Josephine Loomis

b. 26 November 1850, d. 24 November 1888
     Josephine Loomis was born on 26 November 1850 at Columbus, Columbia Co., WI. She was the daughter of Franklin Loomis and Eliza Jane Peters.1 Josephine Loomis married William Kirkland Stubblefield in 1869 at AR. Josephine Loomis died on 24 November 1888 at Imnaha, Wallowa Co., OR, at age 37.

Child of Josephine Loomis and William Kirkland Stubblefield

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, page 553; item 9018.

Henry Nelson Houston

     Henry Nelson Houston married Sarah Viola Austin, daughter of Charles William Austin and Alma O. Holcombe.

Eliza Jane Stubblefield

b. 23 January 1870, d. 3 January 1940
     Eliza Jane Stubblefield was born on 23 January 1870 at Berryville, Carroll Co., AR. She was the daughter of William Kirkland Stubblefield and Josephine Loomis. Eliza Jane Stubblefield married Charles Callaway Cooper Newell on 6 December 1884 at Eureka Springs, Carroll Co., AR. Eliza Jane Stubblefield died on 3 January 1940 at Boise, Ada Co., ID, at age 69.

Child of Eliza Jane Stubblefield and Charles Callaway Cooper Newell

William Robert Holcombe

b. 1922, d. November 2010
     William Robert Holcombe was born in 1922 at San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA. He was the son of Grant Holcombe Sr. and Eleanor B. Burkham. William Robert Holcombe married Pearl Pennington in 1947. William Robert Holcombe died in November 2010 at VA Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA.

By James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
POSTED: 11/29/10, 12:01 AM PST | 0 COMMENTS
William Robert Holcomb, who helmed San Bernardino's city government through parts of three decades and remains the city's longest-serving mayor, died of heart failure Monday at the VA medical center in Loma Linda. He was 88.

Holcomb, a San Bernardino native descended from a city pioneer and a former mayor, served as mayor of San Bernardino from 1971 until 1985 and again from 1989 until 1993. In those 20 years, he established himself as an aggressive city booster and oversaw several major developments and milestones.

"His passing is the passing of an era," said Mayor Pat Morris, whom Holcomb appointed to city commissions. "It's the passing of a truly great leader for our city."

Holcomb started in politics as a water commissioner. In that position, rather than as mayor, he secured what is perhaps his greatest accomplishment: securing local water rights for San Bernardino.

In 1964, voters in the eastern San Bernardino Valley had the choice to join the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District or keep the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District separate.

Holcomb was a key campaigner for maintaining the local district's independence.

"He was the one-man army, general, lawyer, promoter for that," said former city council member Betty Dean Anderson, a longtime Holcomb supporter. "He is the one who saved San Bernardino from ... the city of Los Angeles."

At the time, the publisher of The Sun was in favor of the district merger, so Holcomb started his own weekly publication, Morris said.

"He created his own little weekly newspaper to tell the story of why we needed to keep our local water rights," he said. "Our ability to grow our economy locally, without concern about an adequate water supply, has been made possible by his tenacity and advocacy."

Former city council member Esther Estrada, who said she had some unpleasant run-ins with Holcomb in the mid-1970s, gave Holcomb credit for keeping water rights local.

"I think this valley will forever be indebted to Bob Holcomb for beating the L.A. water district when L.A. was trying to steal our water," Estrada said. "He was probably the most knowledgeable person on the issue of redevelopment and water that I've ever known. ... He was a rough and tough political opponent, but he knew a lot."

During his tenure as mayor, the city saw the opening of new amenities, including the Little League Western Regional Headquarters, San Bernardino City Hall, the county government center and the Central City Mall - now called Carousel Mall.

City leaders remember Holcomb as a relentless booster for the city.

"He was committed to the San Bernardino Valley and was committed completely to salvaging this as a first-rate town," Anderson said.

Morris, who said he has called on Holcomb for advice over the past five years, said Holcomb's "devotion to the city was never-ending."

