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Roland Chappell Cobb1,2,3,4,5,6

born 23 December 1895, died 16 December 1958
Photo of Roland Chappell Cobb. (Photo:

Family: Annie Lucille Richards (born 23 July 1901)

Facts and Notes

  • Name:
  • Occupation: Agent3
  • Religious Affiliation: Protestant7
  • Anecdote: Annie Lucille Richards; See person note8
  • Birth: 23 December 1894; Alabama, USABGO5
  • Birth: 22 December 18951
  • Birth: 23 December 1895; Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, USABGO2,3,4,6
  • Residence: 1900; Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, USABGO; Age: 4; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son9
  • Residence: 1910; Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, USABGO; Age: 14; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son2
  • Description: 1917; medium build, with light blue eyes and dark brown hair4
  • Residence: Between 1917 and 1918; Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USABGO; Age: 224
  • Military: Between 16 May 1918 and 7 June 1919; He served during World War 1 as a truck driver for the Red Cross. His Interment Control Form indicates that his rank was "Wagoner," and that he served with Company A, 304 Ammunition Trn, 79th Division, and that his service began on 16 May 1918 and ended on 7 Jun 1919; his service number was 2920033.8,10,7
  • Residence: 1930; Douglas, Coffee County, Georgia, USABGO; Age: 33; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head3
  • Occupation: Between 1940 and 1958; He was self-employed as a "merchant" in the "trailer court" industry.11
  • Occupation: 1948; Bakersfield, Kern County, California, USABGO; salesman12
  • Anecdote: Before 1958; According to his granddaughter, Martha Cobb, Rollie Cobb deserted the family sometime after the last child was born. A search on indicates that he made his way to California, where he died in Stanislaus, near Modesto, in 195813
  • Death: 16 December 1958; Oakdale Municipal Hospital, Oakdale, Stanislaus County, California, USABG; No next of kin was listed on his Record of Interment.His Certificate of Death says he was never married. He died at about 6:30 AM from myocardial infarction due to coronary arteriosclerosis.7,11,5
  • Burial: 19 December 1958; 1300 Sneath Lane, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USABG; Section U Site 49010,7,11
  • Note: Martha Stone Cobb Daniel wrote the following about Rowland Chappell Cobb and Annie Lucille Richards: "Rowland Chappell Cobb married Lucile Richards after World War I. Rollie was quite some guy - He and Richard had a slide from their upstairs window to a nearby pond which was used by day as a quick approach to swimming - by night it was a quick escape for the evening - Don't ask me, please, how they managed their return for bed - Boys will be boys - Rollie enlisted in the Army in World War I, and was soon on his way "Over There". His duties were driving a Red Cross Truck at which he performed an excellent job - You see, Pa Cobb's first car was a Cadillac, and Rollie was the first to drive, my that had been just great for the Army - Rollie returned after the War was over and all the family were there - I do remember Rollie had dated many attractive girls, not to mention the gay mademoiselles, but when he met Lucile with her limpid brown eyes, he knew for sure this was the mate he had been searching for, so this courtship was not prolonged as Lucile could not resist his charms. They lived in Vernon for quite some time. Occasionally, he was known to get out for just a little spree with one of his buddies, and they would drive round and round the Courthouse, twas said this action was to keep down suspicion - You know, I think they were most clever, whoever else but Rollie would have thought of that! Rollie had seen much of the world and Vernon had so little to offer, they moved away. Maybe the fact that Bobby was so hard on Mary Wallace's cats had something to do with the move rather than to face Mary Wallace's tantrum of fury. She so readily lashed out after Bobby had just had about with the many cats."


  1. [S457] Daniel, Martha Stone, Genealogy Project, Daniel, Martha Stone. Genealogy Project. Privately held by Provided by Richard S. Cobb, Arlington, Virginia, 1995., Descendants of Alexander Cobb
  2. [S450], 1910 United States Federal Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Vernon, Lamar, Alabama; Roll: T624_20; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0057; FHL microfilm: 1374033, Record for Ratie W Coob
  3. [S389], 1930 United States Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Douglas, Coffee, Georgia; Roll: 348; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0003; Image: 49.0; FHL microfilm: 2340083, Record for Roland C Cobb
  4. [S392], U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Registration State: Alabama; Registration County: Jefferson; Roll: 1509352; Draft Board: 2, Record for Rollie C Cobb
  5. [S419], California, Death Index, 1940-1997, Date: 1958-12-16, Record for Rollie Chappell Cobb
  6. [S531], U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007., Record for Rollie Chappell Cobb
  7. [S282] "Record of Internment, DA Form 2122", "Record of Internment, DA Form 2122". Card file. 30 Dec 1958., Rollie C. Cobb
  8. [S26] Daniel, Martha Stone Cobb, Daniel, Martha Stone Cobb, "Cobb Notes" to Cobb, Richard and Marianna, Geneaology Correspondence, Geneaology Correspondence., 25 November, 1971
  9. [S449], 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Vernon, Lamar, Alabama; Roll: 23; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0043; FHL microfilm: 1240023, Record for Rowland W Cobb
  10. [S125] The Generations Network, Inc., U.S. Veteran's Gravesites, ca. 1775-2006, Rollie C Cobb, Wagoner, US Army, World War 1
  11. [S291] State of California, Department of Public Health, Certificate of Death, State of California. Department of Public Health. Certificate of Death., Rollie Chappell Cobb; 16 Dec 1958
  12. [S283], US Cities Directories, 1821-1989, Name Of Publication: Bakersfield (California) City Directory, Location: Bakersfield, California, Rollie C. Cobb
  13. [S281] Martha Cobb, Family Interview, Interviewer: Robert R. Reyes, Informant Address: Alabama, 14-16 May 2013