Re: LOBB, Richard Vail/ARIZONA/PA/Cornwall
There was a "Richard Lobb" in Arizona who was my Uncle Dick. He, his wife Eunice, and their two sons lived west of Phoenix. I think he was an engineer of some kind. He and at least one of his two sons suffered from the family deafness. Uncle Dick and his sister, Roberta Jane Lobb Foreman (my mom) grew up in a small town in Ohio, I think it was Canton, Ohio. My grandfather Richard Lobb was a steel or iron worker who played the violin and was said to be very good at math. He died in an auto accident about 40 years ago when the car he was driving was hit head on by a drunk driver on a bridge; my grandmother lost an eye in that accident. My mom went to a small Methodist college in Ohio during the depression, Mount Union, where she met and married my father, Robert Cameron Foreman. They are both dead now. They had three sons: my older brother, Jonathan Vail Foreman, me (Joshua Bennett Foreman), and my younger brother, Daniel Bishop Foreman. My mom told me the Lobbs came from Cornwall and there was a family legend that a high-born girl ran off to American with her footman, a boy named Lobb. My parents visited Cornwall, and my mom told me the streets were full of men who looked just like me, only shorter (I am 6'5" tall) -- I hope to visit some day!