WILLIAM T. COMBS

B. April 1837 in Rome, Oneida County, NY
D. 1902 in Illinois

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.”

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