Born in San Bernardino in 1922, Holcomb graduated from San Bernardino High School. His father, Grant Holcomb, was mayor of San Bernardino from 1925 to 1927.

Holcomb went to UC Berkeley and served for three years in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

As a co-pilot, he flew bombing missions from England to Germany.

Holcomb is survived by his wife, as well as three children: Terri Lee Holcomb-Halstead, William Holcomb and Robert Holcomb. Another son, Jay Holcomb, died in 1977.

The family has not yet made funeral arrangements.

Child of William Robert Holcombe and Pearl Pennington

Arlene Harriett Newell

b. 31 October 1893, d. 16 March 1971
     Arlene Harriett Newell also went by the name of Dolly Newell. She was born on 31 October 1893 at Burns, Harney Co., OR. She was the daughter of Charles Callaway Cooper Newell and Eliza Jane Stubblefield. Arlene Harriett Newell married Otto Jerome Teel. Arlene Harriett Newell married Smith William Miller on 8 February 1911 at Burns, Harney Co., OR. Arlene Harriett Newell died on 16 March 1971 at Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., CA, at age 77.

Child of Arlene Harriett Newell and Smith William Miller

George Vernon Holcombe1

b. 20 February 1869, d. 25 May 1936
George Vernon and Anna Elizabeth (Westerlund) Holcomb
photo courtesy of FindAGrave.com
     George Vernon Holcombe was born on 20 February 1869 at San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA.1 He was the son of William Francis Holcombe and Nancy Ceceilia Stewart.1 George Vernon Holcombe married Sarah H. (?) say 1886.2 George Vernon Holcombe and an unknown person were divorced circa 1909. He married Anna Elizabeth Westerlund on 18 November 1910 at Chino, San Bernardino Co., CA. George Vernon Holcombe died on 25 May 1936 at Upland, San Bernardino Co., CA, at age 67.1 He was buried at Pomona Cemetery and Mausoleum, Pomona, Los Angeles Co., CA.1

George and Sarah A. were enumerated in the 1900 Sn Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA, federal census near his father. He was a merchant age 30, she was 28. They had been married 13 years and had 3 children, all still living. Children in the household were Winfield 12, June 5, and Vernon 1.

Children of George Vernon Holcombe

Child of George Vernon Holcombe and Anna Elizabeth Westerlund

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial # 35453350.
  2. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  3. [S363] 1910 Federal Census,.

Mary Harriett Miller

b. 29 November 1920, d. 14 February 1987
     Mary Harriett Miller was born on 29 November 1920 at Sutter, CA. She was the daughter of Smith William Miller and Arlene Harriett Newell. Mary Harriett Miller married (?) Dauenhauer. Mary Harriett Miller married (?) Pinckard. Mary Harriett Miller died on 14 February 1987 at Shasta, Shasta Co., CA, at age 66.

From the Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA, 18 February 1987, page B2, viewed online at newspapers.com on 19 October 2017:

Mary Harriet Pinckard -- Died suddenly in Redding, February 13, 1987; loving mother of Don Dauenhauer of Santa Rosa and Leo Dauenhauer of Hillsboro, Oregon; beloved sister of Charlie Miller of Corning, Martha Rayner of Santa Rosa, Herschel Miller of Sacramento, Fern McCann of Windsor, Joyce Cavallo of Santa Rosa, Ben Miller of Santa Rosa and Dave Miller of Windsor; also survived by grandchildren: Lisa, Ruth and Daniel Dauenhauer and several nieces and nephews. A native of California, aged 66 years. Mary lived most of her life in Santa Rosa. She was an active member of the Women of the Moose and the Church of Christ Scientist.

Charles Stewart Dougall1

b. 22 February 1859, d. 9 April 1935
     Charles Stewart Dougall was also known as Charles Stewart Holcombe. He was born on 22 February 1859 at UT.1 He was the son of Nancy Ceceilia Stewart. Charles Stewart Dougall died on 9 April 1935 at Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 76.1 He was buried on 11 April 1935 at San Gorgonio Memorial Park, Banning, Riverside Co., CA.1

Charles S. is listed in some places as a son of William Francis Holcombe of San Bernardino, CA, however, the 1900 and 1910 census records of Riverside County, CA, indicate that his father was born in Scotland. In addition his listed birthdate is before the marriage of his parents.

