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Rachel Elizabeth Combs

Female 1883 - 1958  (75 years)


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  • Name Rachel Elizabeth Combs 
    Born 2 May 1883  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1900 1900  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 2 Dec 1958  Mercer County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Age 75 years 
    Buried 5 Dec 1958  Maple Hill Cemetery, Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 13 siblings 
    Notes 
    • 1920 Living next door to sister Laura (Tazewell)
      Moved to McDowell County WV around 1929-1930 with her sister Laura and her family.
      In September 1935 lost her son Virgil to Typhoid Fever, in December of that same year, she lost her husband to the same thing.
      Her second husband died in the Raleigh Hotel (Bluefield) from mattress burns he received from smoking in bed.
    Person ID P1853  Burress Genealogy of Virginia

    Father Meredith Richard Combs
              b. Jan 1861, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 May 1924, Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Susan Elizabeth "Susie" Totten
              b. 8 Mar 1867, Rich Valley, Smyth County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 Nov 1933, Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1881  Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F322  Group Sheet

    Husband 1 Robert Alfred Martin
              b. 29 Aug 1875, Greenbrier, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 Dec 1935, Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 05 Apr 1911  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 7 children 
    Photos
    Photo from L to R: Marie Scott, William Rose, Rachel Combs Martin
    Family ID F722  Group Sheet

    Husband 2 Charlie Puckett
              b. 6 Sep 1896, Ironton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 17 Feb 1951, Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 23 May 1940  Bland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1367  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 May 1883 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus 1900 - 1900 - Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 05 Apr 1911 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 May 1940 - Bland County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Dec 1958 - Mercer County, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Dec 1958 - Maple Hill Cemetery, Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S-1278084704] West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), West Virginia Death Index, 2 Dec 1958.
      Name: Rachel Elizabeth Combs Puckett Birth Date: 2 May 1883 Birth Place: Tazewell County, Virginia Death Date: 2 Dec 1958 Death Place: Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia Burial Date: 5 Dec 1958 Cemetery Name: Maple Hill Death Age: 75 Occupation: Housewife Race: White Marital Status: Widowed Gender: Female Father Name: Richard Combs Mother Name: Elizabeth Smith FHL Film Number: 804480

    2. [S-1444881254] Grave Stone, Maple Hill Cemetery Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia.

    3. [S-1444881244] Marriage Record, Tazewell County Marriage Register Book 3, Page 206, Line 55.
      Husband Name: Robert Martin Husband Age: 35 Husband Birthplace: West Virginia Husband Residence: Russell County, Virginia Husband Condition: Widowed Husband Fathers Name: T.M. Martin Husband Mothers Name: R.J. Martin Husband Occupation: Miner Wife Name: Rachel Combs Wife Age: 24 Wife Birthplace: Tazewell County, Virginia Wife Residence: Tazewell County, Virginia Wife Condition: Single Wife Fathers Name: Richard Combs Wife Mothers Name: Susan Combs Marriage Date: 5 April 1911 Marriage Place: Tazewell County, Virginia Performed By: Fulton Blankenship