FLORENCE ALICE (BATER) COMBS

B. February 24, 1880 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL
D. August 10, 1952 in Sandwich, DeKalb County, IL
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  • Father: Henry Bater born February 14, 1830 in England; married Sarah Harris on December 31, 1867 in Lake County, IL; veteran of the Civil War (1862-1865) Company C, Illinois 96th Infantry Regiment, Private; died October 30, 1917 in Millburn, Lake County, IL; buried in Millburn Cemetery, Wadsworth, Lake County, IL
  • Mother: Sarah (Harris) Bater born April 16, 1832 in Wales; died March 3, 1905 in Millburn, Lake County, IL; buried in Millburn Cemetery, Wadsworth, Lake County, IL
  • Husband: Clinton Bond Combs born November 23, 1877 in Lake County, IL; married March 7, 1904 in Indiana; died May 28, 1953 in DeKalb County, IL (See section pertaining to Clinton Bonds Combs buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Infant son Combs died April 27, 1906 (See section pertaining to Infant son Combs buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    2. Clinton “Little C.B.” Combs born August 27, 1899; died June 11, 1902 (See section pertaining to Clinton “Little C.B.” Combs buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    3. Curtis Bond Combs born February 22, 1908; married Ione May Mosher (1909-1900); died May 12, 1965 in Sandwich, DeKalb County, IL; Curtis and Ione are buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich, DeKalb County, IL
  • Siblings:
    • Zera Imogene “Imogene” (Bater) Gillett born 1871 in Illinois; married Charles D. Gillett (1870-1942); died 1951 in Millburn, Lake County, IL; Zera and Charles are buried in Millburn Cemetery, Wadsworth, Lake County, IL
    • Addie Jane (Bater) Kennedy born March 22, 1873 in Millburn, Lake County, IL; married Jack Kennedy; died June 18, 1943 in Sandwich, DeKalb County, IL; buried in Millburn Cemetery, Wadsworth, Lake County, IL
    • Anna Gertrued (Bater) born September 8, 1881 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; married Charles Edward Studley (1878-1957); died November 11, 1946 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA; Anna and Charles are buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles County, CA

Additional information:

According to the 1880 U.S. Census for Walker Precinct, Platte County, NE the household members were: Henry Bater, age 50, husband, married, occupation: farming, born in England, parents born in England; Sarah Bater, age 35, wife, married, born in Wales, parents born in Wales; Zera Bater, age 9, daughter, born in Illinois; Addie Bater, age 6, daughter, born in Illinois; Florence Bater, age 4, daughter, born in Illinois; Anna Bater, age ¾ born in September, daughter, born in Illinois.

According to the 1900 U.S. Census for Chicago, West Town, Cook County, IL living at 1331 West Van Buren the household members were: Clinton B. Combs, head, born November 1876, age 23, married for two years, born in Illinois, father born in Scotland, mother born in Illinois, occupation: clerk; Florence Combs, wife, born February 1878, age 22, married 2 years, 1 child born, 1 child living, born in Illinois, father born in England, mother born in Wales; Clinton Combs, son, born August 1899, age 9/12, single, born in Illinois; William W. Combs, brother, born May 1876, age 24, single, born in Illinois, occupation: machinist.

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 3928 Polk Street, the household members were: Clinton Combs, head, age 32, married, born in Illinois, father born in New York, mother born in Illinois, occupation: clerical – telephone; Florence A. Combs, wife, age 32, married 11 years, 3 children born, 1 child living, born in Illinois, father born in England, mother born in Wales; Curtis B. Combs, son, age 2, single, born in Illinois; Edna Colver, boarder, age 23, single, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio, occupation: music teacher; William Dethorn, boarder, age 23, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: machinist – machine shop.

According to the U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1915 Spokane, WA city directory:

“Combs Clinton B (Florence A) chf colr P T & T h S318 Post”

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 6 Kostner Avenue the household members were: Curtis B. Combs, head, age 42, married, born in Illinois, father born in New York, mother born in Illinois, occupation: proprietor – grocery; Florence A. Combs, wife, age 42, married, born in Illinois, parents born in England, occupation: saleswoman – retail millinery; Curtis B. Combs, Jr., son, age 12, single, born in Illinois

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Sandwich City, Sandwich Township, DeKalb County, IL living on Third, the household members were: Clinton P. Coombs (sic), head, age 57, married at age 37, born in Illinois, father born in New York, mother born in Illinois, occupation: manager – grocery; Florence Coombs, wife, age 52, married at age 32, born in Illinois, parents born in England: Curtis P. Coombs, son, age 22, single, born in Illinois, occupation: nickle plater – C B I L R.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Sandwich City, DeKalb County, IL living at 621½ E. Third St., the household members were: C. B. Combs, head, age 61, married, highest grade completed: H2, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Florence Combs, wife, age 61, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: cook – restaurant

According to the Daily Chronicle (De Kalb IL) Monday, August 11, 1952, page 2:

“FLORENCE ALICE COMBS

   SANDWICH – Florence Alice Combs, 72, of Sandwich, passed away Sunday afternoon, Aug. 10, 1952.  She was born March 7, 1880, the daughter of Henry and Sarah Bater, and married C. B. Combs March 7, 1898.

   She had been a resident of Sandwich for 30 years, and is survived by her husband; one son, Curits, and two grandsons of Sandwich.  Mrs. Combs was preceded in death by two sons.

   Services will be held from the Sutherland Funeral Home Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock.  Rev. Howard Palm will officiate, and burial will be at Fort Hill Cemetery, Round Lake, Ill.  Friends may call at the funeral home.”

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Wednesday, August 13, 1952, page 25:

“COMBS – Florence Eater (sic) Combs, Aug. 10, 1952, Sandwich, Ill., wife of Clinton Bond Combs, mother of Curtis B. Combs.  Funeral services Wednesday, 10:30 a. m., funeral home, Sandwich, Ill., and 1:30 p. m., at grave, Fort Hill cemetery, Lake county, Ill.”

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Wednesday, August 13, 1952, page 25:

“Mrs. Clinton Combs
   Services for Mrs. Florence B. Combs, 72, of Sandwich, De Kalb county, who died in her home Sunday, will be held at 11 a. m. today in the chapel at 605 N. Main st., Sandwich.  Mrs. Combs was born in Waukegan and lived there and in Chicago for many years.  She was a former employe of the Waukegan Sun.  Her father, the late Henry Bater, was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.  She leaves her husband, Clinton, retired grocer; a son, Curtis, and two grandsons.”

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