Donald Philip Coombe

8 January 1885–18 May 1961 (Age 76)
Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States

The Life of Donald Philip

When Donald Philip Coombe was born on 8 January 1885, in Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States, his father, Rev. Philip Coombe, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Cecelia Russ, was 24. He married Margaret May Sanders on 15 November 1909, in Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1900 and Pacific Judicial Township, Humboldt, California, United States for about 30 years. He died on 18 May 1961, in Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States.

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Donald Philip Coombe
Margaret May Sanders
Marriage: 15 November 1909
Carol Russ Coombe
James Donald Coombe
Margaret Miriam Coombe

Spouse and Children

15 November 1909
Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 6

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English combe (Old English cumb, of Celtic origin) denoting a short, straight valley, or else a habitational name from a place named with this word. There are a large number of places in England, mostly spelled Combe, named with this word. Compare Coombs .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Donald P Coombe, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Donald Coombe, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Donald P Coombe, "United States Census, 1930"

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