Biographical History of Central Kansas, Vol. II, p. 957
published by The Lewis Publishing Co, Chicago & New York, 1902
Felix Hobson, who is successfully engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in Tescott, was born in Orange county, Indiana, on the 28th of May, 1858. The Hobson family were among the old and honored residents of Virginia, and its members have been prominent in the affairs of the nation from the time of the Revolutionary war until present day. They are of Quaker ancestry. The father of our subject, William Hobson, was a farmer and stockman by occupation, and during the Civil war he was a brave and gallant soldier. In 1863 he came to the Sunflower state, becoming a leading agriculturist in Franklin county. He was a Democrat in his political views, and religiously was a member of the Quaker faith. For his wife he chose Miss Nancy Lane, a member of a prominent Kentucky family, its members having been noted for their courage and enterprise. Unto Mr and Mrs Hobson were born five sons, all of whom still survive.
Felix Hobson, whose name introduces this review, received a good common-school education in the schools of Paoli, Orange county, Indiana. At the age of eighteen years he began the study of medicine under the direction of Dr Sherrod, of Paoli, Indiana, and was also a medical student under Dr Forward, a well known and successful physician of Frederick, Kansas. He next entered the Homeopathic Medical College of Chicago, in which institution he was graduated in 1890, and three years later he completed the course in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, of Kansas City, after which, in 1897, he took a post-graduate course in general hospital work in the Post-Graduate Medical School of Chicago, located at 2400 Dearborn street. After thus thoroughly mastering the science of medicine in all its departments, Mr Hobson entered upon the practice of his chosen profession in Frederick, Rice county, Kansas, where he remained for five years, on the expiration of which period he removed to Cleveland, Missouri, and at both places built up a large and lucrative patronage. In 1899 he took up his abode in Tescott, Kansas, where he has since remained in the enjoyment of a large and constantly growing patronage. For three years he was first division surgeon on the Pittsburg & Gulf, or the Port Arthur route.
In 1882, in Osage county, Kansas, the Doctor was united in marriage to Miss Ida Harr, who was born, reared and educated in that county, a daughter of Joe and Mary Harr. Dr Hobson holds membership relations with the Masonic fraternity, the Knights of Pythias and the Ancient Order of United Workmen and the Woodmen of the World. He is a genial gentleman, always courteous and considerate, of broad humanity, and possessed of that sincere love for his fellow men, without which there can never be the highest success in the medical profession. His friends are legion, and this history of his locality would be incomplete without record of his life and work.