Helen Augustine Comer

5 March 1927–6 December 2002 (Age 75)
Grayden, Fayette, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Helen Augustine

When Helen Augustine Comer was born on 5 March 1927, in Grayden, Fayette, West Virginia, United States, her father, Augustus Cottrell Comer Sr., was 53 and her mother, Martha Amelia Wood, was 28. She lived in Mountain Cove Magisterial District, Fayette, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 December 2002, in Fayette, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Augustus Cottrell Comer Sr.
Martha Amelia Wood
Helen Augustine Comer
Jaunita Amelia Comer
Daisy Ethel Comer
Augustus Cottrell Comer Jr
Beautella Mable Comer
Thomas Abe Comer

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World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 4

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 20

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name from Middle English combere, an agent derivative of Old English camb ‘comb’, referring perhaps to a maker or seller of combs, or to someone who used them to prepare wool or flax for spinning. This was an alternative process to carding, and caused the wool fibers to lie more or less parallel to one another, so that the cloth produced had a hard, smooth finish without a nap.2 English: variant of Coomber .3 Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kommer or Kammer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Augustina Commer in household of Gus Commer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gustine Comer in household of A C Comer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Augustis Comer, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"

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