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Kobey, Silas M., 1904-1991

 Person

Silas Kobey (b. April 16, 1904, Aspen, Colorado; m. Rosalie June Golin, December 28, 1941; d. December 29, 1991, Denver, Colorado) was the son of Harris and Leah Sheffel Kobey, and brother of Dorothy "Dokes" Kobey Berry. He was also a brother of Rebecca (Becky), Ruth Sara, Philip (Phil), and Leon (Lee) and Joseph Kobey, and a cousin of Nathan Kobey.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

1923 High School Graduation, 1923

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Identifier: B100.03.0001.0003.00010
Overview Nathan, Dorothy, and Silas Kobey (left to right) pose for a formal portrait in Aspen, Colorado in 1923. All three wear graduation caps and gowns. Dorothy, whose nickname was ''Dokes,'' and Silas Kobey were the children of Harris and Leah Sheffel Kobey. Nathan Kobey was the son of Benjamin and Hattie Reiss Kobey, as well as a cousin of Dorothy and Silas Kobey. Dorothy was the valedictorian of the 1923 graduating class at Aspen High School in Aspen, Colorado.
Dates: 1923

Kobey Kids as Graduates, 1923

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Identifier: B100.03.0001.0003.00009
Overview Silas, Dorothy, and Nathan Kobey (left to right) pose for a formal portrait in Aspen, Colorado in 1923. Dorothy, whose nickname was ''Dokes,'' is seated, and Silas and Nathan stand on either side. All three wear graduation caps and gowns. Dorothy and Silas Kobey were the children of Harris and Leah Sheffel Kobey. Nathan Kobey was the son of Benjamin and Hattie Reiss Kobey, as well as a cousin of Dorothy and Silas Kobey. Dorothy was the valedictorian of the 1923 graduating class of Aspen High...
Dates: 1923

Miriam Rachofsky Kobey and Grandchildren, circa 1905

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Identifier: B100.03.0001.0003.00002
Overview Miriam Rachofsky Kobey and her grandchildren (from left to right, Rebecca, Miriam holding Silas, Philip, and Leon) pose in front of an ivy-covered trellis in Aspen, Colorado. Immigrants Abraham and Miriam (Mary) Kobey began their life in Colorado in Central City. The devout couple became vegetarians for a time while living there because kosher meat transported from Denver often arrived spoiled. After they moved to Denver, Abraham worked as a rabbi and sofer, or scribe, and Miriam became a...
Dates: circa 1905

Oral History Interview with Silas Kobey, 1986 March 1

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Identifier: B098.01.0006.00135
Overview Topics covered: Pioneering days of Colorado, manufacturing business, Silas was born and raised in Aspen and came to Denver in 1924 when mining fizzled out. Father was a Russian immigrant rabbi and grandmother was well known midwife, Miriam Kobey. Talks about family and business life in Denver, potato chip factory.
Dates: 1986 March 1

Oral History Interview with Silas Kobey (duplicate), 1983 July 1

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Identifier: B098.01.0005.00122
Overview Duplicate of B098.01.0005.00113.
Dates: 1983 July 1

Oral History Interview with Silas M. Kobey, 1983 July 26

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Identifier: B098.01.0005.00113
Overview Topics include how family came Russia to Manchester England to Central City to Apsen, Colorado. Started as peddlers. Kobey family of Aspen, Colorado, ran a store in Aspen. Very religious family. Mother died in 1920 and aunt died in 1921 so family moved in with uncle. Talks about school in Aspen. Moved to Denver in 1924 with his sister, brother already there. Mining and injury from it. Also worked in a Potato Chip factory.
Dates: 1983 July 26