Minta Lorene Pool

3 July 1897–16 November 1964 (Age 67)
Milano, Milam, Texas, United States

The Life of Minta Lorene

When Minta Lorene Pool was born on 3 July 1897, in Milano, Milam, Texas, United States, her father, Robert Foster Pool I, was 35 and her mother, Minta Elizabeth Fraim, was 33. She married Berry Benson Cobb on 5 June 1919, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Oldham, Texas, United States in 1910 and Sherman, Grayson, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 16 November 1964, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Cameron, Milam, Texas, United States.

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Berry Benson Cobb
Minta Lorene Pool
Marriage: 5 June 1919
Betty Cobb
Joseph Berry Cobb

Spouse and Children

5 June 1919
Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 4

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pool or pond, Middle English pole (Old English pōl), or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, as for example Poole in Dorset, South Pool in Devon, and Poole Keynes in Gloucestershire.2 English: from a medieval variant of the personal name Paul .3 Jewish (from the Netherlands) and Dutch: ethnic name for someone from Poland.

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

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Story Highlight


I remember visiting an Aunt Lorene when we were visiting Texas. She gave me and my sister dresses from a shop she owned or worked for. The memory is vague, but I remember being thrilled about the gift …

Sources (3)

  • Lorene Cobb in household of Berry B Cobb, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lorene Cobb in household of Hattie A Cobb, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lorene Cobb in household of Berry B Cobb, "United States Census, 1930"

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