However, with no explanation, Find A Grave lists him as Charles Stewart Dougall Holcomb.

Nancy Dougal is enumerated in the 1860 San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA, federal census with son Charles age 1, born in Utah.

from an unknown newspaper obituary:


BASNNING, April 11. Charles S. Holcomb, pioneer of San Bernardino county and for the past 43 years a leading Banning business man died early yesterday at the home of a son, Harry G. Holcomb, in Whittier, following an operation.

Mr. Holcomb, member of a prominent Inland Empire family, and son of W. F. Holcomb, the discoverer of gold in the mountain valley bearing that name, was 76 years old.

His life had been divided into three periods. As a small boy he had crossed the plains by ox train from his Utah birthplace. As a young man of 21 he left for Tombstone, Ariz. in the height of its mining boom. In 1891 he moved to Banning. Failing health forced his retirement from business a few months ago.

In 1891 Mr. and Mrs. Holcomb came to Banning, where he bought the blacksmith shop of T. L. Lemon, whose widow Mrs. Jennie Lemon, still lives here. Mr. Holcomb combined a hardware store with his b blacksmith shop and through the years built up a splendid business in the location upon which he originally located.

Mrs. Holcomb passed away a number of years ago and their only daughter, Clara, died when a young child. There are four sons, Fred Holcomb, of Los Angeles; Harry Holcomb of Whittier; Douglas Holcomb, of Sawtelle, and Logan Holcomb of El Centro.

Three brothers, George Holcomb, of Chino; W.W. Holcomb and F. L. Holcomb, of San Bernardino survive him, as do two sisters, Mrs. James Robertson, of Downey, and Mrs. Minnie Swarthout, of San Bernardino, and four grandchildren.

Mr. Holcomb was one of Banning's best loved pioneers. No civic move for the betterment of the community, no appeal for the unfortunate ever went unheeded by this splendid citizen. He was generous to a fault and his loyalty to his family, friends and community won him hosts of admirers and friends who will grieve with his family at his passing.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 at the Community Methodist church, with the Rev. Lawrence Warren officiating. Interment will take place at Sunnyslope.

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial # 25696854.

William Winfield Holcombe

b. 20 August 1861, d. 11 February 1939
William Winfield Holcombe
photo courtesy of Findagrave.com
     William Winfield Holcombe was born on 20 August 1861 at San Bernardino Co., CA.1 He was the son of William Francis Holcombe and Nancy Ceceilia Stewart.1 William Winfield Holcombe married Isabel Grant, daughter of John William Grant, in 1887. William Winfield Holcombe died on 11 February 1939 at San Bernardino Co., CA, at age 77.1 He was buried at Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA.1

William W. and Isabella were enumerated in the 1900 San Bernardino, San Bernardion Co., CA, federal census. He was a merchant age 38, she was 31. They had been married 13 years and had 1 child, still living. The only child in the household was Grant, age 11. Also in the household was cousin Minnie Eyloff 17.

Child of William Winfield Holcombe and Isabel Grant

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial # 21550374.

Sarah Berkley1

     Sarah Berkley married Warren Loomis, son of Abijah Loomis and Margaret Rowe, in 1841.1

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, page 442; item 5134.

John William Grant

b. 11 July 1837, d. November 1914
     John William Grant was born on 11 July 1837 at Bothwell Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He died in November 1914 at Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo Co., CA, at age 77.

Child of John William Grant

Bridget Hutchinson

b. 15 January 1619
     Bridget Hutchinson was baptized on 15 January 1619 at Alford, Lincolnshire, England. She was the daughter of William Hutchinson and Anne Marbury. Bridget Hutchinson married Gov. John Sanford.

