William Frederick Cobb

16 April 1861–3 August 1936 (Age 75)
Limestone, Texas, United States

The Life of William Frederick

When William Frederick Cobb was born on 16 April 1861, in Limestone, Texas, United States, his father, William Stancil Cobb, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Caroline Hogan, was 18. He married Susan Elmina Meeks about 1888. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Limestone, Texas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 1, Potter, Texas, United States in 1910. He died on 3 August 1936, in Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Randall, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Frederick Cobb
1861–1936
Susan Elmina Meeks
1871–1925
Marriage: about 1888
Myrtle Lee Cobb
1889–1913
Frank Lubbock Cobb
1891–1923
Van Loy Cobb
1892–1892
Ishum Stancil Cobb
1893–1949
Lola Cobb
1895–1963
Cornelius 'Neal' Cobb
1896–1978
Edith Desma Cobb
1900–1983
Evelyn Capitola Cobb
1903–1991
Freddie Elizabeth Cobb
1905–1918

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1888
children

(9)

    Myrtle Lee Cobb

    Female1889–1913Female

    Frank Lubbock Cobb

    Male1891–1923Male

    Van Loy Cobb

    Male1892–1892Male

    Male1893–1949Male

    Female1895–1963Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1863

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

Age 4

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Dorset; also East Anglia):1. 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. 2. from a reduced form of Jacob .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Fred W Cribbs, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Milligan in household of James Milligan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William F Cobb, "United States Census, 1930"

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