Alonzo Cobb was born in Phelps, Ontario county, New York, Sept.
10, 1830, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Helen Poland, in
Angola, Ind., Nov. 10, 1908, aged 78 years and 2 months.
He was the oldest son of Leban (Laban) and Salome (Wilcox)
Cobb His early life was spent in the vicinity of his birth place
and in his young manhood. July 21st, 1852 he was married to
Amanda J. Jordan.
In Nov. 1860, Mr. Cobb came with his family to Steuben county,
Ind., which has since been his home except several years spent in
Colorado. He returned from the West about seventeen years ago and
has lived in Angola since that time till his death. Upon the
purchase by the county commissioners of the present county farm Mr.
Cobb was appointed superintendent, which position of responsibility he
held for four years. Three years ago next month his wife died and
he has since then made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Poland.
He was a man of strong convictions, with a keen sense of
justice, and always acted for what he thought was right. As a friend he
was genial and kind, and no matter where or under what circumstances,
he had always a pleasant greeting. "Lon's" familiar figure will
be missed by his many friends.
He leaves two sisters out of a family of twelve children,
and two daughters, Mrs. Helen Poland, of Angola, Indiana, and Mrs.
Mattie Bew, of Chicago, Ill. one grandchild, Mrs. Wava Gordon, of
Detroit, Mich., and one great grand child little Helen Gordon.
The funeral services were conducted on Nov. 12th , at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. Poland, by the Rev. M. S. Marble after which
interment took place at the Jordon
Salome (Wilcox) Cobb was the daughter of Stephen & Phebe (Rogers)
Wilcox, of Phelps, New York.
Two of his sister's are thought to have been Mary Ghoca and Salome
Sharritt of Angola, Ind.
Submitted by: Kinzielee Kameran