Robert Charles Combes

Male11 August 1879–26 December 1955

Brief Life History of Robert Charles

When Robert Charles Combes was born on 11 August 1879, in Bosham, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Mark Combes, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Jane Gardner, was 41. He married Clace Henrietta Head on 9 October 1901, in Littlehampton, Sussex, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 30 years. He died on 26 December 1955, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Robert Charles Combes
Clace Henrietta Head
Marriage: 9 October 1901
Robert Charles Combes Jr.

Sources (29)

  • C Robert Combes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert C. Combes in entry for Robert C. Combes and Valerie Tetreault, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Robert Charles Combes, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 October 1901Littlehampton, Sussex, England
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    1896 · Utah becomes a state

    Age 17

    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

    1899 · The Salt Palace Convention Center

    Age 20

    The original Salt Palace was built in 1899 and It stood on 900 South, between State Street and Main Street. The Salt Palace was a frame structure covered in large pieces of rock salt, which gave it its name. The Salt Palace was destroyed by fire on August 29, 1910 and was replaced by the Majestic Hall. This Hall only lasted for a while during the remodel of the Salt Palace. The Salt Palace served as the Olympic Media Center during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake Comic Con has been held at the Salt Palace Convention Center since September 2013.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Coombs .

    French (also Combès): topographic name from combe ‘narrow valley, ravine’ (see Combe ), or a habitational name from any of various places in southern France, for example in Hérault, named Combes.

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

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