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Elijah COOMBE

Male Abt 1821 - 1905  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name Elijah COOMBE  [1
    Born Abt 1821  Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 11 Nov 1821  North Bovey, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Baptized Elija CUMBE, son of William and Elizabeth CUMBE; father a labourer, Mill.
    Gender Male 
    Address 1890-1891  [2
    • He appeared in a directory as Elijah COOMBE; location 2, Young St., Mt. Auburn; Business Name, Daniels, C & Co.

      Another entry read: Name: Jas. B. D.; Elijah C.; H. H. COOMBE. Location 1: northeast Corner 5th and Race. Business Name: Daniels, COOMBE & Co. Occupation: Manufacturers of Men's and Boys' Fine Home-Made Clothing; Merchant Tailors and Gents' Furnishing, Goods.
    Died 3 Oct 1905  Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • "Had One Dollar When He Landed. Died Worth Three-quarters of a Million Dollars.
      Mention was made several days ago of the fact that Elijah COOMBE had gone to Ohio to attend the funeral of his uncle by the same name. Speaking of the late Mr. COOMBE, the Arcola Reporter says:

      'Landing in America at twenty-one years of age, just one silver dollar in his pocket, working, toiling, saving until he had accumulated a fortune of three-quarters of a million, tells the story of the success of Elijah COOMBE, who died Tuesday at his home in Cincinnati, aged 8 years. He was born in Devonshire county, England. He was the uncle of Rev. Joseph COOMBE of this city, and the latter left immediately on receipt of the news to attend the funeral. He was one of the largest land owner in this section of Illinois and frequently visited Arcola while looking after property interests near here. In Macon county he owned 640 acres and in North Okaw township, Coles county, just southwest of Arcola, he had a farm of 1850 acres. He bought land in this section about forty years ago. Of recent years his nephew of this city has managed his Illinois interests for him. When he first came to America he was by trade a tailor's cutter. Later he opened a big clothing house in Cincinnati which still bears his name. His wife and two children survive him. He was a member of the Episcopal church.'"
    Buried 6 Oct 1905  Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Spring Grove Cemetery
    Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio
    U.S.A. 
    • Elijah COOMBE died 3 October 1905 at 1811 Young St; buried 6 October 1905 at 3.45 p.m; Section 110; lot 270. He was born 26 October 1822 in England. The cemetery lot was owned by himself. Ordered by H. H. COOMBE. Undertaker Geo. A. Wiltsee. Grave $30; grave $10. Death attributed to angina pectoria.
    Person ID I5238  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2014 

    Father William COOMBE,   b. Abt 1783, North Bovey, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1868, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1783, North Bovey, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Apr 1867, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Address 1841  [5
    Village, North Bovey, Devon 
    Address 1851  [6
    Village, North Bovey, Devon 
    Address 1861  [7
    Private House, Village, North Bovey, Devon 
    Family ID F1390  Group Sheet

    Family Margaret HILTS,   b. 6 Aug 1827, Springdale, Hamilton, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1914, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 8 Jun 1848  Hamilton County, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Address 1880  [10
    118 Young St., Cincinnati, Ohio 
    Address 1900  [8
    Young St., Cincinnati, Ohio 
    Address 1905  [4
    1811 Young St., Cincinnati, Ohio 
    • Address at the time of Elijah's death on 3 October 1905.
    Children 
     1. Harry Hilts COOMBE,   b. 30 Sep 1856, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1948, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     2. Charles F. COOMBE,   b. 2 Mar 1861, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1876, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     3. Mary Elizabeth COOMBE,   b. 28 Dec 1864, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1866, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. Carrie M. COOMBE,   b. 25 Jan 1868, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1961  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2009 
    Family ID F1549  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    COOMBE
    COOMBE

    ELIJAH COOMBE
    1822 - 1905

    COOMBE
    COOMBE

  • Sources 
    1. [S318] Genealogical report on CAUNTER: Widecombe in the Moor, Devon, C. F. Belam, M.A., (Professional genealogist, Buckfastleigh, Devon; citing from parish records; rec'd Oct. 2005.).

    2. [S389] Directory.

    3. [S306] Biography: COOMBE, Joseph Coombe, (15 March 1909 in McIntosh, Florida, at the home of George Norsworthy; copy rec'd from Mike Norsworthy, July 2005.).

    4. [S659] Cemetery Records: Spring Grove, Cincinnati, Ohio, (http://www.springgrove.org/SG/sg_home.shtm).

    5. [S137] Census of England, 1841.

    6. [S696] Census of England, 1851.

    7. [S431] Book: The History of Imperial County, California, Elms & Franks, (Berkeley, CA, 1918.).

    8. [S206] Census of U.S.A., 1900.

    9. [S159] Index: International Genealogical Index (IGI), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, (Salt Lake City, Family History Library).

    10. [S226] Census of U.S.A., 1880.


  

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