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flag   Katie (Catherine) Josephine  CHAPLIN

  (b. 12 September 1852Naples, Maine, USA   d. 2 December 1900Poland, Maine, USA )  
Age: 48
Cause of Death: pneumonia
Summary: Katie (Catherine) Josephine CHAPLIN was born 12 September 1852 in Naples, Maine, USA. Katie (Catherine) Josephine CHAPLIN was the child of

She married  Frederick H YORK 14 August 1878 in Conway, New Hampshire, USA .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. They divorced. Frederick H YORK  was born August 1833 in Naples, Maine, USA .  He died 10 June 1904 in Jay, Maine, USA . 

She married  (2) Ivory COBB 8 March 1898 in Poland, Maine, USA .  Ivory COBB  was born December 1845 in Casco, Maine, USA .  He died 19 February 1912 in Minot, Maine, USA .  He was the son of William Elwell COBB and Hannah COBB.

Katie (Catherine) Josephine CHAPLIN died 2 December 1900 in Poland, Maine, USA.
Daughter of William Chaplin and Mary A. Dow

NOTE: Katie Josephine Chaplin Cobb was the step-mother of Jessie Cobb, the murdered woman in the story above. She died a few months after Jessie. They are buried together, along with Jessie's father, Ivory Cobb.

married (1) ? Witham

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Katie (Catherine) Josephine CHAPLIN married flag  Frederick H YORK-- Date: 14 August 1878 Place: Conway, New Hampshire, USA 

New Hampshire, Marriages, 1720-1920
groom's name: Frederick H. York
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace: Naples, Me
groom's age:
bride's name: Kate J. Witham
bride's birth date: 1852
bride's birthplace: Naples, Me
bride's age: 26
marriage date: 14 Aug 1878
marriage place: Marriage Index, , Misc, New Hampshire
groom's father's name: Samuel York
groom's mother's name: Eunice Lord
bride's father's name: William Chaplain
bride's mother's name: Mary Dorr
groom's race:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M73156-1
system origin: New Hampshire-VR
source film number: 1001321
reference number: 2:1V4R4S2

"New Hampshire, Marriages, 1720-1920," index, FamilySearch ( pal:/ MM9.1.1/ FDG3-XVL : accessed 14 June 2012), Frederick H. York, 1878.

Libelant: Frederick H. York
Libelee: Katie J. York
Date of Marriage: 1878
Date of Divorce: 8 May 1893
County Where Divorced: Oxford
Source: Maine Divorce Index, 1/ 59

Source citation: "Maine Divorces, 1799-1903," database, Maine Genealogy (http:/ individual_divorce_record.asp?id=909 : accessed 14 June 2012), entry for Frederick H. York & Katie J. York, 8 May 1893, citing Maine Divorce Index, Maine State Archives.

flag  Charles W YORK (b.May 1878, , Maine, USA  d. 1953?, )
m. Alice G FURBUSH 12 November 1902

flag  Frederick D YORK (b.June 1880, , Maine, USA  d. 1957?, )

Katie (Catherine) Josephine CHAPLIN married flag  Ivory COBB-- Date: 8 March 1898 Place: Poland, Maine, USA 

Ivory COBB was the son of William Elwell COBB and Hannah COBB

Names Start Date Location Record Type Marriage Cert No Bride City of Residence Groom City of Residence Bride State of Residence Groom State of Residence
IVORY COBB - Groom Mar 8, 1898 Maine, United States Marriage 0 POLAND POLAND ME ME

Marriages Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996

Name of Groom: Arny COBB
Groom's Place of Residence: Poland, Me.
Name of Bride: Katie J. CHAPLIN
Bride's Place of Residence: Poland, Me.
Marriage Date: Tuesday, 8 Mar. 1898
Marriage Certificate Number: Not available

Source citation: "Maine Marriages, 1892-1966, 1977-1996," database, Maine Genealogy ( individual_marriage_record.asp?id=300763 : accessed 14 Jun 2012), entry for Arny COBB and Katie J. CHAPLIN, Tuesday, 8 Mar. 1898, citing Maine Vital Records.

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Katie (Catherine) Josephine CHAPLIN - Name:	Kate J Cobb
Gender:	Female
Age:	48
Birth Date:	12 Sep 1852
Death Date:	2 Dec 1900
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Katie (Catherine) Josephine CHAPLIN
Name: Kate J Cobb
Gender: Female
Age: 48
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Katie (Catherine) Josephine CHAPLIN - Grave
Lane Cemetery
East Poland, Androscoggin, Maine, USA
Katie (Catherine) Josephine CHAPLIN
Lane Cemetery
East Poland, Androscoggin,...
12 September 1852
Naples, Maine, USA

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1860 Otisfield, Cumberland, Maine
name: Catharine J Chaplain
residence: , Cumberland, Maine
ward: The Town Of Otisfield
age: 7...

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1870 Poland, Androscoggin, Maine
name: Katie J Chaplin
estimated birth year: 1853
gender: Female
age in 1870: 17y
color (white,...

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1878 Marriage / Partner
Katie (Catherine) Josephine CHAPLIN and Frederick H YORK 14 August 1878, Conway, New Hampshire, USA
1878 Birth of Child
Charles W YORK was born May 1878, , Maine, USA

1880 Otisfield, Cumberland, Maine
name: Catherine J. York
residence: Otisfield, Cumberland,...

1880 Birth of Child
Frederick D YORK was born June 1880, , Maine, USA
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USA 1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed. - February 2, 1887

USA 1890 - December 29 - Wounded Knee Massacre occurred - 7th Cavalry killed more than 250 Lakota men, women and children; Sitting Bull killed at Little Eagle; Indian wars ended webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sdtimeln.htm - December 29, 1890

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1898 Marriage / Partner
Katie (Catherine) Josephine CHAPLIN and Ivory COBB 8 March 1898, Poland, Maine, USA
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The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996 -

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1900 Death
Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922
Name: Kate J Cobb
Gender: Female
Age: 48
Birth Date: 12 Sep...

1900 Poland, Androscoggin, Maine
name: Katie J Cobb
residence: Poland town, Androscoggin, Maine
birth date: Sep...


On Sunday evening about eight o'clock occurred the death of Mrs. Ivory Cobb of Poland. Mrs. Cobb was 48 years of age, and was the mother of Jessie Cobb, who was murdered in Lewiston recently. Her husband and two daughters survive her.

Lewiston Journal
Lewiston, Maine
December 4, 1900

Katie is buried at: Lane Cemetery

East Poland, Maine, USA

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