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History of the family of William & Mary Dunn

Children of Nicholas C. and Margaret Green Cosby
Mary E. "Minnie" Cosby




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Mary E. "Minnie" Cosby


Mary E. "Minnie" Cosby, the daughter of Nicholas and Margaret Green Cosby, was born in 1869, in Kentucky.

Mary E. Cosby, 1 year old, born in Kentucky, is listed in the home of Nicholas and Margaret Cosby on the 1870 census, Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky.




MINNIES'S MARRIAGE

Minnie married WILLIAM STUART BERNARD, on September 1, 1885, in Scott County, Tennessee.




William was born in June of 1867, in Kentucky. He was the son of HOWARD BERNARD.



William and Minnie lived in Boyle County, and then Covington, Kentucky. The moved to Dayton, Ohio in the early 1900s. William and Minnie were the parents of five children.



CENSUS READINGS

1900 Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky
William S. Bernard, 32 years old, born June 1867 in Kentucky; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Kentucky. Married 14 years. Working at commercial laundry
Minni Bernard, wife, 31 years old, born October 1868 in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Married 14 years. Mother of 3 children, all living
Eugene W. Bernard, son, 13 years old, born Nov 1886 in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. At school
Leslie C. Bernard, son, 9 years old, born July 1890 in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. At school
Stewart H. Bernard, son, 0 months old, born May 1900 in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky




COSBY FAMILY REUNION - 1906

The Interior Journal
Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky
May 18, 1906

A most pleasant occasion was the Cosby family reunion, which occurred Saturday at the home of Mrs. Jennie C. Wolf. The family of nine, composed of four brothers and five sisters, were all present. This included Mr. E.C. Cosby, Junction City; Mr. J.W. Cosby, Covington; Rev. BF Cosby, Washington; John Ingram Cosby, Cincinnati; Mrs. TJ Hill, Stanford; Mrs. WT Tucker, Maywood; Mrs. JF Kelly, Dayton; Mrs. WS Bernard, Dayton; and Mrs. JC Wolf. The dining room was beautifully decorated with ferns and carnations. The dinner, in four courses, included all the delicacies of the season. The next reunion will be with Mrs. TJ Hill at Stanford. Advocate




FURTHER CENSUS READINGS

1910 Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
William S. Bernard, 43 years old, born in Kentucky; father born in Virginia; mother born in Kentucky. Married x1 for 24 years. Traveling salesman for groceries
Minnie Bernard, wife, 41 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Married x1 for 24 years. Mother of 5 children, all living
Eugene W. Bernard, son, 21 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Traveling salesman for groceries
Lessie Bernard, son 19 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
Stewart Bernard, son 9 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
Robert Bernard, son, 8 years old, born in Ohio; parents born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
Charles Bernard, son, 6 years old, born in Ohio; parents born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year




COSBY FAMILY REUNION - 1910

The Interior Journal
Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky
August 30, 1910

COSBY FAMILY HOLD BIG REUNION HERE
Numerous Kith and Kin of Kindly Clan in Joyous Gathering

The annual reunion of the family of Nicholas Cosby and Margaret Cosby, both deceased was held last Wednesday in this county at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hill, near Turnersville. All of the immediate family by pre-arrangement gathered there from their homes in Ohio and various points in Kentucky and answered present at roll call. There are nine children and members of this family living, only one, Mattie Alford Cosby having died, and she died in early infancy. Most of the family were born and all of them were raised in Lincoln county Kentucky. They are all however located elsewhere now except Mrs. W.T. Tucker, and Mrs. T.J. Hill. This family has grown until it is a very large one and all but a very few had gathered for the occasion. The many present crowded the full day with open air pleasures and enjoyed afresh the quaint and unpretentious reminiscences linked with the traditions of this family. It was truly a day of pleasure and complete recreation for the family. All things seemingly held in common as it were the cares, burdens and duties of life were cast aside for a day, and pleasure, contentment and congeniality were supreme with all. A substantial repast spread bountifully upon a steady table of temporary build under the shadow of the pines and locusts in the yard afforded the greatest pleasure to the large assembly. This sight appeared at its best about 1 o’clock P.M. at which time all being blessed with light hearts and light stomachs, were unceremoniously presented to this far famed idol of all, thus conditioned, and blessed; suffice to say, justice was done by all, to this feature of the program.
In the afternoon, shortly before the ill-fated time of separation had arrived Eld. B.F. Cosby summoned all present to gather under the shade of the trees for devotional services, and here an hour was spent in reading and expounding the scriptures, and in prayer.
The immediate family all of whom were present consists of Eugene C. Cosby, of Junction City, Nellie Cosby Hill, Iva Cosby Tucker, Maggie Cosby Kelley, of Dayton, O., James D. Cosby, of Covington Ky., Eld. Benjamin F. Cosby, of Butler, Ky., Minnie Cosby Bernard, of Dayton, O., Jennie Cosby Wolf, of Danville, and John I. Cosby of Cincinnati, O. Others present were T.J. Hill the husband of Nellie Cosby Hill, W.T. Tucker, the husband of Iva Cosby Tucker, Myrtle McDonald Cosby, the wife of John I. Cosby, Mrs. Elizabeth Cosby Hill of Danville Ky., a sister of Nicholas Cosby deceased, Mrs. Ellen B. Green of McKinney, a sister-in-law of Margaret Cosby, deceased, Miss Effie Drye, of McKiney a niece of Mrs. Ellen B. Green, and the following grandchildren: A.C. Hill and wife Nellie Mershon Hill, J.T. Hill, Jr., Frank Lee Hill, Wm. Harry Hill and wife Kate Pence Hill, Leslie Thomas Tucker, and wife Margaret Holmes Tucker, Rachel Kelley Ballou, Mildred Cosby Besse Miller Hill, Jno. Miller Hill, Joe Wolf Hill, Joe Hammond Wolfe, Raman Tucker, Nellie Wilson Hill, Morace Tucker, Sarah Margaret Kelley, Bretna Cosby, Rachel Tevis Hill, Stewart Bernard, Jr., Robert Bernard, Chas. Bernard, James Cosby, Jr., Paul Cosby, Nicholas Cosby, Jr.., John Wilson Cosby, and the following great grandchildren, Guy Shipman Ballou, Myrtle Tucker, and Grady Tucker. Aunt Sallie Shipman late of Hustonville has heretofore been present at all of the previous reunions held by this family, and her absence this time due to her recent death was generally deplored and regretted by all present.




