Thomas Saunders Hobbs

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Thomas Saunders Hobbs
Ontario MPP
In office
1894–1898
Preceded by William Ralph Meredith
Succeeded by Francis Baxter Leys
Constituency London
Personal details
Born(1856-04-15)April 15, 1856
Langtree, Devonshire, England
Died September 30, 1927(1927-09-30) (aged 71)
London, Ontario, Canada
Political party Liberal
Occupation Businessman

Thomas Saunders Hobbs (15 April 1856 – 30 September 1927) was an English-born Ontario merchant and political figure. He represented London in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1894 to 1898 as a Liberal member.

England Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north-northwest. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

Ontario Province of Canada

Ontario is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada and is located in east-central Canada. It is Canada's most populous province accounting for 38.3 percent of the country's population, and is the second-largest province in total area. Ontario is fourth-largest in total area when the territories of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are included. It is home to the nation's capital city, Ottawa, and the nation's most populous city, Toronto, which is also Ontario's provincial capital.

London was an electoral riding in Ontario, Canada. It was created in 1867 at the time of confederation and was abolished in 1925 before the 1926 election. It was re-established in 1934 and existed until 1955 when it was abolished again.

He was born in Devonshire in 1856, the son of Thomas S. Hobbs, was educated at the Methodist college in Shebbear and came to London, Ontario with his family. Hobbs was a manufacturer, owned a hardware store and was vice-president of the London Board of Trade.

Devon County of England

Devon, also known as Devonshire, which was formerly its common and official name, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south. It is part of South West England, bounded by Cornwall to the west, Somerset to the north east, and Dorset to the east. The city of Exeter is the county town. The county includes the districts of East Devon, Mid Devon, North Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, Torridge, and West Devon. Plymouth and Torbay are each geographically part of Devon, but are administered as unitary authorities. Combined as a ceremonial county, Devon's area is 6,707 km2 and its population is about 1.1 million.

London, Ontario City in Ontario, Canada

London is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada along the Quebec City–Windsor Corridor. The city had a population of 383,822 according to the 2016 Canadian census. London is at the confluence of the Thames River, approximately 200 km (120 mi) from both Toronto, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan; and about 230 km (140 mi) from Buffalo, New York. The city of London is a separated municipality, politically separate from Middlesex County, though it remains the county seat.

Hobbs ran for provincial office. He was defeated by William Ralph Meredith in 1894 but elected in a by-election held later that year after Meredith was appointed judge. Hobbs was also a director of the Trusts and Guarantee Company and served as paymaster in the local militia. He died in 1927. [1]

William Ralph Meredith Canadian politician

Sir William Ralph Meredith, was Leader of the Ontario Conservatives from 1878 to 1894, Chancellor of the University of Toronto from 1900 until his death, and Chief Justice of Ontario from 1913 until his death. Through his principles - The Meredith Principles - he is regarded as the founding father of the Workers' Compensation System in Ontario, the impact of which was felt throughout Canada and the United States.

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References

  1. "Thomas Saunders Hobbs". Family Search.org.