William James Hobbs

ID # 3699, (1881-1915)
FatherRichard Hobbs (1845-1916)
MotherLida Bowman (1851-1889)
BirthWilliam James Hobbs was born on 12 March 1881 at Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario. 
MarriageHe married Laura May Burbidge on 26 May 1914 at Gravenhurst, District of Muskoka, Ontario.
Mrge reg. 016015-14 Gravenhurst, District of Muskoka
William James Hobbs, 34, bachelor, accountant. Presbyterian. Born Village of Washington, Ont., residing Town of Bala, Ont. Parents Richard Hobbs and Lida Bowman.
Laura May Stafford, 41, widow, Methodist. Born Township of Townsend, Ont., residing Gravenhurst, Ont. Parents Charles Burbidge and Annie Holtby.
Witnesses Mrs. N. Wellwood and Miss Elizabeth Mulchenbacker, both of Gravenhurst.
On 26 May, 1914, at Gravenhurst, by N. Wellwood of Gravenhurst, Methodist.

On the application of the form, William indicates that he has been residing in Bala since 1911.
DeathHe died on 3 December 1915 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, at age 34. 
BurialHe was buried at Fairview Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Ontario. 
NoteBirth reg. 024313-81 Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co.
William James Hobbs born March 12th, 1881. Parents Richard Hobbs, clergyman, and Lida Bowman. Informant Richard Hobbs, clergyman, Blenheim.

As noted, William's birth registration shows his place of birth as Blenheim Township. This includes such villages as Drumbo, Plattsville and Washington. William's marriage registration places his birth in the village of Washington. It is possible that the church was located outside the village and the parsonage as well, but that the family was in Washington at the time is probably correct.

Death reg. 006634-15 Toronto, York Co.
William James Hobbs died Dec. 3, 1915. Age 37. Married. Place of burial Niagara. Father Rev. Richard Hobbs, mother...Bowman. Bookkeeper. Born Ontario. 
Last Edited16 Feb 2018