John Melvin Hoobler 1875
[ Bessie Pearl Hoobler 1917 ]
John Melvin Hoobler was born in Streator, Illinois on January 14, 1875. His parents, Jacob III and Elmira Hoobler stayed in Streator until John Melvin was two years old when the family moved to Kansas, near St. Marys, where John Melvin grew up.
John married Trissa Saville in 1897 while living in St. Mary's but was widowed in 1899. They had one son, Francis, who was ten months old, when Tressa died. John and the boy lived with his parents, Jacob and Elmira until 1902, when the Jacob III family moved to Loup County, Nebraska. John Melvin and his son Francis moved with Jacobs to Loup County.
John re-married to Pearl McCallum on October 6, 1909. John and Pearl lived and reared their family Francis, Roy, Bessie, and Elva in the Dry Valley District of Loup County. In 1922 Francis, then 22 and the father of two died during routine surgery.
John was a respected community member and served for many years on the school board. After the children had grown and married, John and Pearl moved to Taylor, Nebraska in 1945. John managed a small dairy farm during the years their grandchildren were growing up. Bessie, the oldest daughter died of a kidney ailment in 1946.
In 1954, John was painfully injured in a fall while harvesting potatoes from their garden. This injury caused much suffering through the next year when John Melvin died of heart failure on September 13, 1955. John was buried in Moulton Cemetery in West Loup County.
John Melvin, fifth child of Jacob and Elmira Hoobler, was born
January 24, 1875 at Streator, Illinois, and passed away at his home in
Taylor, Neb. Sept. 13, 1955 at the age of 80 years, 8 months, and 20
When he was two years old his family moved to St. Marys, Kansas where
he grew to manhood. On August 29, 1897, he took as his bride Miss Trissa
Saville, and one son, Francis, was born to them. When the child was just
ten months old, the mother passed away, and John took his baby son and
went home with his parents. In 1902, the Hoobler family moved to a ranch
in West Loup County, and on this ranch and an adjoining farm, John made
his home for 42 years.
He was married to Miss Pearl McCallum on Oct. 6, 1909 and to this
union five children were born, one dying in infancy. In 1945, John and
Mrs. Hoobler retired from the ranch and moved to Taylor where they
maintained a dairy until March 1955, when injuries suffered in a fall in
his home in Oct.1954 forced complete retirement.
He was preceded in death by his son Francis in 1922, and a daughter,
Mrs. Bessie Drake, in 1946. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife
Pearl, two sons, Roy of Harrison, Ark., and Ray of Milburn, Neb., one
daughter, Mrs. Elva Ralls, Almeria, Neb, two sisters, Mrs. Myrtie Ramsey
and Mrs. Mabel McCleery both of Canadian, Tex., four brothers, Frank of
Broken Bow, George of Lincoln, Ezra of Eureka, Kansas, and Clarence of
Canadian, Texas; 14 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren, many
nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at two o’clock Saturday afternoon at the
Evangelical United Brethren Church in Taylor with Rev. R. P. Boyer
officiating. Rev and Mrs. Boyer sang, accompanied by Mrs. A. F. Alder.
Pallbearers were Roy Alder, Jim Rails, Fred Dunbar, Fred Moninger, Oscar
Anderson, and Harvey Howard. Interment was in Moulton Cemetery.
Friends and relatives coming from a distance to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hoobler, Rex and Marilyn, Harrison, Ark., Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hoobler and Bud, Mrs. Myrtie Ramsey and Mrs. Mabel McCleery all of Canadian, Tex., Mr. and Mrs. Vern Hoobler St. Marys, Ks., Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hoobler, Eureka, Ks., Mr. and Mrs. Abe Duryea, Alliance, Neb., Mr. Mark Dunbar, Olerichs, So. Dak., Miss Wilma Dunbar, Plainview, Neb., and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ralls, Caldwell, Idaho.
Funeral Services for Pearl Hoobler
Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church in Taylor,
Saturday, May 13 at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Pearl Hoobler who passed away at the
Sargent Nursing Home May 9. Rev. Richard Shapland officiated.
Pallbearers were Norman Hughes, Rex Hoobler, Dennis Hoobler, Jim Ralls,
John McFadden, and Dean Ralls. Interment was in Moulton Cemetery, Loup
Pearl Almeda McCallum, daughter of Oscar and Annie Smith McCallum, was born Dec. 28, 1886 at Muscatine, Iowa, and passed away May 9, 1973 at Sargent, Neb., at the age of 86 years, 4 months, and 11 days. When she was just a child, the family moved to Nebraska, settling first in Holt county, and later moving to Blaine county. She was united in marriage to John Hoobler Oct. 6, 1909, and to this union, five children were born, one dying in infancy. John and Pearl lived many years in Dry Valley. In 1945 they sold their ranch and moved to Taylor, where John died in 1955. Later Pearl sold her home in town and lived near with her children. In January, 1972, she was hospitalized with a broken hip and after a month at home suffered a stroke, and has been in a decline since that time. Survivors include two sons, Roy, Harrison, Ark., Ray, Milburn, one daughter Elva Ralls, Almeria, one sister, Mrs. Bertha Caday, Merna, Neb., 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Death of Mrs. John Hoobler
Mrs. John Hoobler died at her home in Kaw Township on Friday last, May 19th, 1890, of quick consumption.
Trissa Virginia Hoobler was the oldest daughter of Mr. F. A. Saville and was born July 9th, 1880. She was married to John Hoobler August 29. 1897. Besides her father and husband she leaves one sister, Miss Bertha Saville, and a little 9 months old son as immediate relatives.
The funeral services were held Sunday at the Kaw Valley M. E. church conducted by the pastor Rev. Cook and the remains were interred in the Greenwood cemetery.
Deceased was a consistent Christian lady, a devout member of the M. E. church and was much beloved by all who knew her. She was ready when the summons came and after bidding her friends an affectionate farewell, and asking them to meet her in heaven, she quietly sunk into that peaceful sleep so beautiful even in death. We extend sympathy to the bereaved husband and friends.