Edmund Cobb

Birth name:
Edmund Fessenden Cobb
Date of Birth:
15 August 1892 Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
6' 1" (1.85 m)
Edmund Fessenden Cobb, son of William Henry Cobb (1860-1909) and Edwinna (Eddie) Ross (1862-1945), was the grandson of Edmund Gibson Ross (1826-1907, Governor of the Territory of New Mexico and the Senator from Kansas credited by many as having cast the deciding vote in the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson). Edmund F. Cobb's parents ran a photography studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and some photographs of Edmund F. Cobb dressed as a cowboy (one dated December 1911), attired in a Civil War-era soldier's uniform, and standing next to a 1920s/1930s-style automobile are in the photo archive collection at the Museum of New Mexico, Palace of the Governors. Edmund Fessenden Cobb had two sisters, Susan Ross Cobb (1894-1987) and Daphne M. Cobb (1898-1928), and a brother, Wilfred B. Cobb (1901-1982). Edmund F. Cobb married first wife, Helen Hayes, daughter of Charles T. Hayes and Martha B. Marshall, about 1914, and their daughter, Eddie Marie Cobb (1915-1969), was born in Illinois. In 1920, Edmund and Helen were living in Denver, Colorado, and listed their occupations as "Actor" and "Actress," in "Motion Pictures." Edmund Cobb and Helen Hayes appeared together in A Rodeo Mixup (1924) and Riders of the Range (1923). Edmund and Helen divorced when their daughter was about 10 or 12 years old, and both remarried. Helen's second marriage was to a Mr. Jackson, as his second wife, and Helen died about 1932. Edmund F. Cobb's second wife, Vivian, was born January 16, 1894, in Wisconsin, and both died at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in 1974.
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