Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Jacob Hobson

Male 1820 - 1887  (67 years)


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  • Name Jacob Hobson 
    Born 1820  , Armagh Co., Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Business Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    tea business 
    Interesting story 
    Immigration 1854  , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Accountant 
    Residence 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Protestant 
    Occupation 1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Book Keeper 
    Residence Dublin, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-104137 
    Died 8 Feb 1887  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Paralytic Shock a few hours 
    Person ID I104137  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2021 

    Family Sarah,   b. 6 Jul 1833, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Jane Hobson,   b. 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Isaac Hobson,   b. 1863, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1898, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F26676  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death of a Well-Known Resident

      We are called upon this week to record the death of a well-known resident in the person of Mr. Jacob Hobson, who passed away on Tuesday morning in the 67th year of his age. Mr. Hobson had been ailing, but not seriously, for some time, and it was only within the last week that his illness assumed a serious aspect.

      The deceased was born in County Armagh, Ireland, in the year 1820. He spent the early years of this life in the City of Dublin, serving his time in one of the largest tea and wine merchants' houses in that city. He afterwards established, in conjunction with an elder brother, a large tea business in the city of Belfast; but believing which many others, that America afforded a better opportunity for rising in the world that did old Ireland, Mr. Hobson "came out" in 1854, and has lived in Galt and vicinity - excepting a short stay in Coboarg - ever since. Although not occupying a prominent position in this locality. Mr. Hobson was respected as a quiet, inoffensive man, wonderfully well read, and gifted with a memory which enabled him to always have a command the information he had gleaned from his favorite authors. But somehow or other he fell behind in the race of life; and we do not do our old friend an injustice when we say that is was only his intimate friends who knew the depth of his reading or the wide range of his information.

      Mr. Hobson's funeral took place yesterday afternoon, the remains being interred in Mount View Cemetery. He leaves behind him a widow and large family, as also, a brother (Benjamin) and a sister living, we believe, in Toronto.

      Galt Reporter Feb 11 1887 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 2 Page 98.

    2. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 4.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1820 - , Armagh Co., Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - tea business - - Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1854 - , Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Accountant - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Protestant - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Book Keeper - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Dublin, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Paralytic Shock a few hours - 8 Feb 1887 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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