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Lewis Frank Hoobler was born in 1933 in Moulton, Loup County, NE. He married (1) Twyla Louise Humbolt daughter of William Robert Humbolt Jr. and Myrtle Carl on May 30, 1953 in Mulvane, Sumner County, KS. She was born in 1935 in Mulvane, Sumner County, KS. He married (2) Betty Jo Allwhite daughter of Chancey Newton Allwhite and Evia Myrtle Adair on August 15, 1973 in Haysville, Sedgwick County, KS. She was born in 1931 in Newark, Independence, AR.

They had the following children:

Craig Allan Hoobler was born in 1956 in Ft. Bragg, Cumberland County, NC. Craig married (D) Gretchen Ann Brant daughter of Kenneth William Brant and Jacquelyn Lucille Hinton on April 21, 1979 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS. Gretchen was born in 1957 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS.

They had the following children:

Jeremy Ryan Hoobler was born in 1980 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS.

Cory Allan Hoobler was born in 1982 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS. He married Laura Rose Lofland daughter of Greg Lofland on July 11, 2009 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS. She was born in 1981 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS.

Sarah Marie Hoobler was born in 1985 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS. She married Jonathan Lynn Jones son of Steven Eugene Jones and Betty Suzanne Tanner on May 12, 2007 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS. He was born in 1978 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS.

They had the following children:

Abigail Marie Jones was born in 2009 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS

Curt Evan Hoobler was born in 1958 in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC. Curt married (1) Jeanette Diane Davis daughter of Jack Dewitt Davis and Sandra Jane Sumpter on January 22, 1978 in Farm, Sumner County, KS. She was born in 1952. Curt married (D) Amy Marie Houston daughter of David Scott Houston and Robin Lynn Voland on April 25, 2003 in Bentonville, AR. She was born in 1980 in Las Vegas, NV.

They had the following children:

Shelly Scot Hoobler was born in 1980 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS. Shelly married (D) Charles Earnest Kaylor son of Leonard Kaylor and Inez Darlene on November 11, 2000 in Mulvane, Sedgwick County, KS. He was born in 1970.

They had the following children:

Nicole Scot Kaylor was born in 1998 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS.

Blayne Dalton Kaylor was born in 2004 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS.

Michael Hoobler was born in 1998 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS. Amyís son adopted by Curt.

William Evan Lewis Hoobler was born in 2004 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS.


(Story as told by Lewis Frank Hoobler) We moved to a farm 20 miles west of Taylor in 1928. Leoís uncle Clarence Hoobler (1928) owned the place. On our first year of farming in late June we had a severe hailstorm. It hailed everything to the ground.

Eunice was born November 13, 1929. The following year began the great depression of the 30ís. There was drought so we couldnít raise much and couldnít sell what little we did raise. We continued to hang on under MANY difficulties. January 5, 1932 Melvin was born at Taylor in Ralph Wells house.

The following spring we moved to what was known as the Capek ranch (1932). The drought and depression continued and things were much harder for us. On August 6, 1933 Melvin died.  Lewis was born December 10, 1933 at Moulton, Nebraska at our home. And still the drought and depression got worse.

In the fall of 1934, September I think, we sold what little we had. Dad (Leo) got an old Model T truck and we went to Texas (1934) where dad expected to work with a friend as a mechanic, but that didnít work out. There just was not enough work to provide for two families. So we loaded up and back to Nebraska.

We lived with Grandpa Frank and Grandma Lona Hoobler a few months, then cleaned out and moved into the basement house belonging to Roy Austin (1935?), which was about two miles straight west of the Moulton Cemetery. Eunice began her school there. It was one and a half miles to walk over hills - a long walk for a little girl alone. One winter, I believe 1936, it was so cold and bad they closed the school. All of us went and stayed with John Hoobler, who then lived on the Hoobler ranch. Then Dad could help them with chores, etc. and not have to make the three-mile trip, and we didnít have to maintain and heat a home. Thatís how it was in the 30í s. We could drive our car only there in the community - we couldnít buy a number (license plate) for our car.

In the spring of 1937 Dad got a job as a mechanic from Ted Goos who had just bought a garage in Sargent (1937). February 14, 1937 we moved into two rooms in a house at the east end of Sargent. Art Mosley family lived in the other part of the house. We were there 3 months when we found a 4-room apartment in a house 1 block west and Ĺ block north from the water tower. We lived there a few months and then got a little 4-room house just north of the hotel. At that time it had no bathroom, but water. To begin his job in Sargent, dad got $7.00 a week and worked 7 days and 7 evenings a week. Soon he was on commission and made $15.00 to $20.00 a week, but still worked evenings

In the fall of 1940 we moved to what we called the Troxel house. I began to work at the Dependon Store. Just to help when they were short on employees. That became a full time job in 1946. I worked at the Dependon for three summers (1947,1948,1949), when I turned 16 worked for dad at garage (1950,1951). In midsummer we moved again, as John Troxel wanted to move into his house. We then moved out west on Main Street, which we called the Sears house as it belonged to Sam Sears.

(See page 22 & 23 of the booklet Dennis Ray published for the 2014 Reunion in Taylor)

(Important Milestone Dates)

1928 Clarence Hoobler

1932 Capek Ranch Lewis born there.

1934 moved to Texas.

1935 I think. We moved back to Nebraska.

1935 Moved to basement house.

1937 Moved to Sargent.

1952 Lewis moved to Wichita, KS and went to work for Boeing September 29.