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See also Perry Co., KY ALHN, the complete 1850 Perry Co., KY Census transcribed by Louise Gaskill, and the complete 1900 Perry Co., KY Census transcription at USGENNET by Marilyn Ellis Cahill; 1900 Perry Co., KY Census transcription by John F. "Freddie" Wilson on Rootsweb; and Lynda Combs Gipson's Perry Co., KY Marriage Index.
9 Jan 1940 Commonwealth of Kentucky State Board of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics Certificate of Death Volume 006 Cert 02597 Deathvol 40: Place of death: County: Perry, Vot pct: Bonneyman, Full name: Armelda COMBS, Residence no: Bonneyman, Sex: F, Color or race: White, Marital status: Married, Name of spouse: Ray COMBS, Date of birth (deceased): Aug 30, 1869, Age: 70, Occupation: House Keeper, Birthplace: Perry co. Ky., Name of father: Josh RICHIE, Birthplace: Knott Co. Ky., Maiden name of mother: Nancy HALL, Birthplace: Knott Co. Ky., Informant: Ray COMBS, Address: Bonneyman, Ky., Burial: Bonneyman, Date Jan 10, 1940, Undertaker: Engle Bros, Address: Hazard, Ky., Filed: 1-17-40, Eunice H. RIDDLE, Registrar, Date of death: Jan 9, 1940, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Jan 2, 1940 to Jan 9, 1940. I last saw her alive on Jan 9, 1940 death is said to have occurred on the date stated above at 4 A.M., Cause of death: Labor pneuumonia, Date of onset: Jan 2, Signed: Chas D. SNYDER M.D., Address: Hazard, KY. (Death certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "Crashed One" Combs)

Notes: Armelda RITCHIE married Samuel Ray Brashears COMBS, a.k.a. Ray B. COMBS, son of Alexander & Mary BRASHEARS Combs of Perry.
9 Jan 1940 Kentucky Death Certificate #2593 of Jordan COMBS white male married. resides: Dwarf, Perry Co., Ky. age: 75 yrs. occupation: farmer. Spouse:Polly Ann COMBS. born: 24 July 1864 Perry Co., Ky. died: 14 Jan 1940 Perry Co., Ky of cerebral hemorrhage. buried: Fisty,16 Jan 1940 by Engle & Howe? of Hazard, Ky. son of Samuel COMBSb Knott Co., & Sallie ALLEN born Knott Co.. informant: Spencer COMBS of Dwarf, Ky. filed 18 Jan 1940 Eunice H. RIDDLE registar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser) See 1880 Perry.
09 Jan 1940 Commonwealth of Kentucky State Board of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics Certificate of Death: Volume 006 Cert 02597 Deathvol 40 Place of death: County: Perry, Vot pct: Bonneyman, Full name: Armelda Combs, Residence no: Bonneyman, Sex: F, Color or race: White, Marital status: Married, Name of spouse: Ray Combs, Date of birth (deceased): Aug 30, 1869, Age: 70, Occupation: HouseKeeper, Birthplace: Perry co. Ky., Name of father: Josh Richie, Birthplace: Knott Co. Ky., Maiden name of mother: Nancy Hall, Birthplace: Knott Co. Ky., Informant: Ray Combs, Address: Bonneyman, Ky., Burial: Bonneyman, Date Jan 10, 1940, Undertaker: Engle Bros, Address: Hazard, Ky., Filed: 1-17-40, Eunice H. Riddle, Registrar, Date of death: Jan 9, 1940, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Jan 2, 1940 to Jan 9, 1940. I last saw her alive on Jan 9, 1940 death is said to have occurred on the date stated above at 4 A.M., Cause of death: Labor Pneumonia, Date of onset: Jan 2, Signed: Chas D. Snyder M.D., Address: Hazard, KY. (Death certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie CrashedOne Combs ) (posted or reposted by Jessie Coe Combs)

JIMMIE'S COMMENTS: Armelda Richie Combs was md. to Samuel Ray Brashear Combs aka Ray B. Combs b. 3 Mar 1868 d. 23 Nov 1947 Perry Co. Ky. s/o Alexander Alex Combs b.14 Apr 1811 & Mary Brashear (Samuel was named after his uncle Samuel Ray Brashear, His Kentucky Vital Records death notice has Ray B. Combs on it cert nr. 25191).
30 Jan 1940 Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death , Registration dist: 1170, Primary reg dist: 7815, Place of death: Perry, Full Name: Roy COMBS, SS# 407-14-7651, Sex: M, Color or race: White, Marital status: Single, Birth date: April 10, 1919, Age: 20, Birthplace: Kentucky, Occupation: Coal Miner, Name of father: Riley COMBS, Birthplace: Ky, Maiden name of mother: Amie WELLS, Birthplace: Ky. Informant: Riley COMBS, Address: Defiance, Ky. Burial: Happy, Date: Feb 1, 1940, Signed: William S. NORRIS (sic, scribbled bad), address: Hazard, Ky., Date: 3-2-40, Janice H. RIDDLE (sic, scribbled bad), usual residence of deceased: State: Kentucky, County: Perry, City: Rural, street #41, Date of Death: Jan 30, 1940, Cause of death: Killed instantly- Slate fall in mines. Crushed from hips to shoulders. Signed; D.D. TURNER M.D. Address: Hazard, 3/6/40. (Transcribed from Vol: 011 Cert: 05429 DVol: 40 by Combs Researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs who adds: Roy COMBS was the son of Riley COMBS born 23 Dec1878 and Amy WELLS. Never known to be married. Roy is burried next to his parents in Happy Community Cemetery, Old Black Hawk, Happy, Perry. Co. Ky.)
14 Aug 1940 Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 038 Cert 18637 Deathvol 40 Place of death, County: Clark, Vot pct: Kiddville, Full name: N.B. Combs, Sex: Male, Color or race: White, Marital status: Married, Date of birth: October 9th, 1863, Age: 76 yrs 10 months 5 days, Occupation: Farmer, Birthplace: Owsley Co. Ky., Name of father: N.B. Combs, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Maiden name of mother: Susan ISOM, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Informant: Mrs. N.B. Combs, Address: Indian Fields, Ky., Burial, Cremation, or removal: Place: Winchester [Clark Co, KY], Date: August 16th, 1940, Undertaker: Scobee 6 Bartlett, Address: Winchester, Ky., Filed: 8/6/40, Date of death: August 14th, 1940, Cause of death: (Unreadable faded and scribbled) Secondary "Cerebral Hemorrhage", Signed: J. G. YOUNG M.D. Address: Kiddville. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

Notes: Napoleon Bonaparte Combs, Sr., son of Mason & Jane RICHARDSON Combs, m 24 Dec 1833, Perry Co, KY.
13 Oct 1940 Delayed Kentucky Death Certificate for Eliz W. Smith: Place of Death: Ary, Perry Co., KY; Residence: Rural, Perry Co., KY; female, white, widowed, Born: 12 Jun 1865, Perry Co., KY; Housekeeper; Fa: Kendrick Combs, Perry Co., Ky; Mother: B. Jones, Perry Co., Ky; Informant: J. H. Smith, Hazard, Ky; Burial: Ary, Perry Co., KY, 14 Oct 1940 (Transcribed by Deb Coombs)
14 Oct 1940 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 055 Cert 27082 Deathvol 40 Place of death: County: Perry, City or town: Allais, Ky., Length of stay: 42 years, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City or town: Allais, St no: #25 (sic blocked out), Full name: Bertis Walker, If veteran, name of war: World war, Sex: Male, Color or race: White, Marital status: Married: Name of wife: Elizabeth (Begley), Age of wife if alive: 40, Birth date of deceased: Feb 23, 1897, Age: 43 yrs, 7 mos, 21 days, Birthplace: Allais, Kentucky, Usual occupation: Farmer, Fathers name: John J. Walker, Birthplace: Perry Co., Mothers maiden name: Elvira Combs, Birthplace: Perry Co., Informant: Mrs Cassie Hughes, Address: Allais, Kentucky, Burial place: Allais, Ky., Date: Oct 16, 1940, Funeral director: Harold Pfaff, Address: Hazard, Ky., Date received by registrar: 12/3//1940, Registrar: Katheryn S. Johnson, Date of death: Oct 14, 1940, Immediate cause of death: According to information supplied by family - this man apparently died of coronary thrombosis - sudden death, Signed: Dr. D... Turner M.D. (sic), Address: Hazard, Ky., Date signed: 12/3/40. (Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
29 Oct 1940 Perry Co KY Vital Statistics) Death Certificate of Mart COMBS, Sex: male, Color or race: W., Married., Name of wife: Franey COMBS age of wife: 57 yrs, Birth date of deceased: 1870, age: 70, Birthplace: Knott Co. Ky, Occupation: Farmer, Fathers name. Sim COMBS, birthplace: Perry Co., name of mother: Polly GAYHEART, birthplace: Knott Co. Ky., Informants name: Robert COMBS, address: Carrie Ky. Burial place: Grigsby Ky, date: 10/30/1940, Engle und. Hazard. Date of death: 10/29/1940, Perry Co. Ky. Town: Rural. Name of Hospital or inst: Grigsby, Ky. Cause of death: carcenomy of stomach. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs) Notes: Simon (a.k.a. Simeon, Simpson and Sampson) COMBS, son of Andrew and Polly FELTNER Combs, married Abigail "Abbie" [sic] GAYHEART according to both Perry Co, KY records and The Combes Genealogy.
31 Oct 1940 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 055 Cert 27061 Deathvol 40 Name: D C COMBS Place of Death: Perry, City: Hazard, Reg dist nr. 1170, Primary reg dist nr. 2475, No. Hazard Hospital, Residence No. 314 East Main. Length of residence; 25 yrs., Sex: M, Color or Race; W, Marital status: Married, Name of wife: Callie Combs (writen on top of name) age 49, Date of Birth: Oct 3, 1886, Age: 54 yrs, 27 days, Occupation: Dentist, Industry: Own Office, Date last worked: oct 5, 1939, Total time years: 25, Birthplace; Jeff, Ky, Perry Co., Fathers name: William Combs, Birthplace: Jeff, Ky., Mothers maiden name: Rebecca Combs, Birthplace: Jeff, Ky., Informant: Mrs. Callie Combs, Address: Hazard, Ky., Burial, Jeff Cemetery, Date: Nov 2, 1940, Undertaker: Engle How, & Und. Co. Address: Hazard, Ky., Filed: 11-12-1940, Kathryn S. Johnson, Date of Death: Oct 31, 1940, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Oct 30 1940 to Oct 31, 1940. I last saw him alive on Oct 31, 1940, death is said to have occurred on the date stated above, at 1 A.M.. Ceribral Hemorhage, Date of onset: 6 days, (Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

JIMMIE'S COMMENTS: This is Dishman C. Combs the s/o William Combs, s/o Clinton Old Grizzler Combs.
7 Nov 1940 Kentucky Death Certificate #5765 of Joe COMBS white, male, married coal miner Age: 53 yrs Spouse: Orlena COMBS age 42 yrs born Knott Co., Ky died: 7 Nov 1940 Perry Co., Ky of hypertension cardio vascular disease buried: ?ishman Creek 8 Oct 1940 by Engles & Howe son of John COMBS born Knott Co. & Dulcenia SMITH born Knott Co. informant: EarlCOMBS of Scuddy, Ky signed by C. L. COMBS of Kodak, Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
23 Dec 1940 Kentucky Death Certificate #5794 of Mary Jane COMBS white female widowed. resides: rural, Perry Co., Ky. age: about 98 yrs [b ca 1842]. occupation: housekeeper. born: ? ?, Perry Co., Ky. died: 23 Dec 1940 Perry Co., Ky of bronchal pneumonia. buried: Lathair, Ky 24 Dec 1940 by Engle & HOWE? of Hazard, Ky. daughter of Calvin STACY born Perry Co. & ? ?. informant: Jane LUCAS of Lathair, Ky. filed 9 Feb 1941 Kathryn S. JOHNSON (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Notes: Widow of? Correction: Date changed from 1940/12/21
29 Dec 1940 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 007 Cert 03122 Death vol 41 Place of death: Perry, City or town: Hazard, Name of hospital or institution, Hazard Hospital Co., Full name: D.Y. COMBS, Social Security nr. 401-07-5052, Sex: M, Color or race; W, Marital status: Married, name of spouse: Ollie MOSLEY, Age of husband or wife if alive: 27 yrs, Birth date of deceased: Feb 23, 1910, Age: 30 yrs, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky. Occupation: Truck Driver, Business: Standard Oil Co., Fathers Name: Richmond COMBS, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Maiden name of mother: Sophia CORNETT, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Informant: Mary Elizabeth COMBS, Address: Hazard, Ky., Burial: Englewood, Date: Dec 31, 1940, Funeral director: Engles, Address: Hazard, Date received by registrar; 1-16-41, Kathryn S. JOHNSON, registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky, County: Perry, City or town: Hazard, Date of death; Dec 29, 1940, I certify that I attended the deceased from12-23, 1940 to 12-29, 1940 and that I last saw him alive on 12-29-1940 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 9 P.M., Cause of death; Uremia, Duration: 4 days, Due to: Nephrasis, Duration: 6 (unreadable scribbled), Other conditions: Secondary Anemia, Signed: Chris S. Jackson (sic) M.D., Address: Hazard, Ky. Date: 1-14/41 (sic scribbled). [Death Certificate Donated by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and Posted by Combs Researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs]
2 Jan 1941 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death , Place of death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, Institution: Hazard Hospital Co., Full name: Dr. M.E. Combs, Sex: M, Color or race: W, Marital status: Married, Spouse name: Ola Cook Combs, Age of husband or wife if alive: 56 years, Birth date of deceased: Jan 9, 1878, Age: 63 yrs, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Occupation: Physician, Fathers name: Marshall Combs [sic] , Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Maiden name of mother: Elizabeth Johnson, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Informant: Mrs. Don (faded can't read), Address: Hazard, Ky., Burial: Engle Wood, Date, Jan 4, 1941, Address: Hazard, Ky., Filed: 1-11-41, Katheryn S. Johnson (sic), Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: Sate: Ky., County: Perry, City: Hazard, Date of death: Jan 2, 1941, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Dec 28, 1940, to Jan 2, 1940 that I last saw him alive on Jan 1, 1941 and death is said to have occurred on the date stated above at 1:10 A.M., Cause of death: Acute Cardiac Dilitation (sic), Contributory: Nephrosis, Signed: J.E. Hagan M.D., Address: Hazard, Ky. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson. Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
22 Jan 1941 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 007 Cert 03139 Deathvol 41 (Jimmie's comments: To save a lot of sic's and etc, this DC is writen in a bold scribbled ink manner, very hard to read) Place of death: County: Perry, City: Rural, Full name: Lucy Combs, Sex: F, Color or race: W, Marital status: Married, Name of spouse: Lou Combs, Birth date of deceased: 1895, Age: 56 yrs 7 mos 2 ds, Brithplace: Letcher Co., Occupation: Housewife, Fathers name: Unk, Mothers maiden name: Lucy Cornett, Birthplace: Dar Fork, Informant: Sam Cornett, Address: Lothair, Ky., Burial: Butterfly, Date: 1/23/1941, Funeral director: Railin Eversole, Date: 1/27/41, Katheryn S. Johnson, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City: Rural, Street nr: Butterfly #9, Date of death: Jan 22, 1941, Signed D.D. Turner M.D., Address: Hazard, Date: 1/27/1941. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
31 Jan 1941 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 012 Cert 05793 Deathvol 41 Place of death, Rural Perry Co. Usual Residence, Rural Perry Co. Full name, Ethel Stacy Female, White, Married Name of husband, Dewey Stacy Age of husband, 41 years Birthdate of deceased, Oct 22, 1905 Age, 35 years, 3 months, 9 days Birthplace, Second Creek, Perry Co. Father, Jason Cornett, born Second Creek, Perry Co. Mother, Malisia Combs, born Perry Co. Informant, Dewey Stacy, Allais Burial, Perry Co, Feb 2, 1941 Funeral Director, Hazard _____, Hazard, Ky. Recieved, Feb 15, 1941, Katherine S. Johnson Date of death, Jan 31, 1941 Cause of death, TB Signed, J. M. Ray, Allais, Ky. (Transcribed by Lynda Combs Gipson, Dec 16, 2001)
1 Feb 1941 Kentucky Death Certificate #5512 of James J. Combs; white male married; age: 80 yrs 11 mos 25 ds; occupation: farmer; Spouse: Nannie B. Combs age 72; born: 29 Feb 1860 Owsley Co., Ky; died: 1 Feb 1941 Madison Co., Ky of coronary thombosis; buried: Owsley Co., Ky by Oldham R. & Powell of Richmond, Ky; son of William Combs born Perry Co Mary P. BURKE b Va; informant: ?Earle? ?BLOUNT?; filed 8 Feb 1941 BillieWILSON registrar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

