Mary Irene Comer

24 January 1914–21 September 1969 (Age 55)
Page, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Irene

When Mary Irene Comer was born on 24 January 1914, in Page, Virginia, United States, her father, William Clinton Comer, was 35 and her mother, Myrtle Irene Strickler, was 19. She married Harold Samuel Spitler on 24 January 1935, in Page, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Luray, Page, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 21 September 1969, in Page, Buchanan, Virginia, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Beahms Chapel Cemetery, Luray, Page, Virginia, United States.

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Harold Samuel Spitler
Mary Irene Comer
Marriage: 24 January 1935
Gary Samuel Spitler

Spouse and Children

24 January 1935
Page, Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Kathleen Ellen Comer


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 3

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Age 15

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Irene M Comer in household of William C Comer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • M Irene Comer in household of William C Comer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Comer Spitler in entry for Harold Samuel Spitler, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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