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Coombs Family Page

All research on this page was done by the late Edward C. Wilke and wife Rene Checker Wilke unless otherwise noted.

This web page has been updated in May/June of 2011. The original intent of this site is the same as it has always been; to provide a FREE tool for researchers to help each other by the sharing of information - please support this intent by helping to keep it as accurate as possible. The information on this page represents the combined efforts of several researchers. I have verified the information by Wills, Equity, Deeds, Census and Cemetery Records where possible. Where no source is given, the information is unproven/unverified. Additions and corrections are welcome (rude emails are not). When writing, please include the Page Title and Web Address. Proper credit is always awarded to the provider of information. Happy Researching! Keep the circle of sharing intact, include the following if you take information for your own records: !Source: Lori McLeod Wilke; "Walking with ghosts", Research 2000 - 2011


Generation One

Brown Coombs born January 22, 1803 Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Me, USA death May 01, 1879 West Bowdoin, Me Burial Woodlawn Cemetary, West Bowdoin, Me. - married November 28, 1827 Bowdoin, Me Harriet Stanwood born March 10, 1810 death December 28, 1893 Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Me, USA Vital Records- Volume II-Deaths pg. 47. Written on Tombstone: "Brown Coombs died May 1, 1879 at 76" "Harriet S. His wife died Dec. 28, 1896 at 83" / Age 83 years and 9 months Cause of death; Bronchitis. Attending doctor; Charles N. Foster, M.D. (Bible Mrs. Luelle C. Williams, Vital Records, Bowdoin, Volume III - Marriages, pg.42.)

Harriet Also known as Harriet Stanwood Minott born in Brunswick, Me. Adopted daughter of Stephen Minott of Bowdoin Me. Sinnett, pg.203.

Occupation: Farmer in Bowdoin, Me. ; lived a few years in Brunswick, Me.

COMPLETE LIST OF SOURCES:

  • Record of death of Horace Coombs,
  • LDS Library IGI.
  • Woodlawn Cemetary inscriptions copied by Shirley and Carl Welsh,1991, Ed & Rene Wilke, 1992.
  • Copies of microfilm of Vital Records of Bowdoin Maine to the year 1892,
  • Volume I-Births, Volume II-Births and Deaths, Volume III- Marriages.
  • "The Story of Anthony Coombs & his Descendants" by William Carey Coombs, Amelia, Ohio, 1913, pgs. 166, 170.
  • "Ancestor Anthony Coombs and Descendants" compiled by Rev. Charles N. Sinnett, pg. 203
  • U.S.Census 1850, Augusta, Me. at 46 yrs

Children of Brown and Harriet

1. Dennis Brown Coombs born Mar 3 1850 in West Bowdoin, Me died March 4, 1897 in West Bowdoin, Me BURIAL: Woodlawn Cemetary, West Bowdoin, Me. Inscription on tombstone "Dennis B. Coombs died Mar 3 1850 at 11 days" SOURCE: Microfilm Vital Records of Bowdoin Me to the Year 1892. Births and Deaths, Volume II. Woodlawn Cemetary, West Bowdoin Me. Inscriptions copied by Ed and Rene Wilke, 1992.

2. David Minott Coombs born August 28, 1828 Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Me, USA died November 8, 1870 Bath, Me BURIAL: Woodlawn Cemetary, West Bowdoin, Me. Inscription on tombstone "David M. Coombs died at Bath 1870 - 42" married December 27, 1853 in Bowdoin, Me, USA to Anne Marsters (Daughter of William Marsters and Octavia Winter Weeks) born August 4, 1832 in Thomaston, Me, USA died April 17, 1902 SOURCE: Copies of microfilm Vital Records of Bowdoin Me., Volumes I, II, III./ Woodlawn Cemetary inscriptions copied by Carl and Shirley Welsh, 1991, Ed and Rene Wilke, 1992./ "The Story of Anthony Coombs & Descendants", by Wm. Carey Coombs, Amelia, Ohio, 1913, pgs. 170, 177./ "Ancestor Anthony Coombs and Descendants" compiled by Rev. Charles N. Sinnett/ U.S. Census 1850 at 22 yrs/ Bible Mrs. Luella C. Williams/ occupation: ship carpenter.

