Oscar Fitzallen McCombs

1857–1939 (Age 82)
Yountville, Napa, California, United States

The Life of Oscar Fitzallen

When Oscar Fitzallen McCombs was born on 27 June 1857, in Yountville, Napa, California, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin McCombs, was 28 and his mother, Nancy Lavina Lear, was 18. He married Cora Belle Steele on 8 June 1890, in Blaine, Whatcom, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Tenmile, Whatcom, Washington, United States in 1900 and Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States in 1910. He died on 9 June 1939, in Ketchikan, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Ketchikan, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, United States.

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Oscar Fitzallen McCombs
Cora Belle Steele
Marriage: 8 June 1890
Mable Esther McCombs
Reuben Reu McCombs
Allen Bryan McCombs

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8 June 1890
Blaine, Whatcom, Washington, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 12

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant of McComb , formed with the redundant addition of the English patronymic ending -s.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Oscar Mc Combs in household of Benj F Mc Combs, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Oscar F Mccombs, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oscar F Mccombs, "United States Census, 1920"

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