During the peak of his career and life, his personality was so recognizable and enjoyable, his character so well established, his qualities so well known, that his presence overshadowed the personalities of his wife and children. It was not intentional, it simply could not be helped.
Eugenia Nora Gardner was life's greatest blessing for Lee Hill Bobbitt and he never failed to show his appreciation to both God and man for this singular favor. She was a kind and gentle woman, cheerful, understanding, hard working, and careful about the duties of a wife and mother. She was the kind of person who would have achieved position and been respected, regardless of whether her husband was a West Virginia mountaineer, or a Virginia gentleman.
Lee Hill and Eugenia Nora Bobbitt had four sons and three daughters.
Newman Reid Bobbitt born Apr. 22, 1888
Vivian Lee Bobbitt born Sep. 3, 1890
Grace Mary Bobbitt born Oct. 21, 1892
Mary Ruth Bobbitt born Nov. 16, 1894
Leslie Edward Bobbitt born Jun. 17, 1897
William Dudley Bobbitt born Oct. 30, 1900
Herman Hester Bobbitt born Apr. 10, 1908
Newman Bobbitt was born in Nicholas County and was named after a half brother of Lee Hill Bobbitt who died in 1891. All the other children were born in Webster County, West Virginia.
Newman R. Bobbitt single, died in an accident Aug. 20, 1911
Vivian L. Bobbitt married, Shad C. Woods Nov. 11, 1910
Grace M. Bobbitt single
Mary R. Bobbitt married, (1) William 0. Starcher Jun. 5, 1944
Mary R. Bobbitt married, (2) William Watkins Apr. 11, 1964
Leslie E. Bobbitt married, Orpha Whitman Oct. 26, 1927
William D. Bobbitt married, Katherine Easton Aug. 28, 1935
Herman H. Bobbitt married, Edna Thomas Jun. 1, 1935