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Thomas J Cosby, s/o Thomas H (Frank) Cosby & Anna Pearl Billington: OK and CA
Posted by: Paula Dunklin (ID *****6365) Date: May 31, 2012 at 17:20:23
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Looking for info on the following Thomas J (maybe James??) Cosby and his sister, Marie Cosby.

Thomas J born in April 1924 TX; probably in Ft Worth TX. He died in Bakersfield, Kern Co CA in March 1981.

The son of Thomas H (Frank)Cosby and Anna Pearl Billington, his sister Marie was born ca 1923 OK. Both Thomas, Marie and their parents are shown on the 1940 Bakersfield, Kern Co CA census. A section of that census asks for location of residence on April 1, 1935. Thomas J and Marie are listed as living in Ft. Worth TX on April 1,1935. Parents Frank & Pearl Cosby state they were living in Los Angeles CA on April 1, 1935. Thomas and Marie would have been about age 10 and 11 in 1935....who were they living with in Ft. Worth?

On the 1930 Federal census, Thomas J and Marie were living in the Oklahoma home of Pearl's parents, John Lewis Billington and Sallie Lula Price Billington? Pearl was also shown in her parents 1930 home but "Frank" was not shown. Was he already in CA getting a place for his family to live or was he just missed in the 1930 OK census?

By 1940, Frank, Pearl, Marie and Thomas J are all in Bakersfield CA. Frank's occupation is shown as produce man.

It appears that Thomas J Cosby was married several times; I can't find out anything more on his sister, Marie.

Ancestry shows Thomas J marrying a Margot J Dunahoo or Hogue in 1965 CA; 1969 to Floy G Biggs or Henson in Kern Co CA; and in 1975 to Bernice L McCracker or Pressler in Kern Co CA. Accurate surnames for Thomas' wives seem to be a problem. These marriages are all listed in the "California Marriages Index, 1960-1985."

Any Cosby researchers have knowledge of these people?

Paula


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