Shelby County Indiana
The Combs - Emporia Gazette
Mrs. W. J. Combs was found dead in bed at her home, 706 Market Street, at 6 o'clock this morning. She retired last night apparently in her usual health, and death probably was due to heart trouble.
5 May 1917
Mrs. W. J. Combs Dead
Mrs. Combs, whose maiden name was Miss Nancy Perry, was born in Shelby County, Indiana, Frebruary 14, 1849. When she was 10 years old she moved with her parents to Lyon County and settled near Hartford. She was married to W. J. Combs, who survives her, July 5, 1866, at Hartford. The wedding took place soon after Mr. Combs's return from the Civil War. Mr. and Mrs. Combs celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a dinner and reunion at the Whitley Hotel last July.
Mr. and Mrs. Combs moved to Emporia in 1889, when Mr. Combs was elected probate judge of Lyon County, a position which he held for two terms. Mrs. Combs was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church, and was active as a member of the Woman's Relief Corps and the Knights Ladies of Security. Mr. Combs, who recovered but recently from a long and dangerous illness, was prostrated by the shock of Mrs. Combs's death. No definite funeral arrangements have been made.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Combs is survived by two children, John P. Combs, of Kansas City, and Mrs. John Moyer, who lives east of Emporia, and a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Rawson, of Hartford.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard
An Indianapolis Newspaper
Combs, Charles (of Shelby County) / Accidental death of,
October 12, 1885
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