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1317. Lyndon Madeira COMSTOCK was born on 29 January 1877 in Columbus, Bartholemew County, Indiana.

Lyndon was an accountant and an auditor for the War Department.

Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007
Peter Twist is the alias that Lyndon M. Comstock used when he enlisted in the Canadian army in 1918. He married my grandmother under that name. He kept using it after the war ended, he is in the 1920 census under that name, so he was still using it when he was back in the U.S. My aunt Mary was born under the name Twist. It was passed off as just something that he did so he could enlist in the Canadian army because the American army wouldn't take him since he was too old. I think there's more to it. Indeed, I'm quite suspicious that he never divorced Carrie Kent, and that she was still alive when he married my grandmother. That would be quite a good sized skeleton to tumble out of the closet if that turns out to have been the case.

Lyndon did not mention his first wife in the following questionnaire, apparently sent by John A. Comstock when he was compiling his book Comstock Family in America. I have abbreviated the questions. Name in full: Lyndon Madeira Comstock
Born: Jan 29, 1877 Columbus, Indiana
Father: Lyndon Walker Comstock
Born: July 15, 1843 Columbus, Ind. Died Jan 13, 1911
Mother: Charlotte Emeline Comstock nee Davis
Born: Dec 15, 1845, New Washington, Indiana
Grandfather (Comstock): George Chastler Comstock
Born: Maysville, Ky
Wife: Margaret Mary Flexman
Born: Oct 4, 1887 Southall, Middlesex, England
Her Parents: James Flexman and Mary Flexman nee Brent
Married: Aug 17, 1918 Witley, Kent, England
Margaret Mary Charlotte Comstock, born Apr 8, 1920, Chicago
Lyndon David Comstock, born 17 Feb 1922, St. Joseph, Michigan
Other living Comstock relatives
Two nephews, sons of my brother Walter, deceased
Walter Comstock, 733 35th St. South Bend, Indiana
Richard Comstock, 1807 S. 4th Ave. Maywood, Illinois
Father's children:
Walter, Apr 13, 1865, died 1913
Nellie, Apr 27, 1867, died 1867
Nona, Jul 30, 1871, died 1873
Lyndon, Jan. 29, 1877
Carlton, June 17, 1882, died 1885
Other facts: great-grandfather was Dr. Brown Comstock

Lyndon Madeira COMSTOCK and Helen Augusta SCOTT were married circa 1905. They were divorced. Helen Augusta SCOTT was born on 13 October 1879 in Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri. She died on 6 May 1960 at the age of 80 in Los Angeles County, California.

Lyndon Madeira COMSTOCK and Helen Augusta SCOTT had the following children:



Bertha Helen COMSTOCK was born on 8 February 1907 in Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri. She died on 27 August 1907 at the age of 0 in Boone County, Indiana.

Baby is buried Walnut Grove Cemetery, Boonville, Cooper Co, MO

Lyndon Madeira COMSTOCK and Margaret Mary FLEXMAN were married on 17 August 1918 in Whitley, Kent, England. Margaret Mary FLEXMAN was born on 4 October 1887 in Southall, Middlesex, England. She died on 11 September 1968 at the age of 80 in Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois.

Margaret was the daughter of James and Mary (Brent) Flexman.

Lyndon Madeira COMSTOCK and Margaret Mary FLEXMAN had the following children:



Mary Charlotte COMSTOCK (private).



Lyndon Davis COMSTOCK.