Wilson Benjamin Hoffa1,2,3,4

M, (14 February 1857 - 17 October 1939)
     Wilson Benjamin Hoffa was born on 14 February 1857.3 He was the son of Aaron Hoffa and Mary Sherry.3 Wilson Benjamin Hoffa married, at age 25, Charlotte Mahaffey, age 21, daughter of Thomas Mahaffey and Elizabeth B. Sholder, on Sunday, 20 August 1882 at home of Reverend G. L. Burson, Dushore, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, by the Reverend G. L. Burson.1,2,4 Wilson Benjamin Hoffa died on 17 October 1939 at Mildred, Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, at age 82 years, 8 months and 3 days.3 He was buried on 20 October 1939 in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, located in Dushore, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.3
     He appeared on the census of 12 June 1860 in the household of Aaron Hoffa and Mary Sherry at Dushore, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. Wilson Benjamin Hoffa appeared on the census of 8 June 1880 in the household of Mary Sherry at Dushore, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. Wilson Benjamin Hoffa and Charlotte Mahaffey appeared on the census of June 1900 at Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. Wilson Benjamin Hoffa and Charlotte Mahaffey appeared on the census of 1910 at Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. Wilson Benjamin Hoffa and Charlotte Mahaffey appeared on the census of 1920 at Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. Wilson Benjamin Hoffa and Charlotte Mahaffey appeared on the census of 5 April 1930 at Mildred, Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. His obituary was published on 18 October 1939 in the The Sullivan Review, printed in Dushore, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. His obituary stated:

     Wilson B. Hoffa died Tuesday noon, October 17th, at his home at Mildred, following a long illness at the age of 83 years, 8 months and 3 days. Mr. Hoffa was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Hoffa, early settlers of Cherry township.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lotta Mahaffey Hoffa, one daughter Mrs. Esther Hafer of Williamsport, two sons, Leo of Lopez and Paul at home, also five grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at his late home, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in the family plot in Zion Evangelical Lutheran cemetery.
Last Edited=17 Mar 2013

Children of Wilson Benjamin Hoffa and Charlotte Mahaffey

Citations

  1. [S183] Rhonda Sue (Hafer) Shaffer, "Family Group Sheets Ancestors of Rhonda Sue (Hafer) Shaffer," supplied 2000.
  2. [S995] Mrs. Esther A. Hafer obituary, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 30 May 1974, p. 35. The original was copied from microfilm held at the James V. Brown library of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, film number 381, 1 May 1974 through 11 June 1974. James V. Brown Library, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S997] Robert E. Sweeney, Old Zion (Thrashers) Cemetery, Dushore, PA, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~pasulliv/churches/Thrash.htm ( page last updated 16 May 2001) viewed on 4 December2006.
  4. [S1001] Paula Radwanski, The Sullivan Review; Aug. - Sept 1882, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~pasulliv/reviews/review10.htm ( page last updated is not listed) viewed on 5 December2006.
  5. [S998] Connie Hembree, The Sullivan Review; March-December 1896, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~pasulliv/reviews/review31.htm ( page last updated is not listed) viewed on 4 December2006.