Rebecca Virginia Hobbs

14 November 1896–5 March 1987 (Age 90)
Texas, United States

The Life of Rebecca Virginia

When Rebecca Virginia Hobbs was born on 14 November 1896, in Texas, United States, her father, David M Hobbs, was 26 and her mother, Phoebe White Galoway, was 24. She married Robert Wesley Norsworthy in 1915, in Gonzales, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Justice Precinct 4, Shelby, Texas, United States in 1900. She died on 5 March 1987, in Orange, Texas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Ezzell, Lavaca, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Wesley Norsworthy
1897–1972
Rebecca Virginia Hobbs
1896–1987
Marriage: 1915
William Norsworthy
1920–1986
A T Norsworthy
1924–2012

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1915
Gonzales, Texas, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    Male1870–1954Male

    Phoebe White Galoway

    Female1872–1910Female

siblings

(6)

    Female1896–1987Female

    Willie Maude Hobbs

    Female1898–Female

    George Hobbs

    Male1900–1918Male

    Carrel "Carl" Garland Hobbs

    Male1902–1984Male

    William V Hobbs

    Male1907–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 5

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1920

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rabecca V Hobbs in household of William J Hobbs, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jennie Hobbs in entry for Katherine Janice Norsworthy, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Rebecca Virginia Norsworthy, "Texas Death Index, 1964-1998"

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