Virginia Leoma Cobb1,2,3

ID# 14679, (1868 - 1958)
FatherMaj. Robert H. Cobb4,5,6 (May 1836 - 20 Jul 1914)
MotherSarah Virginia Walker5,7,8 (31 Oct 1844 - 12 Jul 1927)

Key Events:

Birth: 2 Feb 1868, Mississippi9,10,11,12
Marriage: Henry Clay Harding, about 190813,14,15
Death: 5 Dec 1958, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas16,17
Burial: Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas16,18

Spouse:Henry Clay Harding (5 Nov 1865 - 11 Jun 1956)
     No children

AncestryThe Linah Mims - Rebecca Davis Family
The Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Virginia Leoma Cobb was born on 2 Feb 1868 in Mississippi.9,10,11,12 She moved to Paducah, Kentucky, about 1870 with her parents. She appeared with her parents on the 1870 Federal Census of Paducah, McCracken Co., Kentucky, in the household of Robert Livingston Cobb and Cornelia Barbour Mims, her father's parents.19
     She appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Paducah, Kentucky in the household of her parents.6
     She moved to Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1884 with her parents.4 She appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Wichita Falls, Texas in the household of her parents.20 She also appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas, in the household of her sister Cornelia and her husband, Sid Stinnett.21
     Virginia married Henry Clay Harding, son of Doak Harding and Isabelle Wylie, about 1908.13,14,15
     Virginia and Henry Clay Harding appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, at 1510 Lincoln St., enumerated 18 Apr 1910, reporting that they owned their home, which was mortgaged. His daughters by his previous marriage, Lulu and Mary, were listed as living with them, as was Alise Tornosky, a servant.22
     Virginia and Henry appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Randall Co., Texas, enumerated 19 Apr 1930, reporting they owned a farm valued at $22,500 and owned a radio. Listed as living with them are J. W. Ellison, a cook, Odus Redding, a farm laborer, and Glen Settle, a farm hand.23
     Virginia and Henry appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, at Polk, South, enumerated 8 Apr 1940, reporting that they were renting their home, for $30 per month, and had lived in the same house in 1935.24
     Virginia died on 5 Dec 1958 in Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, at age 90, in her home, after a fall.16,17 She was buried in Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.16,18

Citations

  1. [S628] Robert L. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky, shows name as Leoma Cobb.
  2. [S948] Robt. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Wichita Co., Texas, shows name as Virginia L Cobb.
  3. [S5334] Henry Clay Harding household, 1940 U.S. Census, Potter Co., Texas, shows name as Virginia Leana Cobb Harding.
  4. [S3018] "Major Robert Cobb Dies," The Dallas Morning News, 21 Jul 1914.
  5. [S628] Robert L. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky, shows her in the household of Robert L. and Cornelia, apparently the child of Virginia but not clear which son is the father.
  6. [S1668] Robert Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky.
  7. [S1668] Robert Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky, shows the child as the daughter of Virginia's husband.
  8. [S948] Robt. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Wichita Co., Texas, shows the child as the daughter of her husband, and that the parents had been more years than the age of the child.
  9. [S3011] Virgnia Leoma Harding, Certificate of Death, shows date and state.
  10. [S948] Robt. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Wichita Co., Texas, shows month, year, age 32 and state.
  11. [S628] Robert L. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky, shows age 2 and state.
  12. [S955] Albert S. Stinnett household, 1900 U.S. Census, Tarrant Co., Texas, shows month, year, as 1871, age 29, and state. Given the apparent discrepancies with other birth dates and ages reported in this household, I conclude the conflicting information in other sources is more likely correct.
  13. [S3091] Henry C. Harding household, 1910 U.S. Census, Potter Co., Texas, shows married two years, as his first and her second marriage.
  14. [S3093] H. C. Harding household, 1930 U.S. Census, Randall Co., Texas, shows married, and her first marriage at age 28.
  15. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 20199680, Virginia Leoma Harding, and memorial # 20199667, Henry Clay Harding, include tombstone photo showing her as his wife.
  16. [S3011] Virgnia Leoma Harding, Certificate of Death.
  17. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 20199680, Virginia Leoma Harding, shows date and includes tombstone photo showing same.
  18. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 20199680, Virginia Leoma Harding, and includes tombstone photo.
  19. [S628] Robert L. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky.
  20. [S948] Robt. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Wichita Co., Texas.
  21. [S955] Albert S. Stinnett household, 1900 U.S. Census, Tarrant Co., Texas.
  22. [S3091] Henry C. Harding household, 1910 U.S. Census, Potter Co., Texas.
  23. [S3093] H. C. Harding household, 1930 U.S. Census, Randall Co., Texas.
  24. [S5334] Henry Clay Harding household, 1940 U.S. Census, Potter Co., Texas.