|Death: ||Sep. 4, 1889|
1304 N. 9th Street
1889-12-05; Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer
"MAGISTRATE COBB'S DEATH
The Well-Known Sterling Democrat Passes away Suddenly at His Home.
Something of a shock was created in official and political circles yesterday by the announce death of Magistrate Ebenezer Cobb, which took place rather suddenly at his residence, No. 1304 North Sixth street, yesterday morning. He was the police magistrate of Court, No. 10, his office being on Seventh street, above Arch, and was one of the best known and universally respected members of the lower judiciary of this city. He was at his office all day last Friday, seemingly in his usual robust health and good spirits, and was first taken sick at his residence at 2 o'clock Saturday morning, his illness rapidly assuming the form of typhoid pneumonia, which was the direct cause of his death.
Magistrate Cobb was born in Kensington a little over sixty years ago. He at first engaged in the meat business with his father, and then opened a barber shop at Eleventh and Vine streets, where he remained until just after the war, when he received an appointment to the gas office. He enlisted near the close of the war, and was a letter-carrier during President Johnson's administration. He was a detective under Mayor Fox, and then engaged in the real estate business at Sixth and Oxford streets, until elected a magistrate in 1885. He was a life-long Democrat, and a strong friend of Congressman S. J. Randall. He was a member of many secret and social organizations, including the Masons, Knights of Birmingham, Odd Fellows, the Americus Club, the Cohocksink Club, Jackson Club and the volunteer fire department. He leaves a wife, a son and three daughters.
The vacancy cause by Magistrate Cobb's death can be filled by appointment by the Governor, but it is likely that Governor Beaver will prefer to wait until the February elections and allow the place to be filled by ballot"
Margaret P. Mickle Cobb (1829 - 1905)*
Marie Louise Cobb McCalla (1849 - 1909)*
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