Date of Death: 14 Jun 1919
Subject: Vincent Amos Cobb
Source: Holt County Sentinel, 20 Jun 1919, p. 1
The many friends of Dr. and Mrs. C. L. Evans will sympathize with them in the sad and sudden death of her brother, V. A. Cobb, which occurred in Savannah, Saturday last, June 14, in a most shocking manner. Of a family of thirteen children, Mr. Cobb's death is the first one of these to occur, and is the second death in this large family, the father having been called several years ago.
Mr. Cobb was 52 years of age, and a farmer near Savannah, and proprietor of an ice and feed business in that city. He was a bachelor, and lived with his mother, preferring to care for her and to stay with her in her declining years.
Mr. Cobb was instantly killed last Saturday, June 14, 1919, when a team of mules attached to a load of ice became unmanageable, and he was thrown under the wheels of the wagon. Mr. Cobb had lived in Savannah and vicinity forty-five years, and was possessed of considerable wealth.
Saturday morning, Mr. Cobb had gone with some of his men to the ice-house, more than a mile north of Savannah, to haul in ice. There were two wagons, and he was riding in the second wagon. The team frightened, and in an effort to aid the driver, Cobb grasped the lines just as the team broke loose from the wagon. He was jerked to the ground, and the wheels of the wagon passed over his body.
The dead man was a native of England. He was a member of the Masonic lodge, of Savannah; of St. Joseph Council No. 9, Royal and Select Masons; Hugh de Payens Commandery, Knights Templar, and Moila Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., St. Joseph.
His mother, Mrs. H. B. Cobb, of Savannah, and eight sisters and four brothers survive-- Mrs. Mary Griffith, Mrs. G. W. E. Scott, Mrs. Etta Reece, Mrs. B. L. Ralph, Mrs. O. V. Sells, all of Savannah; Mrs. C. L. Evans, Oregon, Mo.; Mrs. A. T. Clark, Clarinda, Iowa; Mrs. E. H. Williams, Chillicothe, Mo.; C. B. Cobb, Oluskee, Okla.; A. H. Cobb, Savery, Wyo.; E. A. and W. B. Cobb, Bedford, Iowa, all of whom, except A. H. Cobb of Savery, Wyoming, were present at the funeral. A niece, Mrs. R. A. Evans, of Fort Scott, Kansas, was also present.
Many floral tributes came from friends, and especially large pieces came from the Knights Templar, and Council No. 9, of St. Joseph. He was one of the oldest members of Hugh De Payne Commandery. Over 100 Masons and 100 Eastern Star members were in line to pay their last sad tribute to the memory of their dearly beloved brother.
The funeral was conducted at the First Baptist church in Savannah, at 2:30 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon of this week, with the Masons in charge of ceremonies at the cemetery, and an escort of Knights Templar from St. Joseph.