Person:George Hobbs (1)

George Washington Hobbs
b.30 NOV 1845 Norway, Oxford, ME
d.18 MAY 1917
m. 16 MAY 1876
  1. Mary Emma Hobbs1879 - 1880
  2. Fanny Greenleaf Hobbs1880 -
  3. Oscar Wardwell Hobbs1890 - 1899
Facts and Events
Name George Washington Hobbs
Gender Male
Birth[1] 30 NOV 1845 Norway, Oxford, ME
Marriage 16 MAY 1876 Otisfield, Cumberland, MEto Emma E. Wardwell
Death[2] 18 MAY 1917
Occupation? Grocer in 1880, Variety Store Owner in 1900 & 1910
Burial? Rustfield Cemetery, Norway, ME

Living in Norway, ME at 1880, 1900 & 1910 census. In Genealogy of the Greenleaf Family his last name is Greenleaf, but both his marriage and census name is Hobbs. "George W. Hobbs, of Norway, Me., proprietor and manger of the largest variety store in the county, was born here....After acquiring his education, George W. Hobbs, who was the second son of his parents, was employed for two years in the general store of Frost & Whitcomb, of Norway, one year in Ridgeway, Pa., one year in Manhattan, Kansas, and Mandeville in Northern Missouri; two years with M.H. Greenleaf, a manufacturer, Brighton, Mass. In 1876, he started a variety store where the present one stands. The original store burned in 1894, and he has since erected a fine new building, forty by sixty feet, the entire front of which is plate glass. The first story is one large store occupied entirely by himself, and stocked with a large line of crockery, tinware, wall paper and fancy goods in great variety. The second floor, in which he lives, is thoroughly fitted up in modern style with electric lights, steam heat, and other conveniences. Mr. Hobbs owns a number of building lots, on which he has erected several houses, of which he still has two. He also owns a fine farm of three hundred acres on Pine Hill, which he carried on himself for several years, but now rents it." -Biographical review : this volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of Franklin and Oxford Counties, Maine.Boston: Biographical Review.

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