Elvira Hobson

Female23 November 1838–21 March 1917

Brief Life History of Elvira

When Elvira Hobson was born on 23 November 1838, in Naperville, DuPage, Illinois, United States, her father, Bailey Hobson, was 40 and her mother, Clarissa Stewart, was 33. She married John Richard Haight on 10 April 1862, in DuPage, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Lisle, Putnam, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Naperville Township, DuPage, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 21 March 1917, at the age of 78, and was buried in Naperville, DuPage, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Richard Haight
Elvira Hobson
Marriage: 10 April 1862
Hally Charles Haight
Mabel Haight
Elizabeth Ann Haight
John Richard Haight

Sources (10)

  • Alvira Hobson in household of Clarissa Hobson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elvira Hobson Haight, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Elvira Hobson, "Illinois, Civil Marriages, 1833-1889"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 April 1862DuPage, Illinois, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries: 1839: DuPage, Illinois, United States


    Age 8

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

    Age 23

    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): patronymic from the personal name Hobb(e) + son (see Hobbs ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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