HENRY CLAY COBB

1912-1981

 

Researched by Faye Bell (SLC) 2013

 

            Henry Clay Cobb was born on 12 July 1912 in the state of Wyoming to Clyde Cobb and his wife (no name).  In 1930 the U.S. Census finds them in the Election 10th district, Fremont County, Wyoming.  The map of the census indicates that the 10th election district was located on the Indian Reservation, but the family owned their farm and were listed as white.  The family had another son named Arthur and a daughter named Edell.  By 1940, Clyde Cobb was shown to be a widower and Henry was still on the family farm.  He enlisted in the Air Corps on 27 Dec 1941 at the age of 29 at Ft Francis E Warren in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Private Henry C Cobb was released from the military on the 26 Aug 1944.  According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Henry was 70 inches tall (5 ft 10 in.) and weighed 161 lbs.  He passed away as per his military record in October 1981 at the age of 69.

 

 

Memories:  I have no recollection of this person living in the vicinity of Ten Sleep.  I left there in 1969.  I worked to find out the name of the mother.  Family History Library in SLC had scant offerings on Fremont County history and records.  Fb