Leila Trask Newcomb

Female17 September 1870–1919

Brief Life History of Leila Trask

When Leila Trask Newcomb was born on 17 September 1870, in United States, her father, Edward Newcomb, was 32 and her mother, Emma Trask, was 31. She lived in Albany, Albany, New York, United States for about 35 years. She died in 1919, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 49.

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Edward Newcomb
Emma Trask
Nellie Trask Newcomb
Emma Trask Newcomb
Leila Trask Newcomb
Edward Thomas Newcomb
Ruby Emma Newcomb

Sources (4)

  • Leila Newcomb in household of Emma Newcomb, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Leila T Newcomb in household of Emma T Newcomb, "United States Census, 1910"

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 2

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.


Age 16

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a new arrival in a place, from Middle English newe-comen, newe-come ‘newly arrived, recently come’ (Old English nīwe + cumen, cuma). The intrusive -b- is the result of the influence of placenames ending in Old English cumb ‘valley’ (see Coombe ). No such placename as Newcombe is actually on record in Britain.

Americanized form of German Neukamm, possibly arising from a misinterpretation of its etymology as neu ‘new’ + Kamm ‘comb’ (see Neukam ).

History: According to family tradition, Capt. Andrew Newcomb was born in England in 1618 and died in Boston, MA, in 1686, leaving family who settled both in MA and in Kittery, ME. Among his descendants was the internationally renowned astronomer Simon Newcomb (1835–1909).

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

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