Ephraim Coombs

21 December 1849–30 November 1927 (Age 77)
Stafford, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ephraim

When Ephraim Coombs was born on 21 December 1849, in Stafford, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Coombs Sr., was 34 and his mother, Eliza Astbury, was 37. He married Ruth Shawcroft on 19 December 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Sanford, Conejos, Colorado, United States in 1910 and La Jara, Conejos, Colorado, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1905. His occupation is listed as union pacific railroad in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 30 November 1927, in Richfield, Conejos, Colorado, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Sanford, Conejos, Colorado, United States.

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Ephraim Coombs
Ruth Shawcroft
Marriage: 19 December 1870
Ephraim William Coombs
John David Coombs
Prudence Ann Coombs
Nellie Pearl Coombs
Ruth Ada Coombs
Ernest George Coombs
Edward Burton Coombs
Clara Ida Coombs
Sadie Maud Coombs
Orris Roy Coombs

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 December 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Historical Boundaries: 1851: New Mexico Territory, United States 1860: Taos, New Mexico Territory, United States 1861: Colorado Territory, United States 1861: Costilla, Colorado Territory, United States 1876: Costilla, Colorado, United States
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 5
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 32
    Historical Boundaries: 1881: Conejos, Colorado, United States

    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

    The Life of David Earl Shawcroft

    Life Story as Told to His Son Wade Smith Shawcroft I was born the l7th of June in the year 1887 at Richfield, Conejos, Colorado. My parents were John Shawcroft and Annie Maria Jensen. My father came …

    Sources (19)

    • Ephraim Coombs in household of George Coombs, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Ephrian Coombs in household of George Coombs, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Ephraim Coombs - Individual or family possessions: death: 30 November 1927; Richfield, Conejos, Colorado, United States

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