Edison Louis Combs

24 December 1935–17 November 2006 (Age 70)
Letcher, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Edison Louis

When Edison Louis Combs was born on 24 December 1935, in Letcher, Kentucky, United States, his father, Shadrach Combs Jr, was 58 and his mother, Ollie Adkins, was 41. He lived in Magisterial District 3, Letcher, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 17 November 2006, in Whitesburg, Letcher, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Shadrach Combs Jr
Ollie Adkins
Watson Combs
Beulah Combs
Marie Irene Combs
Malda Combs
Ethel Combs
Roosevelt Combs
Shade Combs Jr.
Junior Combs
Watson Combs
Edison Louis Combs
Louise Combs

Parents and Siblings


    Ollie Adkins






    Malda Combs


    Ethel Combs


    Roosevelt Combs


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World Events (8)

1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 1

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 20

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 Northern Irish: reduced form of McCombs .2 English: variant of Coombs .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edison Combs in household of Shade Combs, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ed Combs, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Edison L Combs, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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