Born: c. 1902

Died: c. June 15, 1966

Married: Kathryn Daly (died 1965)

Children: Mary Elizabeth Morse

Frank Hobart was one of the guides photographed by A. W. Durkee at Paul Smith's boathouse on August 8, 1884.  He also operated a farm in Gabriels.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, March 17, 1969

From the obituary of Arthur Leavitt:

...In the early 1920s, Mr. Leavitt and two other Gabriels farmers, Douglas Martin and Frank Hobart, formed the Northern New York Seed Growers Association. They were joined by several growers from the Malone area. The association flourished for awhile and hired its own inspector who is said to have been so good he was hired away by the state...

From a story by Helen Tyler about a guideboat.  For the whole tale, see the last article on the Orman Doty page.

"Time went on. [Frank Hobart's father Henry] Hobart continued his farming until his death at the age of 69, at which time his son, Frank Hobart, came into the ownership of the old boat, as well as the farm. "Frank Hobart seemed to be a true farmer, and not only did well with the acreage which had come to him from his father, but he bought still more land until he owned what was considered a "big farm" for the times and the area."

Frank Hobart and his uncle, Orman Doty, became good friends. Frank was not so many years (about 10) younger than Orman and all their lives they fished and hunted together whenever possible. In course of time the old boat, which they always used for their fishing trips, was left with Mr. Doty who continued to give it the "tender, loving care" to which it had been accustomed.

Early in June 1966, Frank and Orman had made plans for an outing on June 15th. On that day Mr. Hobart was supposed to be at Doty's by 5:00 p. m. for an early dinner after which the two men planned to take the old boat out to nearby Jones Pond and spend the evening fishing for bullheads. However, you have heard it said, that "Man proposes, but God disposes." and man's plans certainly went awry that day for fairly early that morning Mr. Hobart died suddenly with a heart attack...

And from another story by Helen Tyler

At the time of Frank Hobart's death it was found that he had willed the "old Hobart farm" or "homestead" to his two nephews, Donald and Mark Tucker. These two men, the Tuckers, work both the Tucker and Hobart farms and specialize in the growing of potatoes and lettuce.

The two Tucker men live next door to each other on what is locally known as the Hobart Road.