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Frank M. and May (Bell) Hobbs

In 1900 Leavenworth County, Kansas, Frank "Hobs" born Sept 1871 in Illinois, is married seven years to May B. April 1871 Kansas. Alta B. April 1894 and Clayton A. March 1898 were born in Kansas.

In 1910 they're in Thomas County, Kansas, having added Freda 9, Darlos 8, and Elden F. 2, all born in Kansas.

Frank proved up two quarters in 8 and 9, 4S 48W in 1915, about five miles northwest of Joes.

In 1920 Yuma County, Francis 48, May B. 48, have Clayton A. 21 widowed, Carlos 18, and Elden F. 12.

October 27, 1921

Frank is buried in Cope. So is May (Bell) Hobbs 1871-1941 # 158664450
Frank's will published in November 1921 left his land to May, and after the death the land would be devised to his sons Clayton, Carlos, and Eldon, and that they would give $3,000 cash to daughters Alta B. Wason of Stratton and Freda Spears of Hughes.
1924 "Mrs. Mae Hobbs left for Leavenworth, Kansas for a week's stay. When she returns, she will be accompanied by her sister, who will make her home with Mrs. Hobbs."

In 1930 May is widowed, 58, living in Yuma County. Eldon 22, a teacher, is with her, and so is her sister Idella Blell 55, Kansas.

In 1936 Denver, May B. (Widow Francis M.) is living at 1379 Detroit.
May is buried in Cope beside Francis.
June 26, 1941

Cora Cross, age 17, married Clayton Hobbs, age 19 at Wray on November 21, 1917. John Charles May, missionary, of Independence Missouri, performed the ceremony.
Clayton married Alberta Jackson August 23, 1922, recorded in Yuma County.

September 28, 1924 Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Hobbs had a nine-pound son.

May 14, 1925 Hughes "Mrs. Clayton Hobbs was visiting with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jackson over the weekend."

January 1927 "The Clayton Hobbs family, of Abarr, accompanied by Mrs. May B. Hobbs and Idella Bell, spent Sunday at the Carlos Hobbs home near Kirk."

February 2, 1939

Clayton has FindaGrave # 50790565.

March 26, 1942
Alberta Jackson (Hobbs)(Wince) 1905-1987 is buried in Yuma # 50790569. So is Clifford Aubrey "Red" Wince 1905-1949, # 55420120.

In 1920 Kit Carson County, Alta B. is married to Wilford 27. Archie M. is 7, Elgie C. 5, and Clarence R. 4..
In 1930 Kit Carson County, Wilford is 38, Alta 35, Clarence 14, Hazel M. 10, Ruby A. 8, and Opal M. 7.
Archie is a farm worker in 1930 Douglas County, Colorado.
1936 "Mrs. May Hobbs of Boulder is visiting at the home of her son Clayton. She accompanied Clayton and his family to Stratton Sunday to visit another son Carlos and family."

In 1940 Kit Carson County, Clarence R. 24 is married to Hattie M. 20. They're living with Wilford W. 48 and Alta B. 45, and Opal M. 17.

Alta Bell (Hobbs) Wasson 1894-1959 is buried in Sterling # 47270938, with Willford W. Wasson 1892-1957.
Vern Hobbs 1892-1967 and Ida Maurine 1906-2001 are buried in Yuma.
Elgie C. Wasson 1914-1997 is buried in Brush # 75653182, wtih Elizabeth M. (Muth) Wasson.

Clarence Ray Wasson was born Oct 11, 1915 at Stratton, Colorado, and died Dec 17, 1997.
He was in Sterling, Colorado in 1994.
Opal Maxine Wasson was born March 21, 1923 at Vona, Colorado, name as Penke in 1944, and as MacLean in 1987.
She died July 10, 1923 in Los Angeles County.


In 1920 Washington County Colorado, Floyd A. 24 and Freda M. 19 have Alvin E. 3, Almeda 2, and Reodo Gale three months.
In 1930 Rawlins County, Kansas, Freda is 29, married to Floyd Spears, 33. They have Alvin 13, Almeda 12, Reta G. 10 - these three born in Colorado, Rex R. 8, and Rule 2 born in Kansas.

In 1940 they're in Yuma County, Hale precinct, with Rex 18, Kyle B. 12, Raphael E. 4, and Shirley A. eleven months.

