Homer Rawley Combs

17 September 1918–5 July 1989 (Age 70)
Eureka, Navarro, Texas, United States

The Life of Homer Rawley

When Homer Rawley Combs was born on 17 September 1918, in Eureka, Navarro, Texas, United States, his father, Thomas Larry Combs, was 22 and his mother, Nellie Ora Walker, was 20. He married Georgia Ann Reynolds on 10 April 1937, in Navarro, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 7, Cameron, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 5 July 1989, in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Homer Rawley Combs
Georgia Ann Reynolds
Marriage: 10 April 1937
Robert Ollie Combs
Shirley Janett Gatlin
Nellie Lou Combs
Patricia Ann Combs

Spouse and Children

10 April 1937
Navarro, Texas, United States


    Robert Ollie Combs


    Shirley Janett Gatlin


    Nellie Lou Combs


    Patricia Ann Combs


Parents and Siblings




    Clyde Combs


    Jewel Mae Combs


    Burtis Junior Combs



World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 11

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Hamer Cambs in household of T L Cambs, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Homer Combs in household of Thomas Combs, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Homer Raleigh Combs in entry for Patricia Ann Childs, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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