been a wide reader and close observer.

Mr. Hobart was married on January 28, 1875, to Louise Pitcher, daughter of Charles adn Catherine (Smodell) Pitcher. The Smodell family came from Germany. Two children have been born to the subject and wife, namely; Clara A., who is the wife of Oscar George and they make their home on the farm with the subject; Laurence E. Hobart also lives at home and is attending school.

The family of the subject attends the Methodist Episcopal church. Politically, Mr. Hobart is progressive, and usually votes for the men whom he deems best suited for the offices sought, irrespective of party.

Mr. Hobart has devoted his life to farming and stock raising and has been very successful in his work. He owns a well improved and well cultivated farm and has a good home and convenient outbuilding. He always keeps a good grade of live stock and is one of the leading farmers of his vicinity.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties, Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton
Record ID: 00001097
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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