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Grave has been located flag female ancestor  Gertrude Florence  COBB

  (b. 22 April 1878 Raymond, Maine, USA   d. 30 December 1967 Lewiston, Maine, USA )  

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COBB Genealogy

Gertrude Florence COBB was born 22 April 1878 in Raymond, Maine, USA. Gertrude Florence COBB was the child of Ivory COBB   and   Harriet VERRILL and the grandchild of: (paternal)  William Elwell COBB and Hannah COBB (maternal)  William VERRILL and Lydia TRIPP

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

She married  Georges Frank CHESNEL 29 April 1899 in Minot, Maine, USA .  Georges Frank CHESNEL  was born abt. 1873 in Canada.  He died 7 July 1957 in Maine, USA. 

Gertrude Florence COBB died 30 December 1967 in Lewiston, Maine, USA.

NOTE: Gertrude Florence Cobb Chesnel was the sister of Jessie Cobb, the murdered woman in the story above. At the time of the murder, Gertrude was married to Frank Chesnel and living in Poland, Maine next door to her father, Ivory Cobb.

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Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Gertrude Florence COBB

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Gertrude Florence COBB married Grave has been locatedimmigrant - Canada to US  male ancestor Georges Frank CHESNEL-- Date: 29 April 1899 Place: Minot, Maine, USA

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
FRANK CHENELLE - Groom Apr 29, 1899 Maine, United States Marriage 0 POLAND AUBURN ME ME

Maine Marriages Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996

name: Frank Chenelle
event type: Marriage
event date: 29 Apr 1899
event place: Minot,,Maine
gender: Male
estimated birth year:
father: Chenelle
spouse: Gertrude Cobb
spouse's father: Cobb
spouse's mother:
film number: 9913
dgs number: 4543991
image number: 00578
"Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907 ," index and images, FamilySearch ( pal:/ MM9.1.1/ VZ3K-W69 : accessed 05 Oct 2012), Cobb in entry for Frank Chenelle and Gertrude Cobb, 1899.


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Gertrude Florence COBB
Obituary The Lewiston Daily Sun Lewiston, Maine Jan 1, 1968

Gertrude Florence COBB
Grave Gracelawn Cemetery, Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine
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22 April 1878
Raymond, Maine, USA

1878 Birth

Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922

Name: Gertrude Cobb
Birth Date: 22 Apr 1878
Birth Place: Raymond
Registration Place: Raymond, Cumberland
Father: Ivory Cobb

Gertrude and Gracie Cobb

1880 Raymond, Cumberland, Maine

name: Gertrude M. Cobb
residence: Raymond, Cumberland, Maine
birthdate: 1878
birthplace: Maine, United States
relationship to head: Daughter
spouse's name:
spouse's birthplace:
father's name: Jerry Cobb
father's birthplace: Maine, United States
mother's name: Hattie Cobb
mother's birthplace: Maine, United States
race or color (expanded): White
ethnicity (standardized): American
gender: Female
martial status: Single
age...

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.

1899 Marriage / Partner
Gertrude Florence COBB and Georges Frank CHESNEL 29 April 1899, Minot, Maine, USA

Minot, Androscoggin, Maine

Jessie Cobb of Sabattus, spent Sunday with her sister Mrs. Chenell.

The Lewiston Daily Sun
Lewiston, Maine
April 28, 1900

1900 Poland, Androscoggin, Maine

name: Gertrude F Chenelle
residence: Poland town, Androscoggin, Maine
birth date: Apr 1878
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head-of-household: Wife
spouse name: Frank Chenelle
spouse titles:
spouse birth place: Canada Fr
father name:
father titles:
father birthplace: Maine
mother name:
mother titles:
mother birthplace: Maine
race or color (expanded): White
head-of-household name: Frank...

1905 - Minot

Mrs. Frank Channelle is visiting for a few weeks at Bath.

Lewiston Daily Sun, Saturday morning, June 3, 1905

World History 1906 - April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.

1910 Poland, Androscoggin, Maine

name: Gertrude Chunel
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head of household: Wife
residence: Poland, Androscoggin, Maine
marital status: Married
race : White
gender: Female
immigration year:
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's birthplace: Maine
family number: 250
page number: 13
Household Gender Age
spouse Frank Chunel M 37y
Gertrude Chunel F 32y

1910 U.S. Census


Little Son of Mrs. Robinson of the Children's Home Dies at Minot Corner.

Minot, Jan. 17 - Frank Chesnelle and family are quarantined with diphtheria. A little nephew, Raymond Robinson was taken ill Saturday and when the doctor was called he pronounced it diphtheria. The little fellow died Thursday afternoon. Much sympathy is extended to his mother, Mrs. Grace Robinson who is quarantined at the Children's Home with scarlet fever also to ...Read MORE...

USA 1913 - October 31 – The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the United States, is dedicated.

USA 1913 - December 23 – The Federal Reserve System is created as the central banking system of the United States by Woodrow Wilson's signature of the Federal Reserve Act.

USA 1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.

World History 1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium

USA 1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call,

World History 1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool.

USA 1916 - On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14.

USA 1917 - March 2 – The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.

USA 1917 - April 6 – WWI: The United States declares war on Germany.

USA 1917 - June 5 – WWI: Conscription begins in the United States.

USA 1918 - March 19 – The United States Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time (DST goes into effect on March 31).

World History 1918 - October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire.

