William Webb Coombe

1 May 1806–21 July 1872 (Age 66)
Melksham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Webb

William Webb Coombe was born on 1 May 1806, in Melksham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of Joseph Coombs and Ruth. He married Mary Ann Salter on 14 January 1847, in Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Cheverell Magna, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 21 July 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Webb Coombe
Mary Ann Salter
Marriage: 14 January 1847
Mary Ann Elizabeth Coombe
Louisa Ruth Coombe
Clara Dinah Coomb

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 January 1847Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
    Age 2
    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 19
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English (Devon and Cornwall):topographic name from Middle English combe (Old English cumb, of Celtic origin) denoting a bowl-shaped valley, or else a habitational name from a place so named. A large number of places in southwestern England, mostly spelled Combe, are named with this word.nickname from Middle English come (Old English cuma) ‘guest, stranger, newcomer’. Compare Coombs .

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

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    Sources (24)

    • W W Coombe in entry for Louise Ruth Ficknor, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
    • William W Coombe, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • William W Coombe, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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