Richard Trenton Comer

5 June 1926–11 June 2007 (Age 81)
Shenandoah, Page, Virginia, United States

The Life of Richard Trenton

When Richard Trenton Comer was born on 5 June 1926, in Shenandoah, Page, Virginia, United States, his father, Grant Comer, was 24 and his mother, Zessie Mae Turner, was 18. He had at least 2 daughters with Phoebe Ann Painter. He lived in Shenandoah Iron Works Magisterial District, Page, Virginia, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1944. He died on 11 June 2007, in Luray, Page, Virginia, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Page, Virginia, United States.

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Richard Trenton Comer
Phoebe Ann Painter
Frances Ann Comer
Brenda Sue Comer

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    Frances Ann Comer


    Brenda Sue Comer


Parents and Siblings

    Grant Comer


    Zessie Mae Turner




World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 15

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 22

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name from Middle English combere, an agent derivative of Old English camb ‘comb’, referring perhaps to a maker or seller of combs, or to someone who used them to prepare wool or flax for spinning. This was an alternative process to carding, and caused the wool fibers to lie more or less parallel to one another, so that the cloth produced had a hard, smooth finish without a nap.2 English: variant of Coomber .3 Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kommer or Kammer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Comer in household of Virginia A Comer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mr Richard Trenton Or T-Boy Comer, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Richard Trenton Comer in entry for Douglas Macarthur Moyer and Frances Ann Comer, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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