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Clergyman

Ralph Waller Hobbs, American clergyman.

Background

Hobbs, Ralph Waller was born on September 23, 1872 in Mason City, Illinois, United States. Son of Charles A. and Loretta C. (Haight) Hobbs.

Education

Preparatory education, Kirkwood (Missouri) Military Academy and Wayland Academy, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Bachelor of Arts, Shurtleff College, Alton, Ill, 1894, Master of Arts, 1897. Bachelor of Divinity, University of Chicago Division School, 1897.

Doctor of Divinity, Fargo (N.Dak.) College, 1921, Shurtleff, 1923.

Career

Ordained Baptist ministry, 1897. Pastor successively First Church, Superior, Wisconsin, First Church, Boone, Iowa, Rogers Park Church (Chicago), First Church, Mankato, Minnesota, First Church, Fargo, First Church, Lansing, Michigan, First Church, Grand Island, Nebraska, 1929-1936. Chairman Safety League, Mankato, 1917-1918.

Camp pastor, Camp Custer, 1918.

Membership

Member Board Examiners, Kalamazoo College. Member Executive Committee board of managers Baptist State Convention, Nebraska. Member Nebraska Baptist Student Council, Grand Island Ministers Association (president).

Member Nebraska Interch. Council; member board directors Self-Help Corporation. Member Denominational Day Committee of Northern Baptist Convention, 1934-1937.

Member Committee on Order of the Day, same, 1935. Fourth generation of Baptist ministers.

Connections

Married Fannie Louise James, October 12, 1898. Children: Donald James (deceased), Elizabeth Loretta, Mary Eleanor.

father:
Charles A. Hobbs

mother:
Loretta C. (Haight) Hobbs

spouse:
Fannie Louise James

child:
Donald James Hobbs (deceased)

child:
Elizabeth Loretta Hobbs

child:
Mary Eleanor Hobbs