DK Note: James Jesse Combs md Nannie BRANDENBURG. Their son, Earle B. Combs who was with the Yankees is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. James' father William Combs was married 1st to Letha BEGLEY. According to The Combes Genealogy, James Jesse's mother was neè Mary Preston HERNDON.
3 Feb 1941 Kentucky Death Certificate #11096 of Brack COMBS white male, married. resides: rural Perry Co., Ky. spouse: Mary COMBS age ?. age 62 yrs. born: ? Perry Co., Ky. died: 3 Feb 1941 Glomaurs, Perry Co., Ky of B in interal milsary tuberculosis.buried: Glomaur, Ky 4 Feb 1941. undertaker: Engle & Howard of Hazard, Ky. son of Allen COMBS b Perry Co & Presella DODSON b Breathitt Co. informant: Manuell COMBS of Glomaur, KY. filed: 9 April 1941 Kathryn S. JOHNSON, registar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Notes: According to The Combes Genealogy, Brack, son of Allen and Priscilla DOBSON [sic] Combs, married Mary DOBSON. Correction: Date was changed from 1941/02/04
18 Feb 1941 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 018 Cert 08545 Deathvol 41 Place of death: County: Perry, City or town: Typo, Kyl., Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City or town: Typo, Ky., Full name: Irvine Eversole, Sex: Male, Color or race: W, Marital status: Married, Name of wife: Belle Eversole, Age of wife: 47, Age of deceased: 45, Birthplace: Perry County, Ky., Occupation: Miner, Industry: Coal mines, Name of father: John Eversole, Birthplace: Perry County, Ky., Mothers maiden name: Sally Anne Combs, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Informant: S. P. Eversole (sic faded), Address: Typo Ky., Burial or cremation: Place: Typo, Ky., Date: 2/20/1941 Funeral dir: Engles, Address: Hazard, Ky., Date rcvd by reg: 3-14-1941, Registrar: Katheryne S. Johnson (sic faded), Date of death: 2-18-1941, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from: (blank) to 2-6-1941 and that I last saw himn alive on 2-6-1941 and that death occurred on the date stated above. Cause of death: Septicaemia, Due to: Development of infection from hand & knee (sic scribbled), If death was due to external causes fill in the following: Accident, Suicide or homocide: Accidental, Date of occurrence: Months ago, Where did injury occure, in or about home or farm, in industrial place: While working for Blue Diamond Coal Co. While at work: Yes, Means of injury: Bruised & cut knee and hand, Signature: J. C. Coldiron, Address: Hazard, Ky., Date signed: 3-10-41. Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

Note: See John and Sally Anne Combs Eversole in the Perry Co., KY 1910 and 1920 Census.
26 Feb 1941 Kentucky Death Certificate of Rhoda COMBS, white, female, widowed, house work; resides Smithsboro, Knott Co., Ky; age: 77 yrs; born: 7 Feb1863 Knott Co., Ky; died: 26 Jan 1941 Smithsboro, Knott Co., Ky of general dibility, one year standing; buried: Smithsboro 28 Jan 1941; daughter of Robert S. CORNETT born Knott Co. & Adaline BRASHEAR born Perry Co Ky; informant: Kelle STURGILL of Smithsboro, Ky. (Death Certificate transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: Rhoda CORNETT Combs was the widow of Spencer COMBS son of William L. & Margaret KELLY Combs.
26 Feb 1941 Kentucky Death Certificate #5781 of John COMBS white, male, married farmer age: 65 yrs Spouse: Patty COMBS age 65 yrs born: Perry Co., KY died: 26 Feb 1941 Perry Co., Ky of pulmonary hemorrhage buried: Manuel, Ky 28 Feb 1941 by Engles & Howe son of David COMBS born Breathitt Co., Ky & Polly DAVIDSON born Breathitt Co., Ky informant: Henry COMBS of Blue Diamond Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

26 Feb 1941 Engle Funeral Home record for John a. Combs, Manuel Wife Betty, age 65; Occp: Farmer; D/d: Feb. 26, 1941 11:25 PM; Age 64; B/P: Perry; P/D: Hazard Hospital; C/D: Cancer; Phy: J. E. Hagan; Fa: David Combs, b. Breathitt Mo: Polly Davidson, b. Breathitt; Cem: Manuel, KY. (submitted by Lynda Combs Gipson)
25 Mar 1941 Kentucky Death Certificate #11092 of Mrs. Alice HURT white female widow. resides: Scuddy, Perry Co., Ky. age 50 yrs 0 mos 27 ds. occupation: housekeeper. born: 28 Feb 1891 Perry Co.,Ky. died: 25 Mar 1941 Perry Co., Ky of auricular fibrillation. buried: Combs 27 March 1927. undertaker: Engles. daughter of Elhannon COMBS born Perry Co.& Elizabeth GWINN born Perry Co. informant: Logan HURT of Scuddy, Ky. filed 10 April 1941 Kathryn S. JOHNSON registar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
10 Apr 1941 KY Kentucky Death Certificate #13534 of Eliza NAPIER; white female widowed; age 81 yrs 10 mos 23 ds; born 17 May 1859 Bulan [Perry Co], Ky; died 10 April 1941 Perry Co., Ky mitral insuffering due to old age; daughter of Robert GODSEY born Va & Scythia COMBS born Perry Co., Ky; informant Robert NAPIER of Hilton, Ky; buried Helton, Ky; undertaker Engel and Howard of Hazard, Ky (Combs Researcher Debi Houser) See 1870 Perry.
16 Apr 1941 Kentucky Death Certificate #11089 of Austin GODSEY: resides rural Perry Co., Ky. If veteran, name war: Wourld.white male married. Spouse: Elizabeth GODSEY age 44. age: 48 yrs 5 mos 24 ds. occupation: coal miner. born: 22 Nov 1892 Perry Co., Ky. died: 16Apr 1941 Perry Co., ky of coronary thmbosis. buried: Bulan 18 Apr 1941. undertaker: Engle and Howe. son of Jim GODSEY born Perry Co & Juda COMBS born Perry Co. Ky. informant: Elizabeth GODSEY of Bulan, Ky. filed 1 May 1941 Kathryn S. JOHNSON registar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
8 Jun 1941 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 032 Cert 15611 Deathvol 31 Place of death: Vot pct: Town mt no 32 (sic), City: Hazard: No. Eversole Branch, Full name: Omia Young, Residence No. Eversole Branch, Sex: Fm, Color or race: COL, Marital status: Single, Age: One day, Birthplace: Hazard, Ky., Name of father: Chester Young, Birthplace: Ky., Maiden name of mother: Malory Combs (sic), Birthplace: Ky., Informant: Malory Young (sic), Address: Hazard, Ky., Burial place: Eversole Branch, Date: June 8, 1931, Undertaker: None, Filed: July 10, 1931, W.R. Brown (sic) Registrar, Date of death: June 8, 1931, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from June 7, 1931 to June 7, 1931, I last saw her alive on June 7, 1931, death is said to have occurred on the date stated above at 2 P.M., Cause of death: Premature at 7 mo., Signed: J.P.Boggs M.D., Address: hazard, Ky., W.R.Brown. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
24 Jul 1941 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 042 Cert 20821 Deathvol 41 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, Name of hospital: Hazard Hosp. Co. full name: Lula Combs, Sex: Female, Color or race: White, Marital status: Married, Name of spouse: Monroe Combs, Age of spouse: 62, Birthdate of deceased: Dec 2, 1889, Age: 50 yrs 7 mos 2 ds, Birthplace: Knott County, Occupation: House wife, Fathers name: Adkins (sic), Birthplace: ? (sic), Mothers maiden name: ? (sic), Informant: Eveline Combs, Address: Hindman Ky., Burial: Hindman Ky., Date: 7/25/1941, Funeral director: Engle und, Address: Hazard Ky., Date filed: 8/18/1941, Katheryn S. Johnson, Registrar, Usual residence deceased: State: Ky, County: Knott, City: Hindman, Date of death: 7/24/1941, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from 7/23/1941 to 7/24/1941 that I last saw her alive on 7/24/1941 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 11 P.M., Cause of death: Shock, Due to: Metastical intenstinal obstruction due to large gallstone bleeding through (unreadable) into duodenom (scribbled, sic), Signed: R. L. Collins M.D., Address: Hazard Ky., Date: 8/18/1941. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
7 Aug 1941 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 042 Cert 20832 Deathvol 41 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, Name of hospital: Hazard Hospital Co., Full name: Mrs Enos Combs (Carrie) (sic), Sex: F, Color or race: W, Marital status: Married, Name of spouse: Enos Combs, Age of spouse: 30, Birth date of deceased: June 21, 1911, Age: 30 yrs, (rest unreadable), Birthplace: Breathitt Co. Ky., Occupation: Housewife, Fathers name: Taylor Watts, Birthplace: Breathitt Co., Mothers maiden name: Cora Noble, Birthplace: Breathitt Co., Informant: Enos Combs, Address: Vicco, Ky., Burial: Vicco, Ky., Date: 8/9/1941, Funeral director: Engle und, Address: Hazard Ky., Date: 8/19/41, Katheryn S. Johnson, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Breathitt, City: Bald Rock Ky., (sic), Date of death: Aug 7, 1941, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from 8/7/1941 to 8/7/1941 that I last saw her alive on 8/7/1941 and that death occurred on the date stated above, Cause of death: Hypertensive Heart disease, Contributory, Chronic Nephritis, Duration: 8 yrs, Signed: J. E. Hagan, M.D., Address: Hazard Ky., Date: 8/19/1941. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
9 Aug 1941 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 042 Cert 20831 Deathvol 41 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, Name of hospital: Hazard Hosp Co., Full name: Susie A. Combs, Sex: F, Color or race: W, Marital status: Single, Birthdate: Feb 21, 1941, Age: 5 mos, Birthplace: Knott Co., Ky., Name of father: Herbert Combs, Birthplace: Knott Co. Ky., Maiden name of mother: Ursula Combs, Birthplace: Knott Co. Ky., Informant: Herbert Combs, Address: Emmalena, Ky., Burial: Knott Co., Date: 8/10/41, Funeral director: Engle und, Address: Hazard Ky., Date: 8/19/1941, Kathryn S. Johnson, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Knott, City: Emmalena, Date of death: Aug 9, 1941, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from 8/9/1941 to 8/9/1941 that I last saw her alive on 8/9/1941 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 11:00 A.M., (sic), Cause of death: Bacillary dysentary, Duration: 8 days, Due to: Diahrehia and dehydration (sic), Signed: J.E. Hagan M.D., Address: Hazard Ky., Date: 8/19/1941. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
9 Oct 1941 Kentucky Death Certificate #29967 of Isaac COMBS white male, married resides: Rural Lathair, Perry Co., Ky spouse: Margurite COMBS age 66 age: 80 yrs 5 mos 9 ds born: 30 April 1861Breathitt Co., Ky died: 9 Oct 1941 Lathair, Perry Co., Ky of cardiac decompensation buried: Manuel, Ky 11 Oct 1941 undertaker: Maggard GARRETT of Hazard, Ky son of Larkin COMBS born unk and Aggie COMBS born unk informant: Jerry COMBS of Lathair, Ky filed: 13 Oct 1941 Anna Laura BOWLS (Combs Researcher Debi Houser) See 1870 Perry Co, KY Census.
22 Oct 1941 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 007 Cert 03139 Deathvol 41 (Jimmie's comments: To save a lot of sic's and etc, this DC is writen in a bold scribbled ink manner, very hard to read) Place of death: County: Perry, City: Rural, Full name: Lucy Combs, Sex: F, Color or race: W, Marital status: Married, Name of spouse: Lou Combs, Birth date of deceased: 1895, Age: 56 yrs 7 mos 2 ds, Brithplace: Letcher Co., Occupation: Housewife, Fathers name: Unk, Mothers maiden name: Lucy Cornett, Birthplace: Dar Fork, Informant: Sam Cornett, Address: Lothair, Ky., Burial: Butterfly, Date: 1/23/1941, Funeral director: Railin Eversole, Date: 1/27/41, Katheryn S. Johnson, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City: Rural, Street nr: Butterfly #9, Date of death: Jan 22, 1941, Signed D.D. Turner M.D., Address: Hazard, Date: 1/27/1941. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
15 Dec 1941 Perry Co., KY Death Certificate for Riley COMBS, Sex: male, Color or race: w., Widowed,, age: 67 [b ca 1874], birthplace, Perry Co. Ky., Name of father: Remine COMBS, birthplace: Perry Co. Ky.,, maiden name of mother: Mary COMBS, birthplace: Perry, Informants name:Bradley COMBS, address: Happy, Ky. Burial: Acup, Ky. Dec 16, 1941. Engle Und, Haz. Date of death: Dec 15, 1941, Perry, rural, Cause of death: Mibral(sic) insuffency. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Jimmie "Crashedone" Combs) See 1880 Perry Co., KY Census.
22 Dec 1941 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 060 Cert 29993 Deathvol 41 for MARY CAUDELL: Residence PERRY; Place of death, Diablock, Perry Co.; Full name, Mary COMBS CAUDELL; Female, White, Widowed Birthdate of deceased, (blank); Age, 62 Years; Birthplace, Perry Co, Ky.; Father, Ira COMBS, born in Perry Co. Ky.; Mother, Martha BURTON, born in Letcher Co. Ky.; Informant, ?. ?. CORNETT, Diablock, Ky.; Burial, Jeff, Ky.; Undertaker, (unreadable), Hazard, Ky.; Date of death, 22 Dec 1941; Cause of death, Cancer of Cervix; (Transcribed from microfilm from the Kentucky Historical Society by Lynda Combs Gipson, 11 April 2002)

