Ella Chance

3 August 1875–31 July 1955 (Age 80)
Shorterville, Henry, Alabama, United States

The Life of Ella

When Ella Chance was born on 3 August 1875, in Shorterville, Henry, Alabama, United States, her father, Augustas James Chance, was 31 and her mother, Matilda Saint John, was 22. She married Davis Jackson Cobia on 1 June 1893, in Henry, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died on 31 July 1955, at the age of 79, and was buried in Shorterville, Henry, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Davis Jackson Cobia
1861–1920
Ella Chance
1875–1955
Marriage: 1 June 1893
Willie J. Cobia
1894–1952
Perla Dink Cobia
1899–1950
Ella Cobia
1901–
Sara Elizabeth Cobia
1903–1997
Rosa Lee Cobia
1906–

Spouse and Children

    Davis Jackson Cobia

    Male1861–1920Male

    Female1875–1955Female

MARRIAGE
1 June 1893
Henry, Alabama, United States
children

(5)

    Willie J. Cobia

    Male1894–1952Male

    Female1899–1950Female

    Ella Cobia

    Female1901–Female

    Female1903–1997Female

    Rosa Lee Cobia

    Female1906–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 20

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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

1 English: from Old French chea(u)nce ‘(good) fortune’ (a derivative of cheoir ‘to fall (out)’, Latin cadere), a nickname for an inveterate gambler, for someone considered fortunate or well favored, or perhaps for someone who had survived an accident by a remarkable piece of luck.2 Americanized form of German Tschantz or Schantz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ella Cobia in household of Davis Cobia, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ella Cobin in household of Davis J Cobin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ella Cobin in household of Davis J Cobin, "United States Census, 1920"

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