My father was James Francis HOBBINS (b. 1921 PA;d.Oct.1987 PA). His parents were James Francis HOBBINS (b.1880 PA; d.Oct. 3, 1943 PA) and Emma JAMES (b.1881 PA;d.1937 PA), both born in PA. Both of grandfather HOBBINS' parents were born in Ireland. Both of grandmother HOBBINS' parents were born in PA. Emma had 2 children by Richard STEADMAN ~ Ruth (b.1908 in Maryland) and Richard (b.1911 in PA). On 1920 PA Census my grandmother appears (w/ my grandfather HOBBINS but his first name was mistakenly given as George ~ should be James) with the surname HOBBINS along w/ her 2 children but they still have the surname STEADMAN at that time.On 1930 PA Census Ruth and Richard appear w/ the surname HOBBINS w/ my father and grandmother Hobbins (last name incorrectly spelled HOPPINS). Grandfather HOBBINS is not listed w/ them but w/ the family mentioned next paragraph.
On 1930 PA Census grandfather HOBBINS appears as brother in law, living w/ his step-sister Anna, nee DORSEY, and her husband~ head of household ~ John McPHILIP(s)/ McPHILLIP(s) along w/ Anna's sister May (Mame)~ last name written as DORSEY & sort of erased w/ HOBBINS written over it~ and a boy Paul HOBBINS, aged 14, listed as nephew. I've never been able to find another reference to this boy Paul anywhere else.
My father's mother Emma JAMES, I believe, was from the Carlisle area of PA. My father often spoke of visiting relatives there as well as Fort Washington, PA. My father grew up in Philadelphia around the 11th and Brown Sts. area.
Does anyone have a connection w/ and any of these surnames?