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 Edward Kellogg Cobb

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Edward Kellogg Cobb

Birth
Cummington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 22 Oct 1908 (aged 65)
Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Sec. 2 Lot 167 Plot 05
Memorial ID 95288179 View Source

COBB, Edward Kellogg – At his home in Geneva Neb., at 8:10 p. m. Thursday, October 22, 1908, Edward Kellogg Cobb aged 65 years and 10 days. Edward Kellogg Cobb was born in Sutton, Mass., October, 12, 1843. Ten years later he removed with his father, mother, brother and sister to Bureau county, Illinois and lived there on a farm until the outbreak of the civil war. He enlisted September 21, 1861, in Company B, Fifty-seventh Illinois infantry serving through the war and was discharged July 7, 1865, with the rank of sergeant major. After the war he returned to his home in Bureau county and on September 29, 1869, was married to Lucy Ann Yearnshaw at Wyanet. With his father-in-law he was engaged in the grocery business at Wyanet until 1873 when he removed to Nebraska and took up a homestead in Hamilton township this county, and there lived until his election as county clerk in 1883. He was reelected in 1885 and at the expiration of his second term went to Denver, where for six months he was engaged in the real estate business. In August, 1888 he returned to Geneva and with the became officially connected with the Citizens bank, serving continuously, most of the time as cashier, to within a short time prior to his death. Mr. Cobb leaves surviving him his wife and five children: Herbert E. of Minneapolis, Lewis G. and W. Roy both of Ponca, Ok., Edna E. and Fred. H. of Geneva. Also, a brother Francis E., of Riverside, Cal. All of these were present at the funeral. The funeral took place from the Congregational church in Geneva and was conducted by Rev. Thomas Griffiths. The Masonic order, with which Mr. Cobb had been identified for many years, had charge of the funeral arrangements and the services at the grave. There were many beautiful floral tokens from personal friends; business associates and organizations with which the deceased had been connected. The interment was in the Geneva cemetery. In spite of the stormy weather many people attended the funeral in testimony of the high regard in which they had held their old neighbor and friend and the sorrow they felt at his death. Many Fillmore county people have personal reasons for feeling that they have sustained a personal loss in the death of this kindly man. He was one of the comparatively few remaining pioneers. He was always helpful to those with whom he came in contact and many who survive him owe him a debt of gratitude for favors willingly and graciously extended.

The Nebraska Signal.



Inscription

"U.S. VET. VOL. 1861-65"
"SERGT. MAJ.57TH ILL.INF."


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