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Harrison Clayton Hobart

Male 1883 -

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  • Name Harrison Clayton Hobart 
    Born Sep 1883  Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I28594  All
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2008 

    Father James Hobart,   b. 17 Mar 1849, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1917  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth McLyman,   b. 13 May 1854, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1913  (Age 59 years) 
    Family ID F8630  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Harrison Clayton Hobart
    Harrison Clayton Hobart
    Fairchild Native New Assistant Labor Secretary

    Leader & Telegram News

    A former Fairchild man, Harrison Clayton Hobart, became Assistant Secretary of Labor Monday.

    Hobart, assistant grand chief of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers at Cleveland, Ohio, was sworn in to his new office at Washington, D.C. He will assist Secretary of Labor Martin Durkin.
    An officer in his union since 1915, Hobart was granted an indefinite leave of absence by the union after it received word of his appointment.

    Hobart was born in Fairchild and was graduated from Fairchild High School as the valedictorian of his class. Friends say that Hobart, who was born on a farm, was healthy, energetic, athletic, ambitious and very much interested in life.

    He was recommended for his new office by the late grand chief of his union, James P. Shields. Another railroad union leader commented, “Hobart’s selection is a tribute not only to the whole segment of railroad labor in this country but also to the memory and stature of James P. Shields. The appointment highlights the fact that Americans can make their best contributions as individuals and not as a mass or class. This nomination is not the result of pressure.

    “IT IS recognition of men who individually bear responsibilities measured in thousands of t?n miles and passengers lives.”

    Illness and the intense heat prevented Hobart’s three sisters and other relatives from attending the swearing in ceremony.

    His sisters are Mrs. Rudy Bahr, Fairchild postmaster; Mrs. Alvin Pettis, Fairchild; and Mrs. Louis Aylsworth, Devils Lake, N.D.

    1900 census - Fairchild Township, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
    1900 census - Fairchild Township, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
    Family of James (Jr) and Mary E. Hobart

  • Notes 
    • US Census 1900 - age 16, Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin

      US Census 1910 - age 26, Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin

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