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1083. Elijah Breckinridge COMSTOCK416,418 was born on 16 November 1868 in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky.277,333,335 He died on 24 March 1954 at the age of 85 in Morley, Scott County, Missouri.419

Filling station operator at Vanduser, Missouri, in 1944.
His middle name was given as Brackenwood in the John A. Comstock book, but descendants says his name was Elijah Breckinridge.

1910 Census. Morley Twp, Scott Co MO, Hh 128
Comstock, Elijah B., age 41, married 1 time for 19 years.
Maggie W., age 41, b. KY, has had 4 children, 2 living
Claud H. age 18, b. MO. Clarence A., age 8, b. MO.

1954 Obit; source unknown
ONE OF FIRST SETTLERS AT VANDUSER DIES
Funeral services for Elijah Breckenridge Comstock, 85, one of the first settlers at Vanduser and one of the persons who helped form the charter that incorporated Vanduser into a town, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Vanduser Methodist Church, of which he was a member, with the Rev. A. D Rankin officiating. Burial will be in the old Morley Cemetery.
Born Nov 16, 1868 in Hawesville, Ky., he moved to Vanduser community when he was seven. He married the former Miss Maggie Gibbs who preceded him in death on March 5, 1927. A son, Clarence also preceded him in death on July 24, 1953.
He is survived by a son, Claude Comstock, of Sikeston: two grandsons, Omar, of Los Angeles, and Leo, of Sikeston, with whom he made his home where he died Wednesday; two granddaughters, Mrs. Bernadine Rister of Sikeston, and Mrs. Patsy Johnson of Tulsa, Okla.; and 10 great grandchildren.
The body lies in state in the Welsh Funeral Home.

Buried Old Morley Cemetery.

Elijah Breckinridge COMSTOCK and Maggie W. GIBBS were married on 19 December 1889 in Benton, St. Louis County, Missouri.336 Maggie W. GIBBS, daughter of John H. GIBBS and Mary PILE, was born on 5 November 1868 in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky.416 She died on 18 March 1927 at the age of 58.416

Her husband's obituary cites Maggie's death as March 5, 1927.

Elijah Breckinridge COMSTOCK and Maggie W. GIBBS had the following children:

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Claud Harris COMSTOCK.

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Clarence Albert "Percy" COMSTOCK416 was born on 24 November 1901 in Vanduser, Scott County, Missouri.92,416 He died on 24 July 1953 at the age of 51 in Los Angeles, California.92,420 Buried Inglewood Park Cemetery.

Married Sep 1926 to Ina Vaughn. One child, Patsy, b. Sep 22, 1932. She married a Johnson.

From obituary, July 1953; source unknown.
Written in margin: Clarence Albert Comstock Borned at Vanduser, Nov. 24. Died in Los Angeles, California July 24th, 1953.
Former Area Resident Dies in Los Angeles
A former resident of this area, Clarence "Percy" Comstock, 51, died Friday in Los Angeles, Calif.
He was born Nov. 24, 1901 at Vanduser and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Oma Comstock, of Los Angeles; a daughter Mrs. Patsy Johnson, of Tulsa, Okla; his father, Lige Comstock, of Sikeston; a brother, Claude of Sikeston; two nephews, Leo Comstock of Sikeston, and Omar Comstock, of Los Angeles; a niece Mrs. Bell Rister of Sikeston; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. today in the Utter-McKinley Mortuary in Los Angeles. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery there.