Dora Maude Hobart

Dora Maude Hobart

Female 1886 - 1966  (80 years)

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  • Name Dora Maude Hobart  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Born 10 Apr 1886  Preble, Cortland, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11
    Gender Female 
    Buried 1966  Vesper, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Died 17 Sep 1966  Binghamton, Broome, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Person ID I1486  MySiscoFamily
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2018 

    Father Dix R. Hobart,   b. 12 Dec 1858, Marietta, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1937, Cortland, Cortland, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary L. Tuffley,   b. Nov 1863, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1942, Onondaga, Onondaga, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 25 Dec 1881  Otisco, Onondaga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Family ID F394  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charles Bailer,   b. 8 Nov 1882, Otisco, Onondaga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1964, Westover, Broome, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 29 Mar 1911  Otisco, Onondaga, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
     1. Phyllis Elise BAILER,   b. 12 Feb 1918, Otisco, Onondaga, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1999, Hallstead, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     2. Catherine Geraldine Bailer
     3. Ethel Mary BAILER,   b. 14 Feb 1912, Otisco, Onondaga, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1912, Otisco, Onondaga, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     4. Horace Charles Bailer,   b. 3 Apr 1914, Otisco, Onondaga, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1996, St Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     5. Esther Louise Bailer,   b. 2 May 1923, Otisco, Onondaga, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 2002, Johnson City, Broome, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Apr 1886 - Preble, Cortland, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Charles & Dora Bailer 45th Anniversary
    Charles & Dora Bailer 45th Anniversary
    Charles & Dora Bailer 45th Anniversary
    Charles & Dora Bailer 45th Anniversary
    Charles & Dora Bailer 45th Anniversary
    Charles & Dora Bailer 45th Anniversary
    Pictured in photo (L to R): Catherine (Bailer) Major, Dora (Hobart) Bailer, Esther (Bailer) Sisco, Charles Bailer, Phyllis (Bailer) Chidester
    Charles & Dora Bailer
    Charles & Dora Bailer
    Charles and Dora with several of their grandchildren.
    Charles & Dora Bailer with son Horace
    Charles & Dora Bailer with son Horace
    Dora (Hobart) Bailer and her daughters
    Front Left: Esther (Bailer) Sisco
    Front Right: Catherine (Bailer) Major
    Rear Left: Phyllis (Bailer) Chidester
    Rear Right: Dora (Hobart) Bailer (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Dora (Hobart) Bailer
    Dora (Hobart) Bailer
    Charles andDora Bailer's home on Church Street Great Bend, PA
    Charles andDora Bailer's home on Church Street Great Bend, PA
    The home no longer exists
    Charles and Dora Bailer's first home
    Charles and Dora Bailer's first home
    This home is located in Otisco, NY

    Documents
    Charles & Dora Bailer Newspaper Wedding Announcement
    Charles & Dora Bailer Newspaper Wedding Announcement
    From the Otisco Newspaper
    Charles & Dora Bailer Marriage License
    Charles & Dora Bailer Marriage License
    Letter from Charles Bailer to Dora Hobart
    Letter from Charles Bailer to Dora Hobart
    This letter was written prior to their marriage
    Charles Bailer Letter to Dora Hobart
    Charles Bailer Letter to Dora Hobart
    Written before their marriage
    Charles & Dora Bailer 50th Wedding Anniversary Newspaper clipping
    Charles & Dora Bailer 50th Wedding Anniversary Newspaper clipping
    Charles & Dora Bailer's 45th Anniversary Newspaper announcement
    Charles & Dora Bailer's 45th Anniversary Newspaper announcement
    Charles & Dora Bailer 50th Anniversary Newspaper announcement
    Charles & Dora Bailer 50th Anniversary Newspaper announcement

  • Notes 
    • Dora Maude Hobart grew up with a loving mother and an abusively alchoholic father. Dora told daughter Esther (Bailer) Sisco, that when she and her siblings were young her father would make them place the straight backed dining room chairs in the room in a circle with the chairs facing inward. The children were required to sit there for hours and not be allowed to speak for reasons unknown, but perhaps because he simply required silence. As is typical of children, they figured out how to make a game of the circumstances by developing hand signals and jestures to communicate one with the other. Sometime after the year 1900 and at the age of fourteen, Dora's mother Mary (Tuffley) Hobart secreted Dora and her siblings away from their achoholic and emotional abusive father Dix to live at the home of Mary's father Henry Tuffley.

