Robert Ernest Cosgrove

September 1880–1963 (Age 82)
Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Ernest

When Robert Ernest Cosgrove was born in September 1880, in Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, William Evans Cosgrove, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth A. Jenner, was 32. He married Florence Elizabeth Moyer on 28 September 1911, in McCook, Red Willow, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Plainville, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Yuma, Yuma, Colorado, United States for about 20 years. He died in 1963, at the age of 83.

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Robert Ernest Cosgrove
Florence Elizabeth Moyer
Marriage: 28 September 1911
Frances Elizabeth Cosgrove
Lula Roena Cosgrove

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 1
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
Age 5
Historical Boundaries: 1885: Weld, Colorado, United States 1887: Washington, Colorado, United States 1889: Yuma, Colorado, United States
1902 · So Much Farm Land
Age 22
A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Cosgrove in Northamptonshire, named with an Old English personal name Cōf + Old English grāf ‘grove’, ‘thicket’.2 Irish: surname adopted from English by bearers of the Gaelic name Ó Coscraigh ‘descendant of Coscrach’, a byname meaning ‘victorious’, ‘triumphant’ (from coscur ‘victory’, ‘triumph’).

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

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Sources (6)

  • Robert E Cosgrove, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert E Cosgrove, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert E Cosgrove, "United States Census, 1920"

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