Peter THOMAS Joseph Henry THOMAS Ada Byron THOMAS Nora Alice THOMAS Lucy Judson THOMAS John L COBB Frank Almer THOMAS William Elzie THOMAS Lucy Judson HOOD Mini tree diagram

Frances Elizabeth THOMAS7,1,2,6,3,4

also known as Elizabeth COBB5

21st Jan 18886 - 8th Jul 19725,1,2,3,4

Life History

21st Jan 1888

Born in Brazos County, Texas.5,1,2,3

(most likely)

Jun 1889

Born in Texas.6

(less likely)


Resident in Kurten, Brazos, Texas.6

8th Jul 1972

Died in Bryan, Brazos, Texas.5,1,2,3,4

Myocardial Infarction, due to Coronary Artery Disease

10th Jul 1972

Buried in Bryan City Cemetery, Bryan, Brazos, Texas.1,2,3,4

Other facts


Married John L COBB


Social Security number 458-24-1704.5


SSN issued in Texas.5


CauseOfDeath: Myocardial Infarction, due to Coronary Artery Disease.1


  • Elizabeth was reported as Lizzie in the 1900 census, with her widowedmother, after the death of her father in January of that year.Peterdied in January 1900.

    1900 Federal Census, Brazos County, Texas, 15 June, District 5, KurtenPrecinct 3, page 9A, Hse #159, Fam #163
    Thomas, Lucy  Head W F Sept 1853  46  Widow  8 children/6 living TX TXTX  Farmer  Owns Farm
    Thomas, Nora Daughter W F July 1882  17  TX Germany TX
    Thomas, Lou Daughter W F Aug 1886  13  TX Germany TX At School
    Thomas, Lizzie Daughter W F June 1889  10  TX Germany TX At School
    Thomas, William Son W M Apr 1894  6  TX Germany TX

    Texas Deaths, 1890 - 1976
    Certificate #49186
    Frances Elizabeth Cobb, Widow
    Residence 1703 East 27th St, Bryan, resident 84 yrs
    Father Peter Thomas
    Mother Lucy Hood
    Age at Death 84
    Born 21 Jan 1888 Brazos Co
    Died 08 Jul 1972 St Joseph Hospital, Bryan, Brazos Co
    Cause of Death Myocardial Infarction, due to Coronary Artery Disease
    Informant Mrs. M. A. Coleman
    Buried 10 July 1972 Bryan City Cemetery, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas,by C Russell Hillier, Funeral Director
    --  Family Search,;placeId=1256730;surname=Cobb;searchType=standard;givenName=Frances%20elizabeth;eventPlace=Bryan%2C%20Brazos%2C%20Texas%2C%20United%20States;year=1888;p=recordResults

    1920 Federal Census, Brazos County, Texas, 10 February, Precinct 3,District 5, page 11A, Hse #207, Fam #208
    Cobb, John L Head  Owns Farm M W 42 TX AL TN Public School Teacher [babt 1878]
    Cobb, Elizabeth F  Wife F W 31 TX Alsace-Lorraine AL [b abt 1889]
    Cobb, Julian L Son M W 13 Single TX TX TX Farm Laborer [b abt 1907]
    Cobb, Curtis L Son M W 10 Single TX TX TX Farm Laborer [b abt 1810]
    Cobb, Lucy M Dau F W 8 Single TX TX TX [b abt 1812]

    The wife here is listed by what family sources give us as her middlename.  Elizabeth F is known as Frances Elizabeth from other sources.The place of birth of Elizabeth's father is interesting.Alsace-Lorraine is a large province now part of France.  This provincewas and to some extent still is a German-speaking province.  I havemet German-speaking French citizens from Alsace-Lorraine.  ThisProvince had shifted back and forth between the French and Germanpowers in the course of the incessant European wars.  Previous censusreports had reported Peter Thomas as born in Prussia.  Prussia was theGerman State which had created the then-current German Empire.  We hadno definite point of origin for the Thomas family.

    "Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Cobb, 84, of 1703 E. 27thSt., will be held at 3 p.m. today [10 July 1972] at the HillierFuneral Home chapel, the Rev. Bailey. Stone of First Baptist Churchofficiating. Burial will be in Bryan City Cemetery..."
    --  Bryan Eagle, Bryan, Texas, July 10 1972,

    On her gravestone her name is Elizabeth F, reversing hte order of hernames.

    Elizabeth Frances Thomas Cobb
    Birth Jan. 21, 1888
    Death Jul. 8, 1972
    Peter Thomas (1848 - 1900)
    Lucy J. Hood Thomas (1852 - 1918)
    Spouse John L Cobb (1876 - 1941)
    Lucy Judson Thomas Martin (1866 - 1971)
    Joseph Henry Thomas (1872 - 1909)
    Ada B Thomas Sample (1877 - 1962)
    Nora Alice Thomas Parker (1880 - 1907)
    Frank Almer Thomas (1892 - 1893)
    William Elzie Thomas (1894 - 1942)

    Burial Bryan City Cemetery, Bryan (Brazos County), Brazos County,Texas, Plot: Block 7

    Created by MH Shearer Apr 30, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #69143682,


  • 1. Texas Deaths, 1890 - 1976
    • Certificate #49186
  • 2. Donna Thomas Mondier, email communication to Orville Boyd Jenkins,September 2007
  • 3. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 4. Obituary of Frances Elizabeth Thomas Cobb, 10 July 1972
  • 5. Social Security Death Index
  • 6. 1900 Federal Census, Brazos County, Texas
    • 15 June, District 5, Kurten Precinct 3, page 9A, Hse #159, Fam #163
  • 7. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000

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