See biography below from "History of Portage County, Ohio" by Warner, Beers & Co., Chicago, 1885. Superintendant of the Poor, Portage County Hospital and Infirmary, Ravenna, OH. First-hand account of the 1906 earthquake in California,
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Married (1) 24-Jan-1861 to Emily L. CRANE;
daughter of James CRANE born ___ & Hira KNEELAN born ____;
died 8-Mar-1885 in Ravenna, Portage County, OH.
Children of John & Emily:
- Raymond W. McComb, born c1861;
Married (2) Mar-1888 to Mary Aida MACK;
Children of John & Mary:
|John Wesley McComb
Superintendant of the Poor
Biographical Note, "History of Portage County, Ohio", 1885:
"JOHN W. McCOMB, Superintendent of the Poor, P.O. Ravenna, was born March 26, 1833, in Ohio, son of John and Nancy (Dawson) McComb, natives of Lancaster, Penn., who were the parents of ten children, seven of whom are now living: John W., William, Nancy (wife of H. Tuttle), N.N. (who enlisted in the Union Army during the war of the Rebellion, remained till the close, and came out without a scratch), Wilbur, Anna (married to A.B. Christie, Principal of Convoy College, Van Wert Co., Ohio, where she is also assistant), and Sarah (wife of B. Godard, a silver-plater in Charlestown, this county). Our subjects parents immigrated to this county in 1841, and settled in Edinburg Township, where the father died. Their previous home stood on the State line between Ohio and Pennsylvania, and when our subject was born (in Ohio), his father, though not away from home, was in Pennsylvania.
"John W. McComb was married January 24, 1861, to Emily L., daughter of James and Hira (Kneelan) Crane. By this union is born one child - Ray W., a young man at present attending Ravenna High School. Mrs. McComb died March 8, 1885. March 1, 1878, our subject was appointed Superintendent of the Poor by the County Infirmary Directors, and still retains that position. He has been proprietor of a saw-mill. At the time of the breaking out of the war, his brother William was a resident of the South, where his effects were confiscated, and he himself impressed into the Rebel Army. While at Fort Scott he deserted to Union lines, where he was identified by Ashley Crane, a cousin of our subjects late wife, and who was then in the Northern Army, and sent to this county."
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