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Osborne Dallas Couch, Sr
Birth: Oct. 25, 1846
Derry
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 1936
Zephyr
Brown County
Texas, USA

My great grandfather, Osborne was a son of John Studley Couch and Lois P. Hutchins of Rockingham County, NH. He married Ellen Maria Coolidge 14 June 1869 in Chester NH. Their children were Ida Lois, Ellie Brown, Osborne Dallas Jr., Edward Coolidge, and Jacob Eugene.

He moved to Texas about 1881 and purchased land near Lancaster where he established Tony Ridge Nursery, one of the earliest in Texas, delivering trees and shrubs by hack as far west as San Angelo. He established a road and bridge contracting firm which built roads in Dallas and surrounding counties. In 1901, Osborne moved his family to Zephyr. He was instrumental in establishing the Zephyr First National Bank in 1907 and served as its president until 1916.

He was a member of Odd Fellows Lodge, a Mason, Churchman, avid Democrat, very civic-minded and generous in support of community projects.

1850 Rockingham Co., NH, pg 279, Chester: John S. Couch, 35, NH; Lois P., 36, NH; Jacob S., 22, NH; Nathaniel B., 10, NH; John S., 7, NH; Osborne D., 4, NH; Jacob Sawyer, 22, NH, brother

1860 Rockingham Co., NH, pg 1204, Chester: John Studley, 45, Lumber Dealer; Lois P., 46; Nathaniel B., 19, Miller; John S. Jr., 16, Mechanic; Osborne D., 13.

1870 Rockingham Co., NH, pg 55b, Chester: John B. Cooch, 55, NH, lumber dealer, $20000/2000; Lois P., 56, NH; Nathaniel, 29, NH; Osman D., 23, NH, tavern keeper; Ellen M., 22, NH.

1880 Rockingham County NH, Derry, ED 203, pg 98B: Osborn D., 33, NH, Carpenter; Ellen M., 31, NH; Ida L., 9, NH; Ellie B., 8, NH; Osborn D. Jr., 7, NH; Edwin C., 2, NH.

1900 Dallas Co., TX, ED 138, Sh 15A: Osborn D. Couch, Oct 1846, 53, NH; Ellen M., Jul 1848, 51, NH; Jacob E., Sep 1892, 7, TX.

1910 Brown County TX, ED 103, Sh 3A: Osborn Couch, 63, NH; Ellen M, 61, NH; Jacob E., 17, TX.

1920 Brown County TX, ED 11, Sh 2A: Osborn D., 73, NH; Ellen, 71, NH.

1930 Mills Co., TX, ED 8, Sh 1B: Osborne D. Couch Jr., 57, NH; Lena L., 49, IL; Osborne D. Couch Sr., 83, NH, father; Ellen M., 80, NH.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Studley Couch (1816 - 1887)
  Lois P. Hutchins Couch (1813 - 1880)
 
 Spouse:
  Ellen Maria Coolidge Couch (1848 - 1935)*
 
 Children:
  Ida Lois Couch Moss (1870 - 1933)*
  Ellie Brown Couch Stoker (1871 - 1956)*
  Osborne Dallas Couch (1873 - 1965)*
  Edward Coolidge Couch (1878 - 1958)*
  Jacob Eugene Couch (1892 - 1958)*
 
 Sibling:
  Nathaniel Brown Couch (1840 - 1901)**
  Osborne Dallas Couch (1846 - 1936)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Zephyr Cemetery
Zephyr
Brown County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Eugene Cornelius
Originally Created by: Johnny Egger
Record added: Nov 17, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12389017
Osborne Dallas Couch, Sr
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Osborne Dallas Couch, Sr
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