William Gurney Hobson

24 December 1892–26 November 1985 (Age 92)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Gurney

When William Gurney Hobson was born on 24 December 1892, in North Carolina, United States, his father, William Henry Hobson, was 24 and his mother, Temperance Rowena Williams, was 17. He married Neta Ida Sizemore on 13 December 1916, in Marshall, Iowa, United States. He lived in East Bend, Yadkin, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Yadkinville, Yadkin, North Carolina, United States in 1985. He died on 26 November 1985, in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Yadkin, North Carolina, United States.

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William Gurney Hobson
Neta Ida Sizemore
Marriage: 13 December 1916

Spouse and Children

13 December 1916
Marshall, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Hobson


    Temperance Rowena Williams




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 5

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.

Age 25

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • William G Hobson in household of William H Hobson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William G Hobson in household of William H Hobson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Gurney Hobson, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

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