LyndaCombs Gipson's Note: Mary was married to Jerry Caudill. Mary's father, Ira "Uncle Ira" COMBS, was the son of Tarlton Combs, Sr. and Elizabeth Ison.
7 Feb.1942 Perry Co. Marriage Book 83 Wm S. Combs, 47, wid. b. Dwarf, res; Dwarf, s/o Wade Combs & Minerva Williams married Rosa Collins, 19, b. Indian Head, res; Bulan, d/o Henry & Martha (submitted by Lynda Combs Gipson)
5 May 1942 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 030 Cert 14554 Deathvol 42 Place of death: Perry, City: Hazard, Name of hospital or institution: Hazard Hospital Co., Full name: Mrs Richmond Combs, Sex: F, Color: W, Marital status: Married, Name of husband or wife: Richmond Combs, Age: 42 (sic scribbled), Birthplace: Perry Co., Occupation: Housewife, Name of father: Jess Cross (sic scribbled), Birthplace: Va., Maiden name of mother: Elizabeth Sumner, Birthplace: Perry Co., Informant: Richmond Combs, Address: Happy, Burial or cremation: Happy, Date: 5-7-1942, Signature of funeral director: Engle, Address: Hazard, Ky., Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City or town: Scuddy, Street no. Rural, May 5, 1942, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from 5-5, 1942, death occurred on the date stated above at 9 P.M., Cause of death: Hemorrhage, Duration: 24 hr., Due to; Spontaneous incomplete abortion - about 3 months alone (sic)., Signature; Chris S. Jackson, M.D., Address: Hazard Ky. Date: 5/14/42. (Death Certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
26 May 1942 Kentucky Death Certificate #23135 of Brack COMBS: white male, married. resides: rural Perry Co., Ky. spouse: Veda COMBS age 59. age: about 74 yrs. occupation: farmer. born: Perry. died: 26 May 1942 Perry Co., Ky of acute eunnic? pieson?. buried: Kodack 28 May 1942. undertaker: Engle & Howard of Hazard, Ky. son of Wash COMBS born Perry Co. & Sallie SUMNER b Perry Co. informant: Sam MAY of Kodak. filed 6 Sept 1942 Anna Laura BOWLS (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Notes: See 1870 Perry Co, KY census notes for one Washington COMBS with wife, Sally. According to The Combes Genealogy, Brackson "Dock" COMBS was the son of George Washington & Sallie SUMNER Combs. His full name may have been Jason Brackson COMBS based on his parents' 1870 and 1880 Perry Co, KY census records.
29 May 1942 Kentucky Death Certificate #23149 of Syldria Jane COMBS FUGATE white female Married. resides: Perry Co., Ky. Spouse: Sam P. FUGATE age 66 . age: 63 yrs. occupation: house wife. born: 25 Feb 1879 Dwarf, Ky. died: 29 May 1942 Perry Co., Ky. buried: Engle Cem 29 May 1942. undertaker: Magaret GARRETT. daughter of Sam COMBS b Clear Creek & Matilda COMBS born Watts Creek, Ky. informant: Flora SMITH of Dwarf, Ky. filed 7 Sep 1942 Ana Laura BOWLES (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
29 May 1942 Deathvol 42 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 030 Cert 14549 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, Name of hospital: Hazard hosp co., Full name: Tessa Sumner, Sex: F, Color or race: W, Date of birth: May 29, 1942, Age: 5 hrs, Birthplace: Perry Co., Name of father: Jasper Sumner (scribbled, sic), Birthplace: Perry Co., Maiden name of mother: Sarah Combs (scribbled, sic), Birthplace: Perry Co., Informant: Jasper Sumner (scribbled, sic), Address: Vicco Ky., Burial: Vicco, Date: May 30, 1942, Funeral director: Engle und, address: Hazard Ky., Filed: 6/20/1942, (registrars signature scribbled, unreadable), Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City: Rural, Date of death: May 29, 1942, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from May 29, 1942 that death occurred on the date stated above at 2 P.M., Cause of death: (unreadable), Due to: Prematurity, Signed: J.E. Hagan M.D., Address: Hazard Ky. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
3 Jun 1942 Kentucky Death Certificate of Spicer P COMBS Date 420603 Age 062 Place PERRY Residence PERRY Volume 030 Cert 14553 Deathvol 42 Place of Death: Perry, City: Rural, Name of Hospital or Institution: Cornettsville, Ky. Usual Residence of deceased: State: Ky. County: Perry, City: Rural, Street: Cornettsville, Ky., Full Name: Spicer P. COMBS, Sex: M, Color or race: W, Maritial status: Married, Name of spouse: Lucrecia COMBS, Age of spouse: 59 years, Birth date of deceased: 1880, Age: 62, Birthplace: Perry Co.Ky., Usual Occupation: M.O (sic) Fathers name: Green COMBS, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Maiden name of mother: Unable to obtain, Informant: B.F. CORNETTE Address: Cornettsville, Ky., Burial or cremation: Burial, Place: Cornettsville, Date: 6-6, 1942, Signature of funeral director: Engle Und, Medical certification: I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from June 3 1942 to June 3, 1942, Immediate cause of death: Coronary Thrombosis, Duration: One week, Signature: G.D. ISOM (signature), Address: Blackey,Date: 6/23/1942. Death Certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
16 Aug 1942 Kentucky Death Certificate #23148 of William M. ENGLE: white male married. spouse: Berta ENGLE age 60. age: 57 yrs. occupation: merchant. born: 6 June 1885 Knott Co., Ky. died: 16 Aug 1942 Perry Co., Ky of hypertension & gastristis. buried: Englewood Cem. 18 Aug 1942. undertaker: G. W. NICHOLSON of Hazard, Ky. son of Henry ENGLE born Knott Co. & Polly Ann COMBS born Knott Co.informant: Ray ENGLE of Hazard, Ky. filed 1 Oct 1942 Ann L. BOWLES (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
15 Sep 1942 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 056 Cert 27853 Deathvol 42 Place of death: County: Perry, City or town: Hazard, usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, Street no: Hazard, Ky., Full name: Jesie Lee Darling, Sex: F, Color or race: W, Marital status: S, Birth date of deceased: Dec 29, 1919, Age: 22 yrs 10 mos 17 ds, Birthplace: Leslie Co., Occupation: Miner, Name of father: Albert Darling, Birthplace: Mich, Maiden name of mother: Dasy Combs, Birthplace: Tenn, Informant: Mother, Address: Hazard Ky., Burial: Rose Hill, Date: Sept 16, 1942, Funeral director: Maggard & Garrett, Address: Hazard Ky., Filed: 12-24,42, Registrar: (unreadable scribbled), Date of death: Sept 15, 1942, Cause of death: Killed by a railroad train when struck by train & knocked off a railway bridge. Duration: Instant. Signed: Ed. H. Ivey Coroner (sic). (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
25 Sep 1942 Kentucky Death Certificate #23142 of Maxie EVERAGE: white male married. spouse: Lona EVERAGE. age: 23 yrs. occupation: miner. born: 14 Aug 1919 Ky. died: 25 Sep 1942 Perry Co., Ky of minigitis-type? due to fractured at fontal. sovastit? frontal ______ , compound; accident. buried: Black Hawk 26 Sep 1942. undertaker: Maggard & Garrett of Hazard, Ky. son of Sam EVERIDGE born Ky & Dosie COMBS born Ky. filed 28 Sep 1942 Anna Laura BOWLES (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
9 Oct 1942 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 051 Cert 25293 Deathvol 42 Place of death: County: Perry, City or town: Blue Diamond, Ky., Usual residence of deceased: State: Kentucky, County: Perry, City or town: Rural, St no: Blue Diamond, Ky., Full name: Susan Combs, Sex: Fem., Color or race: White, Single, Widowed, or married: Divorced, Birth date of deceased: 1870, Age: 72, Birthplace: Perry County, Fathers name: Jefferson Combs, Birthplace: Perry County, Mothers maiden name: Minerva Eversole, Birthplace: Perry County, Burial: Chavies, Ky., Date: 10/10/1942, Signature of funeral dir: Maggard & Gossett, Address: Hazard, Ky., Date rcvd by local registrar: Nov 5, 1942, Registrar signature: Anna Loues Boules (sic), Date of death: October 9, 1942, Time: 11:40:P.M., Immediate cause of death: Decomp, heart, Duration: 2 month, Due to: Mitral stenosis, Duration: 1 yr., Signature: H.K, Knoch, M.D. Address: Blue Diamond, Date: 11-11-42. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
12 Oct 1942 Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 005 Cert 02308 Deathvol 43 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Rural, Name of hospital or institution: Busy, Ky., Full name: Betty Jo. Combs, Sex: F, Color or race: W, Marital status: Single, Birth date: Oct 1st 1932, Age: 10, Birthplace: Perry Co. KY., Fathers name: Clarence Combs, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Mothers maiden name: Ethel McIntosh, Birthplace: Ky., Informant: Clarence Combs, Address: Busy, Ky., Burial: Busy, Ky., Date: 10-13, 1942, Funeral director: Engle und & home, Address: Hazard, Ky., Filed: 1-1-43, A.L.Boulos, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City: Rural, St no: Busy, Ky., Date of death: 10-12, 1942, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from (blank) to 10-8-1942 that I last saw her alive on 10-12-1942 ant that death occurred on the date stated above at 11 P.M., Cause of death: Pneumonia, Due to: Influenza, Signed: S.M.Richie M.D., Address: Hazard, Ky. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

JIMMIE'S COMMENTS: Clarence Combs s/o James S. Combs & Eliza Combs
1 Nov 1942 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 056 Cert 27822 Deathvol 42 Place of death: County: Perry, Town: Hazard, Full name: Nathaniel Edgar Combs, Residence no: Hazard, Sex: Male, Color or race: Col, Marital status: Infant, If married, widowed or divorced: Infant, Age: 15 hrs, Occupation: Infant, Birthplace: Ky., Fathers name: Curtis Combs, Birthplace: Ky, Mothers maiden name: Geneva Drake, Birthplace: Ky., Informant: Curtis Combs, Address: Hazard Ky., Undertaker: Family burial, Filed: 12-1-42, Anna L. Boules Registrar, Date of death: 11-1-1942, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from Nov 1, 1942 to Nov 1, 1942 and that I last saw him alive on 11-1-1942, Cause of death: Pneumonia Bronchial, Signed: Carlow B. Combs M.D., Address: Hazard Ky. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
13 Nov 1942 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 056 Cert 27835 Deathvol 42 Place of death: County: Perry, City or town: Hazard, Name of institution or hospital: Hazard hospital. Full name: Mrs Susan Combs, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City or town: Scuddy, Street no: Rural. Sex: F. Color or race: W., Marital status: Married, Name of husband: Chester Combs, Birth date of deceased: June 9, Age: 59 (sic scribbled), Birthplace: Ky., Occupation: Housewife, Fathers name: F. H. Stacy, Birthplace: Ky., Mothers maiden name: Ruby Campbell, Birthplace: Ky., Informant: Henry Combs, Address: Whitesburg. Burial: Scuddy, Ky., date: 11-15-1942, Funeral director: Maggard & Garrett, Address: Hazard, Ky., Date rcvd by registrar: 11-30-1942, Registrar (unreadable), Date of death: Nov 13, 1942, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from 11-12-1942 to 11-13-1942 that I last saw her alive on 11-12-1942 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 5:15 A.M. Cause of death: Intestinal obstruction, Duration: 4 days, Due to: (unreadable scribbled), Signed: Chris s. Jackson M. D., Address: Hazard Ky., Date: 11/21/42. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
27 Nov 1942 Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death , Cert 12210, Vol.025, D vol 43 Registration dist nr. 1170, Primary reg dist nr. 7801, Place of Death: Perry Co., City, Happy , Ky., Full Name: Ben. COMBS., Sex: F (sic), Color or race: W, Marital status: Single, Birth date: March. 15th (lookslike) 1854 (has nr 5 pencilled in on top of the 4), Age: 89, Birthplace: Happy. Ky., Occupation: Farmer, Name of father, Massing. COMBS, Birthplace: Happy. Ky. Maiden name of mother: Bessi. COMBS, Birthplace, Jeff. ky. Informant: Taylor COMBS, Address: Happy. Ky., Burial: Jeff. Ky. Date Nov. 28, 1942, Funeral director: Maggard & Garrett, Address: Hazard Ky. date recorded: 4-1- 43, Medical Certification, Date of death. Nov. 27th, 1942, at 12:45 P.M., Cause: Cancer of Stomach. Signature: J.C.COLDIRON M. D. address: Hazard, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs who adds that Combs Researcher Taylor COMBS, born 29 Dec 1899 (will be 99 this year - 1998), is son of Benjamin who was born 15 Mar 1856, son of Massingill Martin and Elizabeth COMBS Combs. According to Taylor, Benjamin was not single, but widowed, probably twice.)
30 Nov 1942 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 056 Cert 27832 Deathvol 42 Place of death: County: Perry, City or town: Hazard, Name of hospital or institution: Hazard Hosp Co., Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, Street no: Viper, Full name: Alex McIntyre, Sex: M, Color or race: W, Marital status: Married, Name of spouse: Jane McIntyre, Age: 72, Birthplace: Perry Co., Name of father: Willie McIntyre, Birthplace: Ky, Maiden name of mother: Dina Combs, Birthplace: Perry Co., Informant: Henry Combs, Address: Vico Ky., Burial place: New Side, Date: 12-2-42, Funeral director: Engle and Howe Co., Address: Hazard Ky., Filed: 12-5-42, Registrar: A.L. Boules (sic), Date of death: 11-30-1942, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from 11-26-1942 to 11-30-1942 that I lasw saw him alive on 11-30-1942 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 6 A.M., Cause of death: Coronary (unreadabel scribbled), Due to: Hypertensive heart disease, Duration: yrs, Other conditions: Senility, Signed: Chris S. Jackson (sic) M.D., Address: Hazard Ky., Date: 12/2/42. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
26 Dec 1942 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 056 Cert 27821 Deathvol 42 Place of death: County: Perry, City or town: Hazard Ky., Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., City or town: Hazard, Full name: Willie R. Combs, Sex: M., Color or race: White, Marital status: Married, Name of spouse: Mae Combs, Age of husband or wife if alive: 42, Birth date of deceased: jan 17, 1879, Age: 63, Birthplace: Perry Co., Ky., Occupation: Retired soldier, Name of father: W. W. Combs, Birthplace: Perry, Maiden name of mother: Elizabeth Johnson, Birthplace: Perry Co., Ky., Informant: Mae Combs, Address: Hazard, Ky., Burial Place: Englewood, Date: 12-28-42, Funeral director: Engle & Howe Co., Address: Hazard Ky., Filed: 12-29-42, Registrar: Anna L. Barlow (sic scribbled), Date of death: 12-26-1942, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from 12-26-1942 to 12-26-1942 and that I last saw her alive on 12-23-1942 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 9:40 A.M., Cause of death: Pneumonia (Rest was cut off) (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
1 Jan 1943 Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 005 Cert 02310 Deathvol 43 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, Name of hospital or institution: Hurst Snyder Hosp., Length of stay: 01 days, Full name: Annie BAKER, Sex: F, Color orrace: W, Marital status: Widowed, Birth date of deceased: Aug 10, 1878, Age: 64, Birthplace: Perry Co., Occupation: Housekeeper, Fathers name: Harrison COMBS, Birthplace: Perry Co., Maiden name of mother: Cynthia BAKER, Birthplace: Perry Co., Informant: Oscar BAKER, Address: Hazard, Ky., Burial: Allais, Date: 1-2, 1943, Funeral dir: Engle und., Address: Hazard Ky., Filed: 1-18, 1943, A.L. BOUER (sic), Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, Street no: Hazard Ky., Date of death: 1-1, 1943, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from 12-27, 1942 to 1-1, 1943 that I last saw her alive on 1-1, 1943 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 3:55 A.M., Cause of death: Labor pneumonia, Duration: 5days, Signed: Chas. D. SNYDER M.D., Address: Hazard Ky., Date: 1-15, 1943. Death certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
5 Jan 1943 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 005 Cert 02300 Deathvol 43 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, Name of hospital or institution: Hazard Hospital Co., Full name: Mary Lee Combs, Sex: F, Color or race: White, Marital status: Single, Birth date of deceased: Nov 4, 1942, Age: 2 months 1 day, Birthplace: Perry Co., Name of father: Luther Combs, Birthplace: Perry Co. Maiden name of mother: Helen Gibson, Birthplace: Cinn Ohio, Informant: Lee Gibson, Address: Scuddy, Ky., Burial: Scuddy, Date: 1-7-43, Funeral director: Engles, Address: Hazard, Ky., Filed: 1-10-43, Anna L. Boulos (sic), Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City: Scuddy, Date of death: Jan 5, 1943, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from Jan 3, 1943 to Jan 5, 1943 that I last saw her alive on Jan 5, 1943 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 9:30 P.M., Cause of death: hydrocephalus, Duration: 2 mo., Signed: S. Jackson, M.D. Address: Hazard, KY., Date: 1-8-43 (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
26 Jun 1943 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death,Volume 038 Cert 18952 Deathvol 43 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, Ky., Full name: Mary Elizabeth Watkins, Sex: Female, Color or race: White, Marital status: Married, Age: 43 yrs 2 mos 10 ds, Birthplace: Knott county, Ky., Occupation, Housewife, Industry: Home, Fathers name: George W. Combs, Birthplace: Knott county Ky., Maiden name of mother: Katherine Combs, Birthplace: Emelina, Ky., Burial: Emelina, Ky., Date: 6/27/1943, Undertaker: Engles, Hazard Ky., Date filed: 7/3/43 (Registrars name unreadable), Usual residence of deceased: Emelina, KY., Date of death: 6/26/1943, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from 6/26/43 to 6/26/43 that I last saw her alive on 6/26/43 that death occurred on the date stated above at 10 P.M., Cause of death: Echampsia (sic) duration: 20 min, Due to: Nephritis, Duration: Unknown, Signed: J. C. Coldiron, M.D., Address: Hazard, Ky., Date: 6/31/43. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

