Fred Lawrence Lonnie Comer

15 November 1892–22 June 1953 (Age 60)
Grantsburg Township, Johnson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Fred Lawrence Lonnie

When Fred Lawrence Lonnie Comer was born on 15 November 1892, in Grantsburg Township, Johnson, Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Asbury Comer, was 28 and his mother, Donna Bel White, was 26. He married Edith Blanche Canup on 7 February 1920, in Massac, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Grantsburg, Johnson, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. In 1917, at the age of 25, his occupation is listed as farmer in Grantsburg, Johnson, Illinois, United States. He died on 22 June 1953, in Tazewell, Illinois, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Johnson, Illinois, United States.

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Fred Lawrence Lonnie Comer
Edith Blanche Canup
Marriage: 7 February 1920
Thelma Jeanette Comer
Eugene Comer

Spouse and Children

7 February 1920
Massac, Illinois, United States


    Thelma Jeanette Comer


    Eugene Comer


Parents and Siblings



    William Lloyd Comer



    Nora E Comer


World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Lawerance Comer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Chas L Comer in household of Joseph A Comer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lawrence Comer, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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