Person:George Combs (3)

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  1. George Combs1856 - 1931
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  • WElla Green1862 - 1941
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Name George Combs
Gender Male
Birth[1] 27 Apr 1856 Luray, Clark, Missouri, United States
Death[1] 25 Apr 1931 North Loup, Valley, Nebraska, United States
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 The North Loup Loyalist
    May 1, 1931.

    After fighting the ravages of disease for a number of months, Geo. Combs succumbed about 9:30 o'clock Saturday evening. Mr. Combs had been in failing health the past year and had been confined to bed for some time. He had suffered greatly at times and for weeks preceding his death nothing could be done for him except to make him as comfortable as possible.
    George Martin Combs was born at Luray, Mo., April 27, 1856, and died at his home at North Loup, Neb., April 25, 1931, aged 74 years, 11 months and 28 days. His father, George Warren Combs and his mother, Martha Martin Combs, moved from Kentucky to northern Missouri where he was born. When he was four years of age, his parents moved to Clinton, Mo., where he grew up under Christian influence. Here he was married, and two of his children, George Leslie and Jessie were born. Later he moved to Colorado where two more children were born, to live only a few days.
    On September 20, 1900, he was married to Ellen Green, to whom one son, Albert, was born. Soon after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Combs came to North Loup to reside, later moving to their present farm where they have lived for many years. Mr. Combs became a member of the Baptist church at Luray, Mo., and later joined the church at Boulder. He was a good neighbor and friend and was held in esteem by all those who knew him. Mr. Combs is survived by his wife, two sons, Leslie and Albert, the other children having gone before him. Three sisters, Mrs. Lida Whetstone, Mrs. Allie Smith and Mrs. Ellen Harris of San Jacinto, California, and one brother, Henry Combs of Wise, Mo., also survive.
    Funeral services conducted by Rev. Hurley S. Warren were held at the family home, Monday afternoon at 2:30. The green sisters accompanied by Mrs. Esther Babcock at the piano sang several selections. Pall bearers were Will Schudel, Clifton McClellen, Elmo Hurley, Frank Johnson, Arthur Willoughby and Fred Swanson.
    Interment was made in the North Loup cemetery. Impressive rites at the grave were conducted by the Masonic lodge of Ord. Mr. Combs became a member of the Scotia lodge soon after coming to North Loup and several Masons from Scotia were in attendance.