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Grave has been located flag photo of ancestor   Grace Agnus  COBB

  (b. 22 April 1878 Raymond, Maine, USA   d. 29 October 1967 Portland, Maine, USA )  

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COBB Genealogy

Grace Agnus COBB was born 22 April 1878 in Raymond, Maine, USA. Grace Agnus 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  James Hosea ROBINSON 25 March 1901 in Auburn, Maine, USA .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. They divorced. James Hosea ROBINSON  was born 27 March 1881 in Maine, USA. 

She married  (2) Charles E PHILBRICK 20 April 1913 .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Charles E PHILBRICK  was born 29 April 1874 in Pittsfield, New Hampshire, USA.  He died 20 December 1916 in Fairfield, Maine, USA. 

She married  (3) Edward Albert PARKER 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, USA .  Edward Albert PARKER  was born 24 September 1896 He died 22 April 1983 in Auburn, Maine, USA. 

Grace Agnus COBB died 29 October 1967 in Portland, Maine, USA .

NOTE: Grace Cobb was the sister of Jessie Cobb, the murdered woman in the story above.

Details of the family tree of Grace appear below.
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Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Grace Agnus COBB

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Grace Agnus COBB married flag male ancestor James Hosea ROBINSON-- Date: 25 March 1901 Place: Auburn, Maine, USA

event type: Marriage
event date: 1901
event place: Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine
gender: Male
estimated birth year:
father: Martin Robinson
mother: Frances E Knowlton
spouse's father: Ivory Cobb
spouse's mother:
film number: 10027
dgs number: 4703866
image number: 01583
"Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907 ," index and images, FamilySearch ( pal:/ MM9.1.1/ KCDN-F25 : accessed 05 Oct 2012), Ivory Cobb in entry for null and null, 1901.


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
JAMES H ROBINSON - Groom Mar 25, 1901 Maine, United States Marriage 0 MINOT MINOT ME ME

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
JAMES H ROBINSON - Groom May 2, 1911 Maine, United States Marriage 0 AUBURN AUBURN ME ME

Maine Marriages Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996 marriage/ archdev.marriage_archive.display_info?v_id=106751
Certificate Number:
Bride Name: COBB GRACE A
Bride Town/ State: AUBURN, ME
Groom Town/ State: AUBURN, ME
Date of Marriage: Tuesday May 2, 1911



flag photo of ancestor  Mildred E ROBINSON (b.16 January 1903, Poland, Maine, USA  d. 28 December 1991, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA )
m. Augustine Fred BOUCHER 3 January 1920

Grave has been locatedflag male ancestor Roland Martin ROBINSON (b.14 January 1906, Poland, Maine, USA  d. February 1974, , New Hampshire, USA)
m. Florence Charlotte KINGSBURY 12 May 1925
m. Arline L HODSDON 23 September 1944

flag boy ancestor Raymond E ROBINSON (b.24 September 1907, Portland, Maine, USA   d. 16 January 1913, Minot, Maine, USA)

flag baby girl ancestor Gertrude Florence ROBINSON (b.8 May 1911, , Maine, USA  d. 30 January 1913, Auburn, Maine, USA)

flag baby boy ancestor Lawrence James ROBINSON (b.8 May 1911, , Maine, USA  d. 11 July 1911, Auburn, Maine, USA)

Grave has been locatedflag male ancestor Lawrence Milford ROBINSON (b.21 April 1912, Auburn, Maine, USA  d. 20 August 1976, Wilton, Franklin, Maine, USA)

Grace Agnus COBB married flag male ancestor Charles E PHILBRICK-- Date: 20 April 1913 Place: 

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
CHARLES E PHILBRICK - Groom Apr 20, 1913 Maine, United States Marriage 0 LEWISTON LEWISTON ME ME

Names Start Date Location Record Type Marriage Cert No Bride City of Residence Groom City of Residence
CHARLES E PHILBRICK - Groom Apr 20, 1913 Maine, United States Marriage 0 LEWISTON LEWISTON

Maine Marriages Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996


flag baby boy ancestor Charles Everett PHILBRICK (b.16 November 1913, Lewiston, Maine, USA  d. April 1914, Lewiston, Maine, USA)

flag photo of ancestor  Mary Etta PHILBRICK (b.3 April 1915, Lewiston, Maine, USA  d. 23 October 2009, Lewiston, Maine, USA)
m. Frank Bradford HAYES 22 December 1933
m. Charles Wesley DUNN October 1962

Grace Agnus COBB married Grave has been located male ancestor Edward Albert PARKER-- Date: 1946 Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA


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Grace Agnus COBB
Obituary The Lewiston Daily Sun Lewiston, Maine Oct 31, 1967

Grace Agnus COBB
Grave Gracelawn Cemetery, Auburn, Maine
Photo taken by us
22 April 1878
Raymond, Maine, USA

1878 Birth

Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922

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

Gertrude and Gracie Cobb

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.

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.

1900 Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine

name: Grace Cobb
residence: Auburn city, Androscoggin, Maine
birth date: Apr 1878
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head-of-household:
spouse name:
spouse titles:
spouse birth place:
father name:
father titles:
father birthplace: Maine
mother name:
mother titles:
mother birthplace: Maine
race or color (expanded): White
head-of-household name: Eugene Lane
gender: Female
marital status: Single
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USA 1900 - March 15 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.

USA 1900 - June 1 – American temperance agitator Carrie Nation begins her crusade to demolish saloons.

World History 1901 - January 22 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom dies at age 81, after more than 63 years on the throne, and her son the Prince of Wales formally succeeds her as King Edward VII.

