As to what happened to Rich Hobson, Google says:
Rich Hobson Passes On
"Rich" Hobson died suddenly at his River Ranch 50 miles south of Vanderhoof on Monday August the 8th from a coronary attack.
He is survived by his wife Gloria, a daughter, Cathy; his mother, Mrs. Grizelda Hobson; a brother, George of Virginia and a sister, Lucia Stokes of Lennox, Massachuttes.
Richmond P. Hobson Jr. , was born in Washington, D. C. , son of Rear Admiral Richmond P. Hobson of Spanish-American War fame.
His colorful character developed early.
"I learned to ride horseback, shoot a rifle and steal watermelons in Alabama,” Rich has been quoted as saying, "I played hookey in California, sneaking off into the mountains where I worked with pack outfits, survey crews, and construction gangs."
In an effort to make enough money to buy a cattle ranch, Rich Hobson, Jr. worked as a broker, insurance salesman, oilfield roughneck, and sparring partner for a bunch of fighters. Then his savings disappeared in the stock market and he decided that if he couldn't own a ranch, he would at least work on one. With that in mind he went to Wyoming, and before long he was headed for British Columbia and a new frontier.
"It took me thirteen years punching cows and breaking horses, several cracked bones, my feet frozen twice, a lot of bruises and scars, and a marriage, before I finally achieved my objective, a ranch of my own.
Rich, along with his wife, Gloria developed and sold Rim Rock Ranch south of Vanderhoof and they have been developing River Ranch in a nearby locality since that time.
The name Richmond Hobson is known across the continent and around the world. It meant many different things to different people.
Far and wide Rich had fans who valued him for giving them literary works that caught their fancy, gave them hopes and aspirations, and in some cases molded their destinies. He had personal friends in all walks of life of many creeds and colors.
Rich, in Vanderhoof was an attraction to tourists, as was his writing attractive to settlers.
The annual Frontier Jamboree began as a tribute to his first book "Grass Beyond the Mountains. "
The two other publications that Rich wrote were "Nothing Too Good For A Cowboy" and "The Rancher Takes a Wife."
Rich was a charter member of the Rotary Club in Vanderhoof.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672)