CLINTON “LITTLE C.B.” COMBS
Clinton “Little C.B.” Combs gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)
B. August 27, 1899
D. June 11, 1902
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- Father: Clinton Bond Combs born November 23, 1877 in Fort Hill, Lake County, IL, son of William T. Combs (1837-1902) and Caroline Elizabeth “Carrie” Seeber (1843-1929) (See section pertaining to William T. Combs buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to Caroline Elizabeth “Carrie” Seeber buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); married Florence Alice Bater on March 7, 1898; Clinton died May 28, 1953 in Waterman, DeKalb County, IL (See section pertaining to Clinton Bond Combs buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Mother: Florence Alice (Bater) Combs born February 24, 1880 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL, daughter of Henry Bater (1830-1917) and Sarah (Harris) Bater (1832-1905); Florence died August 10, 1952 in Sandwich, DeKalb County, IL (See section pertaining to Florence Alice (Bater) Combs, both buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Infant son Combs died April 27, 1906 (See section pertaining to Infant son Combs buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Curtis Bond Combs born February 22, 1908 in Rogers Park, Cook County, IL; married Ione May Mosher (1909-1990) on January 1, 1930 in DeKalb County, IL., daughter of William Mosher (?-1908) and Lillian (Dannewitz) (Mosher) (Wertz) Reynolds (1888-1963) (NOTE: Lillian married (1) William Mosher in 1907 and he died in 1908; married (2) Cherles K. Wertz (1879-1937) in 1911; married (3) Delbert Reynolds in 1941; (NOTE: Charles was born in Strausstown, PA coming to Illinois about 1915 operating a bakery in Somonauk, IL and Sandwich, IL, married Lillian Dannewitz of Somonauk about 1921, died May 22, 1937 and buried Strausstown, PA) (NOTE: Lillian and Delbert Raynolds operated the Wertz Bakery); Ione married (2) Arthur Rutledge on November 25, 1978; Curtis died May 12, 1965 in Sandwich, DeKalb County, IL; Curtis and Ione are buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich, DeKalb County, IL.
According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
“Name: Curtis Bond Combs; Address: 321 No. Main, Sandwich, DeKalb County, Illinois; Telephone: 389R2; Age in Years: 32; Date of Birth: 2-22-1908; Place of Birth: Rogers Park, Illinois, U.S.A.; Name of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Iona May Combs; Relationship of That Person: wife; Address of That Person: 321 No. Main, Sandwich, DeKalb County, Illinois; Employer’s Name: C. B & G Railroad; Place of Employment: Aurora, Kane County, Illinois; Race: White; Height: 5-7; Weight: 175; Eyes: Gray; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Light; Other obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification: Tatoo on right fore arm; Signed: Oct. 16 – 1940”
According to the Daily Chronicle (DeKalb IL) Thursday, May 13, 1965, page 2:
“CURTIS B. COMBS
SANDWICH – Curtis B. Combs 57, 124 College Ave., died Wednesday, May 12, 1965 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.
He was born Feb. 22, 1908 in Rogers Park, the son of Clinton B. and Florence A. Combs. He married Ione Mae Mosher, Jan. 1, 1930 and had been employed by the C. B. & Q. Railroad in the brass finishing department for 32 years.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, Curtis of Millington and Jerry D. of Sheridan; six grandchildren. His parents and two brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Jones Funeral Home with Rev. J. Brabner Smith officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.”
According to the Lake County Independent, June 12, 1903:
“In loving remembrance of our little C. B. who died one year ago the 11th of June 1902. Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Combs.”
According to the Lake County Independent, December 25, 1903:
“J. H. Miller, of McHenry, placed a monument in the Fort Hill cemetery grounds in memory of W. T. Combs and for little C. B. Combs.”