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Alonzo Cobb
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Birth: 1851, Canada
Death: Aug. 4, 1933
Sun Prairie
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA

Alonzo Cobb, lifelong and pioneer resident of this village, passed away last Friday, August 4, 1933 after a brief illness at the ripened age of 82 years and 4 months. Alonzo Cobb was born in Lornall, Canada on May 5, 1851.

When he was 2 years of age the family moved to Jefferson, WI, where they resided one year. The family then moved to Sun Prairie and this village has since been his home. Growing to young manhood he began his business career as a clerk in the C. R. Babcock store and from this beginning followed the mercantile business for years. He was also active and prominent in civic affairs of the village, serving as president during the hectic years in the early 70's when the St. Paul road was about to extend the railroad from Sun Prairie, which was then the terminal from Milwaukee to Madison, much controversy being involved over the railroad right-of-way out of Sun Prairie.

Later he served as clerk of the village and not many years ago as assessor. He was the second son in a family of seven children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Allen Cobb, pioneer residents of this section. There were five boys and two girls; Alfred, Alonzo, Alanson, Baxter, Allie, Cynthia, and Syville (Frank) Birkinbine of Scotland, SD. With the passing of Alonzo, three of the brothers and one sister survive.

In 1887 he was united in marriage with Martha Babcock, who preceded him in death 9 years ago. To this union two sons were born, Casper Allen and Lyle Babcock, both of whom survive him and who reside here. Deceased was active in Modern Woodmen and Masonic circles for many years. He served the M.W.A. for a number of years as deputy organizer and instituted a number of camps in the northwest.

He was a faithful follower of Free Masonry and took special pride in his home lodge environment until illness brought him low.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the home of his son, Dr. C. A. Cobb, with whom he has made his home for a number of years. The impressive Masonic service conducted by the Sun Prairie lodge, with T. G. Stone acting as Master, was read both at the house and at the grave.

Interment was in the village cemetery. A splendid tribute to his memory was the large attendance of friends, old and young, beside the relatives.

Source: The above information was kindly provided by Debra (Find A Grave contributor-47259475)
Family links: 
  Allen H Cobb (1820 - 1875)
  Caroline Amelia Cass Cobb (1825 - 1901)
  Martha Babcock Cobb (1868 - 1924)
  Casper A. Cobb (1887 - 1968)*
  Lyle Babcock Cobb (1889 - 1972)*
  Alfred Cobb (1848 - 1915)*
  Alonzo Cobb (1851 - 1933)
  Baxter Bowman Cobb (1864 - 1952)*
*Calculated relationship
Sun Prairie Cemetery
Sun Prairie
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
Maintained by: Scott W.
Originally Created by: Debra
Record added: Oct 30, 2010
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Alonzo Cobb
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