Earl A. Coburn

12 Aug 1891 - 23 Mar 1962


Earl A. Coburn

12 Aug 1891 - 23 Mar 1962
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History provided by Peggy Coburn McKay Earl Alvero Coburn was born August 12, 1891 in Weston, Idaho to Joseph Coburn and Emma Jensen Coburn. Earl was the youngest of eight children born to this union. He was raised in a home of five brothers and two sisters. Earl and Ila met and were later married i
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Earl A. Coburn


Dayton Cemetery

Highway 36
Dayton, Franklin, Idaho
United States


September 21, 2013


September 20, 2013

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Earl Alvero Coburn

Contributor: BarbaraLeishman Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

History provided by Peggy Coburn McKay Earl Alvero Coburn was born August 12, 1891 in Weston, Idaho to Joseph Coburn and Emma Jensen Coburn. Earl was the youngest of eight children born to this union. He was raised in a home of five brothers and two sisters. Earl and Ila met and were later married in Salt Lake City on February 15, 1915. To this union came a great family of five boys and one girl. He was very proud of that family. Earl and Ila were great dancers and loved to go dancing each week. Maybe that is where some of his grandchildren and great grandchildren got some of their dancing ability. Earl was one of the sharpest dressers around the area. He was always dressed nice and enjoyed looking good. Earl and Ila lived in a little home on their properly in Dayton, Idaho; there two of the sons were born. They would later move to a larger home on the highway south of Dayton where the rest of the family were born and raised. Later his son Merlin would reside in this home. Earl and Ila farmed quite a large amount of ground ranging from south of Dayton to Linrose and some of it going east to the river. On this ground they raised hay, grain and sugar beets. Earl knew the meaning of work and it wasn't the easy kind either. He always boasted that his boys could each thin one acre of beets a day. The family raised sheep, horses, beef cows, and milk cows. Each of the family had their chores that they needed to get done. Earl was never one to leave a project unfinished. Earl also was very responsible with his finances. The family never had a lot of money in the bank, yet he knew how to use what money he did have wisely. The family was always the first in the neighborhood to have a new car, and new farm machinery. Earl also took great care of the new things that he got. They would last for a long time with his care. Looking at the farm, out buildings and yard you could see that he had a lot of pride in the things that he accomplished. Earl always saw to it that his children all made it to school. He was the wagon driver (bus driver) for the kids in the neighborhood. He would daily hitch up his team of King and Queen and pick up the kids for school. On the days in the winter when it was cold, he would warm rock or bricks in the fire and wrap them in blankets to keep the kids warm on the ride to school. King and Queen would take the family several places including the weekly trips about five miles away to play cards with their friends. One night while they were playing cards at the neighbor's home one of the horses died right in the harness. Earl was very saddened by this. Earl was always a very generous man. If he had something that another needed he was always glad to share. There were at least two families in Weston that was very poor and he always made sure that they had food on the table and some clothes to wear. He would also hire people to do things that didn't really need to be done just so they could earn some money. In fact, one time he had the home painted which didn't need to be done because a man that lived nearby could do that and he needed a job to earn money. Earl was always known to be a very honest man. Dewey Campbell, a neighbor in Weston, made the statement that if you ever had a deal with Earl all you needed was a handshake and that was all the insurance that you needed. Whatever he said he would do, he did! He also taught his children the meaning of honesty and integrity several times by example. One day, Merlin who was less than ten years old had been to Charles and Lizzy Jones farm playing and had come home with a horseshoe. The horseshoe was not a new one...it had been used, but this was a form of stealing and Earl made that young man take that horseshoe back to their place and apologize for this mistake. Merlin learned his lesson and never did that again. Years later after Peggy was married, she and Dale were home visiting. Dale, Scott and Ralph went for a ride up on Rattle Snake, a hill behind the farm, and there found a little lamb. They looked and found no other sheep around, and thinking that the owners had just missed this little lamb, they took it home. No sooner had they made it home and Earl heard about this and boy was he mad. He marched right out and tied a rope around the Iamb and sent those three back to the mountain to put the lamb back right where they had found it. That lamb was not theirs and he was not going to have any poachers in his family. Earl did have one problem in his life; he did like to drink some. As time went by he did like to tip that bottle a little more all the time. This, along with being a little stubborn, was part of the problems that led to him and Ila getting a divorce in 1948. After the divorce Earl moved to Ogden, Utah, where he worked at the Army defense depot. He continued to work there until he retired. After he retired he moved to Salt Lake City where he lived the remainder of his life. He died March 23, 1962. His legacy of honesty and integrity will always live on in the lives of his posterity. Family of Ila and Earl Coburn: Merlin Coburn 1916 - 1981 Spouse: Donna Atkinson Dean Coburn 1918 - 1995 Spouse: Laverne Shaw Herman Coburn 1921 - 1999 Spouse: Naoma Galloway Scott D. Coburn 1926 - 2009 Spouse: Lois Gammet Peggy Coburn McKay 1924 Spouse: Dale McKay Ralph J. Coburn 1933 - 1963 Spouse: Bertha Lee Bingham

Life timeline of Earl A. Coburn

Earl A. Coburn was born on 12 Aug 1891
Earl A. Coburn was 14 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Earl A. Coburn was 26 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Earl A. Coburn was 29 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
Earl A. Coburn was 48 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Earl A. Coburn was 54 years old when World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Earl A. Coburn was 62 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Earl A. Coburn died on 23 Mar 1962 at the age of 70
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