Jimmie's Comments: Mary Elizabeth Combs Watkins b. 16 Apr 1900 md. Grover Watkins, Mary d/o George Washington Combs & Kathleen Combs, George s/o Matthew & Annie Richie Combs, Kathllen do Shadrack Blinky Shade Combs & Polly Ann Cornett.
26 Feb 1943 Kentucky Death Certificate for Kennie C. Smith: Place of Death Dwarf, Perry Co., KY; Residence: Rural Perry Co., KY; male, white, married; Spouse: Lillie Smith; Born 5 May 1904, Perry Co; age 38; Occupation: Merchant; Father: Larkin Smith, Perry Co; Mother: Eliz Combs, Perry Co.; Informant Bill Smith, Hazard, KY; Burial Ary, Ky 28 Feb 1943 (Transcribed by Deb Coombs)
1 Sep 1943 ENGLE FUNERAL HOME RECORDS for Flora Mae Ritchie, Fisty; Husband: A. B. Ritchie; D/D: Sept. 1, 1943, 11:45 AM; D/B: July 20, 1879; Age: 64; B/P: Perry; P/D: Hurst & Snyder Hospital; C/D: Heart Trouble; Phy: Snyder; Fa: Wade Combs, Perry; Mo: Manervia (their spelling) Williams, Perry Cem: Fisty
2 Jan 1944 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Place of death: Volume 006 Cert 02801 Deathvol 44 County: Perry, City: Hazard, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City: Hazard, Street no: Deaton, Full name: Dulcenia Combs, Sex: F, Color or race: W, Marital status: Married, Name of spouse: Alvis Combs, Birth date of deceased: Jan 21, 1890, Age: 52, Birthplace: Perry Co., Fathers name: Matt Cornette, Birthplace: Ky., Mothers maiden name: Bettie Combs, Birthplace: Ky., Informant: Alvis Combs, Address: Hazard, Burial: Diablock, Date: 1/4/44, Funeral director: Engles, Address: Hazard Ky., Date received by registrar: 1/22/1944, Cuma L. Bowles (sic), Date of death: Jan 2, 1944, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from 1/1/1944 to 1/2/1944 that I last saw her alive on 1/1/1944 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 1:30 A.M., Cause of death: (First part all written over each other, hard to read) Hypertensive C.V. ...... C., Due to: Paralytic stroke, Signed: C.L.Combs M.D., Address: Hazard Ky., Date: 1/22/44. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher "Jimmie CrashedOne" Combs)

Note: See DC of son Ralph below dated 13 Jan 1944.
13 Jan 1944 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 006 Cert 02800 Deathvol 44 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, Name of hospital or institution: Deaton St., Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., Co: Perry, City: Hazard, Street no: Deaton, Full name: Ralph W. Combs, Sex: M, Race: W, Marital status: Single, Date of birth: May 5, 1913, Age: 31 yrs 8 mos 13 ds, Birthplace: Perry Co., Usual occupation: Factory worker, Fathers name: Alvis Combs, Birthplace: Perry Co., Mothers maiden name: Dulcenia Cornette, Birthplace: Ky., Informant: Alvis Combs, Address: Hazard Ky., Burial: Diablock Ky., Date: 1/15/44, Funeral director: Engles, Address: Hazard, Ky., Date received by local registrar: 1/22/44, Cuma L. Bowles (sic), Date of death: 1/13/1944, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from 1/12/1944 to 1/13/1944 that I last saw him alive on 1/13/1944 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 3 P.M., Cause of death: Cardiac failure, Due to: Rhumatic cardio vascular disease, Signed: C. L. Combs M.D., Address: Hazard Ky., Date: 1/22/1944. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs).

Note: See DC of mother above date 2 Jan 1944.
2 Feb 1944 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 043 Cert 21161 Deathvol 44 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, Name of hospital: Hazard Hospital, Length of stay: 1 day, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City: Rural, Full name: Ashford Napier, Sex: M., Color or race: W, Name of wife: Polly Napier, Age of wife: 66 years, Birth date of deceased: Sept 23 (JCCC no year given), Age: 83 years, Birthplace: Perry, Occupation: Farmer, Name of father: Bill Napier, Birthplace: Perry, Maiden name of mother: Millie Roberts, Birthplace: Perry, Informant: Mrs J. H. Maerkee (sic) Address: 220 Covington ave, Cov., Ky., Burial: Red Hill, Date: Feb 4, 1944, Funeral dir: Maggard, Address: Hazard, Date: 8/10/44, Registrar: Anna L. (sic unreadable), Date of death: Feb 2, 1944, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Feb 1, 1944 to Feb 2, 1944, that I last saw him alive on Feb 2, 1944 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 3 p.m., Cause of death: Coronary occlusion, Due to: Hypertensive heart disease, Signed: Chris S. Jackson m.d., Address: Hazard, Ky., Date: 8/2/44. (Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
31 Mar 1944 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 023 Cert 11110 Deathvol 45 Place of death: County: Perry, City or town: Hazard, Full name: Wesley Combs ,Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky, County: Perry, City or town: Lothair, Sex: Male, Color or race: White, Marital status: Married, Age: 64,Birthplace: Kentucky, Name of father: Jerry Combs, (JCC no other info onparents), Funeral director: Entis (sic), Date rcvd by reg:(unreadable)/24/45, Registrar: Opsie Deaton, Date of death: March 31, 1944, Ihereby certify that I attended the deceased from Mar 30, 1944 to Mar 31, 1944that I last saw him alive on Mar 31, 1944 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 10:30 P.M., Cause of death: Fractured skull, Signature: Chris. Jackson, ME. Address: Hazard Ky., (JCC on fron of cert is Duplicate Dec1944 . (Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
11 Apr 1944 Harlan Co., KY Death Certificate of Jerry Combs, born ca 1868, Perry Co. Ky, son of Nicholas & Liza WILLIAMS Combs, shows burial location as Winchester Cemetery, Lexington Ave, Winchester, Clark Co, KY

Notes: Nicholas Combs, father of Jerry, d 28 Aug 1914, Lee Co., KY. According to Linda Combs Gipson, older relatives state Jerry really resided in Fayette Co., KY (rather than Harlan) and was just visiting his son, Dr. C. A. [Courtney], and that he passed away while there.
16 Apr 1944 Commonwealth of Kentucky Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics Certificate of Death: Volume 032 Cert 15706 Deathvol 45 Place of death: County: Perry, City or town: Ary, Full name: Howard Combs, Birth date of deceased: Aug 9, 1920, Age: 23 yrs 8 months, Birthplace: Kentucky, Usual occupation: Miner, Fathers name: Unknown, Maiden name of mother: Mary Helen Combs, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Burial: Stacy Cem., Date: Apr 18, 1944, Filed: 6/21/45, Opsie J. Deaton, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Kentucky, County: Perry, City or town: Ary, Date of death: April 16th, 1944, Cause of death: T.B. Signature: B.B.Baker, Address: Hazard, Ky., Date: 6-18-45. (Death certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie CrashedOne Combs)

JIMMIE'S Notes: All the dates are correct, It appears that it took the Dr. B.B. Baker until June 18, 1945 to file the death cert. Either that or he put the wrong date and registrar Deaton followed suite.
3 May 1944 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 032 Cert 15776 Deathvol 45 Place of death: County: Perry, City or town: Rural, Name of Hospital or institution: Blue Diamond, Full name: Elbert Combs, Sex: M, Color or race: W, Marital status: Married, Name of spouse: Ruby Combs, Birth date of deceased: Mar 18 (nothing else), Age: 30, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Occupation: Coal Miner, Father name: Cale Combs, Birthplace: Ky., Mothers maiden name: Adlia Collins, Birthplace: Ky., Informant: Alonzo Combs, Address: Blue Diamond, Ky., Burial: Butterfly, Ky., (sic) Date: 5-4, 1944,(1944 is wrong should be 1945), Funeral director: Engles, Filed: 6/16/1945, Opsie J. Deaton, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City or town: Rural, Street no: Blue Diamond, Date of death: 5-3, 1944 (has a 5 writen over the last 4), I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from 4-23, 1944 (also has a 5 writen over the last 4), to 5-2-1945 that I last saw him alive on 5-2-, 1944 (also has a 5 over the last 4), and that death occurred on the date stated above at 2:00 A.M., Cause of death: Labor Pneumonia, Duration: 10 days, Signed: L.H.Wagers, M.D., Address: Blue Diamond, Date: 6-6-45. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
10 Jun 1944 Commonwealth of Kentucky Deaprtment of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics Certificate of Death: Volume 027 Cert 13488 Deathvol 45 Place of death: County: Perry, City or town: Rural, Name of hospital or institution: Dice, Ky., Full name: Susie Campbell, Sex: F, Color or race: W, Marital status: Married, Name of spouse: Manuel Campbell, Age: 63, Birth date of deceased: June 21, 1909, Age: 34 yrs 11 months 11 ds, Birthplace: Ky., Occupation: H wife, Name of father: Austin Combs, Birthplace: Ky., Maiden name of mother: Martha Neace, Birthplace: Ky., Informant: Austin Combs, Address: Dice, Ky., Burial: Dice, Date: 6-12, 1944, Funeral director: Engles, Address: Hazard, Ky., Filed: 6/11/44, Opsie J. Deaton, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City: Rural, Street: Dice, Date of death: June 10, 1944, Death occurred at 10:25A.M., Cause of death: Tuberculosis, (writen across the cert is "No doctor in attendance"), Signed: Buhdan S. Siel M.D. (sic), Address: Perry Co. Health dept., Date: 6-1-45. (Death certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
25 Jun 1944 Commonwealth of Kentucky Deaprtment of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics Certificate of Death: Volume 032 Cert 15768 Deathvol 45 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, Name of hospital or institution: Hurst Snyder Hosp. Full name: Archie Combs, Sex: M, Color or race: W, Age: 4, Birthplace: Ky., Fathers name: Cullen Combs, Birthplace: Ky., Maiden name of mother: Rachell Holland, Birthplace: Kentucky, Informant: Mr Clyde (sic ink fading) Everage, Address: Allais, Ky., Usual residence of deceased: State: Kentucky, County: Perry, City: Allais, Date of death: June 25, 1944, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from 6-23-44 to 6-25-44 that I last saw him alive on 6-25, 1944 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 3 P.M., Cause of death: Purpura derurbrigiua acute (sic scribbled), Signed: D.J. Peterson M.D., Address: Hazard Ky., Date: 6-20-45. (Death certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
28 Jun 1944 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 028 Cert 13538 Deathvol 45 Place of death: County: Perry, City or town: Bulan, Ky., Name of hospital or institution: Home Bulan, Full name: Tempil Combs, Sex: M, Color or race: W, Marital status: S, Birth date: April 28, 1944, Age: 2 months, Birthplace: Scuddy, Ky., Fathers name: Richard Combs, Birthplace: Jackson Ky., Mothers maiden name: Angeline Combs, Birthplace: Perry Co., Informant: Richard Combs, Address: Bulan Ky., Burial: Bulan Ky., Date: 6/28, 1944, Funeral director: Maggard, Address: Hazard, Ky., Filed: 6-11-1945, Opsie J. Deaton, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Kentucky, County: Perry, City: Bulan, Ky., Date of death: June 28, 1944, Cause of death: Acute Bacillary dysentery, Duration: 3 days, Signed: D.J.Peterson (sic) M.D., Address: Hazard, Ky., Date: 6-2-45. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
13 Jul 1944 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 043 Cert 21175 Deathvol 44 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, Ky., Name of hospital: Hazard Hospital Co., Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City: Smithboro, Full name: Joe Pratt, Sex: M, Color or race: W, Birth date of deceased: June 23, 1944, Birthplace: Smithboro, Name of father: Fred T. Pratt, Birthplace: Spider, Ky., Knott Co., Maiden name of mother: Peggy Combs, Birthplace: Jeff, Ky., Informant: Mrs J. J. Kollins (sic) Address: Scuddy, Ky., Burial: (scribbled unreadable), Date: 7/14/1944, Funeral dir: Maggard's, Address: Hazard, Date rcvd by reg: 8/1/44, Anna L. (sic unreadable), Date of death: July 13, 1944, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from: Jul 13, 1944 to July 13, 1944, that I last saw him alive on July 13, 1944 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 1p.m., Cause of death: Bronchial pneumonia, Duration: 3 days, Due to: Prematurity, Signed: Chris S. Jackson m.d., (sic), Address: Hazard Ky., Date: 8/1/44. Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie CrashedOne Combs
26 Jul 1944 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 043 Cert 21172 Deathvol 44 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, Name of hospital: Hazard Hospital, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City: Jeff, Full name: Charles Wayne Combs, Sex: M, Color: W, Marital status: Single, Birth date of deceased: July 21, 1944, Age: 5 ds, Birthplace: Ky., Name of father: Beldon Combs, Birthplace: Ky., Maiden name of mother: Ona Asher, Birthplace: Jeff Ky., Burial place: Jeff, Date: 7/26/1924, Funeral director: Engles, Address: hazard, Ky., Date rcvd by reg: 8/10/44, Anna L. (sic unreadable), Date of death: July 26, 1944, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from July 21, 1944 to July 26, 1944, that I last saw him alive on 7/26/44 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 5:30a.m., Cause of death: Congenital heart disease, Duration: 5 days, Signed: Chris S Jackson m.d., (sic), Address: Hazard, Ky., Date: 8/10/44. (Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
5 Sep 1944 London, Ky. Letter provided by Marilyn Berwick

Dear Ellen,

Just received your card announcing the arrival of the baby (Karen), and I sure was glad that you were through the suspence of waiting. Your other letter came some time ago, but it seems that I never get anything done right anymore. I should have written sooner. I am working at the Hotel Laurel so you and Milton needent send money home. You will need a lot to keep things going now that you have a family. I wasn't surprised that the baby was a girl. Most of my father's family were girls. He raised eight girls and only two boys.

