HOSKINSON,  Riley M

HOSKINSON, Riley M

Male 1819 - 1905

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  • Name HOSKINSON, Riley M 
    Born Jan 26 1819  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    CENSUS 16 Sep 1850  Derry Township. Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census: 1850 U.S. - Derry Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, Roll  M432_837; Page: 402A; Image: 472
    Census: 1850 U.S. - Derry Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, Roll M432_837; Page: 402A; Image: 472
    OCCU ca. 1853  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Teacher - While listed as a mason in the 1850 census, this letter to the Pennsylvania School Journal from 1853, indicates that Riley was also teaching as early as 1853. The letter records how he learned his playful approach to teaching the alphabet at the Conemaugh Teachers Institute.
    OCCU 1857-1859  Rushville, Schuyler Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Teacher - Riley continues teaching after moving to Illinois ca. 1855 as chronicled in The Illinois Teacher. In Vol. III - 1857, he recounts his struggle to become a teacher and presents his philosophy of teaching in three letters or "Experiences" to the editor. In Experience II we see Riley sharing with his Illinois colleagues his approach to teaching the alphabet from his 1853 letter to the Pennsylvania School Journal. Vol. IV - 1858 includes an encounter between a state agent of the Illinois Education Association, Riley and his students at the Sabbath-School Celebration in Rushville, IL where Riley is described as "long a teacher of this village" and the children as "brimming over with happiness." In Vol. V - 1859, Riley is Secretary of the Schuyler County Teachers' Institute, when some historic issues are resolved. See the following excerpts The Illinois Teacher for details.
    CENSUS 21 Aug 1860  Rushville, Schuyler Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census: 1860 U.S. - Rushville, Schuyler Co., IL, Roll  M653_228; Page: 332; Image: 335; Family History Library Film: 803228
    Census: 1860 U.S. - Rushville, Schuyler Co., IL, Roll M653_228; Page: 332; Image: 335; Family History Library Film: 803228
    MILI 4 Aug 1862 - 12 Jun 1865  [6, 7
    • Civil War, Commissary Sergeant 73rd Illinois Infantry - The most notable event of Riley's service in the Civil War is chronicled in this letter to his wife. It tells of Riley and his son Stuart's service at the Battle of Chickamauga, GA, their capture by the Confederate Army, escape and flight across Lookout Mountain to the Union Army at Chattanooga, TN. Portions of the letter are also found in The Preacher Regiment, which chronicles the 73rd Illinois Infantry's service in the Civil War. Riley and son Stuart are written of several times in this text. See The Preacher Regiment link for details and period photos from locations where Riley and his son fought, were captured and escaped.
    CENSUS 28 Jul 1870  Burlingame Township, Osage Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Edith Garrison apparently adopted by Riley and Martha (Fisher) Hoskinson because she is found living with the family at age two in this census and travels with the family from this census on.
    Census: 1870 U.S. - Burlingame Township, Osage Co., KS, Roll  M593_440; Page: 276B; Image: 556; Family History Library Film: 545939
    Census: 1870 U.S. - Burlingame Township, Osage Co., KS, Roll M593_440; Page: 276B; Image: 556; Family History Library Film: 545939
    CENSUS 01 Mar 1875  Burlingame Township, Osage Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census: 1875 Kansas - Burlingame Township, Osage Co., KS Roll: ks1875_15 Page 40
    Census: 1875 Kansas - Burlingame Township, Osage Co., KS Roll: ks1875_15 Page 40
    RESI 1878  Bainbridge Island, Kitsap Co., WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • In 1878, Riley and Martha Hoskinson and their children, arrive at Eagle Harbor on the southeast side of Bainbridge Island, WA. The Hoskinsons claim 160 acres near a creek on the site where downtown Winslow (later renamed Bainbridge Island) will stand. This article describes the family's early life in Winslow and the early development of the town.
    CENSUS 04 Jun 1880  Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census: 1880 U.S. - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA  Roll: T9_1397; Family History Film: 1255397; Page: 314.2000; Enumeration District: 35
    Census: 1880 U.S. - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA Roll: T9_1397; Family History Film: 1255397; Page: 314.2000; Enumeration District: 35
    CENSUS Feb 1883  Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Unclear who C. J. Hoskinson is. Age and initials do not fit any of Riley and Martha's children. Could be a spouse of William.
    • David apparently adopted by Riley and Martha (Fisher) Hoskinson because he joins family in this census and remains with the family through subsequent censuses.
    Census: 1883 Washington State - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA Roll: V228_9, p. 16
    Census: 1883 Washington State - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA Roll: V228_9, p. 16
    CENSUS Feb 1885  Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Mary E. Hoskinson is apparently Mary E. (Towler) Hoskinson, wife of William.
    Census: 1885 Washington State - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA Roll: V228_9, Page: 22
    Census: 1885 Washington State - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA Roll: V228_9, Page: 22
    CENSUS Mar 1887  Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Third name is hard to read. Looks like S. F. which age and birthplace suggests would be Riley and Martha's eldest son Stewart Hoskinson.
    Census: 1887 Washington State - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA, Roll: V228_9, p. 6
    Census: 1887 Washington State - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA, Roll: V228_9, p. 6
    CENSUS 1889  Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • This census very hard to read due to poor image quality. The fourth name in listing of Hoskinsons is especially difficult but could read Stewart which would fit with the 1887 Washington State census entry where it looks like Stewart also appears. Regarding occupations and birth places, the census taker appears to skipped an earlier line resulting in items being misaligned with the Hoskinson names. I have corrected the error in this listing.
    • Census must have been taken before April because it includes Riley's wife Martha (Fisher) Hoskinson who died in April 1899.
    Census: 1889 Washington State - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA,  Roll: V228_9, p. 8
    Census: 1889 Washington State - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA, Roll: V228_9, p. 8
    CENSUS Jun 1890  Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • Lists service as Commissary Sergeant, Co. G, 73 Illinois Infantry from 4 Aug 1862 to 12 Jun 1865. Also notes disability: "Hearing affected by shells."
    Census: 1890 U.S. Veterans - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA, Roll: 108; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 70
    Census: 1890 U.S. Veterans - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA, Roll: 108; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 70
    CENSUS 15 Jun 1900  Waycross, Ware Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • Riley living with son Stewart Hoskinson's family.
    • Riley's age is correct but birth year incorrectly listed as 1829. Should be 1819.
    Census: 1900 U.S. - Waycross, Ware Co., GA, Roll  T623_227; Page: 31B; Enumeration District: 92
    Census: 1900 U.S. - Waycross, Ware Co., GA, Roll T623_227; Page: 31B; Enumeration District: 92
    Died 7 Nov 1905  [18
    Buried Floral Hill Cemetery, Iroquois Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Headstone combined with wife Martha reads: Hoskinson, Riley M, Jan 26, 1819 - Npv 7 1905, COM. SERGT. 73 ILL. VOL. INF.; Martha Fisher His Wife, Oct 31 1819 - Apr 11, 1899
    Headstone: Hoskinson, Riley M. 1918-1905
    Headstone: Hoskinson, Riley M. 1918-1905
    Person ID I249  Main
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2014 

