Charles S. Hobbs

13 October 1865–3 July 1937 (Age 71)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Charles S.

When Charles S. Hobbs was born on 13 October 1865, in Iowa, United States, his father, John L. Hobbs, was 36 and his mother, Nancy W. Keever, was 32. He married Elizabeth A. Truax on 17 February 1889, in Guthrie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Atwood, Logan, Colorado, United States in 1930. He died on 3 July 1937, at the age of 71, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, Logan, Colorado, United States.

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Charles S. Hobbs
Elizabeth A. Truax
Marriage: 17 February 1889
Hazel Gertrude Hobbs

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth A. Truax


17 February 1889
Guthrie, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John L. Hobbs


    Nancy W. Keever




    Adam Francis Hobbs


    William E. Hobbs


    Abner Wolverton Hobbs




World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 2

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 19

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Name Meaning

English: 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)

  • Charles Hobbs in household of John Hobbs, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles S Hobbs, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Charles Hobbs Sr, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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