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Melbirne Patterson Cosgriff
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Birth: Oct. 31, 1913
Twin Falls
Twin Falls County
Idaho, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 1962
Twin Falls
Twin Falls County
Idaho, USA

Ad Firm Executive, 49, Dies at Hospital

Melbirne Cosgriff, 49, 498 Madrona street north, president of three advertising firms covering areas in four western states, died at 6:10 p.m. Friday at Magic Valley Memorial hospital of an extended illness. He was president of Cosgriff Outdoor Advertising company, Inc.; Cosgriff Neon company, Inc., and Idaho Outdoor Advertising company, Inc., which together included extensive operations in eastern Oregon, southern Idaho, Northern Nevada and northern California. Headquarters for the three firms is in Twin Falls with six plants located in Twin Falls and Nampa; Ontario and Baker, Ore., and Reno and Elko, Nev.

He was born Oct. 31, 1913, in Twin Falls and attended Twin Falls schools. He was graduated from the University of Washington, Seattle, and was a member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity.

Mr. Cosgriff was a member of St. Edward's Catholic church, a life member of the Twin Falls Elks lodge and vice president of the Idaho Golf association. He served with the army air corps during World War II.
He married Grace Ferrell, Boise, June 12, 1940, in Twin Falls.

He was preceded in death by his father, C. P. Cosgriff.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Grace Cosgriff, Twin Falls; a son, Charles P. Cosgriff, a student at Manogue Catholic high school, Reno, and his mother, Mrs. C. P. Cosgriff, Twin Falls.

Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday by Reynolds funeral chapel and mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Edward's Catholic church by the Rt. Rev. Edmund R. Cody. Concluding rites will be held at Twin Falls cemetery.

Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday.(Times News, Twin Falls, Idaho, Sunday, December 30, 1962) 
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  Charles Patterson Cosgriff (1869 - 1941)
  Bessie Martha Petersen Cosgriff (1886 - 1970)
  Grace Viola Ferrell Cosgriff (1919 - 1980)*
*Calculated relationship
Twin Falls Cemetery
Twin Falls
Twin Falls County
Idaho, USA
Plot: Block 86, Lot 17, Grave 8
Created by: Cheryl Hanson
Record added: Jun 04, 2007
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Melbirne Patterson Cosgriff
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Melbirne Patterson Cosgriff
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