Floyd Augustus Spears 1896-1976, # 74299872, and Freda M. 1900-1957 # 74299922 are buried in Yuma.

June 27, 1957

August 26, 1976

So is Rex Ray Spears 1921-1963 # 74299959.

Reta Gail Spears was born October 29, 1919 at Hughes, and died as Antons October 12, 1994.
She's buried in Colorado Springs, per # 84523692.
Possibly spouse of Adolph G. Antons 1916-1996 # 84523691...

Kyle Burdett Spears was born at McDonald, Rawlins County July 30, 1927, dying March 3, 1990.
He's buried in Colorado Springs # 84524329, with Frances E. 1931...

Alvin Everett Spears was born at Hughes, Yuma County, October 13, 1916, and died March 12, 1998.

Almeda is married to Lute Porter in 1940 Rawlins County, Kansas, farming, with Harlan Lee, 2, born in Kansas. Nephew Fred E. Smith, 15 Kansas, is with them.
In 1956 they're in Colorado Springs, where Lote J. is assistant engineer for Union Ice & Fuel, living at 318 W. Pikes Peak.
Almeda is buried in Colorado Springs 84524222.

Harland L. Porter is an engineer aide in 1963 Colorado Springs, married to Gwendolyn M. Porter.

October 1928 "the Carlos Hobbs family, of Elizabeth Colorado, arrived in Joes Saturday for a visit with the home folks. They exepect to spend the winter here."
December 1928 "Mrs. Cora Hobbs and small daughter Dorothy were both quite ill last week. Ms. Hobbs was suffiienctly recovered Monday so that she weknt to Kirk to help care for her sister Mrs. Harland Pratt, who is now ill."

Carlos is married to Cora 26, Missouri, and they're farming in Kit Carson County in 1930, with Dorothy 5 and Keith seven months.

In 1940 Kit Carson County, Cora is 36. Dorothy 15, Keith 10, and her mother Bertie M. Bolin 64 is with them.
October 1, 1942
Carlos is buried in Cope, # 159059371.

Cora M. Kasza 1903-2001 is buried in Fort Collins # 39762775, with Paul A. 1912-201.

Keith Stanley Hobbs was born August 22, 1929 at Kirk, Colorado, dying May 12, 2004.
He's also buried in Fort Collins, # 52855114.

In 1930 Elden Hobbs of Denver was the state field secretary for the Bible Conference.
December 20, 1930 Greeley "Eldon Hobbs, field secretary ot the Colorado Christian Endeavor Association, with headquarters in Denver, is visiting here during part of the holidays as a guest of Bob Gilbert. Mr. Hobbs will return to his home in Joes for Christmas. Both Mr. Hobbs and his host attended the boys' conference at Indian Hills a year ago. "
Greeley Colorado, August 27, 1935 "Elden Hobbs, graduate of Colorado State College of Education, and Miss Ruth Parker will be married in an attractive ceremony at the Hast. Sitl'j Christian church in Denver next Saturday evening. Rev. J. J. 7ni(cMnFiO]i will perform the service before a large group of guests. Miss Jennie Parker, sister of the bride, will be maid of honor and Allen Koehler, best man, Virginia Smolenskia to be flower girl. Miss Parker has chosen to wear white georgette crepe over satin, and will carry a shower bouquet of bride's roses. Her veil will be of tulle. Her sister is to be gowned in a peach-colored georgette with a matching hat. Miss Smolenske will wear pink net over satin and have rosebuds in her hair. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Parker of Denver and attended Colorado Woman's College. Mr. Hobbs, son of Mrs. Mary Hobbs. attended the University of Colorado before coming to Colorado State College, from where he received an A. B. degree. He is in business with a Denver firm, and the couple will make their home in that city."
Elren is an accountant in 1940 Denver, with Ruth, both 32, Allen 3, and Larry 1.

In 1948 he's an agent for the Texas Company, and they live at 2911 Clayton.

June 30, 1966 Joes items "Word was received here on Monday announcing the marriage of Mrs. Sarah Catherine Burke and Elden Francis Hobbs on the 26 of June at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church at Denver. Elden grew up near Joes and attended high school here."

Elren died in February 1987.


March 26, 1942

December 30, 1920 Mrs. Lester Hobbs and children went up to Denver on the noon train yesterday, Mr. Hobbs having driven thee in his ar. The family , who have been farming near Joes, expect to make their home on a farm near the capital city."

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