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New England Roots of Natalie (Hobbs) Fix

Updated November 9, 2000

About Our Family Research

In October of 1998 I got my first computer and thought it would be fun to see if my family was on the internet.
I began with a few names supplied by my father, Lester Milton Hobbs, and the "Hunt" was on.
With the help of kindred souls on the net I have been able to trace my HOBBS, HORTON, HARDEN, HARDING, WASHBURN lines for several hundred years.
Meeting distant and not so distant relatives, sharing what I've found and having them share with me has been a great joy.

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Family Photos
  • My Mom & Dad in Maine - Just Married (27 KB)
    This is my Mother - Hope Lillian (Harding) Hobbs and my Father - Lester Milton Hobbs when they went to Millinocket , Maine to get married on February 27, 1950. It must have been a mild winter way up north in the Maine woods ... look how they are dressed !!!!
  • Flora Etta HORTON (58 KB)
    My Greatgreatgrandmother, Born 24 Dec. 1875, Taunton, Bristol, MA. dau. of Isaac Newton & Mary Russell (Seekel) Horton. Mother of Charles Linwood Horton. Died 10 May 1920, buried Taunton, MA.
  • My Youngest Child & Grandchild (27 KB)
    Ayzlyn Gylana n'ha Hope showing off her mother. The inspiration, joy & hope of her parents. Parents are Karissa Hope Fix & her husband Jacob Alan Barnhart.
  • Charles Linwood Horton and Family (48 KB)
    L-R are : Rachel E.(Horton) Packard , Barbara G. (Horton), Dorris Evelyn Washburn (Horton) Hobbs , Alford L. Horton , Charles Linwood Horton , Flora G. (Washburn) Horton , Lewellyn Russell Horton , Arlene G. (Horton) McAlony , Mary J. (Horton) Anderson. This was taken about 1936 in Easton , Massachusetts.
  • William B. Hobbs, Civil War Veteran , Milo, Maine (61 KB)
    My G-GGrandfather born July 30, 1843, served in the Civil War in Co. "D" , 2nd Reg. Inf. Maine Vol. He died March 4, 1928 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery , Milo, Piscataquis County, Maine.
  • Four Generations of Hobbs Men - 1921 (53 KB)
    This photo was taken about 1921. In back William B. Hobbs (my GGGrampa), William Lester Hobbs (my GreatGrampa). Front is Lester Milton Hobbs (my Dad) and Lester Malcolm Hobbs (my Grampa). William B., William Lester and Lester Malcolm were all born in Maine. Lester Milton was born in Massachusetts.
  • Four Generations of Hobbs' - May 26, 1952 (34 KB)
    This was taken at my Dads birthday party in Raynham, Bristol, Massachusetts. L-R : Natalie Anne (Hobbs) Fix (me), Lester M. Hobbs (my Dad), Lester M. (his Dad) , William L. (his Dad).
  • My Moms Dad _ George Henry Harding - May 26, 1952 (21 KB)
    George Henry Harding was born July 26, 1876 in Abington , MA. He married Nellie Ruth Hopkins November 29, 1928. He was son of Charles W. & Ada Florence (Collins) Harding. He died on October 22, 1955. He is buried in Colebrook Cemetery in Whitman , MA. with several generations of the Harding family. The only memory I have of him is an old man in a rocking chair on a porch , with cows nearby and a hand pump in the kitchen.
  • Nellie Ruth Hopkins - My Moms - Mom (105 KB)
    Nellie Ruth (Hopkins) Harding was born in 1895 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA. She died in North Easton, Bristol County on January 16, 1954. I'm sad to say I have no memories of this Grandmother.
  • HOBBS' GARAGE, Millinocket, Maine (189 KB)
    Here are two real photo postcard of the garage owned by William L. Hobbs. The top one was sent in 1920 by my Grandmother Dorris Hobbs to her mother in Easton, MA. The other was sent in 1930 by my Dad to his mother in Easton, MA. Notice the Texaco Star on the one and the Ford & Gulf signs in the other. According to my Dad this was the first Ford Dealership in Maine. William L. was also a licensed Maine Guide and had a "Lunch Cart". His wife Anna Lucy (Glover) Hobbs had a Candy Kitchen. These were very busy people,they are mentioned in the book "Millinocket : Magic City of Maine's Wilderness" by Dorothy Bowler Laverty as taking care of the sick during a typhoid & smallpox epidemic in 1903 , using part of the Mountain View Hotel as a hospital. My Dad spent the summers with his Grandparents in Maine from about 1928 until 1938. He said he enjoyed it very much.
Related Files
  • Jonathan B. Hobbs - Will - Milo, Maine - 1878 (1 KB)
    This is a transcribed copy of the Will dated December 4, 1878. He leaves everything to his wife Eliza (Barker) Hobbs.
  • Charles A. Glover - Maine - Probate Record (2 KB)
    Charles A. Glover died of Tuberculosis of Lungs and Melancholia in Bangor, Maine. He left no will so wife Rosina M. (Lovejoy) Glover filed to settle his estate. Children are listed and where living in 1902 the date of this document.
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