John Ward Cobb

Male11 May 1871–3 May 1944

Brief Life History of John Ward

When John Ward Cobb was born on 11 May 1871, in Sheldon, Vernon, Missouri, United States, his father, Daniel Cobb, was 33 and his mother, Philena Rachel McCoy, was 30. He married Minnie Metz on 25 December 1901, in Tama, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Tama, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Columbia Township, Tama, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 May 1944, in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Tama, Tama, Iowa, United States.

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John Ward Cobb
Minnie Metz
Marriage: 25 December 1901
Pearl Marie Cobb
Lulu Mae Cobb

Sources (18)

  • John W Cobb, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Ward Cobb, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • John Ward Cobb, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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  • Marriage
    25 December 1901Tama, Iowa, United States
  • Children (2)

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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 1

    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.

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 13

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 25

    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 and Scottish (Angus): 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.

    Irish: shortened form of McCobb , a patronymic from the personal name Hob, an English pet form of Robert .

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

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