John Hossack: Abolitionist, Underground Railway Railroad Conductor and Station Master, Canal Builder, Merchant, Fugitive Slave Law Violator, Spark for the Civil War.

 

John Forsyth

John Hossack of Ottawa, Illinois.  Abolitionist, Underground Railway Conductor, Canal Builder.  Grain and Lumber Merchant.  Crusader for Human Rights and Liberty.  Man of God.  He feared God and loved his Fellow Man.

 

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Direct Descendants of John Hossack of Ottawa

John Forsyth Hossack, born Sept. 13, 1840, married Mary Babcock, Nov. 13, 1867. She was born in Jan. 7, 1848 and died May 9, 1930. John died at Ottawa, Ill. June 10, 1887, age 47 years. Both were buried at Odell, Illinois. John and Mary had four children.

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Charles Babcock Hossack married Mary Blausett in 1912.

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Frances Hossack married Jean Beaujean in 1912.

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John Alden Hossack (1881-1906) reportedly died unmarried.

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Ella Hossack married Mark Oliver in 1909

 

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The MIDI file of "Mary Loves her Flowers" is used by permission of Benjamin Robert Tubb from his website at Public Domain Music http://www.pdmusic.org

This website is produced by Jay W. Preston to honor John Hossack, the Abolitionist of Ottawa, Illinois.  The father dedicates this to his son, Yujin Jay Preston (1979-1999), daughter Elika, and daughter Yuli, great great great grandchildren of John Hossack. Permission to reprint this material is granted when this notice is included in full.  2000 - 2010 Jay W. Preston.  For information, comments or contributions of time, money, information, materials, or manpower to this site: E-mail prestonoid@aol.com. Copyrights of works cited, quoted, or excerpted remain with the respective owners, if not in public domain.