Miles Lincoln Cobun

27 January 1896–23 August 1977 (Age 81)
Masontown, Preston, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Miles Lincoln

When Miles Lincoln Cobun was born on 27 January 1896, in Masontown, Preston, West Virginia, United States, his father, George Meade Cobun, was 30 and his mother, Martha Bird Orr, was 26. He married Mabel M Burris Souders on 24 August 1918, in Petersburg, Fauquier, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Morgan Magisterial District, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 23 August 1977, in Monongalia, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in East Oak Grove Cemetery, Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States.

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Miles Lincoln Cobun
Mabel M Burris Souders
Marriage: 24 August 1918
Miles Lincoln Cobun Jr.
Marjorie Orr Cobun

Spouse and Children

24 August 1918
Petersburg, Fauquier, Virginia, United States


    Miles Lincoln Cobun Jr.



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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 4

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 22

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Koben, a habitational name from a place named Coben, from Middle High German kobe ‘hut’, ‘shelter’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Miles L Coberce in household of G M Coberce, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Miles L Cobrin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Miles L Cabun, "United States Census, 1940"

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