Bertus Roy Combs

10 December 1896–26 February 1971 (Age 74)
Manito, Mason, Illinois, United States

The Life of Bertus Roy

When Bertus Roy Combs was born on 10 December 1896, in Manito, Mason, Illinois, United States, his father, John Manuel Combs, was 32 and his mother, Louisa Griggs, was 29. He lived in Crawfordsville, Montgomery, Indiana, United States in 1930. He died on 26 February 1971, at the age of 74, and was buried in Crawfordsville, Montgomery, Indiana, United States.

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Bertus Roy Combs
Olive Ida Bollan

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Manuel Combs


    Louisa Griggs




    Grace Nell Combs


    Ella A Combs


    Charles Henry Combs




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 10

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • R B Combs, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Roy B Combs, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roy B Combs, "United States Census, 1920"

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