William Henry Coombs

29 August 1838–10 October 1921 (Age 83)
Burslem, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Coombs was born on 29 August 1838, in Burslem, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Coombs Sr., was 23 and his mother, Eliza Astbury, was 25. He married Eliza Ann Pennington on 30 May 1864, in Burslem, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Bridport, Dorset, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He registered for military service in 1867. He died on 10 October 1921, in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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William Henry Coombs
Eliza Jane Morgan
Marriage: 22 October 1877
Thomas Henry Coombs
Fannie Eliza Coombs
Charles Richard Coombs
Mary Ann Coombs
William Melvin Coombs
Prudence Harriet Coombs
Zelpha Catherine Coombs

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 October 1877Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 25
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    William Henry Coombs Life Story

    William Henry Coombs Aug 29, 1838 ~ Oct 10, 1920 Burslem, England - Fountain Green, Utah with wife Eliza Jane Morgan Oct 19, 1860 ~ Dec 11, 1944 Moroni, Utah ~ Santaquin, Utah written by his daughte …

    Sources (37)

    • William Coombs, "United States Census, 1880"
    • William H Coombs, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • William H. Coombs in entry for Eliza J. Coombs, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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