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Obediah Hooper was born on 16 Oct 1836 in Illinois to Thomas King Hooper and Rumina Dunn Hooper.1

Obediah married Elizabeth Wickham on 9 Mar 1862 in Bourbon County, Kansas at the house of her sister and brother-in-law, Etna Ecart and Sarah Wickham Ecart.2 Obediah and Elizabeth had seven children: Rebecca, John, Henry, Sarah Ellen, and Mary, and two that died in childhood, William T. and a second unknown infant.3 The family lived on 160 acres in Neosha County that Obediah purchased in 1872.4

Obediah died of typhoid fever on 23 Jan 1880 at the age of 43 and is buried in Frogge Cemetery, McCune, Crawford County, Kansas.5

1880 U.S. census, Lincoln, Neosho County, Kansas, mortality schedule,
enumeration district (ED) 169, p. 1, Obidiah Hooper.

Obediah died intestate and Elizabeth remained in Neosho County until her death at her home in Lincoln Township in 1913.6 Elizabeth is also buried in Frogge Cemetery, McCune, Crawford County, Kansas.7


Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, author, “Obediah Hooper” Chasing Light Media, Cool Adventures ( https://cooladventures.com/genealogy/obediah-hooper-1836-1880/ : posted 2021).


  1. Headstone reads: We / Loved / Him / Obediah Hooper / Died / Jan. 23, 1880 / Aged / 43 Yrs, 3 Mos / & 7 Dys. Note: Age calculates to 16 Oct 1836 for birth. Find A Gravememorial 10717576, Obediah Hooper (1836-1880), Frogge Cemetery, McCune, Crawford County, Kansas; memorial created by Big John (contributor 4698642).
    Also, Obediah in the household of Thomas and Rumina Hooper,
    1850 U.S. census, Shoal Creek Township, Newton County, Missouri, population schedule, dwelling 529, Thomas K. Hooper household.
    – Thomas K. Hooper, age 44, born in Illinois, farmer
    – Rumina Hooper, age 42, born in Kentucky
    – Martha Hooper, age 19, born in Illinois
    – Downing Hooper, age 16, born in Illinois
    – Obadiah Hooper, age 13, born in Illinois
    – Jesse Hooper, age 11, born in Illinois
    – Polly Ann Hooper, age 8, born in Illinois
    – Jacob Hooper, age 5, born in Illinois
    – Thomas Hooper, age 3, born in Missouri
    Note: Household 530, next door, was the James and Sarah Hooper household. [Thomas’ brother]. Also, household 525 was John Dunn, age 25 born in Indiana, and household 526 was Jesse Dunn, age 38, born in Kentucky.

  2. Bourbon County, Kansas, Marriage Record from Oct 1855, vol. 1, p. 73, Obadiah Hooper–Elisabeth Wickham, 9 Mar 1862. Married at the house of Etna Ecart. Obediah Hooper of Mound City, Linn County and Elisibeth Wicham of Marion Township, Bourbon County.
    Also, McLean County, Illinois, Marriage Index, Etna Ecart–Sarah Wickham, 22 Feb 1855.

  3. 1870 U.S. census, Lincoln, Neosho County, Kansas, population schedule, p. 4, dwelling 30, family 31, Obidiah Hooper household.
    – Obediah Hooper, age 34, born in Illinois, farmer
    – Elizabeth Hooper, age 32, born in Ohio
    – Rebecca Hooper, age 5, born in Kansas
    – William T. Hooper, age 2, born in Kansas

  4. Neosho County, Kansas, Deed Records, vol. H, p. 412, C. F. Hutchings to Obediah Hooper, 16 Mar 1872 and p. 413, Andrew and Christina Skaggs to Obediah Hooper, 11 Mar 1872.

  5. 1880 U.S. census, Lincoln, Neosho County, Kansas, mortality schedule, enumeration district (ED) 169, p. 1, Obidiah Hooper.
    Obidiah Hooper, age 32, married, born in Illinois, mother born in Kentucky, farmer, died in January, cause of death typhoid fever, resident of county 8 years.
    Also,
    Find A Gravememorial 10717576, Obediah Hooper (1836-1880), Frogge Cemetery, McCune, Crawford County, Kansas; memorial created by Big John (contributor 4698642). Headstone reads: We / Loved / Him / Obediah Hooper / Died / Jan. 23, 1880 / Aged / 43 Yrs, 3 Mos / & 7 Dys.
    Note: Age calculates to 16 Oct 1836 for birth.

  6. Neosho County, Kansas, Probate Journal, vol. 1, p. 353, affidavit of death, Obediah Hooper, 23 Jan 1880, filed 3 Jan 1917. Also,
    1900 U.S. census, Lincoln, Neosho County, Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 178, sheet 3B, dwelling 62, Elizabeth Hooper household.
    – Elizabeth Hooper, age 61, born in Ohio
    – Rebecca Baughman, daughter, age 36, born in Kansas
    – John Hooper son, age 28, born in Kansas
    – Henry Hooper, son, age 27, born in Kansas
    – Sarah E Hooper, daughter, age 23, born in Kansas
    – Mary E Hooper, daughter, age 21, born in Kansas
    – Walter A Baughman, grandson, age 1, born in Kansas
    -Sarah Eckart, sister, age 71, born in Ohio
    Also,
    Neosho County, Kansas, Probate Court, Probate estate files, Elizabeth Hooper, affidavit of death, 27 Sept 1913, filed 7 Oct 1913.

  7. Find A Gravememorial 10717576, Elizabeth Hooper, Frogge Cemetery, McCune, Crawford County, Kansas; memorial created by Ella Buzzard (contributor 47468534).

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