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Grave has been located flag female ancestor  Katie (Catherine) Josephine  CHAPLIN

  (b. 12 September 1852 Naples, Maine, USA   d. 2 December 1900 Poland, Maine, USA )  
Age: 48
Cause of Death: pneumonia

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CHAPLIN Genealogy

Katie (Catherine) Josephine CHAPLIN was born 12 September 1852 in Naples, Maine, USA. Katie (Catherine) Josephine CHAPLIN was the child of ?   and   ?

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

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

Details of the family tree of Katie appear below.
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Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Katie (Catherine) Josephine CHAPLIN

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Katie (Catherine) Josephine CHAPLIN married flag male ancestor 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 male ancestor Charles W YORK (b.May 1878, , Maine, USA  d. 1953?, )
m. Alice G FURBUSH 12 November 1902

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

Katie (Catherine) Josephine CHAPLIN married Grave has been locatedflag male ancestor 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 Death Place: Poland Registration Place: Poland, Androscoggin Spouse: Ivory Father: Wm Mother: Mary Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Maine Death Records, 1617-1922. Augusta, Maine: Maine State Archives.

Katie (Catherine) Josephine CHAPLIN
Grave Lane Cemetery East Poland, Androscoggin, Maine, USA
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12 September 1852
Naples, Maine, USA

1860 Otisfield, Cumberland, Maine

name: Catharine J Chaplain
residence: , Cumberland, Maine
ward: The Town Of Otisfield
age: 7 years
estimated birth year: 1853
birthplace: Naples Me.
gender: Female
page: 1
family number: 6
film number: 803437
dgs number: 4231248
image number: 00196
nara number: M653
1860 U.S. Census

USA 1860 - Civil War - On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861.

USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.

USA 1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.

USA 1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.

USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America

USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves

USA 1863 - July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union).

USA 1863 - October 3 – President Lincoln proclaims a national Thanksgiving day to be celebrated the final Thursday in November in the United States

USA 1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

USA 1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.

USA 1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:

USA 1867 - March 30 – Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million from Alexander II of Russia, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this "Seward's Folly"

USA 1869 - May 10 - The Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. (Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah)

World History 1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown

World History 1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

World History 1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire

USA 1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park.

USA 1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875

USA 1876 - May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion

USA 1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn:

USA 1879 - Cleveland became the world's first city to be lighted electrically in 1879 when Charles Brush successfully demonstrated arc lights on the streets.

1870 Poland, Androscoggin, Maine

name: Katie J Chaplin
estimated birth year: 1853
gender: Female
age in 1870: 17y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
birthplace: Maine
home in 1870: Maine, United States
Household Gender Age
William Chaplin M 52y
Mary Chaplin F 42y
Charles L Chaplin M 20y
Almon Chaplin M 19y
Katie J Chaplin F 17y
Addie E Chaplin F 15y
Lucy L Chaplin F 13y
Mary E Chaplin F 11y
Etta F Chaplin F 7y
George A...

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, Maine
birthdate: 1853
birthplace: Maine, United States
relationship to head: Wife
spouse's name: Frederic H. York
spouse's birthplace: Maine, United States
father's name:
father's birthplace: Maine, United States
mother's name:
mother's birthplace: Maine, United States
race or color (expanded): White
ethnicity (standardized): American
gender: Female
martial...

1880 Birth of Child
Frederick D YORK was born June 1880, , Maine, USA

USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.

USA 1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.

USA 1884 - May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country.

USA 1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date.

USA 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.

World History 1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).

USA 1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.

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

USA 1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.

World History 1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition

USA 1894 - Pullman strike

World History 1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike

USA 1897 - September 1 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.

USA 1898 - U.S. battleship, Maine, blows up in Havana Harbor, Cuba, igniting the Spanish-American war.

USA 1898 - April 25 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain; the U.S. Congress announces that a state of war has existed since April 21 (later backdating this one more day to April 20).

USA 1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.

1898 Marriage / Partner
Katie (Catherine) Josephine CHAPLIN and Ivory COBB 8 March 1898, Poland, Maine, USA

1900 Death

Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922
Name: Kate J Cobb
Gender: Female
Age: 48
Birth Date: 12 Sep 1852
Death Date: 2 Dec 1900
Death Place: Poland
Registration Place: Poland, Androscoggin
Spouse: Ivorz
Father: Wm
Mother: Mary

1900 Poland, Androscoggin, Maine

name: Katie J Cobb
residence: Poland town, Androscoggin, Maine
birth date: Sep 1852
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head-of-household: Wife
spouse name: Ivory Cobb
spouse titles:
spouse birth place: Maine
father name:
father titles:
father birthplace: Maine
mother name:
mother titles:
mother birthplace: Maine
race or color (expanded): White
head-of-household name: Ivory Cobb
gender: Female
marital...


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

Added: 2/24/2011 2:48:06 PM - Updated: 10/2/2014 11:57:58 AM

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