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James Thornton Cobb

Birthplace: Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Cause of death: "Kidney Trouble", nephritis
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Cobb and Augusta Young
Husband of Camilla Clara Cobb
Ex-husband of Mary Van Cott
Father of Luella Van Cott Cobb
Brother of Lucy Almira Cobb; Mary Elizabeth Cobb; Albert Adams Cobb; Charlotte Ives Kirby and Brigham Y. Cobb

Managed by: Randy Stebbing
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About James Thornton Cobb

Deseret Evening News

(Mon., Jan. 31, 1910)



Well Known Resident Died Here Early This Morning.

James Thronton [sic] Cobb, died of kidney trouble at 4 o'clock Monday morning at his home, 250 Canyon road. The funeral announcement will be made later, owing to the absence of members of the family. The burial will be in the city cemetary.

The deceased was born at Beverly, Mass., December 15, 1833. He was educated at Dartmouth college. He was a profound student, taking a deep interest in the celebrated Bacon-Shakespeare contest that so much disturbed the literary world some years ago. Oliver Wendell Hilmes was a personal friend of Mr. Cobb'sm and the family has a letter from the great poet in which he writes to Mr. Cobb:

"Your mind has gone to depths and reached heights which no human mind since the days of Shakespeare has, and you have almost converted me."

In his earlier days Mr. Cobb was engaged in newspaper work. He came to Utah in 1858, following his mother here, she having joined the Mormon Church, and has been a resident here ever since. He had a genial disposition. Even up to within an hour of his death his mind was bright and his heart light, and the family surrounding the deathbed could hardly believe that his last hour was at hand.

He is survived by Mrs Camilla C. Cobb, and the following children. Ives E. Cobb, Mrs. Nat M. Brigham, Henry Ives Cobb, Rufus K. Cobb, James Kent Cobb. There are many relatives living in Boston and other cities of the United States.

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James Thornton Cobb's Timeline

December 15, 1833
Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
October 21, 1860
Age 26
Age 33
February 1, 1910
Age 76
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States