Ida “Nayan” <I>Whitlam</I> Cobb

Ida “Nayan” Whitlam Cobb

Birth
Ontario, Canada
Death 10 Mar 1967 (aged 81)
District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot R11, Lot 218
Memorial ID 39616633 · View Source
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Ida Ella Amelia Whitlam was the daughter of Henry Whitlam (Feb.20,1843-Nov.12,1903) and Isabella Drummond (1846-Dec.25,1896) in York county, Etobicoke township, Ontario, Canada.

She was always known as "Nayan". Her husband Stanwood wrote: "Her very name indicated success, so she was told by the New York numerologist who had devised it for her a year before we met, to replace her given name "Ida" which I never did like. Every acquaintance has adored, as I always have, this unique exotic name so full of promise - the creation of New York's leading numerologist."

One of her distant cousins (Valarie (Drummond) Kalynchuk) wrote: "I found her "Officers' Declaration Paper - Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force" dated April 29,1916. She was living in Estevan, Saskatchewan at the time."

She and Stanwood Cobb were married on Sept. 19, 1919 in Manhattan, New York City.

Nayan and Stanwood Cobb had no children.

Much about Nayan and her life are described in a book "Life With Nayan", written after her death by her husband, Stanwood Cobb, and published in 1969.


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  • Originally Created by: Stanwood
  • Added: 19 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39616633
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ida “Nayan” Whitlam Cobb (25 Aug 1885–10 Mar 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39616633, citing Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .