Etta Cobb

15 May 1870–28 February 1989 (Age 118)
Lusby, Owen, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Etta

When Etta Cobb was born on 15 May 1870, in Lusby, Owen, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Davis Cobb, was 23 and her mother, Mary Ellen Works, was 25. She married David Holbrook on 16 May 1889, in Owen, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Norwood, Hamilton, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. She died on 28 February 1989, at the age of 118, and was buried in Fort Mitchell, Kenton, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Holbrook
Etta Cobb
Marriage: 16 May 1889
Stella Holbrook
Mary Lou Holbrook

Spouse and Children

    David Holbrook



16 May 1889
Owen, Kentucky, United States



    Mary Lou Holbrook


Parents and Siblings

    James Davis Cobb


    Mary Ellen Works




    Ida Cobb




    Laura Cobb


    John Works Cobb


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1881 · Hamilton County History

Age 11

History of Hamilton County Ohio, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches ~~~~~ Compiled by: Henry A. Ford, A. M. and Mrs. Kate B. Ford ~~~~~ L. A. Williams & Co. Publishers 1881
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 31

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Dorset; also East Anglia):1. from the Middle English byname or personal name Cobbe, Cobba, or its Old Norse cognate Kobbi, which are probably from an element meaning ‘lump’, used to denote a large man. 2. from a reduced form of Jacob .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Etta Holbrook in household of David Holbrook, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Etta Holbrook in household of David Holbrook, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ettie Holbrook in household of David Holbrook, "United States Census, 1910"

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