    Family FISHER, Martha,   b. 31 Oct 1819, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1899  (Age 79 years) 
    Married Abt 1842  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage year based on birth year of eldest child Stewart.
    Notes 
    • Edith Garrison and David Hill were apparently adopted by Riley and Martha. Edith first appears with the family as a two year old in the 1870 U.S. Census. She is curiously missing from the family in the 1880 U.S. Census. She then again appears with the family in the 1883 and 1885 Washington State censuses. David first appears in 1883 Washington State census as a nine year old, then again in 1885, 1887 and 1889.
    Children 
    +1. HOSKINSON, Stewart/Stuart F.,   b. 31 Jul 1843, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1919, Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. HOSKINSON, Sarah E,   b. Abt 1847, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. HOSKINSON, Eliza J,   b. Abt 1845, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. HOSKINSON, Clarissa A,   b. Abt 1849, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. HOSKINSON, Mary E,   b. Abt 1851, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. HOSKINSON, Ida L.,   b. Abt 1853, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936  (Age ~ 83 years)
     7. HOSKINSON, William C,   b. Abt 1855, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. HOSKINSON, George W,   b. Abt 1858, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. GARRISON, Edith Jane,   b. Abt 1868, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [Adopted]
     10. HILL, David,   b. Abt 1874, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [Adopted]
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2010 07:18:54 
    Family ID F77  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 16 Sep 1850 - Derry Township. Westmoreland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOCCU - 1857-1859 - Rushville, Schuyler Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 21 Aug 1860 - Rushville, Schuyler Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 28 Jul 1870 - Burlingame Township, Osage Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 01 Mar 1875 - Burlingame Township, Osage Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRESI - 1878 - Bainbridge Island, Kitsap Co., WA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 04 Jun 1880 - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - Feb 1883 - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - Feb 1885 - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - Mar 1887 - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 1889 - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - Jun 1890 - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 15 Jun 1900 - Waycross, Ware Co., GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Floral Hill Cemetery, Iroquois Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Portrait: Hoskinson, Riley
    Portrait: Hoskinson, Riley
    Portrait of Riley taken by his son Stewart Hoskinson per imprint on stamped on verso: S.F. Hoskinson, Photos. Hoopeston, IL.
    Portrait of Riley and wife Martha (Fisher) Hoskinson
    Portrait of Riley and wife Martha (Fisher) Hoskinson
    Reprinted with permission of owner William McCabe from posting at findagrave.com.
    Riley M. Hoskinson and his wife, Martha (Fisher), ca. 1870
    Riley M. Hoskinson and his wife, Martha (Fisher), ca. 1870

