Individual Record -- Cobb, Edgar C.
Age: 25, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): 12th IA INF
Service: enl, Andrews, IA, 3/10/62, Co. I, 12th IA INF, m/o 3/9/65
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Birth: 11/18/1837, Vermont
Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, IA
Marker/Plot: Block 24
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 130870983
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, Death date/location
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, IA
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VETERAN OF THE WAR, BORN IN VERMONT; EDUCATED IN TENNESSEE
HAS PRACTICED MEDICINE IN EARLY LIFE, AND CAME HERE AFTER THE WAR.
Edgar C. Cobb died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clinton E. Garrison, 1127 Franklin Street, at 11 o'clock last night from heart failure. He had influenza and pneumonia in December, which left him in weakened condition, and he was eighty-one years old.
He was born in Burlington, Vermont, November 18, 1837. He came to Iowa when a youth and attended Bellevue Academy, after which he took a college class at Nashville, Tenn., and graduated in the medical department in 1858. He practiced medicine in early life.
He served three years as a private in Co. I of the 12th Iowa Infantry during the Civil War, from March, 1862 to March, 1865. He joined Torrence Post of the G. A. R. Post in 1887. He was mustered out in Keokuk, and made this his home the remainder of his life. He was a member of the old Keokuk Volunteer Fire Department.
He was married in June, 1858 in Nashville, Tenn. To Miss Mary A. Mattox of Lebanon, Tenn., who died several years ago. He was a member of Puchohetuck encampment No. 7, I. O. O. F. . He was an architect and contractor here for many years, retiring from active work about thirty years ago. Among the buildings designed by him was the Keokuk Opera House, and a number of theatres for Chamblin and Harrington.
He is survived by a son, William A. Cobb, of Alton, Ill., and a daughter, Mrs. Clinton Garrison of 1127 Franklin Street. Mrs. H. A. Bryan of Clear Lake and Mrs. Josephine Willey of Sioux City, are sisters.
The Daily State City and Constitution Democrat, Keokuk, IA, March 13, 1919
Courtesy of Deanna French