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Samuel R. Hoobler (1844-?)
Born in Woods Co., Ohio, resident of Arenac and Bay Counties, Mich.

Michigan Manual, Michigan Dept. of State, 1887


Representative from the Iosco district, comprising the counties Alcona, Arenac, and Isoco, was born in Middleton township, Wood county, Ohio, October 24, 1844. When he was but five years old his father died, leaving a widow and six children in straitened circumstances. Mr. Hoobler improved every opportunity to acquire an education with a delicate constitution and the limited means of his mother would admit, and he boasts that his first school books were purchased with hickory nuts which he picked himself, his mother assisting. The money paid for clothing, books, tuition, etc., to enable him to attend the Waterville high-school was earned by him in working on a farm at six dollars per month. At this institution he was greatly encourage by the counsels of an elder sister. He taught a number of terms in the common schools of Ohio. He went to Bay City in July, 1868, and was employed by Hon. James Birney, from whom he received his first lessons in Michigan politics. He removed to the village of Standish in 1872 and has since engaged more or less in the schools of Bay and Arenac counties. He was appointed member of the Bay county board of school examiners in 1882 and again in 1884, but failing health compelling him to abandon school work, he resigned that position and removed to his farm near Worth, in Standish township, Arenac county, where he still resides. While a member of the Bay county board, he is credited with having been very energetic and by his efforts greatly assisting in bringing the district schools of his county up to their present efficiency. At present he holds the office of township clerk. He was elected Representative for 1887-8 on the Fusion ticket (aided by the labor element) by a vote of 1,844 to 1,616 for John W. King, Republican, and 237 for Webster, Prohibitionist.

Additional Notes.

    Hoobler Family Genealogy Website.

  • Samuel R. Hoobler's parents were George W. and Mary (Bash) Hoobler. Besides Samuel they had three girls (Mary Jane, Sara and Louisa, and two boys (George W. and Henry).
  • Samuel and Mary R (Worth) Hoobler has 8 children, David C. (married Steel B. Fletcher), Louisa J (Married Henry F. Morris and John J. Hill), Bert R. (Married Madge G. Sibley and Icie G. Macy), Rolla L. (Married Bessie Goodspeed), Ruben H. , Florence M. (Married William Mumford), Claudine E. (Married John Jones), and Hal R. (Married Marion Blankinship).

    1870 Census Bay City, Mich.

  • Hoobler, Samuel, age 25, farm laborer, born Ohio,
  • Hoobler, Mary, age 25, keeping house, born New York
  • Hoobler, Curtis, age 1, born Ohio
  • Hoobler, Louisa, age 1 mo., born Michigan
  • 1871 - While living in Standish, Samuel R. Hoobler was first teacher of the first school built in 1871. [History of Bay County, MI, 1883]

    1880 Census Pinconning, Mich.

  • Hoobler, Samuel, born 1845, Ohio
  • Hoobler, Mary, wife
  • Children: Curtis D., Louisa G., Mabel F., Rolla L., and Bertie R.
Related Note & Pages

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People Referenced
Bash, Mary (mother)
Birney, James
Blankinship, Marion
Fletcher, Steel B.
Goodspeed, Bessie
Hill, John J.
Hoobler, Bertie R. (son)
Hoobler, Claudine (dau.)
Hoobler, Curtis D. (son)
Hoobler, David C. (son)
Hoobler, Florence M (dau.)
Hoobler, Geo. W. (father)
Hoobler, Geo. W. Jr. (bro.)
Hoobler, Hal R. (son)
Hoobler, Henry (bro.)
Hoobler, Louisa (sister)
Hoobler, Louisa J. (dau.)
Hoobler, Mabel F. (dau.)
Hoobler, Mary J. (sister)
Hoobler, Rolla L. (son)
Hoobler, Ruben H. (son)
Hoobler, Samuel R. (subject)
Hoobler, Sarah (sister)
Jones, John
King, John W.
Macey, Icie G.
Morris, Henry F.
Mumford, William
Sibley, Madge G.
Webster, Mr.
Worth, Mary R. (wife)
Subjects Referenced
Alcona Co., MI
Arenac Co., MI
Bay City, MI
Bay Co., MI
Iosco Co., MI
Pinconning, MI
Standish, MI
Standish twp., MI
Middle twp, Wood Co.
Wood Co., OH
Worth, Arenac Co.
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