  • Sources 
    1. [S146] Census: 1889 Washington State - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA , (Ancestry.com), Riley M Hoskinson (Reliability: 2), 06 Feb 2009.

    2. [S127] Census: 1850 U.S. - Derry Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, (Ancestry,com), Roll M432_837; Page: 402A; Image: 472 (Reliability: 2), 16 Sep 1850.

    3. [S222] Pennsylvania history told by contemporaries, Asa Earl Martin, Hiram Herr Shenk, (New York: Macmillan Co., 1925), F149 .M37., 398-399 (Reliability: 2), 1925.

    4. [S210] The Illinois Teacher, Illinois Education Association, (Peoria, IL: Nason & Hill, 1857, 1858, 1859) (Reliability: 2), 1857, 1858, 1859.

    5. [S132] Census: 1860 U.S. - Rushville, Schuyler Co., IL, (Ancestry,com), Roll M653_228; Page: 332; Image: 335; Family History Library Film: 803228 (Reliability: 2), 21 Aug 1860.

    6. [S199] Riley M. Hoskinson papers. Accession No. 4759-1, (University of Washington Libraries) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S214] The Preacher Regiment 1862-1865, William Henry Newlin, (Springfild, IL: Regimental Reunion Committee, ca 1890), LC Control No. 02012890. (Reliability: 2), ca. 1890.

    8. [S130] Census: 1870 U.S. - Burlingame Township, Osage Co., KS, (Ancestry,com), Roll M593_440; Page: 276B; Image: 556; Family History Library Film: 545939 (Reliability: 2), 28 Jul 1870.

    9. [S133] Census: 1875 Kansas - Burlingame Township, Osage Co., KS, (Ancestry.com), Roll: ks1875_15 Page 40 Line 8 (Reliability: 2), 01 Mar 1875.

    10. [S212] The Hoskinson's Homestead, Jennifer Ott, (HistoryLink.org accessed 20 Feb 2010), Essay 8275, 2 Sep 2007. (Reliability: 2), 02 Sep 2007.

    11. [S142] Census: 1880 U.S. - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA , (Ancestry.com), Roll: T9_1397; Family History Film: 1255397; Page: 314.2000; Enumeration District: 35 (Reliability: 2), 04 Jun 1880.

    12. [S144] Census: 1883 Washington State - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA , (Ancestry.com), Roll: V228_9, p. 16 (Reliability: 2), Feb 1883.

    13. [S145] Census: 1885 Washington State - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA , (Ancestry.com), Roll: V228_9, Page: 22 (Reliability: 2), Feb 1885.

    14. [S143] Census: 1887 Washington State - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA , (Ancestry.com), Roll: V228_9, p. 6 (Reliability: 2), Mar 1887.

    15. [S146] Census: 1889 Washington State - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA , (Ancestry.com), Roll: V228_9, p. 8 (Reliability: 2), 1889.

    16. [S147] Census: 1890 U.S. Veterans - Port Blakely, Kitsap Co., WA, (Ancestry.com), Roll: 108; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 70 (Reliability: 2), Jun 1890.

    17. [S208] Census: 1900 U.S. - Waycross, Ware Co., GA , (Ancestry,com), Roll T623_227; Page: 31B; Enumeration District: 92 (Reliability: 2), 15 Jun 1900.

    18. [S148] Findagrave.com, (findagrave.com), Riley M Hoskinson (Reliability: 2), 06 Feb 2009.