13 December 2016

Rawson Fell Hosmer

A comment pertaining to Rawson Fell Hosmer was posted on my blog:

"I'm searching for Fell Hosmer, swimmer on the University of Michigan varsity team in the 1930s. I am also trying to establish a connection between him and the Hosmer family of Caledonia, NY, after whom the Hosmer Inn[*] was named. Is there any connection?"

*Hosmer Inn was built by Major Isaac Smith circa 1800 as the Forest Inn; Sylvester Hosmer married Laura Smith, Major Smith's daughter. [Source]  Sylvester, according to the Hosmer Family book, was the son of Timothy Hosmer; Timothy was the son of Capt. Stephen, who was the son of Capt. Thomas, who was the son of Deacon Stephen, who was the son of Thomas, the son of Stephen, the son of James Hosmer.

Rawson Fell Hosmer was the son of Andrew Jackson Hosmer and Letitia Fell.  Andrew was the son of Andrew Jackson Hosmer and Martha Eldred.  Andrew (Sr.) was the son of Artemus Hosmer and his 2nd wife, Mary Dunn.  According to the Hosmer Message Board, Artemus was the son of Ephraim Hosmer and Mercy Whitney; Ephraim is the son of Stephen Hosmer & Prudence Billings. Stephen is the son of Stephen Hosmer & Sarah Wood. Stephen is the son of James Hosmer (1605-1684).

Bentley Library Necrology Index:

Hosmer, Rawson Fell
Death Date: Feb. 11, 1963
A.B. 1930, m 1930-31
[There's also a link to request his file]

Event Type Death
Event Date 11 Feb 1963
Event Place Los Angeles, California, United States
Birth Date 20 Dec 1908
Birthplace Utah
Gender Male
Mother's Name Fell

Census 1910
Salt Lake City Ward 5, Salt Lake, Utah
Andrew J Hosmer Head M 45 Michigan
Letitia Hosmer Wife  F 40 Michigan
R Fell Hosmer Son M 1 Utah
Swift Dean Hired man M 30 West Virginia
Lucy Smithers Servant F 29 Utah

"Mr. and Mrs. Fell Hosmer have returned to their home in Ann Arbor . Mich after a stay of several months in Salt Lake. Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Hosmer and Miss Geraldine Hosmer, who are touring Europe, are expected to arrive in New York early in October." [Published August 31, 1930 in The Salt Lake Tribune Page 35]

Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan [310 East Liberty Street]
Rawlson F Hosmer Head M 21 California
Kathryn D Hosmer Wife  F 22 Indiana

Is there a connection to Rawson Fell Hosmer and the Hosmer Inn?  I did not find one.

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