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HOBRON FAMILY HEADSTONES
BOERNE CEMETERY

 

This cemetery is located in the town of Boerne, Texas in Kendall County.

For a listing of this cemetery go to Boerne Cemetery

capt
CAPTAIN CHARLES B. HOBRON
January 23, 1830
Ocober 31, 1904
emma
ELIZABETH EMMA HOBRON nee LOOSELY
Wife of Capt. Charles B. Hobron
ca1830
January 18, 1913
mattie
MATTIE HOBRON
April 27, 1864
April 20, 1880
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DELEVAN P. HOBRON
brother of Capt. Charles Hobron
died December 29, 1891
Captain Hobron was born in New London, Connecticut. He descended from a long line of seafaring people. At age sixteen he went to sea in the whale fishing service and was later in the merchant marine. About 1860 he bought an interest in the ship "Indiana" to engage in the New Orleans cotton trade, but the Civil War practically destroyed the trade. On February 3, 1862 he and Miss Elizabeth Loosely of Philadelphia were married. They made a voyage around the world which occupied three years of their lives. In 1877 they came to Texas for their health and purchased a home three miles southeast of Boerne. The place was named "La Lomita" at some time. Here he made a specialty of fine Merino sheep and Jersey cattle. Capt. Hobron invented the roller bearing, the fore-runner of the ball-bearing. The model was made in Boerne and patented in 1888. He also invented a double breast-yoke but sold it to Tempton.
The couple had two children, Charles Latham and Mattie. -Source Gray, Edith A.; Recollections of Boerne and Kendall County-Family Histories, 1949; p52
Delevan P. Hobron named his nephew, Charles Latham Hobron, in his will, calling him the "son of my brother C.B. Hobron and Lizzie E. Hobron, his wife."

Submitted by Catharine Schwarz for the GSKC Tombstone Photo Project
on March 26, 2010