Museum the New Llano Colony

Rosebud (Cuno) Cobb

Birth: Born in September 1884 in New York.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1892, 1900 and 1905 she was listed as living at home with her parents in Brooklyn, New York.

In 1935 she was living in Jacksonville, Florida.  

Family Information: Daughter of Pauline and Theodore Cuno.

Sister of Paulina (Cuno) Hemman. Other siblings who never lived in the colony include: sister Staelf, Sunbeam and Violet; brothers Roelants, George H.and John.  

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Home in Colony:  

Other Info: In 1936 she rode with Mrs. Shutt and Joe Winegar in the Buick car, recently near donated to the colony by Dr. Irwin and driven by George Jensen, out to view the chicken ranch which they thought looked fine, even though Mr. and Mrs. Archer were not at home.

She also enjoyed a hilarious wood-cutting party in Mrs. Shutt's yard, where she helped Joe Winegar and Charles Derleth work up a sizable amount of fuel that was shared by a neighbor and a good time was had by all.

In June 1936 it was reported that she walked back and forth from Leesville every day, "Would that we all had the energy of Rosebud Cuno..."


Post-Colony History: In 1940 she was listed as widowed and living in Leesville, Louisiana with "Blumer" Cobb -- her relationship was housekeeper.  

Death: Died in July 1972 at Pineville, Louisiana. Buried at Tioga Cemetery in Rapides Parish, LA -- her name on the tombstone is "Rosebud Cobb" though she was not listed as a survivor in Bloomer Cobb's obituary from 1964.  

Sources: Photo Archives; New York State Census: 1892, 1905; US Census: 1900, 1940; "Llano Colonist": February 29, 1936, June 6, 1936; US SSDI;  

Top Right: Rosebud (Cuno) and Bloomer Cobb in front of Vernon Parish Courthouse. Older citizens often remember seeing Rosebud and Bloomer in downtown Leesville during their later years.

Bottom Left: Another view of Rosebud and Bloomer in downtown Leesville.