FURTHER CENSUS READINGS

1920 Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio (Grafton Avenue)
William Bernard, 52 years old, born in Kentucky; father born in Virginia; mother born in Kentucky. Traveling salesman for wholesale grocer
Minnie C. Bernard, wife, 51 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky
Stewart Bernard, son, 19 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
Robert Bernard, son, 18 years old, born in Ohio; parents born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
Charles Bernard, son, 16 years old, born in Ohio; parents born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
Josie Lee, lodger, black, 48 years old, born in Kentucky. Private family maid




WILLIAM'S DEATH & BURIAL


William died on July 31, 1923, in Silver Creek Township, Cass County, Michigan.




FURTHER CENSUS READINGS


1930 Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio (Grafton Avenue)
Mary E. Bernard, 60 years old, born in Kentucky; father born in Kentucky; mother born in Virginia. Widowed. Real estate salesman




MINNIE'S DEATH & BURIAL


Minnie died on October 11, 1940, in Dayton, Ohio.





Children of William and Minnie Bernard


1. Eugene W. Bernard
, b. 20 November 1886, Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky; d. 15 May 1961, Los Angeles, California

Married MARGARET S. CROFOOT on January 4, 1913, in Brown County, South Dakota.

Margaret was born on August 7, 1885, in South Dakota, and died on September 5, 1967, in Los Angeles County, California. She was the daughter of LOUIS CROFOOT and CARRIE KERR.

In 1920, Eugene and Margaret were living in San Francisco. Eugene was a manager at a rubber factory.





2. Leslie Cosby Bernard, b. 14 July 1890, Junction City, Boyle County, Kentucky; d. 2 August 1963, Sylva, Jackson County, North Carolina

Married HAZEL SALOMA DERROUGH on May 7, 1916, in Champaign, Illinois.

Hazel was born in February of 1895, in Illinois; and died on October 17, 1953 in Hammond, Indiana. She was the daughter of OLIVER DERROUGH.

In 1920, Leslie, Hazel, and their eleven-month-old son Leslie Jr. were living in Dayton, Ohio. Leslie was working as a "designing engineer."

In 1930, Leslie, Hazel, and Leslie Jr. were living in Hammond, Lake County, Indiana. Leslie was an architect.

Leslie registered for the World War II draft on April 27, 1942. At the time of registration, Leslie was residing at 7241 Forest Avenue, in Hammond, Indiana. He was 51 years old, and listed as being born on July 14, 1890 at Junction City, Kentucky. He listed Hazel as his contact person. Leslie was described as being 5'10" tall with blue eyes, gray hair, and light complexion.

Leslie married again on December 16, 1954, in Anderson County, Tennessee, to ELIZABETH SNYDER. Leslie was noted as being from Sarasota, Florida.


Leslie Jr., born February 7, 1919, died on February 27, 2007.





3. Stewart H. Bernard, b. May 1900, Covington, Kentucky

Married ELIZABETH UNKNOWN in about 1922.

In 1930, Stewart and Elizabeth were living in Manhattan, New York. Stewart was a stock broker.





4. Robert Bernard, b. 1902, Ohio

In 1930, Robert was living in Manhattan, New York, working for a brokerage firm.





5. Charles Bernard, b. 1904, Ohio












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