The Sober Book

The Sober Book
a compilation by Ruby (Sober) Wiltsey, and Ida (Sober) Woodin

I have thought for a long time that it would sure be nice if someone would transcribe that book that Aunt Ida and Ruby did, and to put that resource into the hands of hundreds and maybe even thousands of Sober and Wilson family researchers searching on the internet. Well, I am sorry to say that it took a while before I had the 'lightbulb moment' to do it myself, it was only after asking to borrow other's documents, that I realized the treasure and opportunity I had to share with others.

I guess my reluctance came in part for the fact that this book and the information contained in it really isn't mine. The research came from two great-great aunts, Ruby and Ida, who worked for years and years researching the Sober family, but I have seen such great interest by long-distance relatives that I felt I need to share, and if there is anything I can do to make research easier for others, it is the least I can do in return for all the kind favors others have granted me.

My first dilemma after deciding to go for it, was deciding what to include, and I chose to add everything I have in the book. I have updated many parts of it, by using the Social Security Death Master File, and also by gathering information from others. The copy I have was last updated between February and August 1975, although I have a handwritten update in Lizzie's writing, done in 1976, and it will all be included. Also, anyone born BEFORE 1920 are presumed living, and will have 'XXXX' rather than their year of birth, unless previously approved by the individual.

This book was originally divided into two parts, the first includes as many of the descendants of Samuel Sober as Lizzie and Ida could track down. The second is a section devoted to their mother, Eliza's side, the Wilsons, and, although it is not as extensive as the Sobers, it is thorough nonetheless.

Each web page of this book is formatted to include five pages of the original book at a time, to save time and space for me and you, but keep in mind, that this might change to make it easier and faster to go through.

I would greatly appreciate any feedback from those who find corrections and additions, my goal is to make this as complete and up to date as possible.



Pages 1-5 | Pages 6-10 | Pages 11-15 | Pages 16-20 | Pages 21-25 | Pages 26-30 | Pages 31-35
Pages 36-40 | Pages 41-45 | Pages 46-50 | Pages 51-55 | Pages 56-60 | Pages 61-65 | Pages 66- 70 | Ruby's update


Pages 1-5 | Pages 6-10 | Pages 11-15 | Pages 16-20 | Pages 21 & 22


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