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William Roy Hobbs

William Roy Hobbs died at his home on Warren Ave. in this city about noon
Sunday.  Mr. Hobbs' death was very sudden and unexpected and was found
due to a form of heart trouble.  He arose as usual Sunday morning and later
went to the railroad right of way to gather greens and when he returned home
he was sick.  Mrs. Hobbs wanted to call a physician, but he objected, thinking
it unnecessary, but shortly after had her call one, but he died before the 
physician arrived.

Coroner Hardy Mannen was notified and investigated the case, but did not
consider a formal inquest necessary.  It was shown Mr. Hobbs had been 
subject to heart trouble and that he had been warned by physicians regarding
his condition, having been afflicted sometime.

Mr. Hobbs had many friends, not only in Dix, where he formerly lived, but in
Mt. Vernon, where he had made his home several years.

Mr. Hobbs is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bertha Hobbs, and three children,
viz: Floyd Hobbs, Jefferson City, Mo.; Eva Hobbs and Wanda Hobbs at home;
and Troy Hobbs, Centralia.  One sister Mrs. Ida Kees lives in East Saint Louis.

Mr. Hobbs was born at Dix May 11, 1878, and his age at time of death was 57
years 11 months and 8 days.  He was a veteran of the Spanish war and served
in Company K, 9th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was a member of Eben Swift
Post No. 94, United Spanish War Veterans, and will be buried with military
honors by the post.  Funeral services will be held in the Dix M.E. church Tuesday
afternoon at 2 O'clock followed by burial at Jordan Chapel, east of Dix. The 
services will be conducted by the Rev. A.L. Smith and Rev. D.J. Mooney.  Friends
may view the body at the Osborn funeral home at any convenient time up to the
funeral hour.

Mt. Vernon Register News  about April 19, 1936
Submitted by Janet Ridenour
Sept 8, 2001

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