      Living in the home of her grandfather, who was born in England influenced Dora's speech patterns. For example instead of saying "It was," she should would say "'Twas" and for "It is" was expressed as "'Tis."At 18 years of age, Dora who loved sewing had saved enough money to purchase a trendle sewing machine which is still in the possession of her grand-son Terry Sisco.

      In 1910, as a 24 year-old Dora was living in Otisco, NY with the Newman family as a "servant" which most likely meant that she was tending to the Newman's three chidlren ages four and under along with houshold chores and duties. It was perhaps around this time in Otisco that Dora caught the eye of a shy Charles Bailer.On March 29, 1911 at 25 years old Dora married Charles in the home of her grandfather Henry. Then by May of 1911, Dora was expecting her first child. Ethel Bailer came into their lives on February 14, 1912 but the joy would be short lived as Ethel contracted erysipelis which, before the days of antibiotics could lead to death. Ethel died on July 14, 1912. Daughter Esther Bailer Sisco remembers Dora telling her of the bouts of depression that she would lapse into after the loss. Dora also suffered from excrutiating migraine headaches throughout her life.

      After an unsuccessful attempt at farming in Otisco, Dora and Charles left the area of their childhood and support of their family close by to move to DuBois Street near the end of Chase Avenue, Hallstead, PA. Charles brother John Bailer had gotten a job working for the D, L, & W railroad as a laborer and urged Charles to follow. Charles and Dora were able to land the job of caretakers on the DuBois farm on Harmony Road, Hallstead. James Taylor T. DuBois (1851-1920) was born in Hallstead, Pa. He began his illustrious career as a Newspaper editor; He then began a career in government first as U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in Aux-la-Chapelle, 1877-81; U.S. Consul in Aix-la-Chapelle, 1881; Leipzig, 1884-85; U.S. Consul General in Saint Gall, 1897-1901; Singapore, 1909-11. He became the U.S. Minister to Columbia, 1911-13. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution dying May 27, 1920 at the age of 69 years. His burial location is unknown.Turning on to Harmony Road off Highway 11 in Hallstead, the farm is the first road on the right once and is the tract of land East of downtown Hallstead (Hwy 11), west of I-81, south of the Susquehanna river. The proprty at one time extended up the mountain behind the farm which was used for game hunting and contained a hunting lodge used by James Dubois and associates.

      At some point in time prior to1943, Dora and Charles moved to the corner of Church Streets and Tannery in Great Bend, PA. The home is no longer there as the Great Bend Fire Department needed the location for extra parking. The home was burnt in a controlled setting and used for practicing fire fighting.Joe Scalzo and family lived next door to Dora in Great Bend and the grandchildren were not permitted to speak to any of the Scalzo kids as she had an ongoing feud with Joe about his "junk yard." The house contained a wood burning stove for cooking and heating. The back porch was always stacked with wood for the stove. Even though they eventually purchase a gas stove, Dora and Charles preference was the wood stove.Dora was a the dominant personality in the marriage. For example, she wouldn't let Charles drive the car because he had a "heavy foot" meaning that he drove too fast. Later in life, Dora's eyesight got bad with glaucoma and cataracts. This was before the days of eye surgery and the only relief was to place drops of medicine in the eyes.

      They were poor and relied on government subsidies. Grandson Terry Sisco fondly remembers how wonderful it was to eat peanut butter at their home. It came in a large tin that used a "key" to open. There was a heavy layer of peanut oil on the surface that had to be mixed into the peanut butter. He didn't realize until he was older that it was government surplus peanutbutter. At Christmas the Hobarts would enjoy English pudding.

  • Sources 
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      birth date: 10 APR 1886 birth place: Preble, Cortland, New York, USA Name: Dora Maude Hobart residence date: 1 June 1925 residence place: Otisco, Onondaga, New York, United States

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      residence date: 1920 residence place: Otisco, Onondaga, New York Name: Dora Maude Hobart birth date: 10 APR 1886 birth place: Preble, Cortland, New York, USA

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      burial place: Vesper, Onondaga County, New York, USA birth date: 10 APR 1886 birth place: Preble, Cortland, New York, USA death date: 17 SEP 1966 death place: Binghamton, Broome, New York Name: Dora Maude Hobart

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