Cobie Charles Hoback (1889 - 1980)

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Cobie Hoback
1889 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
Cobie Charles Hoback was born on March 4, 1889 at Ginseng, , Kentucky. He died on June 17, 1980 at Veterans Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky at age 91. We know that Cobie Charles Hoback had been residing in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana 47130.


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Cobie Hoback was born on at Ginseng, , in Larue County, Kentucky United States


Cobie Hoback died on at Veterans Hospital, in Louisville, Kentucky United States

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Cardiorespiratory Arrest, Pneumonia

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Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana 47130


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Engineer, Merchant Marine

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Cobie Hoback VS Jean Fairleigh Hoback
Divorce Decree No. 22, 049 September 1943
State of Indiana, County of Clark
Civil Order Book No. 122, Page 422
Mar 29, 2014 · Reply
Cobie Vance Hoback Johnson, son of Cobie Charles Hoback and Jean Fairleigh, born October 13, 1932 in Denver, Colorado, died March 7, 2014 in Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois; buried Upper Alton Cemetery.
Mar 20, 2014 · Reply
Cobie Charles Hoback, age 17, married July 27, 1906 in New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana to 1) Rosetta “Rosa” “Rosie” Morris Pierce, age 24, born October 8, 1882 in Larue County, Kentucky, to John Morris and Lucy Stillwell. Rosa Morris, age 18, married 1) David G. Pierce, age 33, on May 22, 1902 in Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky.
Cobie Charles Hoback married 2) Elizabeth Hoffman January 6, 1918 in Fort Morgan, Morgan County, Colorado. Elizabeth Hoffman, born February 18, 1900, died December 23, 1918 of influenza, buried Christmas day in Riverside Cemetery, Fort Morgan, Colorado.
Mar 01, 2014 · Reply
Lillie Hoback Bryson Carmichael, born June 4, 1915 in Kentucky, died March 1972 (age 57), daughter of Cobie Charles Hoback.
Mar 01, 2014 · Reply
Edna Pearl Hoback Wade Jones, born July 1, 1908, died May 10, 1996, buried Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana; husband Ralph Augustus Jones (1911 – 1987); daughter of Cobie Charles Hoback
Feb 28, 2014 · Reply
First Generation
Johann "Michael" Hoppach (Americanized to John "Michael" Hoback), b 1709 Alesac, France, d Blue Ridge Mountains and Anna Martha Hoback (d before 1781)
Second Generation
Johannes Valentine Hoppach (Americanized to John Valentine "Felty" "Felt" Hoback) (Trapper John) b 1745 Hessen County, Germany, d January 5,1814 Wyoming and Elizabeth Van Benschoten Hoback (b abt 1745 Duchess County, N.Y. - d 1799 Hardin County, Kentucky) (Johannes Valentine Hoppach / John Valentine "Felty" "Felt" Hoback moved from Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia to Hardin County, Kentucky in 1700’s) (Johannes / John left Hardin County, Kentucky in 1800) (Family reported John dead in 1909 after 7 + years missing)
Third Generation
Michael Hoback d winter 1840-41, m 11-14-1792 Nelson County, Kentucky and Margaret Elizabeth Howell Hoback (b abt 1776 Virginia - d October 1850 Larue County, Kentucky)
Fourth Generation
Valentine "Felty" Hoback, b 1798 Hardin County, Kentucky, d Between June 1859 and May 1863, m 9-28-1820 Hardin County, Kentucky and Nancy Ann Clark Hoback (b 1805 Breckenridge, Kentucky - d after February 1865 Hardin County, Kentucky)
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James Anthony Hoback, born September 26, 1833 Hardin County, Kentucky, died June 28, 1911 Larue County, Kentucky, married March 21, 1888 Nelson County, Kentucky to Nancy Elizabeth Brewer, born August 27, 1860, died December 3, 1936 Larue County, Kentucky, buried Level Wood Cemetery.
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Cobie Charles Hoback, born March 4, 1889 Larue County, Kentucky, died June 17, 1980 Louisville, Kentucky, married Jean Adeline Fairleigh, born March 17, 1910 Colorado, died November 9, 1988 Arapahoe County, Colorado, married September 9, 1929 on the Shamrock Dairy / Shamrock Ranch, Littleton, Colorado

Americanized form of German
Levelwoods Methodist Cemetery, LaRue County, Kentucky
From Hodgenville the county seat; take Hwy. 210 southeast about 15 miles toward Campbellsville, then at Badger or Sandy Y turn left of Hwy. 462 and go 4 miles to Attilla; then turn left on the Levelwoods road and go just over 3 miles and the church is on the left
(Howardstown map, Section 23-M-48 Carter coordinates) The cemetery, as well as the church, is located in the eastern end of the county south of the Rolling Fork River.
Hoback, James Anthony – (Co. C 10th Ky. Inf.) 26 Sept. 1833 – 28 June 1911 (Union Army)
Hoback, Nancy Elizabeth – 27 Aug. 1860 – 3 Dec. 1936
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Charlestown Cemetery - Indiana
Hoback, Cobie – March 4, 1889 – June 17, 1980
Hoback, Elmer W. – June 18, 1912 – March 27, 1967 Son of Cobie Charles Hoback
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June 18, 1980

Cobie Hoback Services Set

Funeral services for Cobie Hoback, 91, of 29 Center Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Scott Funeral Home with burial in Charlestown Cemetery. He died Tuesday June 17, 1980 in Veterans Administration Medical Center, Louisville, Kentucky.

He was born March 4, 1889 in Ginseng, Larue County, Kentucky, a son of the late James A. Hoback and Nancy E. (Brewer) Hoback.

Mr. Hoback, was a retired marine engineer and a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include two daughters, Edna Pearl Hoback Wade Jones, Jeffersonville, Indiana, and Mrs. Alberta Long of Johnstown, Pa; a son, Vance Hoback Johnson, Bethalto, Illinois; 18 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren; including: granddaughter, Erma Wade Forsee, Clarksville, Indiana, Catherine, Kimberly, Beth and Kristine Johnson, Bethalto, Illinois.

Visitation at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

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In 1889, in the year that Cobie Charles Hoback was born, on April 22nd, at "high noon," about 50,000 people took off to claim open lands in the Land Rush of 1889. Called the "Unassigned Lands," part or all of 6 counties in Oklahoma were up for grabs. By the end of the day, Oklahoma City and Guthrie were created - each with about 10,000 inhabitants.

In 1937, Cobie was 48 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1942, when he was 53 years old, on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1950, Cobie was 61 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1980, in the year of Cobie Charles Hoback's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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Anna Hoback
Jul 3, 1922 - April 1972
Mildred E Hoback
Feb 9, 1913 - May 18, 2006
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William Rogers Hoback
Apr 21, 1910 - May 26, 1987
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Oct 10, 1922 - Dec 13, 2004
California, MO
Albert Hoback
Sep 7, 1887 - December 1987
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