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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William Frederick Cobb
Susan Elmina Meeks
Marriage: about 1888
Myrtle Lee Cobb
Frank Lubbock Cobb
Van Loy Cobb
Ishum Stancil Cobb
Lola Cobb
Cornelius 'Neal' Cobb
Edith Desma Cobb
Evelyn Capitola Cobb
Freddie Elizabeth Cobb

Spouse and Children

about 1888


    Myrtle Lee Cobb


    Frank Lubbock Cobb


    Van Loy Cobb




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World Events (8)


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.

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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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