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Grave has been located flag male ancestor  Joseph William  COBB

  (b. 8 February 1881 Poland, Maine, USA   d. 27 February 1968 Minot, Maine, USA )  

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COBB Genealogy

Joseph William COBB was born 8 February 1881 in Poland, Maine, USA. Joseph William 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):

He married  Inez Bernice PHILLIPS 4 May 1901 in Kennebunkport, Maine, USA .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Inez Bernice PHILLIPS  was born 22 April 1883 in Hollis, Maine, USA.  She died 2 October 1982 in West Paris, Maine, USA. 

Joseph William COBB died 27 February 1968 in Minot, Maine, USA.

NOTE: Joseph William Cobb was the brother of Jessie Cobb, the murdered woman in the story above.

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Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Joseph William COBB

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Joseph William COBB married Grave has been locatedflag female ancestor Inez Bernice PHILLIPS-- Date: 4 May 1901 Place: Kennebunkport, 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
JOSEPH W COBB - Groom May 4, 1901 Maine, United States Marriage 0 KENNEBUNK KENNEBUNK ME ME

Maine Marriages Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996

name: Cobb
event type: Marriage
event date:
event place: ,,Maine
gender: Male
estimated birth year:
father: Jerrey Cobb
mother: Hattie Verrill
spouse: Phillips
spouse's father: Charles R Phillips
spouse's mother: Mary E Ware
film number: 9915
dgs number: 4543993
image number: 03658
"Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907 ," index and images, FamilySearch ( pal:/ MM9.1.1/ VZ32-V7K : accessed 05 Oct 2012), Hattie Verrill in entry for Cobb and Phillips, .


flag female ancestor Abbie May COBB (b.27 April 1902, Kennebunkport, Maine, USA  d. 7 March 1996, Paris, Maine, USA)
m. Raymond Lawrence WINSLOW 29 March 1921

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Joseph William COBB
Grave Gracelawn Cemetery Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine
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8 February 1881
Poland, Maine, USA

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 Kennebunk, York, Maine

name: William J Cobb
titles & terms:
event: Census
event date: 1900
event place: ED 236 Kennebunk town (all east of B.&M. r.r.), York, Maine, United States
birth date: Feb 1881
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head of household: Boarder
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's birthplace: Maine
race or color (standardized): White
gender: Male
marital status: Single
years married:
estimated marriage year:
mother how many ...

1901 Marriage / Partner
Joseph William COBB and Inez Bernice PHILLIPS 4 May 1901, Kennebunkport, Maine, USA
1902 Birth of Child
Abbie May COBB was born 27 April 1902, Kennebunkport, Maine, USA

1910 Minot, Androscoggin, Maine

name: Joseph W Cobb
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head of household: Self
residence: Minot, Androscoggin, Maine
marital status: Married
race : White
gender: Male
immigration year:
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's birthplace: Maine
family number: 75
page number: 3
Household Gender Age
Joseph W Cobb M 29y
spouse Inez B Cobb F 26y
child Abbie M Cobb F 7y

1910 U.S. Census

World History 1912 - April 15 - Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic

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.

1917 World War I Draft Registration

name: Joseph William Cobb
event: Draft Registration
registration date year range: 1917-1918
event place: Androscoggin County no 2, Maine, United States
gender: Male
birth date: 08 Feb 1881
birthplace: , , United States
country of citizenship: United States
nara publication title: World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards
nara publication number: M1509
film number: 1653899
digital folder number:...

1920 Androscoggin County, Maine

name: Joseph A Cobb
residence: , Androscoggin, Maine
estimated birth year: 1883
age: 37
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head of household: Self
gender: Male
race: White
marital status: Married
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's birthplace: Maine
film number: 1820638
digital folder number: 4300993
image number: 00160
sheet number: 6
Household Gender Age
Joseph A Cobb M 37y
spouse Inez B Cobb F 36y
child Abbie M...

1930 Minot, Androscoggin, Maine

name: Joseph W Cobb
event: CENSUS
event date: 1930
event place: Minot, Androscoggin, Maine
gender: Male
age: 49
marital status: Married
race: White
birthplace: Maine
estimated birth year: 1881
immigration year:
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's birthplace: Maine
enumeration district number: 43
family number: 32
sheet number and letter: 2A
line number: 17
nara publication: T626, roll...

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: J William Cobb
titles & terms:
event: Census
event year: 1940
event place: Poland Town, Androscoggin, Maine, United States
gender: Male
age: 59
marital status: Married
race (original): White
race (standardized): White
relationship to head of household (original): Head
relationship to head of household (standardized): Head
birthplace: Maine
estimated birth year: 1881
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

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

27 February 1968
Minot, Maine, USA

William's obituary can be found in the Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, Thursday, February 29, 1968. At the time of his death, he left behind his wife; a daughter, Abbie Winslow; a grandchild, and five great-grandchildren.

U.S. Social Security Death Index
first name: Joseph
middle name:
last name: Cobb
name suffix:
birth date: 8 February 1881
social security number: 004-07-9628
place of issuance: Maine
last residence: Minot, Androscoggin, Maine
zip code of last residence: 04258
death date: February 1968
estimated age at death: 87

Joseph is buried at: Gracelawn Cemetery, Auburn, ME
Section H, Lot 204 C&D

Added: 2/24/2011 3:42:03 PM - Updated: 10/2/2014 11:59:19 AM

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