Wednesday, January 16, 2013

OBITUARY: Anna (ALBERTSON) HOBBS of Plainfield (1934)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, April 12, 1934 - page 1, column 2

WIDOW OF FORMER NURSERY HEAD DIES AT PLAINFIELD
Mrs. Anna M. Hobbs, age eighty-two, widow of Cyrus May Hobbs, nationally known nurseryman, died at her home in Plainfield, Sunday morning, after a long illness.

She was born in Washington County, near Salem, and moved to Bridgeport in 1875 with her parents, Oliver and Mary Albertson, who founded the Bridgeport nurseries, now operated as C.M. Hobbs & Sons. Her marriage took place in 1876. Her husband became a partner in the nursery enterprise, and on the death of Mr. Albertson, succeeded to ownership of the business. At the time of his death, seven years ago, he was a trustee of Purdue University. Mrs. Hobbs was a birthright member of Friends church and was educated in Quaker institutions.

Surviving are one daughter, Miss Carrie M. Hobbs, Plainfield; three sons, Oliver A. Hobbs and Fred M. Hobbs, Plainfield, and Harry W. Hobbs, of Indianapolis; two brothers, Albert Albertson, Caldwell, Idaho, and Emory Albertson, Whittier, Cal.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the home, the Rev. Norvel Webb officiating. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

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