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Washington County, was established in 1897 from Cherokee Lands.  The county seat is located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

28 April 1905 The Elizabethtown News (Hardin Co., Ky.) April 28, 1905] Struck Oil News has just reached here that Mr. Leslie Combs, a former Hardin County (Ky.) man, now of Bartsville, Indian Territory, has struck oil on his farm that will furnish 200 barrels a day. It is said to be the greatest flow of oil ever struck in that section. His many friends will be glad to learn of his success.

Notes: [Carolyn Wimp] Leslie is the son of Walter Williams Coombs and Sarah E. Churchill of LaRue Co., Ky. and grandson of Samuel H. Coombs and Susan Williams. Leslie was born in LaRue Co., Ky. in 1852 and died in 1927 in Bartlesville, Ok.

1910 Washington Co, OK Census

2nd W Bartlesville

ed 252 sh 16B p. 261B

Leslie Coombs, 58, married twice, 3, KY, KY, KY, producer, oil
Mary E., 58, married twice, no children, KY, KY, KY
Sue, sister, 56, single, KY, KY, KY
John, brother, 54, single, KY, KY, KY
Walter, son, 18, single, Ransom, KY, KS
Mary, daughter, 16, single, Ransom, KY, KS
Alberta Jackson, servant, black, 21, married once, 3, no children, MO, US, MO, servant, private home
Gus Jackson, servant, black, 21, married once, 3, MO, MO, MO, servant, private home

transcribed by Deb Coombs

1920 Washington Co, OK Census

Jackson Twp

ed 269 p. 16B

345/405 Leslie Coombs, head, 67, KY, KY, KY, oil products crude
Mary E., wife, 67, KY, KY, KY

transcribed by Deb Coombs

6 Dec 1927 [The Elizabethtown News (Hardin Co., Ky.) Tues, Dec 6, 1927]

Leslie Coombs

Leslie Coombs, for many years a prominent figure in the life of Hardin and LaRue Counties, died of a complication of diseases at a hospital in Kansas City.

Burial took place at his home in Bartlesville, Ok., where he had resided many years.

Mr. Coombs was born and reared near Eagle Mills, and farmed and dealt in livestock extensively during his residence here.

In the west he was a farmer, ranchman and oil operator. For several years he was a president of the First National Bank of Blackwell, Ok., and later organized a bank in Bartlesville. He was 75 years old.

His survivors are his widow, Mrs. Mary Ellen Coombs, a son, Walter Coombs of Bartlesville, a daughter, Mrs D C Phillips of Tulsa, and a brother, John Coombs of Bartlesville.

Washington Co, OK Cemeteries
Enumerated by Combs Researcher Breck Combs

Silver Lake Cemetery @ Bartlesville
(Delaware Indian Cemetery)

Combs, Earl - 1900 - 1975

Combs, Claudia E. (Bush), wife of Earl - 1903 - 1941

Combs, infant son of Earl & Claudia - d. 28 Nov 1927

Combs, infant son of E. L. & Claudia - d. 11 Oct 1925

Combs, infant daughter of - d. 17 Jan 1927

Coombs, William d. 20 June 1922 - age 72

Oglesby or Steelcamp Cemetery, Oglesby, OK

Combs, C. W. - d. 26 Jan 1911 - age 23 y 8 mo.

Ochelata Cemetery, Ochelata, OK

Combs, Shirley Ann - d. 1940& - infant

Dewey Cemetery, Dewey, OK

Combs, Robert A. - 1871 - 1955

Combs, Jamima - 1879 - 1964 SW

Combs, Anna, dau. of Frank & Ethyl - d. 30 March 1935, age 11 m 4 d

Comes, Ethyl K. - 1912 - 1930 SW

Comes, Virgil - d. 18 Feb 1969, age 21 y 2 m 5 d
(Spec 4 - U. S. Army) SW

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

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