Josie Lavenia Hobbs

1876–1943 (Age 66)
Texas, United States

The Life of Josie Lavenia

When Josie Lavenia Hobbs was born on 17 May 1876, in Texas, United States, her father, Joshua Hobbs, was 43 and her mother, Martha Eliza Wells, was 40. She married Joseph Aaron Priest on 27 July 1890, in Bastrop, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 6, Bexar, Texas, United States in 1910 and Houston, Harris, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 22 January 1943, in Texas, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josie Lavenia Hobbs
Joseph Aaron Priest
Marriage: 27 July 1890
Charlotte Priest
Ethel G Priest
William Rodney Priest
Floyd Priest
Vernon Carl Priest Sr
Edna M Priest
Leonard Clifford Priest
Velmer Donald Priest

Spouse & Children

27 July 1890
Bastrop, Texas, United States


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Parents & Siblings

  • Joshua Hobbs


  • Martha Eliza Wells




  • Female1857–1944Female

  • William Franklin Hobbs


  • Male1860–1945Male

  • Eliza Ann Hobbs


  • Martha Elizabeth Hobbs


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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 5

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 18

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

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

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Josie H Priest in household of Joseph A Priest, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Josie Priest in household of Ethel Thornell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Josie Lavenia Priest in household of Velmer D Priest, "United States Census, 1940"

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