John Wendell Coombs

29 January 1905–7 August 1998 (Age 93)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of John Wendell

When John Wendell Coombs was born on 29 January 1905, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, John Hardy Coombs, was 28 and his mother, Prudence Merle Halliday, was 25. He married Norma Druk on 7 March 1929, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1905 and Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 August 1998, in Novato, Marin, California, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Novato, Marin, California, United States.

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John Wendell Coombs
Norma Druk
Marriage: 7 March 1929
John Wendell Coombs Jr

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7 March 1929
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


    John Wendell Coombs Jr


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1913 · Women's Suffrage Demonstration

Age 8

A demonstration for women's suffrage takes place on March 3, 1913. This is the first suffrage parade in Washington D.C. One of the notable women in attendance is Ida B. Wells.

Age 26

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named with a plural or possessive derivative of Old English cumb ( see Coombe ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John W Coombs, "United States Census, 1940"
  • J W Coombs, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wendall Coombs in household of John H Coombs, "United States Census, 1920"

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