3. Francis Minott Coombs born April 30, 1831 Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Me, USA died February 14, 1885 BURIAL: Woodlawn Cemetary. Written on tombstone "Francis M. Coombs died Feb.14 1885 at 53" Source: Bible Mrs. Luella C. Williams,/ Vital Records Volume I Births, pg. 56./ Copies of microfilm Vital Records of Bowdoin Me to the year 1892,Volumes I,II,III/ U.S. Census 1850 at age 19 yrs./ "The Story of Anthony Coombs & His Descendants" by William Carey Coombs, pg.170. /"Ancestor Anthony Coombs and Descendants" compiled by Rev. Charles N. Sinnett/ Inscriptions on tombstones copied by Ed & Rene Wilke, 1992.

4. Zebulon II Coombs born June 2, 1834 Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Me, USA died April 4, 1907 Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Me, USA Sources: Microfilm- Vital Records of Bowdoin Me. to the year 1892, Volume 1-Births, pg 64, Volume II- Births & Deaths pg 51. "Ancestor Anthony Coombs and Descendants", compiled by Rev. Charles N. Sennett "The Story of Anthony Coombs & his Descendants", pg.170. Woodlawn Cemetary, West Bowdoin, Me. Inscriptions on tombstone copied by Ed & Rene Wilke, 1992.

5. Ann Coombs born June 2, 1836 Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Me, USA died 1896 Waterville, Me, USA Sources: Microfilm- Vital Records of Bowdoin Me. to the year 1892, Volume 1-Births, pg 64, Volume II- Births & Deaths pg 51. "Ancestor Anthony Coombs and Descendants", compiled by Rev. Charles N. Sennett "The Story of Anthony Coombs & his Descendants", pg.170. Woodlawn Cemetary, West Bowdoin, Me. Inscriptions on tombstone copied by Ed & Rene Wilke, 1992.

6. Nancy Healy Coombs born July 14, 1838 Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Me, USA died 1913 Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Me, USA Sources: Microfilm- Vital Records of Bowdoin Me. to the year 1892, Volume 1-Births, pg 64, Volume II- Births & Deaths pg 51. "Ancestor Anthony Coombs and Descendants", compiled by Rev. Charles N. Sennett "The Story of Anthony Coombs & his Descendants", pg.170. Woodlawn Cemetary, West Bowdoin, Me. Inscriptions on tombstone copied by Ed & Rene Wilke, 1992.

7. Harriet J. Coombs born August 11, 1839 Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Me, USA died August 11, 1839 Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Me, USA Sources: Microfilm- Vital Records of Bowdoin Me. to the year 1892, Volume 1-Births, pg 64, Volume II- Births & Deaths pg 51. "Ancestor Anthony Coombs and Descendants", compiled by Rev. Charles N. Sennett "The Story of Anthony Coombs & his Descendants", pg.170. Woodlawn Cemetary, West Bowdoin, Me. Inscriptions on tombstone copied by Ed & Rene Wilke, 1992.

8. Horace Brown Coombs - direct line


Generation Two

Horace Brown Coombs born December 19, 1846 West Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Me, USA death October 20, 1937 Auburn, Me, USA burial Oct.23, 1937 Plummer and Merrill Co., Auburn, ME. Place of Burial West Bowdoin, Me. married December 19, 1874 in Me, USA to Frances Ella Porter born September 27, 1857 Dixmont, Me, USA death May 19, 1941 Auburn, Andros, Me, USA Burial by Roderick Funeral Home, Lewiston Me. Place: Bowdoin, Me. May 21, 1941 Age at death 90 yrs 10 mo 1 day CAUSE OF DEATH: Ateriosclosis, 5 years, Contributing cause Chronic Myocerdils. Physician De. J.E. Cartland, Auburn, Me./Age 83 years, 7 months, 22 days Cause of death: Chronic Myocarditis, 2 years. Physician G.W. Twaddle, Auburn Me.

