Harold Leon Cobb (1924 - 1986)

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Harold Leon Cobb
1924 - 1986
updated December 17, 2019
Harold Leon Cobb was born on July 23, 1924 in Laurel, Mississippi. He was born to George W. Cobb and Annie Pearl (Christopher) Cobb, with siblings George and Herman. He died in September 1986 at USA Medical Center, Mobile, Alabama USA at 62 years of age. We know that Harold Leon Cobb had been residing in Semmes, Mobile County, Alabama USA 36575.


Harold Leon Cobb Biography

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Harold Leon Cobb

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Harold Cobb was born on in Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi United States


Harold Cobb died in at USA Medical Center, in Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama USA

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at First Baptist Cemetery, Wulff Rd., in Semmes, Mobile County, Alabama USA 36575



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Semmes, Mobile County, Alabama USA 36575


9th grade


Horticultralist, Landscaper

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US Marine Corp. WWII

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George Leonard Cobb
Oct 24, 1921 - Aug 11, 1996
leakesville, ms, us
Herman Leo Cobb Jr.
Jul 23, 1924 - March 1987
Semmes, AL


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He was the son of Annie Pearl and George Washington Cobb. He had a twin brother, Herman Leo Cobb, and an older brother George Leonard Cobb. Two half siblings, James Roy Cobb and Fannie Cobb.
He married Audrey Mae Powell, daughter of Adam E Powell and Mae E Foster, Dec 22 1950 in Lucedale, George Co, MS. They had the following children: Harold Leon Cobb Jr., Kathleen Audrey Cobb, Susan Pauline Cobb, William Edward Cobb, Annie Pearl Cobb, Charles Dayton Cobb, Sherry Renee Cobb, and George Adam Cobb. Both Kathleen and Annie Pearl died as infants.
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Harold Leon Cobb died in September 1986 at USA Medical Center, Mobile, Alabama USA at 62 years old. He was buried in First Baptist Cemetery, Semmes, Alabama USA. Harold was born on July 23, 1924 in Laurel, Mississippi. He was born to George W. Cobb and Annie Pearl (Christopher) Cobb, with siblings George and Herman.
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1924 - 1986 World Events

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In 1924, in the year that Harold Leon Cobb was born, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1930, Harold was merely 6 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1945, Harold was 21 years old when on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

In 1955, at the age of 31 years old, Harold was alive when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1986, in the year of Harold Leon Cobb's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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Harold T Cobb
Born: around 1906
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Harold D Cobb
Born: around 1926
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Born: around 1921
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Harold v Cobb
Born: around 1913
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Harold L Cobb
Born: around 1921
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Harold L Cobb
Born: around 1921
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Harold E Cobb
Born: around 1922
New York, United States
Harold T Cobb
Born: around 1906
New Jersey, United States
Harold K Cobb
Born: around 1918
Pennsylvania, United States
Harold C Cobb
Born: around 1928
Texas, United States
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Born: around 1914
Texas, United States
Harold E Cobb
Born: around 1918
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Born: around 1924
Illinois, United States
Harold L Cobb
Born: around 1919
South Carolina, United States
Harold R Jr Cobb
Born: around 1929
New York, United States

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Oct 24, 1921 - Aug 11, 1996
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Born: Jul 30, 1923
Nancy J Cobb
Born: 1867
Amy Cobb
Born: 1902
Charles E Cobb
Born: 1865
Frances N Cobb
Born: 1866

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