Berkeley County, West Virginia Biography of E.A. HOBBS


         E.A. HOBBS, born in Wheeling, West Virginia, moved to Berkeley County January 1, 1896. He was elected Clerk of the County Court of Berkeley County for two terms. His father, M.R. Hobbs, enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War and was a member of the Army Band at Fort Delaware, New Jersey.

         John Leonard Hobbs, son of E.A. Hobbs, enlisted in a Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) Company and served on the border of Mexico against Villa under General Pershing and in World War I; after the close of the war, he served in the occupation of the Rhine, where he met a German girl, married her and brought her home with him when his regiment was disabled. Mary Hobbs, a daughter of E.A. Hobbs, was a graduate of Martinsburg High School and was a bookkeeper for Merchants and Farmers Bank of Martinsburg.


    Submitted by Marilyn Gouge and extracted from History of Berkeley County, West Virginia, 1928

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