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 Henry Coby

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Henry Coby

  • Birth 1847 Germany
  • Death 26 Mar 1912 Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
  • Burial Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
  • Memorial ID 20858777

Henry Coby died March 26th, 1912, aged 79 years, at his home, 713 Colorado Ave. He was involved in the battle at Sand Creek, which occured on November 29,1864. Henry Coby was a Pivate in Company G of the 3rd Colorado Regiment. (Cavalry). He conducted the first Saloon in Colorado on Colorado Ave. Between the streets of W. 3rd St.(28th St.) and W. 2nd St. (27th St.) He was one of the founders of Colorado City and was the driver of the first stage coach into Leadville, carrying the United States Mail. He also ran a trading station on Fountain creek in Ivywild and was at one time a wealthy man. He lost much of his wealth in Leadville and still more in Creede, where he was in business, in the boom days. Mr. Coby came to Colorado in 1858 after he had been on a exhibition in New Mexico but was turned north to escape the Indians. When the First Colorado voluteers were organized in Colorado City during the Civil war, the first meeting of the plainsmen and prospectors, who made up the regiment, was held at Coby's trading post, in Ivywild, where he made his home most of the time during his residence in the state. Henry Coby was born in Germany and came to New York when he was 16 years old. He was a member of the G.A.R. William G. Palmer post, No 22.

  • Created by: Clint Ingram
  • Added: 9 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20858777
  • Clint Ingram
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Coby (1847–26 Mar 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20858777, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Clint Ingram (contributor 46880133) .