USA 1919 - June 4 – Women's rights: The United States Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which would guarantee suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.

World History 1919 - June 28 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, blaming Germany for World War I and creating a League of Nations

USA 1919 - October 28 – Prohibition in the United States is authorized:

1920 Androscoggin County, Maine

name: Gertrude Chesnel
residence: , Androscoggin, Maine
estimated birth year: 1879
age: 41
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head of household: Wife
gender: Female
race: White
marital status: Married
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's birthplace: Maine
film number: 1820638
digital folder number: 4300993
image number: 00177
sheet number: 7
Household Gender Age
spouse Frank Chesnel M 47y
Gertrude...

1930 Poland, Androscoggin, Maine

name: Gertrude F Chesnel
event: Census
event date: 1930
event place: Poland, Androscoggin, Maine
gender: Female
age: 52
marital status: Married
race: White
birthplace: Maine
estimated birth year: 1878
immigration year:
relationship to head of household: Wife
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's birthplace: Maine
enumeration district number: 0044
family number: 265
sheet number and letter: 12A
line number: 50
nara...

World History 1930 - February 18 - Pluto is discovered

USA 1931 - March 3 – The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the United States National anthem.

USA 1931 - May 1 - The Empire State Building Opens

USA 1932 - May 20–May 21 – Amelia Earhart flies from the USA to Derry, Northern Ireland in 14 hours 54 minutes.

USA 1933 - March, The Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "Bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.

USA 1933 - April 5 - President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a national emergency and issues Executive Order 6102, making it illegal for U.S. citizens to own substantial amounts of monetary gold or bullion.

USA 1933 - April 19 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.

USA 1933 - November 8 – New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed.

USA 1933 - December 5 – The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, repealing Prohibition.

USA 1935 - Dust Bowl: The great dust storm in the United States hits eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma the hardest.

USA 1935 - August 14 – United States President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law.

USA 1935 - September 30 - Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder Dam (later to be known as Hoover Dam)

USA 1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster:

USA 1938 - October 24 - The minimum wage is established by law in the United States.

USA 1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City

World History 1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland

1940 Poland, Androscoggin, Maine

name: Gertrude Chesnel
titles & terms:
event: Census
event year: 1940
event place: Poland Town, Androscoggin, Maine, United States
gender: Female
age: 61
marital status: Married
race (original): White
race (standardized): White
relationship to head of household (original): Wife
relationship to head of household (standardized): Wife
birthplace: Maine
estimated birth year: 1879
residence in 1935: Same House
enumeration district...

World History 1940 - May 10 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain

USA 1941 - January 13 – All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law.

USA 1941 - December 7 - Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor

USA 1941 - December 8 - WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Infamy Speech"

World History 1941 - December 11 - Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. The U.S. responds in kind.

USA 1942 - February 2 – WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an executive order directing the internment of Japanese Americans and the seizure of their property.

USA 1942 - June 4–June 7 – WWII: The Battle of Midway: The Japanese naval advance in the Pacific is halted.

USA 1942 - December 1 – Gasoline rationing begins in the United States.

USA 1943 - February 7 – WWII: In the United States, it is announced that shoe rationing will go into effect in 2 days.

USA 1943 - Penicillin first used successfully to treat a patient

1944 - Minot

Mrs. Grace Philbrick of Lewiston is visiting her sister, Mrs. Frank Chesnell.

The Lewiston Daily Sun
Lewiston, Maine
June 22, 1944

World History 1944 - June 6 - WWII – D-Day:

World History 1945 - August 6 – WWII: Atomic bombing of Hiroshima: A United States B-29 Superfortress, the Enola Gay, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Little Boy", on Hiroshima, Japan, at 8:15 a.m. (local time).

World History 1945 - August 9 - Atomic bombing of Nagasaki: A United States B-29 Bomber, Bockscar, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Fat Man", on Nagasaki, Japan, at 11:02 a.m. (local time).

World History 1945 - September 2 - World War II ends

World History 1947 - February 25 - The German state of Prussia is officially abolished by the Allied Control Council.

World History 1948 - The State of Israel is officially created

World History 1949 - The Soviet Union successfully detonates an atomic weapon

World History 1949 - Communists under Mao assume power in China

USA 1950 - January 31 - President Harry S. Truman orders the development of the hydrogen bomb, in response to the detonation of the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb in 1949

World History 1950 - June 25 - Korean War begins when North Korean forces invade South Korea

USA 1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk, University of Pittsburg, announced successful testing of polio vaccine

World History 1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends

World History 1957 - October 4 - USSR launches Sputnik 1 - Space race begins

USA 1958 - NASA formed

USA 1960 - Civil Rights Act of 1960

USA 1961 - Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon

World History 1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall

USA 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis

USA 1962 - April 21 - Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens

USA 1963 - I Have a Dream Speech - Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963.

USA 1963 - November 22 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas

USA 1964 - April 22 - World's Fair opens in New York City

USA 1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964

USA 1965 - Vietnam War - First U.S. ground combat forces arrive in South Vietnam

1957 Death of Spouse/Partner
Georges Frank CHESNEL died 7 July 1957, , Maine, USA
30 December 1967
Lewiston, Maine, USA

The Lewiston Daily Sun - Jan 1, 1968

Gertrude is buried at: Gracelawn Cemetery, Auburn, Maine

Added: 2/24/2011 3:03:34 PM - Updated: 10/2/2014 11:55:41 AM

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