Louis Willard Cobb1,2,3

ID# 16705, (1847 - 1912)
FatherOliver Perry Cobb4,5,6 (25 Apr 1817 - 28 Mar 1891)
MotherCaroline S. Foulk4,5,6 (21 Nov 1822 - 29 Aug 1907)

Key Events:

Birth: 29 Apr 1847, Aurora, Indiana7,8,9
Marriage: Mary Emma McCreary, 30 Sep 1875, Dearborn Co., Indiana10,11,12
Death: 29 Dec 1912, Aurora, Dearborn Co., Indiana13,8,14
Burial: 1 Jan 1913, Riverside Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana15,16

Spouse: Mary Emma McCreary (13 Jun 1854 - 26 Sep 1937)
     Children:

  • Inez Smith Cobb32,5,21 (Oct 1876 - )
  • Frank McCleary Cobb32,5,21 (2 Jan 1880 - 4 Oct 1956)
  • Willard M Cobb32
  • Louis Willard Cobb Jr.5,30,31 (Feb 1885 - )
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Louis Willard Cobb was born on 29 Apr 1847 in Aurora, Indiana.7,8,9 He appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Aurora, Dearborn Co., Indiana, in the household of his parents, Oliver Perry Cobb and Caroline S. Foulk.17 He appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Aurora, Dearborn Co., Indiana, in the household of his parents.18 He appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Center Twp., Dearborn Co., Indiana, in the household of his parents.19
     Louis attended Chickering Institute, Cincinnati, before attending Yale College. Afterwards he began the study of law in the office of T. D. Lincoln in Cincinnati.20
     Louis married Mary Emma McCreary on 30 Sep 1875 in Dearborn Co., Indiana.10,11,12
     Louis and Mary Emma McCreary appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Center Twp., Dearborn Co., Indiana, enumerated 1 Jun 1880. Their children Inez and Frank were listed as living with them, as were two domestics, Ed Hulskamp, age 16, and Edith Pearce, age 20.21
     In Apr 1873 Louis bought the Dearborn Independent newspaper formerly edited by his cousin, Thomas Jefferson Cobb.22,23,24 He continued as the editor/printer until his death, with his two sons, Frank McCleary and Louis Willard, evidently working there as printers. After his death, his widow, Mary Emma McCreary, took over the editor's position at the business.25,26,27,28,29
     Louis and Mary appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Aurora, Dearborn Co., Indiana, enumerated 1 Jun 1900, reporting that the family rented its home. Their children Inez, Frank and Louis were listed as living with them.30
     He and Mary appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Aurora, Dearborn Co., Indiana, at Hanover Ave., enumerated 21 Apr 1910, reporting that the family owned its home, free of mortgage. Their children Inez, Frank and Louis were listed as living with them, as was Ella Buchanan, a 22 year-old maid.31
     Louis died on 29 Dec 1912 in Aurora, Dearborn Co., Indiana, at age 65.13,8,14 He was buried on 1 Jan 1913 in Riverside Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.15,16

Citations

  1. [S2278] Shaw, History of Dearborn County, pg 699, shows name as Louis Willard Cobb.
  2. [S4079] The William Crawford Memorial, pg 289, shows name as Louis Willard.
  3. [S1105] "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941," Ancestry.com, record for L. William Cobb and Emma Mony Mc Creary, citing Dearborn County, Indiana Marriages 1869 - 1899, bks. 12-15 Part I Grooms Part II, referencing bk 13, page 76.
  4. [S2276] History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, pg 666.
  5. [S4079] The William Crawford Memorial, pg 289.
  6. [S1553] Oliver P. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  7. [S2276] History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, pg 666, shows date and city.
  8. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #18779840, Louis Willard Cobb, shows date.
  9. [S1553] Oliver P. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana, shows age 3 and state.
  10. [S1105] "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941," Ancestry.com, record for L. William Cobb and Emma Mony Mc Creary, citing Dearborn County, Indiana Marriages 1869 - 1899, bks. 12-15 Part I Grooms Part II, referencing bk 13, page 76, shows date and county.
  11. [S2276] History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, pg 667, shows date.
  12. [S4079] The William Crawford Memorial, pg 289, shows date.
  13. [S2278] Shaw, History of Dearborn County, pg 699, shows date.
  14. [S2279] Greenwood, "Holman, Harvey, Greenwood family tree" family tree, Ancestry.com, citing Milton A. Masing, Dearborn County Indiana Cemetery Records, Volume B (Heritage Books, Inc.: 2000), shows date, city, county, and state.
  15. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #18779840, Louis Willard Cobb, shows place.
  16. [S2279] Greenwood, "Holman, Harvey, Greenwood family tree" family tree, Ancestry.com, citing Masing, Dearborn County Indiana Cemetery Records, Vol B.
  17. [S1553] Oliver P. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana.
  18. [S1552] O. P. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana.
  19. [S1551] O. P. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana.
  20. [S2276] History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, pp 666-7.
  21. [S1548] Lou. W. Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana.
  22. [S2276] History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, pg 183.
  23. [S2278] Shaw, History of Dearborn County, pg 378.
  24. [S1124] John Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana, shows Thomas' occupation as editor.
  25. [S2278] Shaw, History of Dearborn County, pg 378, shows he edited and published the paper until his death, when his widow continued its publication.
  26. [S1548] Lou. W. Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana, shows occupation as editor.
  27. [S1126] L. W. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana, shows occupation of both Lewis and Frank Max as printer.
  28. [S1540] Lewis W. Cobb household, 1910 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana, shows Lewis' occupation as printer, industry as editor, and that he owned the business. Shows both of his sons as printers, working for wages.
  29. [S1538] Mary E. Cobb household, 1920 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana, shows her occupation as printer at a news co., and owner, and Frank Max as a printer, working for wages, at a news co.
  30. [S1126] L. W. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana.
  31. [S1540] Lewis W. Cobb household, 1910 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana.
  32. [S2276] History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, pg 667.