|Birth: ||Feb. 17, 1917|
|Death: ||Jan. 26, 1991|
He was the husband of Louise Walton "Mutt" Morris Cobb. They married 26 January 1936 at Morehead, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. They had three daughters.
Biography as told to Charlie Cobb by Aunt Mutt, August 2000:
"Wood worked in boiler room at the Pacific Coal Company Mines and then to Engineer at the mines. Coal cars came to tipple, and it would tip over and go down in coal car. He quit drinking then because he had men's lives in his hands. "Run off" when the coal run out. Raced horses in the 1960s. In the 1950s, Pacific Coal Company closed the mines, and he worked longer "pulling the steel" when I was pregnant with the twins. After that job was over, he applied for a job on the railroad in Paducah. In the meantime, Crescent Coal Company, wanted him to come and work for two weeks. Then I had the babies in November, and they called him to Paducah during the coldest winter we ever had. June was going on 15 and she was the only one we had. I was scared about raising them two little babies. So left it up to him, and he worked at Crescent coal cutting. Worked there from 1950s to 1960-something. Then he worked and drove almost to Illinois twice a day. We went on vacation and when we came back, the coal mine was on fire. The mine shaft was so low, he wore the shoulders off his coverall. Then he worked at Paradise Mine, which was a walk-in mine. Then one day Leo came by the store, I was working at the store, but he said "Wood's been hurt in the mine. Me and Bee's come by to take you." He had already been taken to Greenville Hospital. His dinner bucket was smashed flat and his shoes were broke in half. When they brought him out, he waved at us, and he said he was okay, but he wasn't. The roof had caved in on him, and he was in this little shallow area. He said he jumped down and kneeled down beside the machine and his battery was on his hip and it was pressing on his hipbone and he couldn't move. He said that his hip was killing him, and they were digging him to get air. He said that he didn't feel he would last long. They were having to break big chunks, and that was hurting his hip so bad. He said, "I was praying for those that was trying to save me. I knowed where I was going if I died, and I told them just to go and leave me." They risked their lives and got him out. He said, "I'm not going back" and he didn't. He was crippled in the hip and had to have it replaced in the later years with a metal hip. He raced horses (harness racing) when he quit Crescent."
Cobb, a coal miner turned standard bred trainer and driver, first started training horses as a hobby in his home town of Central City, Kentucky when a group of local citizens wanted to build a fairgrounds and a race track, Cobb put up money to help build it.
Alonzo Crittenden Cobb (1883 - 1957)
Lillie Mae Samples Cobb (1886 - 1971)
Louise Morris Cobb (1918 - 2006)
Mary Allen Cobb White (1902 - 1931)*
Joseph Marion Cobb (1904 - 1992)*
Mattie Florence Cobb Tillery (1906 - 1925)*
James Herman Cobb (1909 - 1973)*
Ora Belle Cobb (1914 - 1935)*
Lonnie Woodrow Cobb (1917 - 1991)
Roy Leo Cobb (1919 - 1998)*
Dora Elizabeth Cobb Sallee (1922 - 1976)*
Rose Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: Jennie Hill Cobb
Originally Created by: Betty Wakeland
Record added: Jul 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54600331