Robert Combs Baum

23 March 1925–20 October 2010 (Age 85)
La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States

The Life of Robert Combs

When Robert Combs Baum was born on 23 March 1925, in La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States, his father, Raymond Chester Baum, was 33 and his mother, Frankie Oreta Combs, was 29. He married Phyllis Jeanne Hinsdale on 22 August 1948, in Roseburg, Douglas, Oregon, United States. He lived in Union, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Union Election Precinct 1, Union, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 20 October 2010, in Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Robert Combs Baum
Phyllis Jeanne Hinsdale
Marriage: 22 August 1948

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22 August 1948
Roseburg, Douglas, Oregon, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 4

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.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 23

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

1 German: topographic name for someone who lived by a tree that was particularly noticeable in some way, from Middle High German, Old High German boum ‘tree’, or else a nickname for a particularly tall person.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Baum ‘tree’, or a short form of any of the many ornamental surnames containing this word as the final element, for example Feigenbaum ‘fig tree’ ( see Feige ) and Mandelbaum ‘almond tree’ ( see Mandel ).3 English: probably a variant spelling of Balm, a metonymic occupational name for a seller of spices and perfumes, Middle English, Old French basme, balme, ba(u)me ‘balm’, ‘ointment’ ( see Balmer ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Combs Baum, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Robert Baum in household of Raymond C Baum, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert Baum in household of Raymond C Baum, "United States Census, 1930"

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