Grandpa Ward raised six boys and they were THADIUS STEVEN WARD, WALTER SCOTT WARD, JAMES AUGUSTUS WARD, WILLIAM ANDREW WARD, SAMUEL MILTON WARD, and JOHN DOWNING WARD who was my husband. Sam was the youngest boy. His father came from North Carolina. They were an English family and were from the british Isles. He was an officer on the Union side during the Civil War, and was with General Sherman when he was marching through Georgia. He came to Kentucky when Kentucky was part of Virginia, and married. His Grandfather Ward was a general in the Revolutionary War. His name was ISSAC JEFFERSON WARD.

Grandma Ward was from the British Isles also. She was Scotch Irish, mostly Irish. She was borned in Salyersville, McGoffin County, Ky.,or the eastern part of Ky. when Ky. was part of Virginia. She was married to Grandpa Ward at Salyersville and they moved to Hazard after their six boys were born. Two of their boys were school teachers and helped their father, who was a builder and contractor, two of the boys were surveyors and did office work. They also taught school some. WILL WARD was county surveyor of Perry County for several years. Two of the boys were attorneys. My husband held several offices, and SAM WARD was Judge of Perry County and afterward was Circuit Judge of the district. Grandma Ward's name was ARMINTA PRATHER. She was a grandaughter of JUDGE AUXIER from Salyersville.

All of my people were F.F.A.s. I mean the First Family of Virginia. They all came to Ky. when the eastern part of Ky. was a part of Virginia. My Great-Great Grandfather Combs was a surveyor for the Old Virginia Land Co. He settled at Hazard, but surveyed grants of land for each one of his eleven sons. My Great-Grandfather JESSE COMBS was one of the eleven. I do not know the names of any of the rest. His father made his camp on Broadway Hill where my mother is burried in our old cemetery at Hazard, and killed a deer from the door of his tent the next morning. My own Great-Grandfather Jesse Combs settled at Hazard and lived there until he died. He gave the Court Square and all of the Church lots to the town, and made the first plot of the town of Hazard. It is still a mining town to us, but has about 8,000 population. He had three sons, JOHN, JESSE, and JOSIAH Combs who was my Grandfather who's mother was POLLY BOLEYN (BOLIN) from the British Isles. All of my people on both sides came to Virginia from Edinburg Scotland. They were Scotch Irish and spoke English with a Burr or Brogue. We have been for four generations at Hazard. My uncles both died, and all of the property came to my own Grandfather JOSIAH HARRISON COMBS. He was the first Judge of Perry County Ky., and his father Jesse Combs was the first Clerk of the county. My mother was working for her Grandfather Jesse Combs in the Clerk's Office when my father IRA JESSE DAVIDSON was elected Clerk. He was the second Clerk of the county and held both offices, County and Circuit Clerk. My mother and father lived in the Court House and did the work in both offices.

My mother and father had three girls. My sister ANNIE ELIZA DAVIDSON was about six years old when I was born. My youngest sister was burried in her arms (M.B.note, Malta means buried in her mother's arms). My mother was MARTHA ALEEN COMBS, a daughter of Josiah Combs and his wife Polly Ann Mattingly. Her father was from France and her mother was ALCIE BOLEYN from England. Alcie Boleyn was a sister to my other Great-Grandmother POLLY BOLIN. They have also been in Ky. since my Great-Grandmother was a girl. Both of my Grandparents died at Hazard. My Grandfather was killed and my Grandmother was shot. She lived several years and died suddenly.

Grandfather Josiah was Judge of Perry County and later a Represenitive from the old Eleventh Congressional District at Barboursville. He moved there a while before they killed him.

My father married again after my mother died, and I have several half sisters and two brothers. Most of our family are in Ohio. JESSIE still lives at the old place, and ALLIE is somewhere in the West. I scarcely ever hear from any of the family, but I guess it is my fault because I am always (M.B. note...Malta stops here in midsentence, then picks back up in December). Dec. Too tired to write. I will start my letter where I left off in Sept. You see, I never like to think about my people. They were fine people but they were all murdered. Shot from ambush. I even woke up and found a high powered Winchester against my own side when I was ten years old, just before my Grandfather was killed.

My Great-Grandfather DAVIDSON and his wife CYNTHIA CHADWELL lived near Jonesboro, Virginia. His name was JOSEPH too. My own Grandfather JOSEPH DAVIDSON was a musician. He married ALCIE COMBS after he came to Hazard. My father Ira Jesse Davidson was the only son. They had several daughters. MILTON's GRANDFATHER WARD's mother was a ROARKE. You spoke about the baby's eyes being dark blue. All of Milton's people on his father's side had black or brown eyes, and all of my Ward children did. I had grey or blue-grey changing to a dark blue, steel color when I am sick or worried. Louise has Irish blue eyes like my mother. Leroy has eyes like me. So blue that they look black sometimes. I know that my Father thought my eyes would be weak for a long time. Ever time anyone spoke about the strange color of my eyes, he would say "Malta has eyes in the back of her head", meaning that I could see everything in the house at once. I will be 60 years old in Feb. and I can still thread my needles without glasses.

Well, this is all about my people for the present except that when I was about two years old, a man came to Hazard who called himself FULTON FRENCH. He claimed to be a very poor man, but was never too poor to pay four men five hundred dollars each to kill any member of our family he could get out of the way. He never seemed to gain anything by having them killed. A man by the name of NEWBERRY scared him to death, and he died at Winchester, Ky. He only left one son, MARION FRENCH, or whatever his name, and one daughter. He was a very wealthy man when he died.

I have been sick since Oct. and I hope you will not think hard of me for not writing sooner. I will write you and Milton soon and tell you all of the family news. I will try to send the children something for Christmas. We had a little bit of snow on the last Thursday in Nov. It is raining here now, and looks like we are going to have a cold spell. I have been trying for a month to find someplace to pack the things I have canned. There are still cabbage, beets, carrots, turnips, and all kind of greens in the garden, but they will freeze now. I haven't any place to store them. Love to all of the family, and write.

From your loving mother,

Malta Eleanor Davidson

M.B. Note: This is the third letter I have by Malta. According to her grandson, John Ward, she had inherited quite a bit of land in Hazard and Perry County from her Grandfather Josiah, but lost it all as a result of 3 marriages. I don't know anything about her 2nd and 3rd marriages, except one was a DISNEY. Her first husband died relatively young leaving her a widow with small children. She worked at the Hotel Laurel as a cook, and she lived her whole life in and around London, Ky. and died some time in the 1960s. Also, I have not researched Malta's marriages or children, so I know very little about them. It is apparent that she did not have an easy life, was never able to overcome the terrors of the feud, and I am very grateful that she left us this informative history. This letter was written to her daughter-in-law, Ellen, in response to questions about the family history. Ellen was md. to Milton Ward, a son by her first marriage. I've left all original spelling/punctuation.

She refers to her G.G.Grandfather Combs and his "11 sons". This would be GEN. ELIJAH COMBS one of the "eight". As far as we know, Gen. Lige did not have 11 sons. His lineage can be found on the website. She may have been thinking of her G.G.G.Grandfather JOHN COMBS, father of the "8", and got the count wrong. The JESSIE she mentions is Jessie Davidson, dau. of Ira and his second wife Naomi Phelps, and Malta's half-sister. Jessie md. my Uncle HOOD MORRIS and had two children, Marvin and Helen, both deceased. I don't know what year they married. Uncle Hood Morris d. 1932 of T.B. in Hazard and is buried in the Combs Cemetery in Combs, Ky. She then mentions her G.Grandfather Davidson and names him "Joseph". Thanks to the remarkable research of this Davidson/Davison line by Sue Elfving, we know that his name was ROBERT DAVISON b. circa 1785 on Big Moccasin, Washington County, which became Russell County, finally became Scott County, VA. He d. 1823-24, the son of JAMES DAVISON ll. Robert's common law wife was CYNTHIA CHADWELL, b. circa 1786-87 in the same area, d. after 1860 probably in Grainger County, TN., the last known place she lived. She was the dau. of MOLLY (BLAKEMORE) ADAMS, HAMLIN. Molly's father was JOSEPH BLAKEMORE of BLAKEMORE/BLACKMORE FORT. Cynthia's father, at this time, is unknown and she is quite a mystery as well as a remarkable life story. I will be posting this line in the near future. Malta's Grandfather JOSEPH DAVIDSON/DAVISON, Robert's and Cynthia's son, was b. circa 1823, and came into Perry County with his brother BENJAMIN about 1844 according to Perry County tax lists. Joseph md. ALICE "ALCIE, GRANNY DUTCH" COMBS, dau. of JESSE COMBS and POLLY BOWLING. His brother Benjamin md. SARAH COMBS, dau. of ELIJAH COMBS, JR. Joseph Davidson is my direct line. The Louise and Leroy she mentions are two of her children.
18 Sep 1944 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 043 Cert 21128 Deathvol 44 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Rural, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City: Rural, Full name: Amly Richmond, Sex: M, Color or race: Colored, Birth date of deceased: April 7, 1900, Age: 44 yrs, 8 mos 8 days, Birthplace: Perry Co., Ky., Occupation: Farmer, Name of father: Charlie Richmond, Birthplace: Virginia, Mother maiden name: Sara Jane Combs, (JCCComment: Sara Jane was md. to an Alexander Combs (colored) b.c., 1875 before she md. Charlie Richmond), Birthplace: Perry Co., Informant: Henry Combs, Address: Hazard, Ky., Burial: Lick Branch, Date: 9/17/44, Funeral dir: Maggards, Address: Hazard, Ky., Date rcvd by local reg: Sept 19, 1944, Anna L. (sic unreadable) registrar, Date of death: Sept 15, 1944, Cause of death: Poisioned by gathered erbast medicine from a quack (sic scribbled), Signed: C. B. Combs, Address: Hazard, Ky., Date: Sept 18, 1944. (Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
9 Dec 1944 Commonwealth of Kentucky Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics Certificate of Death: Volume 032 Cert 15710 Deathvol 45 Place of death: County: Perry, City or town: Lick Branch, Full name: Dallie COMBS, Sex: F, Coloror race: Col, Marital status: Married, Name of spouse: John S. COMBS, Age of spouse: 64, Age of deceased: 64, Birthplace: Harlan Co. Ky., Occupation: HW, Fathers name: Henry TURNER, Birthplace: Harlan Co., Ky., Maiden name of mother: (Blank), Informant: Oscar COMBS, Address: Hazard, Ky., Burial: Lick Branch, Date: 12-10, 1944, Funeral director: Maggards, Address: Hazard, Ky., Filed: 2-10-45, Opsie J. DEATON, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City: Rural, Date of death: 12-9,1944, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from 12-9, 1944 to12-9, 1944 that I last saw her alive on (blank) and that death occurred on the date stated above at 12:20A.M., Cause of death: Apoplexy, Cerebral Hemorhage, Signed: Dr C.B. COMBS, Address: Hazard, Ky. (Death certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
12 Dec 1944 Commonwealth of Kentucky Deaprtment of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics Certificate of Death: Volume 032 Cert 15710 Deathvol 45 Place of death: County: Perry, City or town: Lick Branch, Full name: Dallie Combs, Sex: F, Color or race: Col, Marital status: Married, Name of spouse: John S. Combs, Age of spouse: 64, Age of deceased: 64, Birthplace: Harlan Co. Ky., Occupation: HW, Fathers name: Henry Turner, Birthplace: Harlan Co., Ky., Maiden name of mother: (Blank), Informant: Oscar Combs, Address: Hazard, Ky., Burial: Lick Branch, Date: 12-10, 1944, Funeral director: Maggards, Address: Hazard, Ky., Filed: 2-10-45, Opsie J. Deaton, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City: Rural, Date of death: 12-9, 1944, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from 12-9, 1944 to 12-9, 1944 that I last saw her alive on (blank) and that death occurred on the date stated above at 12:20 A.M., Cause of death: Apoplexy, Cerebral Hemorhage, Signed: Dr C. B. Combs, Address: Hazard, Ky. (Death certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
13 Jan 1945 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 014 Cert 06716 Deathvol 45 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, Hospital: Hazard Hosp co., Full name: Henry Combs, Sex: M, Color or race: W, Marital status: Married, Name of spouse: Polly Combs (JCCCommnet Roark), Age: 69 yrs, Birthplace: Kentucky, Occupation: Business manager, Fathers name: George Combs, Birthplace: Kentucky, Mothers maiden name: Millie Maggard, Birthplace; Kentucky, Funeral director: Crafts, Address: Whitesburg, Ky., Filed: 3/10/45, (registrar unreadable), Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Letcher, City: Whitesburg, Date of death: Jan 13, 1945, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Jan 12, 1945 to Jan 13, 1945 that I last saw him alive on Jan 13, 1945 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 4:40 A.M., Cause of death: Shock due to hemorrhage, Due to: Extensive scalp lacerations and cerebral concussion, If death was due to external causes, fill in the following, accident, suicide or homicide: Accident, Date of occurrence: Jan 12, 1945, Where did injury occur?, Highway, Struck by car, Signed: Chris S. Jackson, M.D., Address: Hazard, Ky., Date: 2/7/1945. (Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
17 Mar 1945 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 014 Cert 06744 Deathvol 45 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, Name of hospital: Hurst & Snyder, Length of stay: 4 ds, Full name: Gladys Napier, Sex: Female, Color or race: White, Marital status: Single, Birth date of deceased: Feb 7, 1913, Age: 32 yrs 1 mos 18 ds, Birthplace: Perry Co., Occupation: School teacher, Fathers name: Robert H. Napier, Birthplace: Perry Co., Mothers maiden name: Malva Combs, Birthplace: Perry Co., Informant: S.B. Napier, Address: Mt. Gay W. Va., Burial: Napier Hiltona, Date: March 19, 1945, Funeral director: Maggard Funeral Home, Address: Hazard, Ky., Filed: 3/19/1945, O. Deaton, Registrar, Date of death: 3/17/1945, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from 3/9/1945 to 3/17/1945 that I last saw her alive 3/17/1945 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 11:20p.m., Cause of death: Auricular fibrillation (sic), Duration: 18 yrs, Signed: Dana Synder (sic) M.D., Address: Hazard, Ky., Date: 3/19/1945. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
18 Mar 1945 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 014 Cert 06715 Deathvol 45 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, Name of hospital: Hazard Hosp., Full name: Arminda Reedy, Sex: F., Color or race: W., Marital status: Married, Name of spouse: E.A. Reedy, Age: 56 yrs, Birthplace: Ky., Occupation: Housewife, Name of father: Samuel Combs, Birthplace: Ky., Mothers maiden name: Christeen Combs, Birthplace: Ky., Informant: E.A. Reedy, Address: Amburgy, Date: 3/21/1945, Funeral director: Engles, Address: Hazard, Ky., Filed: 3/21/1945, O Deaton (sic) Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., Co: Knott, City: Amburgy, Date of death: Mch 18, 1945, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Mar 7, 1945 to Mar 18, 1945 that I last saw her alive on Mar 18, 1945, and that death occurred on the date stated above at 6:00 P.M., Cause of death: Coronary oclusion, Due to: Hypertensive unreadable) heart disease, (rest unreadable, faded out). (Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
30 March 1945 Kentucky Death Certificate of Daniel COMBS, white male, widowed, carpenter; resides Ary, Perry Co., Ky; age: 72 yrs 0 mos 18 ds; born: 12 March 1873 Lee Co., Ky; died: 30 March 1945 Hazard Hosp. Hazard, Perry Co., Ky of acute poisoning; buried: Ary 1 Apr 1945 by Engles of Hazard, Ky; son of Jim COMBS born Ky & Armenia EVERSOLE. (Death Certificate transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: Daniel COMBS is found on the1900 Lee Co., Ky Census with his mother.
20 May 1945 Jim COMBS Date 450520 Age 065 Place PERRY Residence PERRY Volume 027 Cert 13484 Deathvol 45 Commonwealth of Kentucky Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics Certificate of Death: Place of death: County: Perry, City or town: Vicco, Ky., Full Name: Jim COMBS, Sex: M, Color or race: W, Marital status: Married: Name of spouse: Louana COMBS, Age of spouse: 65, Age of deceased: 65 [b ca 1880], Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Occupation: Farmer, Name of father: Shade COMBS,Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Maiden name of mother: Nancy COMBS, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Informant: Roy COMBS, Address: Vicco, Ky., Burial: Georges Branch, Date: May 21, 1945 Funeral Director: Maggard Funeral Home, Address: Hazard Ky., Filed: 6/3/45, Opsie J. DEATON, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, Date of death: May 20, 1945 at 2 P.M., Cause of death: Cause Unknown, Signed: H.P. DUFF, M.D., Date: 6/2/45 (Death certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

