Greta Cobb1,2,3

ID# 15482, (1875 - 1945)
FatherMaj. Robert H. Cobb3,4,5 (May 1836 - 20 Jul 1914)
MotherSarah Virginia Walker3,4,6 (31 Oct 1844 - 12 Jul 1927)

Key Events:

Birth: 7 Jan 1875, Kentucky7,8,9
Marriage: Robert Donaldson Thorburn, 20 Jun 1905, Church of the Good Shepherd, Wichita Falls, Texas10,11,12
Death: 3 May 1945, Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., Texas13,14
Burial: 4 May 1945, Riverside Cemetery, Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., Texas15,16

Spouse:Robert Donaldson Thorburn (Jun 1879 - 14 Sep 1947)
     No children

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

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Narrative:

     Greta Cobb was born on 7 Jan 1875 in Kentucky.7,8,9 She appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Paducah, McCracken Co., Kentucky, in the household of her parents, Maj. Robert H. Cobb and Virginia Walker.1
     She moved to Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1884 with her parents.5 She appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Wichita Falls, Texas in the household of her parents.17
     Greta married Robert Donaldson Thorburn, son of Miles K. Thorburn and Lucy C. Carrington, on 20 Jun 1905 in Church of the Good Shepherd, Wichita Falls, Texas, with the Rev. Edwin Wickens of Dallas officiating.10,11,12
     Greta and Robert Donaldson Thorburn appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Houston, Harris Co., Texas, at 2914 Hamilton St., enumerated 15 Apr 1910, with her parents, Maj. Robert H. Cobb and Virginia Walker, listed as living with them.18
     Greta and Robert appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, at 3819 Rawlins St., enumerated 9 Jan 1920, reporting they owned their home, which was mortgaged. Also listed as living with them were his mother, Lucy; John T. Carrington, a broom maker, listed as a lodger but apparently a relative of his mother; and Edna Mosely, a servant.19
     Greta and Robert appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Highland Park, Dallas Co., Texas, at 3604 Dartmouth Ave., enumerated 7 Apr 1930, reporting that they owned a home valued at $12,000, and had a radio. His mother was listed as living with them.20
     Greta and Robert appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., Texas, in the household of her brother Percy, in the home formerly owned by their mother.21
     Greta died on 3 May 1945 in Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., Texas, at age 70.13,14 She was buried on 4 May 1945 in Riverside Cemetery, Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., Texas.15,16

Citations

  1. [S1668] Robert Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky.
  2. [S948] Robt. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Wichita Co., Texas, shows name as Greta Cobb.
  3. [S3012] Gretta Cobb Thorburn, Certificate of Death.
  4. [S3371] "Thorburn-Cobb Wedding," The Dallas Morning News, 21 Jun 1905, shows her as daughter of Major and Mrs. Robert Cobb.
  5. [S3018] "Major Robert Cobb Dies," The Dallas Morning News, 21 Jul 1914.
  6. [S1668] Robert Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky, shows the child as the daughter of Virginia's husband.
  7. [S3012] Gretta Cobb Thorburn, Certificate of Death, shows date and state.
  8. [S948] Robt. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Wichita Co., Texas, shows month, year, age 25 and state.
  9. [S1668] Robert Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky, shows age 5 and state.
  10. [S3371] "Thorburn-Cobb Wedding," The Dallas Morning News, 21 Jun 1905, shows married "yesterday," church, city, and officant.
  11. [S950] R. D. Thorburn household, 1910 U.S. Census, Harris Co., Texas, shows married, 4 years.
  12. [S949] Cobb - Thorburn tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, shows them together on the same stone.
  13. [S3012] Gretta Cobb Thorburn, Certificate of Death, shows date, city, county, and state.
  14. [S949] Cobb - Thorburn tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, shows date.
  15. [S3012] Gretta Cobb Thorburn, Certificate of Death, shows date, cemetery, and city.
  16. [S949] Cobb - Thorburn tombstone, Riverside Cemetery.
  17. [S948] Robt. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Wichita Co., Texas.
  18. [S950] R. D. Thorburn household, 1910 U.S. Census, Harris Co., Texas.
  19. [S3099] Robert D. Thorburn household, 1920 U.S. Census, Dallas Co., Texas.
  20. [S3100] Robert D. Thorburn household, 1930 U.S. Census, Dallas Co., Texas.
  21. [S5351] Percy Cobb household, 1940 U.S. Census, Wichita Co., Texas.