Benjamin Porter and Esta Ann Edminister both born in Dixmont, ME Horace Brown Coombs and Francel Ella Porter

Occupation: Marine Engineer

Also known as Horace Browne Coombs. Possibly adopted. Mother Liz Dille

Also known as Ella Coombs Father: Benjamin Porter, birthplace Dixmont Me. Mother Esta (Esther) Ann Edminister, birthplace Dixmont Me.

COMPLETE LIST OF SOURCES:

    • Town of Bowdoin records by E.E. Buker. City Clerk, Auburn, Maine.
    • Record of Death State of Maine Dept of Human Services - Horace
    • Newspaper articles.
    • LDS International Geneological Index.
    • Clerk of City of Auburn Mabel H. Bedel - Ella
    • Record of Death State of Maine Dept of Human Services -Ella

     

    Children of Horace and Ella

1. Nellie Coombs born November 22, 1880 no other information

2. Olivia Coombs born December 20, 1882 no other information

3. Scott Davis Coombs - Direct Line- see next

4. Harriet Coombs born September 15, 1889 no other information

5. Benjamin Brown Coombs born Nover 06, 1893 in Greenville ME died July 26 1989 in Clarmont N.H. married proabably at Rumford Maine before March 22 1915 first to Florence Anderson b June 10 1896 in Loggieville NB d. September 21 1984 in Brooksville, Florida (David M. Bulger, M.A., LL.B., LL.M., Assistant Professor, Political Studies U.P.E.I.) married to Florence Ella Cob

Children of Benjamin and Florence:

1. Gladys Coombs b. March 22 1915 probably Rumford, ME d. cr. 1988 married Arthur Routhier at Rumford. (David M. Bulger, M.A., LL.B., LL.M., Assistant Professor, Political Studies U.P.E.I.)

1. Maurice (David M. Bulger, M.A., LL.B., LL.M., Assistant Professor, Political Studies U.P.E.I.)

2. Maureen (David M. Bulger, M.A., LL.B., LL.M., Assistant Professor, Political Studies U.P.E.I.)

Gladys divorced Arthur and remarried Norman Burns

2. Marguerite Esther Coombs b. November 13 1918 Purgatory Mills Litchfield MEd. June 28 1989 married George Bulger on October 31 1940. (David M. Bulger, M.A., LL.B., LL.M., Assistant Professor, Political Studies U.P.E.I.)

5 living children

"....there is a book on the Coombs family in the Maine State Library at Augusta, which traces the generations down from Anthony Coombs and Dorcas Wooden to the generation in which Horace would been located. One of the interesting things about the Bowdoin branch is that they are descended from Joshua Coombs and Elizabeth Pratt. Elizabeth was the great granddaughter of Joshua Pratt who landed at Plymoth Plantation in the third ship, "the Anne" in 1623. (David M. Bulger, M.A., LL.B., LL.M., Assistant Professor, Political Studies U.P.E.I.)

6. Helena May Coombs born May 01 1895 married November 28 1915 in Rumford Me USA to Richard H. Estes

7. Francis Minot S. Coombs born December 20 1897


Henlena, Harriet and Nellie


Generation Three

Scott Davis Coombs born 2 Aug 1885 Alton, Me, USA death 16 Aug 1969 Clearwater, Pinellas, FL, USAburial Age 84 years at death. Time 1:20 p.m. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater, Fl. married March 19, 1905 Keyport, NJ, USA Loela Lowell E. Wilson daughter of John A. Wilson b. 1859 Keansburg, NJ, USA d. March 24, 1925 Middletown, Monmouth, NJ, USA BURIAL: Fairview Cemetary, Red Bank NJ Lot 68 and Mary Jane Smith Wilson b. 1856 d. October 20, 1903 Keyport, NJ, USA BURIAL: Keyport, NJ age 47 years, Buried with her father born 27 Jul 1883 Keansburg, NJ, USA died August 08, 1969 Clearwater, Pinellas, FL, USA BURIAL: Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater, Fl. Age 84 years at death. Time 1:20 p.m Cause of death: Acute indigestion, Age 66 years, H.W. Hartman, Keyport, NJ Source: Death Certificate, telephone conversation with Louise Hyson, Middletown, NJ / Death certificate of Lowell Wilson Coombs . Telephone - Computerized records at Fairview Cemetary read over the phone, Nan's notes. SOURCE: Death certificate Loela Wilson, Nan's notes age 83 yrs. Time 9:35 p.m. Cause of death- breast cancer that spread over a period of three years.