Notes: James COMBS, age 1, is listed in the 1880 Perry Co, KY Census District 2 HH#411 of Shadrack and Nancy COMBS.
24 Jun 1945 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 032 Cert 15738 Deathvol 45 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, St: L&N Yards, Full name: Lucy Combs, Sex: Female, Color or race: W, Marital status: Widowed, Age: 76, Birthplace: Ky, Occupation: House keeper, Fathers name: Billie Eversole, Birthplace: Ky, Mothers maiden name: Mollie Lewis, Birthplace: Ky., Informant: Jess Combs, Address: Lothair, Burial: Diablock, Date: 6/26/1945, Undertaker: Engles, Address: Hazard Ky., Date filed: 7/10/1945, Opsie J. Deaton, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City: Hazard, Street no: L&N Yards, Date of death: 6/24/1945, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from 6/1/1945 to 6/24/1945 that I last saw her alive on 6/24/1945 and that death is said to have occurred on the date stated above at (unreadable), (cause of death is unreadable), Signed: Chris S. Jackson (sic) M.D., Address: Hazard Ky., Date: 7/6/1945. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
28 Jun 1945 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 032 Cert 15775 Deathvol 45 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Blue Diamond (Rural), Full name: Mearl Jean White, Sex: Female, Color or race: W, Marital status: Single, Birth date of deceased: June 18, 1945, Age: 10 days, Birthplace: Blue Diamond, Ky., Fathers name: Jackie White, Birthplace: Breathitt County, Mother maiden name: Oma Combs, Birthplace: Perry County, Informant: James Bush, Address: Blue Diamond, Ky., Burial: Manuel Ky., Date: June 29, 1945, Funeral director: Family, Address: Blue Diamond, Ky., Filed: 7/16/45, Opsie J. Deaton, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City or town: Blue Diamond (Rural), Date of death: June 28, 1945, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from June 18, 1945 to June 28, 1945, that I last saw her alive on June 27, 1945 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 4:00 A.M., Cause of death: Bronchial Pneumonia, Signed: L.H.Wagers (sic) M.D., Address: Blue Diamond, Ky., Date: July 6, 1945. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
21 Sep 1945 Kentucky Death Certificate of Mary ARMSTRONG of Rousseau, Ky, white female, married, age 56 yrs 11 mos 5 ds, Spouse: Noah ARMSTRONG age 56, born 16 Oct 1888 Ky, died 21 Sept 1945Breathitt Co., Ky of typhoid fever, daughter of Jerry COMBS born Perry Co and Martha ARNETT born Magoffin Co., buried Risner Point 23 Sep 1945. Informant: Della McINTOSH of Rousseau, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) See Jeremiah and Martha BARNETT Combs of Breathitt.
9 Nov 1945 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Place of death: Volume 049 Cert 24361 Deathvol 45 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Lothair, Ky., Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City: Lothair, Ky., Full name: David Combs, Sex: M, Color or race: W, Marital status: Single, Date of birth: Nov 8, 1945, Age: 2 ds, Birthplace: Lothair, Ky., Name of father: Earl Combs, Birthplace: Knott Co., Miaden name of mother: Mable Loucas, Birthplace: Letcher Co., Informant: Edna Price, Burial: Lothair, Ky., Date/11/12, 1945, Funeral director: Maggards, Address: Hazard, Ky., Filed: 1/12,45, Opsie J. Deaton, Registrar, Date of death: Nov 10, 1945, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Nov 9, 1945 to Nov 10 ,1945 that I last saw him alive on Nov 10-1945, and that death occurred on the date stated above at 9:45 P.M., Cause of death: Influenza, Duration: 12 hrs, Signed: C. Dubiol (sic) M.D., Address: Hazard, Ky., Date: Nov 10, 1945. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
11 Nov 1945 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 046 Cert 22659 Deathvol 46 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Darbfork (sic, could be Darfork), Name of hospital or inst: Home, Full name: Pearl Combs Sex: M (sic probably wrong, Hard to tell what it is), Color or race: W, Marital status: Single, Age: 26 Birthplace: Darbfork (sic), Usual Occupation: Housewife, Fathers name: Monroe Combs, Birthplace: Knott Co., Maiden name of mother: Linda Napier, Birthplace: Perry, Informant: Monroe Combs, Address: Darbfork (sic), Burial: Lotts Creek, Date: Nov 18, 1945, Funeral director: Wm Engle Jr., Address: Hazard, Ky., Date filed: 10/30/46 (sic, JCC comment, this is probably how the notice got to be wrong, the cert was delayed in filing almost a year), Opsie J. Deaton, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., Co: Perry, City or town: Darbfork (sic), Date of death: 17 Nov 1945, Cause of death: Invalid, Signature: None present (sic). (JCC comment writen in the upper left "Invalid since child Dr. Giel"(sic, scribbled)). (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs who adds the KDI states incorrectly that his death was in 1946)
30 Mar 1946 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 015 Cert 07469 Deathvol 46 for Elvira BEGLEY Residence PERRY; Female, White, Married; Age: 49 years; Place of Death: Hurst Snyder Hosp. Hazard, Ky.; Spouse: John BEGLEY; Birthdate: 1897; Place of Birth: Perry Co. Ky.; Usual Residence: Ary, Perry Co., Ky.; Father: Malen JONES, born in Perry Co.; Mother: Dice COMBS, born in Perry Co; Informant: John Begley; Death Date: 30 Mar 1946; Cause of Death: Uremic? Coma; Burial Place: Jones; Undertaker: Maggards, Hazard, Ky. (Transcribed from microfilm from the Kentucky Historical Society by Lynda Combs Gipson, 4 Sept 2002)
1 Apr 1946 Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death Volume 020 Cert 09854 Death vol Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Place of Death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, Name of hospital: Hazard Hospital, Lengthof stay: Approx 1 hr, Full Name: C. Dilce COMBS, Sex: Male, Coloror race: W, Marital status: Married, Name of spouse: Leona COMBS, Age of spouse: 57, Birth date of deceased: Jan 25, 1887, Age: 59 yrs 2months 7 days, BirthPlace: Perry County, Occupation: Farmer & Educator,Industry or business: Education, Fathers name; R.W. COMBS, Birthplace:Perry County, Maiden name of mother: Jane BREWER, Birthplace: Perry County, Informant: Charles COMBS (signature), Address: Perry County, Burial: Happy (Perry Co.), Date; April 3, 1946, Signature of funeral director: L. Riley TOWNSEND (signature), Address: Hazard, Kentucky, Date: 4-2-46, Opsie J. DEATON (signature) registrar, Usual residence of deceased: Kentucky,County: Perry, Town: Happy, Medical Certification: Date of death: April 1, 1946, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from 4/1, 1946 to 4/1, 1946. that I last saw him alive on 4/1/1946 and that death occurred on the date stated above at (blank), Immediate cause of death: Sublimal (sic scribbled) Hemorhage due to Crushing injury w rt side of chest in Bus accident. If death was due to external causes, fill in the following: Accident, date of occurence: 4/1/46, Where did injury occur? in or about home or farm, in industrial place, in public place?. Public Highway, Signature:J HAGEN (signature) M.D. Address: Hazard, Ky. Date: 4/2/46 (Death Certificate Transcribed by Combs Researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
6 Apr 1946 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 020 Cert 09842 Deathvol 46 Place of death: County: Perry Co. City: Hazard Perry Co., Name of hospital or institution: Home, Full name: Mary Combs, Sex: Female, Color or race: White: Marital status: Widowed, Age: 85 yrs 5 months 20 ds, (b. 18 Oct 1861), BirthPlace: Perry Co. Ky., Fathers name: Elli Brashear, Birthplace: Perry Co., Maiden name of mother: Blank, Informant: Estill Combs, Address: Hazard, Ky., Burial place: Combs, Date: 4-7-1946, Funeral director: Maggards, Address: Hazard, Ky., Filed: 4-9-46, Opsie J. Deaton, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City: hazard, Ky., Date of death: April 6, 1946, Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrhage, Duration: 4 days, Due to: Hypertension, Signed: C.L.Combs, M.D., Address: Hazard, Ky., Date: 4-9-46. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

JIMMIE'S COMMENTS: Mary was md. to David Yancy Combs, who built, owned and operated the Combs motel in Hazard. Informant: Estill Combs was Mary's son. D.Y. and Mary are buried next to each other in the D.Y.Combs cemetery on Cornell Ave. Hazard Ky.
15 Apr 1946 Commonwealth of Kentucky Deaprtment of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics Certificate of Death: Volume 020 Cert 09851 Deathvol 46 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, Name of hospital or institution: Hazard Hospital, Full name: Racheel Combs, Sex: Female, Color or race: W, Marital status: (blank), Name of spouse: Aster Combs, Age of spouse: 46, Birth date of deceased: 19000 (sic), Age: 48, Birthplace: Knott Co, Usual occupation: House Wife, Name of father: Brice Shephard, Birthplace: Knott Co, Maiden name of mother: Martha Boylin, Birthplace: Knott Co., Informant: Aster Combs, Address: Richey, Ky., Burial: Holliday cem, Date: April 17, 1946, Funeral dir: L. Riley Townsend, Address: Hazard Ky., Filed: 4-16-46, Opsie J. Deaton, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Kentucky, County: Knott, City: Richey, Date of death: April 15,1946, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from April 11,1946 to April 15,1946 that I last saw her alive on April 15, 1946 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 9:30 A.M., Cause of death: Peritinitis (sic), Duration: 4 days, Due to: Ruptured bladder fractured pelvis ribs collar bone & (sic can't read scribbled to bad), Major findings of operation: Ruptured bladder, If death was due to external causes, fill in the following: Accident: Accident, Date of occurence: April 11th, Where did injury occur?. Public highway, Signature: J.E. Hagan M.D., Address: Hazard, Ky., Date: 4/16/46. (Death certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
4 Oct 1946 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 046 Cert 22655 Deathvol 46 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Bulan, Ky., Name of hospital or inst: At home at Bulan Ky., Full name: Cora B. Napier, Sex: Female, Color or race: White, Marital status: Married: Name of husband: Gabe Napier, Age of husband: 80 yrs, Birth date of deceased: Feb 14, 18 (year), Age: 76, Birthplace: Perry Co. Occupation: Housewife, Fathers name: Dave Baker, Birthplace: Perry Co., Mothers maiden name: Emline Combs, Birthplace: Perry Co., Informant: Sam napier, Address: Bulan Ky., Burial: Grigsby, Date: 10/ (rest blank), Funeral director: Maggard & Blair Funeral Home, Address: Hazard Ky., Date filed: Oct 5, 1946, Opsie J. Deation, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Kentucky, Co: Perry, City: Bulan Ky., Date of death: Oct 4th, 1946, Time of death: 4:00P.M., Cause of death: Valvular heart disease, Duration: 1 yrs, Signed: Earl Maggard Coroner, Address: Hazard Ky., 10-8-46. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

JIMMIE'S COMMENTS: I'm pretty sure Cora's mother Emline Combs is the d/o Clinton "Old Grizzler Combs and Elizabeth Combs
11 Oct 1946 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 046 Cert 22645 Deathvol 46 Place of death: County: Perry, City or town: Allias (sic), Full name: Otis Combs, Sex: M, Color or race: W, Marital status: single, Birth date of deceased: July 29, 1946, Age: 2 mos 12 ds, Birthplace: Allias Ky (sic), Fathers name: Bud Combs, Birthplace: Hazard Ky., Maiden name of mother: Flossie Oliver, Birthplace: Leslie Co. Ky., Burial: Cornett Cem., Date: 10/12/1946, Funeral dir: Maggie H. Blair (sic) Address: Hazard Ky., Filed: 10/12/1946, Opsie J. Deaton, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., Co: Perry, City: Rural, Date of death: 10/11/1946, (JCC comment: Dr's certification "Not Seen"), Time of death: 1:45a.m, Cause of death: Pneumonia, Signed: S.W. Richie M.D., Address: Hazard, Ky., Date: 10/11/1946. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
16 Nov 1946 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 033 Cert 16477 Deathvol 47 of : Name: Susan COMBS EVERSOLE; Race: White; Age: 91; Sex: Female; Occupation: Housewife; Marital Status: blank; Death Date: 16 November 1946; Place of Death: Hazard, Perry Co Ky.; Cause of Death: Carcinoma; Birth Date: 17 May 1855; Place of Birth: Perry Co. Ky; Spouse: blank; Father: Joseph COMBS; Father's POB: Perry Co. Ky; Mother's Maiden: Pollie Ann COMBS; Mother's POB: Perry Co. Ky; Burial Place: Eversole Cemetery; Funeral Home: Engles, Hazard, Ky; Attending Physician: Dr. C. B. Combs, Hazard, Ky; Informant: John B. Eversole (transcribed from microfilm from the Ky Historical Society by Lynda Combs Gipson, 09 Mar 2005)

