|Birth: ||Aug. 28, 1863|
|Death: ||Aug. 10, 1945|
Contra Costa County
m: Louise Elizabeth Holt, November 13, 1889, Savannah, Andrew Co., MO
ch: Arthur Holt, William Francis, Sarah Jane, Amos, Marian Elizabeth
Name at birth: Arthur Edward Brand Cobb (went by Edward A. Cobb in obituary)
Christening: October 25, 1863, Church of the Holy Rood, Coombe Keynes, Dorset, England
Emigration to USA: 1874, on SS "Hecla" Anchor Line with mother and 8 siblings
Obituary, Savannah Reporter, 17 August 1945, FORMER RESIDENT E. A. COBB BURIED AT OAKLAND, CALIF.
Edward A. Cobb died at the home of his daughter in Orinda, Calif., Saturday morning, August 4*, at the age of 81 years, after living in Andrew County several years. He has many relatives living in Andrew County who mourn with the family.
Mr. Cobb was born in Dorsetshire, England, August 24, 1864*, to Amos and Harriett Brand Cobb, and the family came to Andrew County in 1874 and settled on the Amos Cobb homestead two miles northeast of Savannah. Mr. and Mrs. Cobb brought two* children with them and thirteen* children were born here and grew to young man and young woman-hood, all respected citizens. Those who remain to mourn their brother's departure are: Charles B. Cobb of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Etta Reece of Savannah, A. H. Cobb of Filer, Idaho, Mrs. Amy Ralph of Hew Hampton, Mrs. Minnie Williams of Denver, Colo., and W. B. Cobb of St. Joseph.
The funeral services were in Ormgo, Calif., August 13, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Gelwix, and burial was in Oakland, Calif., cemetery near Orinda.
He was married to Miss Louisa Holt, the daughter of the late beloved pioneers, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Holt, November 13, 1888, and to them were born five children and with their mother survive him: Arthur H. Cobb of New Mexico, William F. Cobb of Kirksville, Sarah Jane Gelwix of Orinda, Calif., Amos Cobb of Grant's Pass, Oregon, Miss Marian Elizabeth Cobb of San Francisco, Calif. He also leaves five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The deceased joined the Mount Vernon Baptist Church as a very young man. He later became a member at Bedford, Iowa, where the family resided several years. He was a good Christian man, a successful farmer, and an upright citizen.
*Corrections: California Death Index shows his death date as August 10, 1945. According to his birth records in England, he was born on August 28, 1863. Eleven children were born in England and 2 children were born in Andrew Co., Missouri, making a total of 13 children.
Amos Cobb (1824 - 1894)
Harriette Brand Cobb (1837 - 1928)
Louisa Elizabeth Holt Cobb (1863 - 1950)
Arthur Holt Cobb (1891 - 1965)*
William Francis Cobb (1894 - 1966)*
Amos Cobb (1900 - 1960)*
Mary Arabella Cobb Griffith (1853 - 1932)*
Emily Jane Cobb Scott (1855 - 1925)*
Ellen Eliza Cobb Evans (1856 - 1941)*
Anna Maria Cobb Clark (1858 - 1944)*
Samuel Charles Brand Cobb (1860 - 1947)*
Henrietta Elizabeth Cobb Reece (1862 - 1950)*
Arthur Edward Brand Cobb (1863 - 1945)
Vincent Amos Brand Cobb (1866 - 1919)*
Albert Henry Brand Cobb (1867 - 1957)*
Amy Margaret Cobb Ralph (1869 - 1969)*
William George Brand Cobb (1871 - 1964)*
Alice Louise Cobb Sells (1875 - 1922)*
Minnie Kathleen Cobb Williams (1877 - 1954)*
Mountain View Cemetery
Created by: Wanda Reece
Record added: Jan 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46214209