Catherine Leeanna (Foreman) Hobbs

Photos courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Photos courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

(June 17, 1827 - April 24, 1911)

The Lusk Herald
April 27, 1911

In Memoriam

Catharine Leeanna Foreman, daughter of Joseph and Margaret Foreman, was born in New Paris, Ky., June 17, 1827. She died at the ranch near Rawhide Buttes, Wyo., April 24, 1911 at 10 o'clock a.m. aged 83 years, 10 months and 7 days.

When a child she emigrated with her parents to Missouri, where she was married to Wm. L. Hobbs, on Easter Sunday, April 12, 1846. To their union were born 12 children, four dying in infancy, eight arriving at maturity, and seven now living, Dr. N. R. Hobbs dying in 1900. Mrs. Hobbs was a member of the Disciple church for 68 years.

She and her husband have been on the frontier from their early married life, pioneering in Missouri, Nebraska and Wyoming. They removed from Missouri to Nebraska in 1860 and Mr. Hobbs came to Wyoming in 1880. Mrs. Hobbs joined her husband in this state in 1887, and they have resided here ever since.

She leaves to mourn her loss her aged husband and seven children as follows: J.F. Hobbs of Nome, Alaska; Mrs. Kate Fowler and G. F. Hobbs of Lusk; Mrs. S. Slaymaker of Douglas; Mrs. Emma VanBlarcom of Santa Rosa, Cal; Wm. L. Hobbs of Lander; J. L. Hobbs, of Omaha; also a host of other relatives and friends.

Grandma Hobbs was known far and near for her neighborliness and hospitality and she will be long remembered for those qualities.

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