Lynda Combs Gipson Notes: The Ky Death Index states the date was 16 Nov 1947, but it was recorded incorrectly. The death date is 1946.
2 Dec 1946 Kentucky Death Certificate of Bird COMBS, white, male, married, farmer; Resides: Glomawr, Perry Co. KY; Age: 62 yrs; Spouse: Polly COMBS age 41; Born: 14 July 1884 Knott Co. Ky; Died: 2 Dec 1946 Glomawr, Perry Co. KY of angina pectoris; buried: Bill Hill Jeff, Ky 4 Dec 1946 by Maggard & Blair F.H. of Hazard, Ky; son of Red John COMBS born Knott Co. & Delcenia SMITH born Knott Co.; informant: Polly COMBS of Glomawr, Ky (Death Certificate transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
4 Dec 1946 Kentucky Death Certificate of Robert COMBS cert. no. 2186 white, married, male occupation: mining Resides: Scuddy, Perry Co., Ky Age: 53 yrs Spouse: Katie Born: (blank) Ky Died: 4 Dec 1946 Hazard, Perry Co., Ky buried: Viper, Ky 6 Dec 946 by Maggard & Blair of Hazard, Ky s/o G. P. COMBS b Ky & Susan COMBS b Ky informant: Mrs. Robert COMBS of Scuddy, Ky (Transcribed by Debi Houser)
07 Dec 1946 Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death Vol: 052 Cert: 25635 DVol: 46 Registration dist: 500, primary reg dist: 2165, Place of death: County, Fayette, Town, Lexington, name of hospital: Eastern State Hospital, Length of stay: 14 days. Full Name: Delores COMBS, Sex: F, Coloror race; W, Marital status: Married, name of Husband: Powers COMBS, birth date: 1916,, age: 30, Birthplace: Wise, Virginia, Occupation: Housewife, Name of father: Roscoe BOGGS, Birthplace: Unknown, Maiden name of mother: Margaret SARGEANT, Birithplace: Wise, Virginia. Informants signature: Hospital Records, address: Lexington, Kentucky, Funeral director: D. M. LOWE (sic,scribbled), Address: Lex. Ky.Usual residence of deceased: State: Ketucky, County: Perry. City of: Happy. Date of death: December 7, 1946 at 10:10 P.M. Cause: Broncho Pneumonia, Duration: 3 days. Signed: (unreadable, scribbled too bad) (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
18 Jan 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #16591of William Wallace COMBS white, male, divorced accountant Age 41 yrs 5 mos 4 ds resides: Hazard, Ky born: 14 Sep 1905 Knott Co., Ky died: 18 Jan 1947 Perry Co., Ky of heart attack buried: Combs Cem (Anco) [sic] 20 Jan 1947 by Engles son of Anderson COMBS born Knott & Polly Ann COMBS born Perry Co., Ky informant: Mrs. Anderson COMBS of Knott Coal Co (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
7 Feb 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #16552 of Laura Bell PRICE white, female, married housewife Age: 58 yrs 5 mos 15 ds born: 23 Aug 1889 Perry Co.,Ky died: 7 Feb 1947 Perry Co, Ky of coronary occlusion buried: Englewood Cem 9 Feb 1947 by Maggard & Blair daughter of John L. COMBS born Knott & Francis MARTIN born Knott informant: Clarence ___ Lothair, Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
2 Mar 1947 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 014 Cert 06746 Deathvol 45 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Manuel, Full name: John M. Couch, Sex: M, Color or race: W, Marital status: Widowed, Birth date of deceased: Oct 4, 1866, Age: 78 yrs 4 mos 28 ds, Birthplace: Ky., Occupation: Farmer, Name of father: Ances (sic scribbled), Couch, Birthplace: Ky., Maiden name of mother: Betsy Ann Combs, Birthplace: Ky., Informant: Elihu Couch, Address: Manuel, Ky., Burial: Manuel, Date: 3/2/1945, Funeral director: Engles, Address: Hazard, Filed: 3/20/1945, Opsie J. Deaton, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Perry, City: Manuel, Date of death: Mch 2nd 1945, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from 2,25, 1945 to 3/2/1945 that I last saw him alive on 3/2/1945 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 11:00 A.M., Cause of death: Bronchial Pneumonia, Due to: Prostatitis, Nephritis and senility. Signed: J.H.Wagers (sic), M.D., Blue Diamond, Ky., Date: 3/13/1945. Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie CrashedOne Combs
22 Mar 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #16478 of Elizabeth COMBS white, female,widowed housekeeper Age: 90 yrs Resides: Hilton [sic], Ky born: 1857 Ky died: 22 Mar 1947 Perry Co., Ky of labor pneumonia buried: Hiltonia 24 Mar 1947 by Joe GREER daughter of L. D. COMBS born Ky & Gincie MESSER born Ky informant: Paul HOLLIDAY of Hiltonia, Ky signed: Dr. C. B. COMBS of Hazard, Ky 4/5/1947 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
7 Apr 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #20836 of Otis COMBS, white, male, married; merchant; Age: 33 yrs; Spouse: Maud COMBS age 33 yrs; born: 27 Mar 1914 Perry Co., Ky; died: 7 Apr 1947 Perry Co., Ky of rheumatic heart disease; buried: Second Creek 9 Apr 1947 by Joe GREER of Hazard, Ky; son of Scott COMBS & Josephine STOUT; informant: Maud COMBS of Second Creek, Allois, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
8 Apr 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #16566 of William D. SUMNER white, male, married farmer Age: 75 yrs 23 ds Spouse: Martha SUMNER age 62 born: 15 Mar 1872 Perry Co., Ky died: 8 Apr 1947 Perry Co., Ky of hepaticisclerosis nephrites buried: Kodak Cem. 10 Apr 1947 by Engles son of Robert SUMNER born Kodak, Ky & Martha COMBS born Kodak, Ky informant: Martha SUMNER of Kodak, Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
24 Apr 1947Kentucky Death Certificate #20839 of Rachel HOLLAND COMBS, white, female, married; housekeeper; Age: 29 yrs; Spouse: Cullen COMBS; born: 1918 Mill Branch, Ky died: 24 Apr 1947 Perry Co., Ky killed by train in Hiltonia, Ky; buried: Mill Branch, Ky 26 Apr 1947 by Joe GREER of Hazard, Ky; daughter of John HOLLAND born Lee Co., Ky & Hallie born KY (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
25 Apr 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #16520 of Sallie Hughes COMBS white female, widowed Age: 82 yrs Resides: Ary, Perry Co, Ky Spouse: Biram COMBS, dec born: 25 Mar 1865 Breathitt Co., Ky died: 25 Apr 1947 Perry Co., Ky buried: Pigeon Roost, Perry Co., Ky 27 Apr 1947 by friends daughter of Linville MILLER born Stacy, Ky & Ann HUGHES born Va informant: Cardihi? COMBS of Ary, Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
26 Apr 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate cert. no. 14300 for Polly Ann ENGLE COMBS white, married, female occupation: housewife resides: Dwarf, Perry Co., Ky Age: 80 yrs 0 mos 11 ds Born: 15 Apr 1867 Knott Co., Ky Died: 26 Apr 1947 Dwarf, Perry Co., Ky of gastric carcinoma buried: Engle Cem. 29 Apr 1947 by Engles of Hazard, Ky d/o Jack COMBS b Knott & Mary YOUNG b Knott informant: Mrs. J. T. BEWERS? of Hazard, Ky
29 Apr 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #16494 of Laura COMBS white female Age: 65 yrs 16ds born: 13 Apr 1882 Jackson Co., Ky died: 29 Apr 1947 Perry Co., Ky coronary occlusion buried: Combs 30 Apr 1947 by Engles daughter of Jeff GAMBLE & Mary HURT born Perry Co., KY informant: Thee COMBS of Darbfork?, Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
4 Jun 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #16541 of Elizabeth DOBSON white, female housewife Age: 103 yrs 10 mos 12 ds resides: Bulan, Perry Co., Ky born: 7 July 1843 Perry Co., KY died: 4 Jun 1947 Perry Co., Ky of general debility, senility buried: Lots Creek 5 Jun 1947 by Engles daughter of (blank) COMBS & (blank) informant: Thomas GRIGSBY of Bulan, Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: According to The Combs Genealogy by JHC, Elizabeth Combs, daughter of Andrew & Polly FELTNER Combs, married Henry DOBSON.
9 Jun 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate cert. no. 14281 for Martin COMBS white, married, male occupation: miner resides: Ary, Perry Co., Ky Age: 30 yrs 8 mos 16 ds Born: 23 Sep 1916 Breathitt Co., Ky Died: 9 Jun 1947 Hazard, Perry Co., Ky of gunshot wound, lower abdomen; accidental buried: Combs (Perry) 11 Jun 1947 by Engles of Hazard, Ky s/o Matt COMBS b Breathitt & Delia FUGATE b Knott informant: Matt COMBS of Hazard, Ky
22 Jun 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate of Andie COMBS white, male, married miner Age: 30 yrs Spouse: Verna COMBS age 23 born: 23 Dec (no year listed) Perry Co., Ky died: 22 Jun 1947 Perry Co., Ky of internal injuries of chest (thoriac cavity); automobile accident in brother's car; hit tree and threw him out buried Buran, Ky 25th 1947 by Maggard and Blair son of Areans COMBS born Perry Co., Ky & Nellie COLLINS born Jackson, Ky informant: Nellie Combs of Harveyton, Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
2 Jul 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #16553 of Susan WHITAKER white female, married housewife Age: 80 yrs 1 mo 22 ds resides: Scuddy, Perry Co., Ky born: 15 May 1867 Whitesburg died: 2 July 1947 Perry Co., Ky cardiac failure buried: Whitaker 3 Jul 1947 by Maggard & Blair daughter of Ed COMBS born Letcher Co. & Patty POLLY born Letcher Co. informant: James WHITAKER of Linefork, Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
26 Jul 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #20858 of Robert COMBS white, male, married Age: 56 yrs 3 mos 11 ds Spouse: Arminda COMBSage 69 born: 15 Apr 1891 Happy, Ky died: 26 Jul 1947 Perry Co., Ky of cerebral hemorrhage buried: Vicco, Ky 27 Jul 1947 by Maggard, Blair & Garrett son of Shade COMBS born Perry Co. Ky & Nancy SUMMER born Perry Co., Ky informant: Robert BEVERLY of Vicco, Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
4 Aug 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 042 Cert 20857 Deathvol 47 of Lauza COMBS WWII Vet white, male, single miner Age: 22 yrs 4 mos 23 ds resides: Harveyton, Perry Co., Ky born: 23 March 1925 Perry Co., KY died: 4 Aug 1947 Perry Co., Ky of electrocution; contact with electric wire buried: Lots Creek (Perry) [sic] 6 Aug 1947 by Engles son of Arcan COMBS born Breathitt Co. Ky & Nellie COLLINS born Breathitt Co. Ky informant: Bud COMBS of Harveyton, Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) 4 Aug 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 042 Cert 20857 Deathvol 47 of Lauza COMBS Place of death, Harveyton, Perry Co.; Usual residence, Harveyton, Perry Co.; Male, White, Single; Birthdate of deceased, Mar 23, 1925; Age, 22 years, 4 months, 23 days; Birthplace, Perry Co.; Occupation, Miner, Harvey Coal Co.; Veteran: World War II' Father, Arcan COMBS, born in Breathitt Co.; Mother, Nellie COLLINS, born in Breathitt Co.; Informant, Bud COMBS, Harveyton, Ky.; Burial, Lots Creek, Perry Co. Undertaker, Engles, Hazard, Ky.; Date of death, 4 Aug 1947; Cause of death, Electrocution, contact with electric wire; Location: Harvey Coal Co. (Mines) (Transcribed by Lynda Combs Gipson, Jan 27, 2002)

Lynda Combs Gipson's note: This is the son of Arcanus Hudson/Combs (s/o Cynthia Ann COMBS & James Henry Hudson) and Nellie Collins.
4 Aug 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #20849 of Phoebe COMBS, white, female, married; Age: 72 yrs; Spouse: Robert COMBS age 85 yrs born: Breathitt Co., Ky; died: 4 Aug 1947 Perry Co., Ky of pulmary edema; buried Turner Cem 5 Aug 1947; daughter of John GROSS born Ky & Haney McINTOSH born Ky informant: Ed COMBS of Quicksand, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
9 Aug 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #20814 of Juda COMBS, white, female, widowed; housewife; Age: 63 yrs 3 mos 1 ds; born: 10 May 1884 Breathitt Co., KY; died: 9 Aug 1947 Perry Co., Ky; buried: Breathitt Co. KY 10 Aug 1947 by Engles of Hazard, Ky; daughter of Sam FUGATE born Breathitt Co. Ky; informant: Otis RITCHIE of Tribby, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
10 Aug 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate cert. no. 18778 for Talton C. COMBS white, married, male occupation: retired resides: Lytle Bulvd, Hazard, Perry Co., Ky Age: 65 yrs 3 mos 5 ds Spouse: Grace COMBS age 55 yrs Born: 5 May 1882 Perry County Died: 10 Aug 1947 Hurst-Snyder Hosp. Hazard, Perry Co., Ky buried: Englewood 12 Aug 1947 by Engles of Hazard, Ky s/o Ira COMBS b Va & Martha BURTON b Va informant: Mrs. Talton COMBS of Hazard, Ky (Transcribed by Debi Houser)
14 Aug 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #20816 of McKinley COMBS, white, male, married; Miner; SS# 405-10-3025; Age: 49 yrs; Spouse: Tilda COMBS age 37 yrs; born: 22 Jun 1898 Perry Co., Ky; died: 14 Aug 1947 Perry Co., Ky; buried: Happy, Ky 15 Aug 1947 by Maggard, Blair & Garrett; son of Ben COMBS born Perry & Tilda COMBS (Baker crossed out and Combs written) (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
14 Aug 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #20856 of Chlaey HALL, white, female, married; Age: 70 yrs 3 mos 29 ds; Spouse: Floyd HALL age 67 yrs; born: 15 Apr 1877 Perry Co., Ky died: 14 Aug 1947 Perry Co., Ky; buried Clear Creek (Knott) [sic] 16 Aug 1947 by Engles daughter of Joseph HALL born Perry CO., KY & Polly COMBS born Perry Co., KY. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
18 Aug 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #20817 of John L. GRIGSBY, white, male, married; coalminer; Age: 32 yrs; Spouse: Alma GRIGSBY age 29; born: 22 Dec 1914 Perry Co. Ky died: 18 Aug 1947 Bulan, Perry Co, Ky of gunshot wound; buried: Bulan, Ky 19 Aug 1947 by Joe GREERof Hazard, Ky; son of David GRIGSBY born Ky & Elsie COMBS born Ky informant: Alma GRIGSBY of Bulan, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
24 Aug 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #20829 of Maggie JOHNSON, white, female, married; Age: 45 yrs 6 ds; Resides: Jeff, Ky; Spouse: Wm JOHNSON age 34; born: 18 Aug 1902 Perry Co., Ky; died: 24 Aug 1947 Perry Co., Ky of post partum hemorrhage' buried: Jeff, Ky by Maggard, Blair & Garrett; daughter of Robert COMBS born Perry Co. Ky & Matilda SMITH born Perry Co., Ky; informant: Wm JOHNSON of Jeff, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
25 Sep 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate: 25191 for Ray B. Combs: Place of Death: Perry Co., KY; Residence: Combs, Perry Co., KY; male white, widowed; b. 31 Mar 1868, aged 70y 5m 26d; born Perry Co., KY; retired farmer; father: Alexander Combs, born Perry; mother: Mary Brashear, born Perry; informant: Joshua Combs, Combs, KY; burial: Combs Cem., 30 Sep 1947; Died 25 Sep 1947. (transcribed by Deb Coombs who notes there may be a fuller transcription by Jimmie CrashedOne Combs in the email archives):