1901 Marriage / Partner
Grace Agnus COBB and James Hosea ROBINSON 25 March 1901, Auburn, Maine, USA

March 27, 1901

The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine
March 27, 1901

Miss Grace A. Cobb of Minot, was united in marriage to Mr. James H. Robinson, also of Minot at the Court street Free Baptist parsonage Monday evening, March 25th. Rev. J. Stanley Durkee officiated. The young couple will make their home in Auburn for a time.

1903 Birth of Child
Mildred E ROBINSON was born 16 January 1903, Poland, Maine, USA
1906 Birth of Child
Roland Martin ROBINSON was born 14 January 1906, Poland, Maine, USA


Mr and Mrs James Robinson and family have moved to Portland.

Lewiston Evening Journal
March 6, 1907

1907 Birth of Child
Raymond E ROBINSON was born 24 September 1907, Portland, Maine, USA (Deering)

1909 - In Police Circles

James H. Robinson of Poland was arraigned in the Auburn Municipal Court Friday morning on complaint of his wife, charged with non-support. The wife, Grace A. Robinson, testified that he will not support himself or his family and that when he does get any money that he spends it for drink. The respondent expressed affection for his family and begged for another chance but to no avail, being sentenced to six months in jail.

The Lewiston Daily...

1909 - Many Divorces

Grace A. Robinson of Poland told the court that her husband, James H. Robinson, promised to reform his habits of intoxication if she married him but after a few short months of wedded bliss it was all changed. She left him for eight weeks one time and then went to living with him again as he pretended to have reformed. Her sister-in-law told of Robinson's habits of intoxication.

The Lewiston Daily Sun
Lewiston, Maine
October 1,...

1910 Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine

name: Grace A Robinson
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head of household: Self
residence: Auburn Ward 4, Androscoggin, Maine
marital status: Divorced
race : White
gender: Female
immigration year:
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's birthplace: Maine
family number: 245
page number: 10
Household Gender Age
Grace A Robinson F 32y
child Mildred E Robinson F 7y
child Roland M Robinson M 7y
child Raymond E...

1911 Birth of Child
Gertrude Florence ROBINSON was born 8 May 1911, , Maine, USA
1911 Birth of Child
Lawrence James ROBINSON was born 8 May 1911, , Maine, USA

1912 Birth of Child
Lawrence Milford ROBINSON was born 21 April 1912, Auburn, Maine, USA
1913 Marriage / Partner
Grace Agnus COBB and Charles E PHILBRICK 20 April 1913,


Light Run of Fever
Children's Home, Lewiston Under Quarantine - Only Two of the Children Ill.

The Children's Home, Main street, Lewiston was placed under quarantine Saturday, two of the children having come down with scarlet fever. One of the patients is Mildred Robinson, daughter of Mrs. Grace Robinson who was recently elected matron at the home and the other patient is Gladys Knight. The children are said to be having a very light run of...Read MORE...

1913 Death of Child
Raymond E ROBINSON died 16 January 1913, Minot, Maine, USA
1913 Death of Child
Gertrude Florence ROBINSON died 30 January 1913, Auburn, Maine, USA

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:

1913 Birth of Child
Charles Everett PHILBRICK was born 16 November 1913, Lewiston, Maine, USA
1915 Birth of Child
Mary Etta PHILBRICK was born 3 April 1915, Lewiston, Maine, USA
1916 Death of Spouse/Partner
Charles E PHILBRICK died 20 December 1916, Fairfield, Maine, USA

1920 Androscoggin County, Maine

name: Grace Philbrich
residence: , Androscoggin, Maine
estimated birth year: 1879
age: 41
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head of household: Self
gender: Female
race: White
marital status: Widowed
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's birthplace: Maine
film number: 1820637
digital folder number: 4300992
image number: 00800
sheet number: 1
Household Gender Age
Grace Philbrich F 41y
child Mildred Robinson F 17y
child Roland...

1930 Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine

name: Grace Philbrick
event: Census
event date: 1930
event place: Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine
gender: Female
age: 46
marital status: Married
race: White
birthplace: Maine
estimated birth year: 1884
immigration year:
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's birthplace: Maine
enumeration district number: 0028
family number: 357
sheet number and letter: 17A
line number: 24
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

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

1967 - Death

Name: Grace A. PARKER
Date of Death: Sunday, 29 Oct. 1967
Place of Death: Portland, Me.
Age: 89 years

The Lewiston Daily Sun - Oct 31, 1967

Mrs. Grace Parker
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Parker were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fahey funeral home with the Rev. Percy Vernon officiating. Interment was at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn, and the bearers were Dartmouth Robinson, Richard Robinson, Lawrence Robinson Jr., and William Boucher.

Attending from out-of-town were Mrs. Mildred Boucher, East Longmeadow, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. Roland M. Robinson, Portsmouth, N.H.; William Boucher, Springfield, Mass.; Mrs. Mary Hayes, Mrs. Philip Frost, and Mrs. Amie Verrill, all of Gray; Lawrence Robinson, Sr., Wilton; Mrs. Henry Judd Jr., Livermore Falls; Lawrence Robinson, Jr., Anson; Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Woods, Farmington; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hayes, Veazie; Mrs. Gertrude Chesnel, Mechanic Falls; Mrs. J. W. Cobb and Miss Ann McKinley, both of Minot.

Lewiston Evening Journal, Lewiston, Maine, November 2, 1967

Grace is buried at: Gracelawn Cemetery, Auburn, Maine

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