Biography of Adam J. Hobkirk
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Hobkirk, Adam J., Waddington, was born in Scotland July 4, 1832, a son of John Hobkirk, a native of Scotland. born October 19, 1798 and educated there. He married Christian Riddle, a native of Scotland, born December 12, 1793, by whom he had one son and three daughters. In 1835 Mr. Hobkirk came to Waddington and settled in the wilderness on the farm our subject now owns. Here he lived and died January 4, 1852, and his wife died April 12, 1875. Adam J. Hobkirk was three years old when he came to Waddington, where he was reared and educated. He married June 5, 1861, in Toronto, Canada, Margaret Scott, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, and came to Waddington with her parents, who afterwards went Canada, where the father died, the mother being still living. Mr. Hobkirk and wife have had seven children: Agnes W., John, Christian, Adam N., Margaret B., Edith J. and Mary. Mr. Hobkirk owns a farm of 180 acres and has cleared most of it himself. He follows general farming but his principal business is dairying, keeping twenty two cows. He has always been a Republican in politics, has been assessor seven years and was elected justice of the peace in 1890. He and his wife are members of the Scotch Presbyterian church, and he has been an elder in that church for about twenty five years.

Also see Adam A. Hobkirk, and Thomas F. Hobkirk

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