Note: See Ray Combs wife Armilda's death certificate above dated 9 Jan 1940 and also Ray and Armilda in the 1900 Perry Co., KY Census
10 Nov 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate of Rebecca Combs, cert. no. 28016, white, widowed, female, occupation: house wife; resides: Rogers No 4, rural Pine Ridge, Wolfe Co., KY; Age: 83 yrs 4 mos 25 ds; Spouse: Jordon Combs born: 15 Jun 1864 Perry Co., Ky; died: 10 Nov 1947 Pine Ridge, Wolfe Co., Ky of cardios failure; buried: M- Campbell 12 Nov 1947 by Private at Bonnyman; daughter of Kindrick Combs born Perry Co. & Betty JONES born Perry Co.; informant: G.? W. COLLINS of Pine Ridge, Ky (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
16 Nov 1947 Kentucky Death Index Volume 033 Cert 16477 Deathvol 47 of : Susan COMBS EVERSOLE was recorded incorrectly on the index see correct date of 16 Nov 1946 above for her record.
2 Oct 1948 Kentucky Death Certificate #23942 of Hurkus COMBS white, married, male Occupation: coal mining Age: 39 yrs 4 mos 13 ds Spouse: Ruth COMBS Born: 19 May 1909 Perry Co., Ky Died: 2 Oct 1948 Clemmons, Perry Co., Ky of cardiac failure buried: Hazard, Ky 4 Oct 1948 by Maggard, Blair and Garrett son of John H.COMBS born Perry Co., Ky & Clearinda HURT born Perry Co., Ky informant: Earshel COMBS of Clemmons, Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
27 Oct 1948 Kentucky Death Certificate #23937 of Amon COMBS white, married, male Occupation: miner Age: 38 yrs 7 mo 4 ds Spouse: Florence COMBS age 28 yrs Born: 22 Mar 1910 Perry Co., Ky Died: 26 Oct 1948 Christopher, Perry Co., Ky of cancer -stomach buried: Christopher, Ky 27 Oct 1948 by Maggard, Blair and Garrett son of Jasper COMBS born Perry Co., Ky & Betty JONES born Perry Co., KY Informant: Florence COMBS of Lothair, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
30 Jan 1949 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 008 Cert 03688 Deathvol 49 Place of death: County: Perry, City or town: Busy, Ky., Usual residence: State: Ky., County: Perry, City or town: Rural, Busy Ky., Name of deceased: Clarence Combs, Date of death: Jan 30, 1949, Sex: M, Color or race: W, Marital status: Married, Date of birth: Dec 16-1903, Age: 45, Usual occupation: Miner, Kind of business: Coal miner 2, Birthplace: Perry Co., Citizen of what country: USA, Fathers name: Jim Combs, Mothers maiden name: Eliza Combs, Informant: Joe Combs, Son., Cause of death: Chronic myocarditis, Due to: Cerosis of Liver, Due to: Chr. Alcholism, Interval between onset and death: Nov 1944, Autopsy: No, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from Nov, 1944 to Jan 30-1949 that I last saw the deceased alive on Jan 30-1949 and that death occurred at 5:00 P.M., from the causes and on the date stated above, Date signed: Feb 9-49, Address: hazard, Ky., Signature: Paulie (unreadable scribbled) M.D., Burial or cremation: Burial, Date: 2-2-49, Busy Bural, Location: Busy, Ky., Date rcvd by local reg: 2-15-49, Registrars signature: Helen Burris, Funeral director: Joe Green. (Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

JCCComment: Clarence Combs was a son of James S. & Eliza Combs/Combs, Clarence md. Ethel McIntosh.
26 Apr 1949 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 022 Cert 10515 Deathvol 49 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Ary, Ky., Full name of hospital or institution: Homeplace Clinic & Hosp. Usual residence: State: Ky., County: Perry, City or town: Dward, Ky., Name of deceased: Lottie Lee Combs, Date of death: Aug 26, 1949, Sex: Female, Color or race: White, Marital status: Never married, Date of birth: June 13-1947, Age: 1 yr, 10 mo, Birthplace: Dwarf, Ky., Fathers name: Burnace Combs, Mothers maiden name: Sylvina Jones, Cause of death: Tuburculosis, Autopsy: No, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from 13 Dec 1949 to 26 Apr 1949 that I last saw the deceased alive on 26 Apr 1949, and that death occurred at 4 A.M., from the cause and on the date stated above. Date signed: 5-21-49, Address: Ary Ky., Signature: D. L. Graves, M.D., Burial or cremation: Burial, Date: 28 April 1949 Combs Cemetery, Location: Fisty, Ky., Date rcvd by local reg: 5-24-49, Registrars signature: Helen C. Burris, Funeral director: Maggard & Garrett, Address: Hazard, Ky. (Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

JCCComment: Lottie L. Combs was a daughter of Burnice Combs b. 4 Oct 1920 d. 9 Oct 1971 & Sylvania Jones. Burnice was a son of Andrew & Paralee Combs/Combs.
29 Apr 1949 Harm COMBS, Age: 077, Cert: 21698, Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Place of death: Perry, Usual Residence: Ky, County: Perry, City: Hazard,City or town: Hazard, Ky. Full name of Hospital: Mt. Mary Hospital, Name of Deceased: Harm COMBS, Date of death: April 29, 1949, Sex: M, Color: W, Marital status: Widowed, Date of birth: 1872, Age: 77, Usual occupation: Farmer, Citizen: U.S.A., Fathers name: Clayborn COMBS, Mothers maiden name: Nancy An COMBS, Was deceased ever in armed forces: No, Informant: Burton COMBS Son, Medical Certification: Disease or condition directly leading to death: Uremia, Antecedent causes; Gun shot wound left thigh, April 12,45, Date of operation: 4/14/45, Major findings of operation: Gangrene lower leg, Autopsy: No, Accident, suicide,homocide; Homicide, Place of injury: Hazard, Perry Co. Ky., Time of injury: 4/12/4(?) (several numbers seem to be pencilled in over each other), Injury occurred: Not while at work, How did injury occur: Shot near his home, Certification: 4/29, 1949 at 4:35 a.m., Signature (signature. J.E. Hagan M.D.), Burial: April 30, 49, Family Christopher, Ky. Date rec by local reg: 8-25-49, Registrars signature: (Signature Galen P. Burris (signature ink fading bad) Funeral director: Joe Green Hazard Ky. (Transcribed from copy of original by Combs Researcher Jimmie "Crashed One"Combs)

Notes: See 1880 Perry Co, KY Census, District 2 HH#581 where Hiram is listed as age 7, and see 1933 Casey Co, KY Death Certificate of Clayborn COMBS with wife Nancy Ann SIZEMORE, whom The 1880 Annotated Perry Co, KY Census lists as having married 21 Apr 1865.
6 May 1949 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 039 Cert 19481 Deathvol 49 Place of death: County: Perry, City or town: Mt. Mary Hospital, Usual residence of deceased: State: Happy/Ky. County: Perry, Name of deceased: Zola Edwards, Date of death: May 6.1949, Sex: Female, Color or race: White, Marital status: Married, Date of birth: Dec 1/1899, Age: 50, Usual occupation: Housewife, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Citizen of what country: USA, Fathers name: Logan Combs, Mothers maiden name: Edith Taylor, Social security no: None, Informant: Robert T. Edwards, Cause of death: Hypertensive C V derems with uremia (sic scribbled), Address: Hazard Ky., Signature: (unreadable), Burial: May 8, Name of cemetery: Jeff. Ky. Combs Cemetery, Date received by reg: 6/1/49, Registrars signature: Georgia Pendleton (sic), Funeral director: Maggard & Garrett Funeral Home. (Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
16 May 1949 Kentucky Death Certificate of Susan SPENCER Resides: Hazard, Perry Co., KY; White, married, female; Occupation: Housewife; Age: 74 yrs; born: 1875 Perry; died: 16 May 1949 Hazard, Perry Co., KY of cancer of the bladder; buried: 1949 Red Hill by Engles, Hazard, Ky; daughter of Elhannen COMBS & Mary DAVIDSON; Informant: Clay SPENCER. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
29 May 1949 Kentucky Death Certificate #17246 of Irvin (M) [sic] CAMPBELL Resides: Rural (Caney), Brethitt [sic] Co., KY; White, married, male; Occupation: farmer; born: Sep 1865 Hardshell, Ky; died: 29 May 1949 Homeplace Clinic & Hosp., Ary, Perry Co., KY of cardiac failure- Pt was in hospital for relief of prostatic obstruction. No contirbutary cause known.; buried: 30 May 1949 Hardshell Breathitt Co Ky (all of this is struck out); son of Alex CAMPBELL & Tampe COMBS; Informant: (blank) (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
1 Jun 1949 This is a retyped copy of the cemetery deed of the John Henry Combs lots in the Riverside Cemetery in Walkertown/Hazard, Perry Co. Ky. (Submitted by Max L. Bobbitt)

Oscar and Laura Kincaid
To: Deed 67
John Combs and His Heirs
This DEED, made and entered into this the First day of June, 1949 by and between Oscar and Laura Kincaid parties of the first part, and John Combs and his heirs parties of the second part, witnesseth: That said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Three-Hundred Dollars ($300.00); and as a further and part consideration hereof agrees for himself and his heirs, that no Negros shall be buried in the lot hereby conveyed; that running roses or other running plants will not be planted; that no pens or houses will be constructed on said lot, that no concrete structures or fences will be put around or upon said lot or graves; that no hedge will be planted upon or around the lot; and grantee and his heirs willfully observe and comply witj all reasonable rules and regulations of said cemetery. The receipt of which is acknowledged, so hereby sell, grant and convey to the parties of the second part his heirs and assigns, the following described property.

To-wit: a lot or parcel of land. To-wit: lying and being situated in Riverside Cemetery, Subdivision or Addition to the City of Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, and being twenty feet by forty feet, in what is known as Lots No. 10 and 12 Block "H". as shown by map or plat of said Subdivision or Addition of record in Plat Book No.91 page 358, in the County Court Clerk's Office, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

Being a part of the same land conveyed from Louis and M. C. Couch to Oscar and Laura Kincaid by Deed bearing date Ninth Day of November, 1946, and of record in Deed Book No. 91 at page 358, Perry County Clerk's Office.

To have and to hold the same, together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the parties of the second part his heirs and assigns forever, with covenant of general warranty.

In testimony whereof, withness our signatures.
Oscar Kincaid
Laura Kincaid

State of Kentucky
SCT.
County of Perry

I, R. M. Elam, Notary Public for the County and State aforesaid, do certify that the foregoing Deed from Oscar & Laura Kincaid to John Combs and his heirs was on the 1st day of June, 1949, produced to me in said County and acknowledged and delivered by part grantor thereto to be their act and deed.

Given under my hand this 1st day of June, 1949.
R. M. Elam
By Notary Public
State of Kentucky
County of Perry
I, Prentiss Baker, Clerk of the County Court for the County and State aforesaid,certify that the foregoing Deed was on 24th day of August, 1949, lodged in my office for record, whereupon the same, with the foregoing and this certificate have been duly recorded in my office.

Given under my hand, this 24th day of August, 1949.
Prentiss Baker, Clerk
By D.C.
4 Jun 1949 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 035 Cert 17235 Deathvol 49 Place of death: Perry, City or town: Hazard, Usual residence: State: Ky., County: perry, City or town: Hazard, Full name: Linda Sue Combs, Sex: Female, Color or race: White, Marital status: Single, Age: 12 hrs (sic), Birthplace: Hazard, Ky., Occupation: child, Industry: Child, Fathers name: Esquire (sic) Combs, Birthplace: Hazard, Ky., Mothers maiden name: Bettie Sue Engles, Birthplace: Bulan, Ky., Informant: Esquire (sic) Combs, Address: Hazard Ky., Burial or cremation: Place: Hazard, Ky., 1949, Funeral director: Engles, Address: hazard, Ky., Date rcvd by reg: 7-7-49, Registrar: Helen Burris, Date of death: 6-4-49, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from 6-4-49 to 6-4-49, time of death: 10 P.M., Cause of death: General debility, Due to: 6 BD mo. Fetal life, Signature: J. C. Coldiron, M.D., Address: Hazard, Ky., Date: 6-12-49. (Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
23 June 1949 Kentucky Death Certificate #17250 of Bristol COMBS; Resides: Diablock, Perry Co., KY; White, married, male; Age: 36 yrs; born: 3 May 1913 Perry; died: 23 Jun 1949 Diablock, Perry Co., KY of active pulmonary tuberculosis; buried: 26 Jun 1949 Englewood Perry Co Ky; son of Jim COMBS & Nancy MARTIN; Informant: Lenora COMBS. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
2 Jul 1949 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 035 Cert 17249 Deathvol 49 Place of death: County: Perry, City or town: Allock, Ususal residence: State: Ky, County: Perry, City or town: Allock, Name of deceased: Caralyn Elain Combs, Date of birth: 7-2-49, Sex: Female: Color or race: White, Marital status: Single, Date of birth: Jan 7-1949, Age: 6 mo, Birthplace: Perry, Fathers name: Carl Combs, Mothers maiden name: Sirlie Perkins, Informant: Carl Combs, Cause of death: Malnutrition, Due to: Diarhea, Date signed: July 11-49, Address: Allock, Signature: A. B. Pigman, M.D., Burial or cremation: Burial, Date: 7-5-49, Name of cem: Combs, Location: Knott, Ky., Date rcvd by reg: 9-29-49, Registrar: Helen C. Burris, Funeral director: Engles, Address: Hazard, Ky. (Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

JCC Commnet: Sirlie Perkins may be called Girlie Perkins?.
19 Jul 1949 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 035 Cert 17247 Deathvol 49 Place of death: County: Perry, City or town: Borwn Fork, Ususl residence: State: Ky., County: Perry, City or town: Bornw Ford (sic), Name of deceased: Robert Oakley Jones, Date of death: 7-19-49, Sex: Male, Color or race: White, Marital status: Single, Date of birth: 2-29-49, Age: 5 mos, Birthplace: Perry, Fathers name: Bud Jones, Mothers maiden name: Brendine sic) Combs, Informant: Bud Jones, Cause of death: Diarhea, Address: Hazard, Ky,. Signature: J. R. Green M.D., Burial or cremation: Burial, Date: 7-21-49, Cemeter or crematory: Name of cem: Brown Fork, Location: Perry, Ky., Date rcvd by local reg: 7-29-49, Registrars signature: Helen C. Burris, Funeral director: Engles, Address: Hazard, Ky. (Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
6 Aug 1949 Kentucky Death Certificate #21721 of Ova NOBLE; Resides: Toner, Perry Co., KY; white, married, male; Occupation: miner in mines; Age: 21 yrs; born: 30 Nov 1927 Breathitt Co. Ky; died: 6 Aug 1949 Toner, Perry Co., KY of gunshot wound to chest; Homocide; Allock, Perry Co., KY; buried: 7 Aug 1949 Campbell Cemetery, Watts, Ky by Maggard & Garrett; son of Cooper NOBLE & NancieAnn COMBS; Informant: Cooper NOBLE. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
24 Nov 1949 Kemtucky Death Certificate #26396 of Eliza Olinger WILLIAMS; Resides: Hazard, Perry Co., KY; colored, widowed, female; Age: 79 yrs 2 mos 20 ds; born: 4 Sept 1870 Perry Co; died: 24 Nov 1949 Hazard, Perry Co., KY of apoplexy; buried: 27 Nov 1949 Brownsfork Perry Co., KY; daughter of Jack COMBS & Jence COMBS; Informant: Susie PURYEAR. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
22 Dec 1949 Kentucky Death Certificate #26404 of Georgia C. JOHNSON; Resides: Hazard, Perry Co., KY; white, married, female; Age: 47yrs; born: 30 Jan 1902 Knott Co., KY; died: 22 Dec 1949 Mount Mary Hospital, Hazard, Perry Co., KY of carcinomatosis; buried: 25 Dec 1949 Englewood Perry Co., KY by Engles; daughter of William S.COMBS & Ella FLETCHER Informant: (blank). (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
17 Dec 1949 Kentucky Death Certificate #26394 of Corbett COMBS; white, married, male; Occupation: merchant -furniture; Age: 52 yrs 8 mos 20 ds; born: 27 Feb 1897 Perry ; died: 17 Dec 1949 Hazard, Perry Co., KY of coronary thrombosis - food poisoning; buried: 19 Dec 1949 Englewood Perry Co., KY; son of Jim COMBS & Bell COMBS; Was Deceased ever in the U.S. Armed Forces? Yes; Informant: Mrs. Corbett COMBS. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
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