John Anson Coombs

Male27 April 1858–3 July 1930

Brief Life History of John Anson

When John Anson Coombs was born on 27 April 1858, in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States, his father, George Coombs, was 34 and his mother, Harriet Durston, was 27. He lived in Nevada, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 3 July 1930, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Coombs
Harriet Durston
Mary Ella Coombs
Andrew William Coombs
John Anson Coombs
George Nelson Coombs
Ann Jennette Coombs
Samuel James Coombs
David Alma Coombs
Harriet Gillinda Coombs
Ann Ellnorah Coombs

Sources (29)

  • John Coombs in household of George Coombs, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961
  • John Anson Coombs, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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World Events (8)

1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 9

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.


Age 9

Historical Boundaries: 1867: Davis, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Davis, Utah, United States

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

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

English (southern): variant of Coombe , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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