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Minidoka County was created January 28, 1913 from the parent county of Lincoln. The county seat is Rupert.


5 June 1917 WWI Draft Registration. Collin Combs, age 21, res. Rupert Idaho, born Sept 29, 1895, Goodloe, Mo, USA; Native Born, Farming, employed by Auburn J Powers, Rupert, Idaho; Single, Caucasian, partly helps support mother, 3 sisters, and 2 brothers. Tall, medium height, blue eyes, red hair, bald (no). No disability. Signed Cullen Combs (Source: Original images, WWI Draft Registration, Ancestry.com, abs. by SE)


1922 Marriage: Groom: COMBS, Ira, Res: Rupert, Minidoka, Idaho; Bride: LOVE, Vesta Elizabeth, Res: Rupert; Place: Burley; Date 14 Mar 1922; County/State of Record: Cassia, Idaho; Volume: 3, Page: 69

(Source: Online Western States Marriage Records Index, BYU Special Collections and Family History)

SE Notes: By 1930, Ira and Vesta are found in the 1930 Merced Co, CA census in Twp #8, Atwater City which shows his son Ernest to have been born in Missouri. Perhaps Ira made a swing back through Missouri before making his way to California.


1923 Marriage: Groom Name: STAPLETON E. L., Res: [blank]; Bride Name: COMBS Violet, Res: [Blank]; Place: Rupert; Date: 06 Jul 1923; County/State of Record: Minidoka, Idaho; Volume: 2; Page: 237

(Source: Online Western States Marriage Records Index, BYU Special Collections and Family History)


1929 Marriage: Groom: COMBS, William Riley, Res: Rupert, Minidoka, Idaho; Bride: MITTELSTEDT, Pearl Alice, Res: Rupert; Place: Blackfoot; Date: 20 May 1929, County/State of Record: Bingham, Idaho; Volume: 4, Page: 361

(Source: Online Western States Marriage Records Index, BYU Special Collections and Family History)


1920 Minidoka Co, ID Census

Rupert Dist

PCT 1 ED 215

Sheet 1B, Jan 3 1920

22/24 Combs Enoch Head, M, W, 48, Md, KY KY KY, farmer, working out
Juda, Wife, F, W, 49, Md, KY KY KY
Cullen, Son, M, W, 24, Single, MO KY KY, farmer, working out
William R, Son, M, W, 18, Single, MO KY KY, laborer, working out
Ira, Son, M, W, 15, Single, MO KY KY, laborer, working out
Violet, Daughter, F, W, 13, Single, MO KY KY
Lillie, Daughter, F, W, 7, Single, MO KY KY
Mary A, Daughter, F, W, 4&5/12, Single, MO KY KY

Notes: Enoch Combs, son of Granville Combs and Margaret Amburgey of Letcher/Knott Cos, Ky. and Taney Co, Mo. Granville Combs was the son of Mason Combs and Matilda WATTS. Couple previously found in Taney Co, MO. I am looking for descendants of this family (Sue Elfving). Per the Family Bible of Mason Combs and Matilda Watts: Enoch Combs born 25 Feb 1871 married 3 July 1893 Juda Stamper (Enoch died 3 Jan 1951 Idaho) http://www.combs-families.org/combs/families/c-mas-watt.htm. Apparently couple, or parts of the family were in Idaho by 1917 per Cullen's WWI draft registration.

SE Notes: Sue Elfving looking for descendants of this family. Please contact at the Combs-Coombes &c Mailing List at: webmaster@combs-families.org)


1930 Minidoka Co, ID Census

Outside of Rupert City

PCT 3 ED 34-14

p. 119 Sheet 4A,, April 9-10 1930

75/89 Combs Enoch, Head, M, W, 59, Md 1st at 21yrs, b KY KY KY, farmer, rents, vet=no
Joda [Juda] Wife H, F, W, 59, Md 1st at 21yrs, b KY KY KY
Lily E, Daughter, F, W, 17, Single, b MO KY KY
Mary E, Daughter, F, W, 14, Single, b MO KY KY

76/80 Combs Cullen, Head, M, W, 34, Md 1st at 31yrs, b MO KY KY, farmer, rents, vet=no
Lola C Wife H, F, W, 23, Md 1st at 20yrs, b WI WI WI


Idaho Death Index for Minidoka Co, ID

(Source: Ancestry.com. Idaho Death Index, 1911-51, Original data: Bureau of Health Policy and Vital Statistics. Idaho Death Index, 1911-51. Boise, ID, USA: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.)

1917 COMBS, FRANK 1917 Minidoka RUPERT d, 05/29/1917, b. 10/06/1885, # 018657

1951 COMBS, ENOCH 1951 Minidoka RUPERT d. 01/03/1951, b. 02/25/1871, # 000264

1952 COMBS, JUDA 1951 Minidoka RURAL RUPERT, d. 12/05/1951, b. 08/19/1870, # 004750


Important: All Records collected for this county may not have been added here as yet. See also the Combs Research List Archives

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