Alfred William Cobleigh

7 January 1873–22 January 1950 (Age 77)
Boxborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Alfred William

When Alfred William Cobleigh was born on 7 January 1873, in Boxborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ephraim Cobleigh, was 41 and his mother, Harriet Elvira Whitney, was 35. He married Effie M Withington on 9 January 1900, in Boxborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1910 and Boxboro, Boxborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1940. He died on 22 January 1950, in Boxborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred William Cobleigh
Effie M Withington
Marriage: 9 January 1900
Francis E. Cobleigh
William Lewis Cobleigh
Raymond Earl Cobleigh
Ethel May Cobleigh
Alfred Whitney Cobleigh

Spouse and Children

9 January 1900
Boxborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Ephraim Cobleigh


    Harriet Elvira Whitney




    Fred Aretus Cobleigh


    Charles Howard Cobleigh


    Nelson Augustus Cobleigh


    Melvin Ephraim Cobleigh



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in Devon called Cobley, from the Old English personal name Cobba ( see Cobb 1) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alfred W Cobleigh, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alfred W Cobleigh, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alfred W Cobleigh, "United States Census, 1930"

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