Orris Perry Cobb1,2,3

ID# 16711, (1856 - 1940)
FatherOliver Perry Cobb4,5,6 (25 Apr 1817 - 28 Mar 1891)
MotherCaroline S. Foulk7,5,6 (21 Nov 1822 - 29 Aug 1907)

Key Events:

Birth: 22 Jun 1856, Indiana8,9,10
Marriage: Laura Milburn, 30 Oct 188411,12,13
Death: 25 Aug 1940, Norwood, Hamilton Co., Ohio14,8
Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana15

Spouse: Laura Milburn (22 May 1857 - 26 Jan 1937)
     Children:

Orris and Laura had one child, who died before 1900, and whose name is unknown.28,29
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Orris Perry Cobb was born on 22 Jun 1856 in Indiana.8,9,10 He appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Center Twp., Dearborn Co., Indiana, in the household of his parents, Oliver Perry Cobb and Caroline S. Foulk.7
     Orris graduated from high school in Cincinnati, then graduated from Cincinnati Law College.16
     He was admitted to practice law in 1879. In Mar 1893 he formed a partnership with Edwin J. Howard under the firm name of Cobb & Howard. He apprearently continued to practice until his death at the age of 84 in 1879.16,17,18,19,20,21
     Orris married Laura Milburn on 30 Oct 1884.11,12,13
     Orris and Laura Milburn appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Norwood, Hamilton Co., Ohio, at Beech St., enumerated 26 Jun 1900, reporting that they owned their home, which was mortgaged. Her sister, Nellie F. Milburn, Warren A. Wilber, age 7 and listed as a boarder, Oliver Bailey, a 23-year-old lawyer also listed as a boarder, and Emma J. Rankin, a 25-year-old servant, are listed as living with them.22
     Orris and Laura appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Norwood, Hamilton Co., Ohio, at 2623 Norwood Ave., enumerated 28 Apr 1910, reporting that they owned their home, which was mortgaged. Her sister Nellie, Warren A. Wilber, age 17 and listed as a boarder, and Annie M. Moran, a 27-year-old servant, are listed as living with them.23
     Orris and Laura appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Norwood, Hamilton Co., Ohio, at 2623 Norwood Ave., enumerated 7 Jan 1920, reporting that they owned their home, free of mortgage. Her sister Nellie and Laura Ashburn, a 59-year-old servant, are listed as living with them.24
     Orris and Laura appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Norwood, Hamilton Co., Ohio, at 2623 Norwood Ave., enumerated 6 Apr 1930, reporting that they owned a home valued at $10,000, and owned a radio. Her sister Nellie and Laura Ashburn, a 69-year-old servant, are listed as living with them.25
     Orris appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Norwood, Hamilton Co., Ohio, at 2623 Norwood Ave., enumerated 23 Apr 1940, reporting that he owned a home valued at $6,000. His late wife's sister Nellie was listed as living with him, and they reported they had lived in the same house in 1935. Also listed as Edna Lacey, a housekeeper, age 20.26
     Orris died on 25 Aug 1940 in Norwood, Hamilton Co., Ohio, at age 84.14,8 He was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.15
     
Research Note, 29 Jan 2007:

Oliver seems most likly to have been the child shown in the 1860 census of the Oliver Cobb household as Horace, age 5. However, Orris, who would have been age 6, is not listed. Given other apparently irregularities in the 1860 record for the household, I suspect that the enumerator may have missed Orris, but it is possible that "Horace" was actually him and Oliver was already dead by then.27

Citations

  1. [S2280] Shaw, History of Cincinnati and Hamilton Co., pg 602, shows name as Orris Perry Cobb.
  2. [S1324] "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944," Ancestry.com, record for Orris Perry Cobb.
  3. [S4079] The William Crawford Memorial, pg 289, shows name as Orris Perry.
  4. [S2280] Shaw, History of Cincinnati and Hamilton Co., pg 602.
  5. [S4079] The William Crawford Memorial, pg 289.
  6. [S1551] O. P. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  7. [S1551] O. P. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana.
  8. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #19328057, Orris Perry Cobb, shows date.
  9. [S1551] O. P. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana, shows age 14 and state.
  10. [S5397] Orris P. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Hamilton Co., Ohio, shows month, year, age 43, and state.
  11. [S2280] Shaw, History of Cincinnati and Hamilton Co., pg 603, shows date.
  12. [S5397] Orris P. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Hamilton Co., Ohio, shows married 15 years.
  13. [S5396] Orris P. Cobb household, 1910 U.S. Census, Hamilton Co., Ohio, shows married 25 years.
  14. [S1324] "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944," Ancestry.com, record for Orris Perry Cobb, shows date, town, and county.
  15. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #19328057, Orris Perry Cobb.
  16. [S2280] Shaw, History of Cincinnati and Hamilton Co., pg 603.
  17. [S5397] Orris P. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Hamilton Co., Ohio, shows occupation as attorney.
  18. [S5396] Orris P. Cobb household, 1910 U.S. Census, Hamilton Co., Ohio, shows occupation as lawyer, industry as general practice.
  19. [S5395] Orris P. Cobb household, 1920 U.S. Census, Hamilton Co., Ohio, shows occupation as attorney at law, industry as own practice.
  20. [S5394] Orris P. Cobb household, 1930 U.S. Census, Hamilton Co., Ohio, shows occupation as attorney at law, industry as practicing.
  21. [S5398] Orris Cobbs household, 1940 U.S. Census, Hamilton Co., Ohio, shows occupation as lawyer, industry as law firm.
  22. [S5397] Orris P. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Hamilton Co., Ohio.
  23. [S5396] Orris P. Cobb household, 1910 U.S. Census, Hamilton Co., Ohio.
  24. [S5395] Orris P. Cobb household, 1920 U.S. Census, Hamilton Co., Ohio.
  25. [S5394] Orris P. Cobb household, 1930 U.S. Census, Hamilton Co., Ohio.
  26. [S5398] Orris Cobbs household, 1940 U.S. Census, Hamilton Co., Ohio.
  27. [S1552] O. P. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana.
  28. [S5396] Orris P. Cobb household, 1910 U.S. Census, Hamilton Co., Ohio, shows here as the mother of 1, with none living.
  29. [S5397] Orris P. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Hamilton Co., Ohio, shows here as the mother of 1, with none living.