Biography of Thomas F. Hobkirk
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Hobkirk, Thomas F., Waddington, was born in Waddington, November 26, 1841. His parents were Adam Hobkirk, born in Scotland, November 10, 1796, and Elizabeth Furgeson, born March 9, 1801. They came to Waddington in 1830 and settled the farm now owned by Adam A. Hobkirk. They had ten children, of whom seven are now living: Jane, the oldest daughter who resides with Adam A. Hobkirk; Margaret, wife of Andrew W. Rutherford, of Potsdam; Mary, wife of Robert Tait; Isabel, wife of John M. Rutherford ; and Christian, wife of Walter E. Elliott. Mr. Hobkirk was an elder in the Scotch Presbyterian church for many years. He died December 7, 1864, and his wife, April 18, 1871. Thomas F. was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools of Waddington. He has always been engaged in farming and owns 136 acres, his principal business being dairying, keeping fifteen cows. Mr. Hobkirk married in 1869, Agnes G. Hargrave, a native of Madrid and a daughter of Joseph Hargrave, and they have had four sons and five daughters: Willis A., Joseph H., Libbie B., Mabel E., Ethel M., Ross T., Arthur E., and two deceased. Mr. Hobkirk is a Repubican and is now serving as assessor. He and wife are members of the Scotch Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Hobkirk has been a member since eighteen years of age.

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