Capt William T Cobb

Capt William T Cobb

Birth
Death 14 Jan 1913 (aged 72)
Burial West Long Branch, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Lot 136
Memorial ID 12334803 · View Source
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Civil War Union Army Soldier. First Sergeant of Company F, 5th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry.
from RR:
Captain William T. Cobb of Long Branch was found dead in a barn on Avery place at Long Branch early Wednesday morning. Mr. Cobb was 72 years old and was a carpenter by trade. For twenty years he had looked after the buildings controlled by the Dobbins estate. Tuesday morning he left home for his work as was his usual custom and took his lunch with him. He left his lunch in the workshop connected with the Scarboro hotel and after that no one saw him until his body was found. When Mr. Cobb did not return home Tuesday night his family became alarmed and started to search for him. Every house belonging to the Dobbins estate was visited but no trace of the aged carpenter could be found. A party of the searchers passed the barn where the body was found and noticed the door was partly open. On going inside they found Mr. Cobb's body. His face was cut and bruised, evidently from falling when he was stricken. Death was due to apoplexy. Mr. Cobb served all through the civil war and took part in many of the big battles. When the Spanish war broke out he enlisted as a lieutenant and came back with the title of captain. He leaves a widow and three children.

Red Bank Register, Wed., Jan. 22, 1913

Bio by: Gregory Speciale


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  • Created by: Kat
  • Added: 12 Nov 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12334803
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt William T Cobb (23 Feb 1840–14 Jan 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12334803, citing Greenlawn Cemetery, West Long Branch, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Kat (contributor 19409629) .