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
Rebecca Virginia Hobbs
Marriage: 1915
William Norsworthy
A T Norsworthy

Spouse and Children

Gonzales, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Phoebe White Galoway





    Willie Maude Hobbs


    George Hobbs


    Carrel "Carl" Garland Hobbs


    William V Hobbs


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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""."

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.

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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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