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Elias Richard Cosby
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1849
Dearborn County
Indiana, USA
Death: Feb. 18, 1920
Vermillion County
Indiana, USA

Whipple school house was located somewhere near Cosby homestead

Moved to this county from Farmer City, IL 14 years before his death

Came from a family of 12 children

member of the 83rd Ind Vol Inf regiment

father was William Cosby who died Easter Sunday at the age of 93 (article appeared in Cayuga Herald on Friday, April 8, 1910). He was born in Kentucky in 1817.

ten children: Elias Cosby of Cayuga, William Cosby of Indianapolis, George Cosby of Farmer City, IL, Jobe Cosby of Cochran, In, Philip Cosby of Aurora, In, Jackson Cosby of Cincinnati, Arch and Thomas Cosby of Hamilton, Ohio, Mrs. Gannon of Cochran, IN and Mrs. Hattie Harding of Hamilton, OH. Three daughters died before their father, Emma, Sada and Anna.

Elias Cosby had three sons Everett, Robert and Clarence at the time of his death

Newport Hoosier State
February 25, 1920
page 1

Deaths of the Week

ELIAS RICHARD COSBY, aged 70 years, a farmer of the Whipple school house neighborhood, 4 miles northwest of Eugene, died February 18, 1920, of strangulated hernia. Deceased was born in Dearborn County, IN September 2, 1849 and moved to this county from Farmer City, IL, 14 years ago. His widow and 3 sons - Everette of Danville, IL; Robert C. and Clarence at home - survive. He was of a family of 12 children, 8 of whom - 6 brothers and 2 sisters, yet living.

Funeral services were conducted at his late home Friday afternoon by Rev. Dan L. Sollars of Cayuga. Burial took place in the Eugene Cemetery.

Eugene Cemetery
Vermillion County
Indiana, USA
Created by: jim gillis
Record added: Jan 23, 2009
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Elias Richard Cosby
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