Thomas HOBSON (Jnr)
Thomas was born at Porangahau.
He married Annie Statham (born at Dunedin in 1871) at Dunedin in 1908.
They had one son & twin daughters.
Both daughters married & lived in the USA. During the war (WW2) they both worked as welders in the Kaiser shipyards in San Francisco.
Thomas started working life as a shepherd at Takapau, becoming a sheep farmer there. By 1919 he had moved to Weraroa. He retired from farming and became a Levin Borough Councillor from 1921 to 1923. In 1923 he became the Borough's 4th Mayor, a position he held till 1929.
By 1935 he had returned to Porangahau as a sheep farmer.