Laura Belle Cobun

2 August 1871–26 July 1937 (Age 66)
Preston, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Laura Belle

When Laura Belle Cobun was born on 2 August 1871, in Preston, West Virginia, United States, her father, David S. Cobun, was 27 and her mother, Rebecca A. Miller, was 24. She married Charles E. Helms about 1891. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Tunnelton, Preston, West Virginia, United States in 1900. She died on 26 July 1937, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Charles E. Helms
Laura Belle Cobun
Marriage: about 1891
Ward Helms

Spouse and Children

    Charles E. Helms



about 1891


    Ward Helms


Parents and Siblings



    Winnie E. Coburn



    John Dennis Cobun



    Martha Alice Cobun


+1 More Child

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.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 1

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 19

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Koben, a habitational name from a place named Coben, from Middle High German kobe ‘hut’, ‘shelter’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Laura B Helm in household of Charles E Helm, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura Helms in entry for Ward Helms, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"
  • Laura B. Cobun, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"

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