Charles Frederick Hobbs died in 15th October 1982 at the age of 91 and was the last surviving "Hobbs brother" He married Caroline "Carrie" Clark (1901 - 1989) on 14th February 1921 at St Annes Church, Limehouse, London. Caroline was born on the 19th March 1901 in Chivers Court, Limehouse, London and was the daughter of Morris and Elizabeth Clark (nee Gruby). Morris Clark who was born in 1865 died at the age of 85 in 1950. He was 21 when he married Elizabeth in 1886. His fathers name was John Clark but I'm afraid that is all I know at the moment

The photograph below shows Caroline on her wedding day

Charles and Caroline had two daughters both of whom where born in the same hospital

The photograph on the left was taken in 1905 when Charles was 14 years old The one on the right is from a work permit that was required by the US Immigration authorities for persons entering the USA. It was taken in 1920 and so Charles would have been in his late twenties (photo: Chris and Liz Barnett). Prior to that I have found a record for Charles in the 1911 UK Census. He was serving in the Royal Navy as a Stoker Second Class

Personal Information Name Charles F Hobbs Condition Single Gender Age 19 Estimated Year of Birth 1892 Employed N Working at Home N Place of Birth Paddington London Military Rank Stoker Second Class Enumerator Information Inhabited Y Reference RG14PN34973 RD640 SD4 ED21 SN9999 Administrative County Royal Navy At Sea and In Ports Abroad Registration District Royal Navy At Sea Enumeration District 21

The photograph taken below is that of Charles's two daughters with their grandmother Elizabeth Margaret Hobbs. Joyce is on the left and her sister Daphne on the right. The photograph was taken circa 1937 at HillTop near Thurgoland Yorkshire.

The following photograph was taken circa 1951 and shows Carrie and Charlie at their house in South Ockenden. In the background you can see an old Anderson shelter.


In the introduction I mentioned that Caroline was the daughter of Morris (1865 - 1950) and Elizabeth Clark (nee Gruby) The only other fact I knew was that Morris's father was called John Clark. After checking the 1881 Census I found the following information

Dwelling 28 London Road, London, Middlesex

Family History Library Film 1341101 PRO Reference RG11 Piece Folio 0463/33 Page No. 8






 John Clark (Head)  52 Wapping Middlesex England General Labourer  Married
Anne Clark (Wife) 50 Shadwell Middlesex England   Married
Morris Clark (Son) 16 Ratcliff Middlesex England Errand Boy
James Clark (Son) 12  Ratcliff Middlesex England  
Bridget Clark (Daughter) 8 Ratcliff Middlesex England  

Thirty years later the 1911 shows MORRIS CLARK as a 43 year old general labourer

Personal Information Name Morris Clark Relationship to Head of Household Head Condition Married Gender M Age 43 Estimated Year of Birth 1868 Occupation Labourer General Employed Y Working at Home N Place of Birth London Shadwell Enumerator Information Address 9 Chivers Court Northey St Limehouse Parish Limehouse Town Limehouse Type of Building Private House Number of Rooms Three Rooms Inhabited Y Reference RG14PN1566 RG78PN55 RD20 SD2 ED19 SN113 Administrative County London Registration District Stepney Registration Sub District Limehouse Enumeration District 19

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