Elvira Hobson

23 November 1838–21 March 1917 (Age 78)
Naperville, DuPage, Illinois, United States

The Life 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, DuPage, 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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John Richard Haight
Elvira Hobson
Marriage: 10 April 1862
Hally Charles Haight
Mabel Haight
Elizabeth Ann Haight
John Richard Haight

Spouse and Children

10 April 1862
DuPage, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 1

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

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 (mainly Yorkshire): patronymic from the medieval personal name Hobb(e), a short form of Robert . For the altered initial, compare Hick .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alvira Hobson in household of Clarissa Hobson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elvira Haight in household of John Haight, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elvina Hobson in household of Clarrissa Hobson, "United States Census, 1850"

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