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Biography of Thomas Harper Cobbs

Thomas Harper Cobbs, lawyer and senior member of the firm of Cobbs & Logan, 1111-1116 Third National Bank building, St. Louis, Missouri, was born August 26, 1868, on a farm in Fairview township, Lafayette county, about six miles southeast of Napoleon, Missouri. His father, Thomas T. Cobbs, was a native of Tennessee. His grandfather, Thomas Cobbs, was a native of Virginia and a descendant of EnglishWelsh parents. His grandfather was among the pioneer settlers of Lafayette county, having come to that county in 1830, and having built the first gristmill in that section. After his grandfather’s death, his father operated the old water power gristmill until it became out of date and then devoted himself to farming until 1890, when he retired and moved to Marshall, Missouri, where he died in 1913. His mother, Catherine Harper Cobbs, was a native of Woodford county, Kentucky, and a member of the Harper family, one of the best known families in the “blue grass” region. They were breeders of fine horses and were the owners of “Longfellow” and “Tenbroek,” two of the most famous race horses of their day. His mother died at Marshall, Missouri, in 1910. He has one brother, William S. Cobbs, of Norborne, Missouri, and one sister, Mrs. Ethel Hyland, of Marshall, Missouri, now living and has lost two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Chinn and Mrs. Sarah Drysdale. Thomas Harper Cobbs was reared on the home farm and attended the Fairview district school and the Pleasant Prairie Cumberland Presbyterian church until he reached the age of seventeen years. In the fall of 1885 he entered Odessa College at Odessa, Missouri....

Emmons, Earl Mrs.- Obituary

Mrs. Earl Emmons is Laid to Rest Succumbs Here After Protracted Illness Mrs. Earl Emmons, who came home a week ago last Monday from Portland where she had been in the hospital for several weeks, passed away at her home on Alder Slope Friday, March 19th. Else Ruth Neal was born January 3, 1901, near Fairview, Newton county, Missouri. At the age of three she came with her parents to Oregon, coming in 1914 to Enterprise or near which she had made her home ever since. She was baptized in the Baptist church when she was 12 years old. she attended high school in Joseph. On May 8, 1918, she was married to Earl William Emmons, and to them were born three daughters. Surviving Mrs. Emmons are her husband and daughters: Geraldine (Mrs. Fred Falconer, Jr.) of Boardman, Oregon, Marjorie (Mrs. Gerald Wilson), and Wanda Jean Emmons, a student at E.H.S.; her mother, Mrs. Frank Gildersleeve of Imnaha; her grandmother, Mrs. Ellen Neal of Weiser, Idaho; a sister, Mrs. Lester Emmons of Joseph, and one granddaughter, Beverly Jean Falconer, besides other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Baptist church which was filled to capacity, and the altar banked with beautiful floral offerings. Rev. Ernest Losey of the Baptist church had charge of the service and music was furnished by Rev. Ruth Green, J.W. Henderson and Miss Zelpha Henderson, who sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “The City Foursquare,” with Mrs. Rhelda Stuart at the piano. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL...

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