Scott Davis Coombs
Coombs Family
Above:Scott Davis Coombs Occupation: National Guard of the State of Maine, Apr 1908 - Jan 7,1909 U.S. Army January 12,1904 - January 11, 1907, Hospital Corps. December 30, 1909 - December 29, 1912, 113th Company, Coast Artillery Corps, Fort Hancock, N.J. Chief of Police 1921 - 1939, Bergenfield, N.J
Above: Mildred Coombs Wilke Sayword as a child

Right: John A. Wilson 1859 - 1925 Councilman Keansburg, New Jersey Married to Mary Jane Smith Children: Lowell Elizabeth Wilson Coombs; Maude Wilson COLE, Abe Wilson - Burial Fariview Cem. Red Bank NJ Lot 68

COMPLETE LIST OF SOURCES:

  • Birth Certificate - Scott
  • Death Certificate - Scott/Loela
  • State of Maine Adjutant-General - Scott
  • Honorable Discharge U.S. Army - Scott
  • LDS Social Security file - Scott
  • newspaper clippings - Scott/Loela

Children of Scott and Loela

1. Ella M. Coombs b. October 17, 1906 d. February 10, 1907 Belford, NJ, USA Age 3 months, 28 days BURIAL: Fair View Cemetery, Lot 139 SOURCE: Receipt from Cemetary, Telephone - Computerized information read over the phone from Fairview Cemetary, Nan's notes

2. Mildred Olivia Coombs - direct line


Generation Four

Mildred Olivia Coombs b. 5 Jan 1908 in Rumford, ME, USA d. 12 Oct 1989 in Jacksonville, Fl USA Burial at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater, Fl. Cremation by Hardage-Giddens Jacksonville, Fl. married 27 Nov 1928 (div/re-m) Bergenfield NJ USA Edward Clarence Wilke III b. 3 Oct 1904 New York, NY USA BURIAL: Mar 8, 1974 Geo. Washington Mem. Park, Paramus, N.J. Vander Plaat Mem.Home, Paramus, N.J. d. 4 Mar 1974 in Englewood, Bergen NJ, USA birth of Mildred reported in 1908, Dr. F.E. Wheet Age 81 years at death. Cause of death Congestive heart failure. Time 2.31 p.m./ BIRTH: Oct 3 1903 (death certificate). Oct 3 1904 (Birth certificate, School certificate & SS file). LDS Geneology Library Social Security Search on computer Birth certificate, Age & Schooling Certificate, Marriage Certificate. DEATH: March 4,1974 at 3:30 p.m., Englewood Hospital, Age 70 yrs. Cause of death: Respiratory arrest due to severe emphysema, Dean Penn, M.D.

Divorced July 6, 1939.
Final Decree of Divorce, Chancery No. 98 Trenton, New Jersey

Edward married Althea Unknown
Mildred married February 24, 1951 to Malcolm J. Sayward

COMPLETE LIST OF SOURCES:

  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Final Divorce Decree,
  • Death Certificate Rumford, Me, USA

Links to other Coombs sites on the Web
unable to make connections at this time, but these are records of this Coombs family....

Coombs Families of New England Prior to 1700 Descendants of Joshua2 and Elizabeth (Pratt) Coombs

The Family of Elbridge and Abigail (Currier) Coombs - "....... Elbridge C. Coombs, son of Captain David Coombs and Sarah COOMBS, about Oct 1852. Elbridge was born 27 Apr 1828 in Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine. He died 21 Mar 1899 in Pleasantdale, South Portland, Cumberland, Maine and is buried in the Sedgwick Rural Cemetery. Elbridge and Abigail first resided in Bath (in 1850) where Elbridge was employed as a ship's carpenter. They moved to Augusta about 1865 and to Sedgwick in the 1870's. "Elbridge brought Abbie back to Sedgwick from Augusta in a covered wagon. They stayed the night in Belfast." (Elizabeth Carroll Parker)....." Possibly a nephew of Brown Coombs Generation One above



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