James H. Cobb

born: 02 July 1888
Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas,
United States of America
died: 18 November 1959
Los Angeles City, California,
United States of America
(heart attack and hardening of the arteries, age 71)

American actor, the father of Our Gang child star Joe Cobb. He was a successful practicing attorney in OK, TX, and Los Angeles for 30 years. While visiting family outside of Dallas, TX, his wife FLOSSIE (Mom of 11 year old JOE), had an emergency appendectomy operation. She died 10 hours later from surgical shock in January 1929. His middle name being "Hardin" makes it difficult to understand some sources have him billed with the initial "W"?
Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California.
Real name: James Hardin Cobb
Height: 5'7½"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


Back Stage
Man in box-set

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZDT-F9R (1917 Draft Card with birth place)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPYF-X6G (1942 Draft Card with birth place and height)
"Dallas Morning News" 21 Nov.1959, sect.4 p.4 (Obituary saying "born and raised in Gainesville")
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCVS-N57 (1930 Census..Widower, lawyer in LA)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP66-TZ4 (California Death Index
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9Y1W-78K8?i=472&cc=1983324 (FLOSSIE COBB Death Cert)
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=177146501 (findagrave memorial)
Jim Jarvis (research and information)

This page was last updated on: 24 August 2017