Effie Hobby's Story
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  Effie Hobby in 2002
  Effie Hobby in 2002
   

Effie married Milton W. Hobby Sr. in 1923 and moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut. She had a son in 1928, and today, Effie has three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

During World War II, she volunteered as a member of the Civil Defense and worked for years volunteering with the Red Cross Blood Bank and at the Bridgeport Hospital.

Effie has voted in every election since 1920. "I was always taught that [voting] was one of those things we should do. It's a privilege to vote," Effie told the Associated Press.

Today, Effie lives in Wesley Village, an assisted living residence in Connecticut.

On February 19, 2004, she turned 107 years old.

Think About It:
Why do you think Effie feels so strongly about voting?