George Coombs Sr.

2 February 1815–22 July 1894 (Age 79)
Stafford, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of George

When George Coombs Sr. was born on 2 February 1815, in Stafford, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Coombs, was 43 and his mother, Harriet Marshall, was 28. He married Eliza Astbury on 15 May 1837, in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 22 July 1894, in Emery, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Coombs Sr.
Eliza Astbury
Marriage: 15 May 1837
William Henry Coombs
Joshua Coombs
George Coombs Jr
Harriet Emaline Coombs
Ephraim Coombs
David Coombs

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 May 1837Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 10
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 21
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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    Story Highlight

    George Coombs Sr.

    Was born in Stafford, Staffordshire, England 2 Feb 1815. He and his family lived in a small village of Trentvale in Staffordshire. He was a mason worker by trade. They were converted to Mormonism, …

    Sources (49)

    • George Coombs, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • George Coombs, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Geo. Coombs in entry for George Coombs, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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