Cobie Charles Hoback (1889 - 1980)



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at Ginseng, ,
Larue County, Kentucky United States


at Veterans Hospital,
Louisville, Kentucky United States
Cause of death: Cardiorespiratory Arrest, Pneumonia

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Cardiorespiratory Arrest, Pneumonia

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Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana

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Engineer, Merchant Marine


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World War I

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1889 - In the year that Cobie Charles Hoback was born, on April 20th, Adolf Hitler was born in Austria-Hungary - now Austria. In his early 30's, he began his rise to power in German politics, eventually becoming the leader of the Nazi Party and Führer of Nazi Germany. He presided over the death of millions of civilians as well as leading Germany through World War II.

1941 - He was 52 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

1961 - By the time he was 72 years old, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

1964 - By the time he was 75 years old, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

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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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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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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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)
Fifth Generation
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.
Sixth Generation
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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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
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Lillie Hoback Bryson Carmichael, born June 4, 1915 in Kentucky, died March 1972 (age 57), daughter of Cobie Charles Hoback.
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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.
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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.
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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
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