William H. Hobson, b. 1846 Missouri to Oregon
Oregon Republican League:
Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 224.
HOBSON, HON. W. H., of Stayton, was born in Missouri in 1846 and came to Oregon the following year. He has been a merchant at Stayton since 1868. He is a lifelong Republican, and was elected to the State Senate in 1894.