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The Eastern Gazette 9-19-1907, p.5
Atwood J. Cobb. Atwood J. Cobb passed away at his home on Free street Friday evening, after an illness of about four weeks. Mr. Cobb was one of the prominent citizens of the town, having been a resident here for upwards of fifty years. He was born in the town of Abbot, March 2, 1840, and was, at his death, sixty-seven years of age. In 1850, his parents moved to this town, where he has since resided, with the exception of four years spent in California, where be was engaged in the lumber business. He was by trade a contractor and builder and has in his many years of activity in that line built a large number of buildings in this place. He took a great interest in the affairs of the town and at different times held various town offices and was for several years a member of the board of selectmen. During the past year, he has been in poor health, and through the winter was confined to his bed, but during the summer, up to the past few weeks, was able to be around and to attend to his business to some extent. Mr. Cobb took an active interest in the secret societies of which he was a member, and held membership in Plymouth lodge, I. 0. 0. F., Martha Washington Rebekah lodge, Penobscot lodge, F. & A. M., St. John Royal Arch chapter, and Wassookeag chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. He was also a lover of music, and was a member of the choir of the Universalist church for some years. He leaves a widow, Sarah M., three brothers, Morrison L. of Bar Harbor, Thadedus E. of Massachusetts, and Orlando G. of this place; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Rowell of Putnam, Conn., Mrs. H. H. Crosby of Everett, Mass., and Mrs. Eunice Berry of Dover. The death of Mr. Cobb removes a well-known and highly respected citizen of the town of Dexter. The funeral services were held from his late residence Monday afternoon at two o'clock, a large number of the friends of the deceased and a large delegations from the Odd fellow and Masonic bodies being in attendance, Rev. Stanley Gates Spear of the Universalist church officiating. The interment was in Mt. Pleasant cemetery, the beautiful and impressive burial service of the Masonic order being read at the grave.