William J. Hosey

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William J. Hosey
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20th Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana
In office
1905 – 1909
1913 – 1917
1921 – 1925
1929 – 1934
Preceded by 1st Term:
  Henry C. Berghoff
2nd Term:
  Jesse Grice
3rd Term:
  Sherman Cutshall
4th Term:
  William C. Geake
Succeeded by 1st Term:
  Jesse Grice
2nd Term:
  Sherman Cutshall
3rd Term:
  William C. Geake
4th Term:
  Harry W. Baals
Personal details
Born (1854-05-05)May 5, 1854
New Orleans, Louisiana
Died September 10, 1937(1937-09-10) (aged 83)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary (McCarthy) Hosey

William J. Hosey (May 5, 1854 – September 10, 1937) was an American politician and the 20th mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Between 1905 and 1934 he served four non-consecutive terms of office.

History[edit]

He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana a year after his parents, Michael and Jean Frayne Hosey, immigrated to the United States from County Wexford in Ireland. In 1858, the four-year-old Hosey moved with his family to Mount Vernon, Ohio, where his father took a job as a gardener on the estate of Colonel Jesse P. Buckingham.[1] (This may instead have been the estate of future General Catharinus P. Buckingham.)

At age 13, three years after his father died from malaria, extreme poverty forced William Hosey to drop out of a Catholic grammar school to work at Mount Vernon-based C & C Cooper Company machine shop. Five years later, William, his mother and older brother Lawrence moved to Fort Wayne, where William took a job as a machinist for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Lawrence died of pneumonia two years later. William worked at the railroad for 34 years.[1]

During this time, William attended night classes to finish his education. He studied literature and philosophy.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Liley, Arthur, et al. The Quest for Fort Wayne (Chapter: William J. Hosey), presented December 19, 1986, BookCrafters, Chelsea, Mich., ISBN 1-199-17329-0
Preceded by
Henry C. Berghoff
Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana
1905 — 1909
Succeeded by
Jesse Grice
Preceded by
Jesse Grice
Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana
1913 — 1917
Succeeded by
Sherman Cutshall
Preceded by
Sherman Cutshall
Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana
1921 — 1925
Succeeded by
William C. Geake
Preceded by
William C. Geake
Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana
1929 — 1934
Succeeded by
Harry W. Baals