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 Osborne Dallas Couch, Sr

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Osborne Dallas Couch, Sr

  • Birth 25 Oct 1846 Derry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Death 22 Feb 1936 Zephyr, Brown County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Zephyr, Brown County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 12389017

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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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Osborne Dallas Couch, Sr (25 Oct 1846–22 Feb 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12389017, citing Zephyr Cemetery, Zephyr, Brown County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Eugene Cornelius (contributor 46932184) .