Hobson Family
Hobson family fonds.  - 1899-1973.

52 cm of textual records. - 4 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller. - 2 maps : col. ; 64 x 100 cm or smaller.

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Richard Hobson (1938) was born to Wilfred Hobson (1899-1995) and Kathleen McKittrick (1904-1992). The family has its roots in the United Kingdom, and Hobson’s paternal grandfather Edward came to Canada from Ireland in 1884 and his father Wilfred from England in 1910. The two families settled in Ontario and Kathleen and Wilfred met in Toronto at St. Clement’s Church Tennis Club. Kathleen and Wilifred married and went on to have three children: John Edward (1933), Richard James (1938) and Kathleen Margaret Stephanie (?).

Richard Hobson married Mary (Penny) Paisley (b.1939), daughter of Elmer Paisley (1907-1976) and Margaret Rieder. Penny Paisley’s mother Margaret was the daughter of local prominent businessman Talmon Rieder and his wife Martha Anthes. (from Ancestry and "Hobson, Richard. One tree many roots. Waterloo: Richard Hobson, 2010").


Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by extended members, and friends, of the Hobson family. Materials in this fonds were originally owned by members of the Hobson, Shoemaker and Anthes families. Includes photographs, ephemera, financial documents, historic newspaper, and maps. Arranged in four series as follows:

  1. Personal Records;
  2. Historical Records;
  3. Photographs;
  4. Maps.


  • Title from contents of the fonds.
  • Extent is measured in linear meters of shelf space as occupied by the fonds.
  • Includes oversize items.
  • Donated by the Hobson family in 2011 and 2014.

Call number: GA 247