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Ezra Elmer Hoob1er, born Sept. 9, 1872 at Streator, Illinois. Died March 6, 1956 at age 83 years, 5 months, 26 days. He came to St. Marys, Kansas at age 5, and attended Lane University at Lecompton, Ks. He made the run to the Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma, settling near Medford. On August 31, 1897, he married Kathryn Rose Van Syckle on August 31,1897.
They farmed north of Eureka, Kansas until 1935. Ezra was also a rural mail carrier for 30 years, retiring in 1937.
Ezra farmed north of Eureka in 1907 and lived there until 1935, when he moved
to Eureka. He was rural mail carrier for 30 years, carrying from the Utopia Post
Office. He retired in 1937. His wife died in 1939. He is survived by sons Ivan
of Los Angeles, Glenn and Elmer of Eureka; sisters Myrtie and Mabel of Canadian,
Texas; brothers George of Lincoln, NE, Frank of Broken Bow, NE, and Clarence of
Their children were:
1. Ivan - Jennie Carter
2. Glen - Jennie Wilcox
(excerpt from the March I4, 1907 Star)