WILLIAM T. COMBS

William T. Combs gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. April 1837 in Rome, Oneida County, NY
D. January 13, 1902 in Fort Hill, Lake County, IL

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Wednesday, June 18, 1947, page 34:

“Abram B. Combs
   Services for Abram B. Combs, 74, retired Lake county farmer and vice president of the First National Bank, Round Lake, will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow in the Round Lake Community church.  Mr. Combs died Monday on his farm, Burr Oak, two miles east of Round Lake.  He had lived on this farm all of his life.  Surviving are his widow, Maud, and two brothers.”

3. William “Willie” Combs born December 28, 1875 in Lake County, IL; never married; listed in the U.S., Social Security Application and Claims Index, 1936-2007 as of January 1953.
4. Clinton Bond Combs born November 23, 1877 in Lake County, IL; married Florence Alice Bater; Clinton died May 28, 1953 in DeKalb County, IL) (See section pertaining to Clinton Bond Combs buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to Florence Alice (Bater) Combs buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)

According to the 1880 U.S. Census for the Town of Avon, Lake County, IL the household members were: William Combs, age 42, married occupation: farmer, born in New York, parents born in New York; Carlen (sic Caroline) E. Combs, age 36, wife, married, born in Illinois, father born in New York, mother born in Ohio; Abrham, age 7, son, single, born in Illinois; Willie Combs, age 4, son, single, born in Illinois; Clinton B. Combs, age 2, son, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1900 U.S. Census for Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: William Combs, head, born April 1837, age 63, married for 30 years, born in New York, father born in Scotland, mother born in New York, occupation: farmer; Carrie E. Combs, wife, born October, 1845, age 56, married for 30 years, 3 children born, 3 children living, born in Illinois, father born in New York, mother born in Ohio; Sylvester Eyart, servant, born October 1876, age 23, single, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1897, lived in US for 3 years, occupation: farm laborer.

According to the Lake County Independent, January 17, 1902:

“Old Resident Dead

   Wm. T. Combs, an old resident of Lake county, died Monday morning at 5:30 a.m. at his home in Fort Hill, after an illness of about a year.
   He was seventy years of age and had lived in Lake county about forty years.
   Besides his wife, he leaves three children, Abe, William and Bond.
   Funeral was held Thursday from Fort Hill church, Rev. W. E. Toll, of Waukegan, officiating.”

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.”