Hobart Johnstone Whitley was born on October 7, 1847, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, He married Margaret W Whitley in 1887. They had two children during their marriage. He died on June 3, 1931, in Hollywood, California, at the age of 83, and was buried there.
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In the mid-1880s, Whitley arrived in Southern California. He was well known as a land developer and many tried to follow on his coattails. As president and major shareholder of the Los Angeles Pacific Boulevard and Development Company, he orchestrated the building of the Hollywood Hotel, the opening of the Ocean View Tract and construction of a Bank which were located on the corners of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland. The name Hollywood was coined by H.J. Whitley. He and his wife came up with the name while on their honeymoon in 1886.
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1871 Census of Canada Name Hobert J Whitley Gender Male Age 22 Birth Year abt 1849 Birth Place Ontario Religion Church Of England Origin English Province Ontario District Middlesex West District Number 07 Division 01 Subdistrict Metcalfe Subdistrict Number d Household Members Name Age Hobert J Whitley 22 
1900 United States Federal Census Name Hobart Whitley Age 47 Birth Date Oct 1852 Birthplace Canada Home in 1900 Cahuenga, Los Angeles, California Sheet Number 2A Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation 32 Family Number 32 Race White Gender Male Relation to Head of House Head Marital Status Married Spouse's Name Margaret V Whitley Marriage Year 1887 Years Married 13 Father's Birthplace England Mother's Birthplace Scotland Occupation Jeweller Can Read Yes Can Write Yes Can Speak English Yes House Owned or Rented O Home Free or Mortgaged F Farm or House F Household Members Name Age Hobart Whitley Margaret V Whitley Ross E Whitley Grace V Whitley 
1910 United States Federal Census Name Hobart J Whitley Age in 1910 52 Birth Year abt 1858 Birthplace Canada English Home in 1910 Ballona, Los Angeles, California Street Parle Avenue House Number 25 Race White Gender Male Immigration Year 1887 Relation to Head of House Head Marital Status Married Spouse's Name Margaret V Whitley Father's Birthplace England Mother's Birthplace France Native Tongue English Occupation Director Industry Bank Employer, Employee or Other Wage Earner Home Owned or Rented Own Home Free or Mortgaged Free Farm or House House Naturalization Status Naturalized Able to read Yes Able to Write Yes Years Married 22 Household Members Name Age Hobart J Whitley 52 Margaret V Whitley 39 Ross E Whitley 21 Grace V Whitley 14 
1920 United States Federal Census Name Hobart J Whitley Age 64 Birth Year abt 1856 Birthplace Canada Home in 1920 Los Angeles Assembly District 63, Los Angeles, California Street Holleywood Boulevard Residence Date 1920 Race White Gender Male Immigration Year 1867 Relation to Head of House Head Marital Status Married Spouse's Name Margaret V Whitley Father's Birthplace Canada Mother's Birthplace France Native Tongue English Able to Speak English Yes Occupation Developer Industry Sowt Employment Field Own Account Home Owned or Rented Rent Naturalization Status Naturalized Able to read Yes Able to Write Yes Household Members Name Age Hobart J Whitley Margaret V Whitley 
1930 United States Federal Census Name H J Whitley Birth Year abt 1851 Gender Male Race White Age in 1930 79 Birthplace Canada English Marital Status Married Relation to Head of House Head Home in 1930 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Map of Home Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Street Address Grace Ave Block 211 House Number 2073 Dwelling Number 45 Family Number 49 Home Owned or Rented Owned Home Value 100000 Radio Set Yes Lives on Farm No Age at First Marriage 30 Attended School No Able to Read and Write Yes Father's Birthplace England Mother's Birthplace France Language Spoken English Immigration Year 1885 Naturalization Naturalized Able to Speak English Yes Occupation Promotor Industry Town Sites Class of Worker Wage or salary worker Employment Yes Household Members Name Age H J Whitley
Name Hobart Johnson Whitley Gender Male Birth Place Canada Spouse Margaret Virginia Whitley Certificate Number 288226 
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