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Kobey, Silas M., 1904-1991


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 3 Collections and/or Records:

Oral History Interview with Silas Kobey, 1986 March 1

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

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

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