1. A Legacy Begins – The Hobson Family Legacy
  2. The Next Generation – The Hobson Family Legacy
  3. The Legacy Continues – The Hobson Family Legacy
  4. The Greatest Generation – The Hobson Family Legacy

The Museum of Ventura County’s Bridge Builder Award celebrates the accomplishments of leaders who have made significant impact on the region — those who have changed the fabric of our community, creating a new and better future. In 2020 and 2021, the Museum of Ventura County honors the extended families and descendants of Isabel Winemiller and William Dewey Hobson.

In this 4-part video series, the Museum of Ventura County celebrates the accomplishments of this incredible family, now in its seventh generation.

Episode 3—The Legacy Continues: The late William Arthur Hobson’s daughter, Edith May, married Walter Henry Hoffman, Jr., who held a degree in Agricultural Science and had worked at the Hobson Bros. store in Ventura.

Shortly thereafter in 1917, Abram Lincoln Hobson’s daughter, Grace, married Fred Wildon Smith, the same year that he joined the Hobson Bros. Packing Company.

The significant impact that these two couples had on Ventura County and beyond, is very much alive today. In this installment, we are visiting the accomplishments and the lives of Edith & Walter Hoffman, and Grace & Fred W. Smith.

The Hobsons, Hoffmans, and Smiths lifelong goals of community service, preserving and celebrating the past, and embracing the latest in modern technology to increase efficiency of business, served them, and the community well.

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