Sunday, June 5, 2011

Mrs. Charles H. Cobb (Marion Moran) Union City TN

These newspaper clippings and appreciation card were found among the papers of Virginia Shumate Moran.

 The first Mrs. Charles H. Cobb was born Marion Moran abt 1884 which places her death in 1934 since the article states she was about 50 when she died.  She was one of the daughters of John Williamson Moran and Sophia Riley Gunn Moran of Dresden TN.  She was married to Charles Henry Cobb of Union City TN and was the mother of Carolyn Elizabeth Cobb Godown, the second wife of Joseph Linton Godown. (link to wedding invitation).

Body of Woman Found in River
Camden, Tenn -(SPL)--The body of Mrs. C.H. Cobb, about 50, wife of the clerk and master of Union City, was found floating on the surface of the Tennessee River here this morning near a bridge from which officers believe she jumped late yesterday. The body was ordered removed to Union City immediately.  Funeral arrangements were to be announced this afternoon.  Mrs. Cobb's automobile was found parked on the bridge about 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon.  A purse in the auto contained identification cards and personal effects of Mrs. Cobb. Searching parties dragged the river near the bridge throughout the night.  The body was found by John Divinity, apparently immediately after it rose to the surface.No motive for suicide by the woman was established. 

Tennessee River Dragged for Body of Missing Woman
Mrs. C.H. Cobb's Auto Is Found Parked on Span Near Camden.
Camden, Tenn, Oct 1-(SPL)

A searching party tonight was dragging the Tennessee river near here for the body of Mrs. Charles Henry Cobb, about 50, wife of the clerk and master of Union City, Tenn., whose automobile was found parked on the toll bridge over the river late today.  The search was started after Mrs. Cobb's husband, her daughter, Miss Caroline Cobb, and her two brothers, Jim and Hal Moran, arrived here tonight.  The husband had been notified soon after the parked automobile was discovered by Trabue Lewis state highway patrolman.  Patrolman Lewis said the missing driver of the automobile was identified by a visiting card found in a purse she had left in the machine.  The automobile was parked at a point on the bridge about midway over the river.  Upon his arrival here from Union City, Mr. Cobb expressed fear that his wife had plunged into the stream but said he could not account for such action.  He said she left home about noon today with a bundle of clothes she said she was going to take to a Union City laundry.  The automobile was noticed on the side of the bridge this afternoon between 5:30 and 6 o'clock, Patrolman Lewis declared.  The officer immediately got in touch with Mr Cobb after he had searched the car and found the card in a purse that contained about $2 in change.  Partolman Lewis said between 15 and 20 mussel diggers had joined a searching party led by John Wiley Lashlee of Camden, representative in the state Legislature farmer and ferry owner, and they planned to drag the river in an all night search for the body.  Assisting in the search also were Sheriff Jim Westbrook and Deputy Sheriff Dorsey McCann of Humphreys county.

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