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Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
Birth: Jun. 23, 1876
Paducah
McCracken County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 1944
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Humorist. Born in Paducah, Kentucky, he made his mark as a columnist in New York. He wrote over 60 books, but is probably best known for his humorous tales of Kentucky first seen in a collection of stories about a shrewd but kindly Kentucky judge in "Old Judge Priest" in 1915. Among his other books are "Speaking of Operations," "Back Home" and "Red Likker." (bio by: Iola) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joshua Clark Cobb (1839 - 1895)
  Manie Saunders Cobb (1850 - 1932)
 
 Spouse:
  Laura Spencer Baker Cobb (1876 - 1967)*
 
 Children:
  Elisabeth Cobb Rogers (1902 - 1959)*
 
 Siblings:
  Reubie Cobb Rudy (1872 - 1933)*
  Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb (1876 - 1944)
  John Saunders Cobb (1877 - 1951)*
  Manie Cobb Howland (1884 - 1967)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Paducah
McCracken County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Old section, Myrtle Avenue, Grave 1
GPS (lat/lon): 37.08586, -88.62126
 
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Record added: Jan 13, 1999
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Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
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Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Mar. 10, 2016

- mj
 Added: Jun. 23, 2015
Paducah, Ky., March 10 (AP)--Irving S. Cobb, noted humorist who died today in New York, wanted to be cremated after death and his ashes used to fertilize a tree to be planted here where he was born and began his career as a newspaperman. His request, writ...(Read more)
- Veterans Researcher
 Added: Apr. 27, 2015
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