Child of Bridget Hutchinson and Gov. John Sanford

Scott Holcombe1

b. 16 March 1901, d. 25 September 1969
     Scott Holcombe was born on 16 March 1901 at San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA.1 He was the son of Francis LeRoy Holcombe and Leila Elizabeth Covington.1 Scott Holcombe died on 25 September 1969 at Big Bear Lake, San Bernardino Co., CA, at age 68.1 He was buried at Montecito Memorial Park, Colton, San Bernardino Co., CA.1

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial # 109555273.

Mary Coddington

b. 1654, d. 1693
     Mary Coddington was born in 1654. She married Gov. Peleg Sanford, son of Gov. John Sanford and Bridget Hutchinson. Mary Coddington died in 1693.

Child of Mary Coddington and Gov. Peleg Sanford

Charles McKinney1

b. April 1890
     Charles McKinney was born in April 1890 at IN.1 He was the son of George McKinney and Eliza Lydia Oliver.1

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Anne Sanford

     Anne Sanford was the daughter of Gov. Peleg Sanford and Mary Coddington. Anne Sanford married James Noyes.

Child of Anne Sanford and James Noyes

Jerome J. Holcombe

b. 17 January 1922, d. 24 October 2002
     Jerome J. Holcombe was born on 17 January 1922 at NY. He was the son of Hugh Leroy Holcombe and Barbara Ethel Padgett. Jerome J. Holcombe died on 24 October 2002 at Port Crane, Broome Co., NY, at age 80.

Mary Noyes

b. circa 1705
     Mary Noyes was born circa 1705. She was the daughter of James Noyes and Anne Sanford. Mary Noyes married John Denison.

Child of Mary Noyes and John Denison

Gerald F. Holcombe

b. 1907, d. 1907
Gerald Holcombe and mother Carrie E.
photo courtesy of Steve Watrous
     Gerald F. Holcombe was born in 1907. He was the son of George Case Holcombe and Caroline E. (?) Gerald F. Holcombe died in 1907.

Mary Noyes Denison

b. 24 January 1742
     Mary Noyes Denison was born on 24 January 1742 at Stonington, New London Co., CT. She was the daughter of John Denison and Mary Noyes. Mary Noyes Denison married Oliver Smith.

Child of Mary Noyes Denison and Oliver Smith

CA Holcombe

     CA Holcombe was the son of US Holcombe.

Waity Smith

b. 1770, d. 1853
     Waity Smith was born in 1770. She married Denison Oliver Smith, son of Oliver Smith and Mary Noyes Denison, before 1789. Waity Smith died in 1853.

Child of Waity Smith and Denison Oliver Smith

James Spencer Matthews

b. 21 August 1975
     James Spencer Matthews was born on 21 August 1975 at England. He married Philippa Charlotte Middleton, daughter of Michael Francis Middleton and Carole Elizabeth Goldsmith, on 20 May 2017 at St. Mark's Church, Englefield, Berkshire, England.

Mary Denison Smith

b. 22 July 1789, d. 1854
     Mary Denison Smith was born on 22 July 1789 at Poquonoc, New London Co., CT. She was the daughter of Denison Oliver Smith and Waity Smith. Mary Denison Smith married Lewis Allen. Mary Denison Smith died in 1854 at New London Co., CT.

Child of Mary Denison Smith and Lewis Allen

Arthur Holcombe

     Arthur Holcombe was the son of Edwin Smith Holcombe and Asenath Colt Case. Arthur Holcombe died; at age 4 months.

Jane Deverdier Woodruff

b. 1 September 1832, d. 30 August 1878
     Jane Deverdier Woodruff was born on 1 September 1832 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. She married Thomas Humphrey Cushing Allen, son of Lewis Allen and Mary Denison Smith. Jane Deverdier Woodruff died on 30 August 1878 at Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH, at age 45.

Child of Jane Deverdier Woodruff and Thomas Humphrey Cushing Allen

Francis LeRoy Holcombe1

b. 21 May 1863, d. 22 August 1939
Francis LeRoy and Leila Elizabeth (Covington) Holcombe
photo courtesy of FindAGrave.com
     Francis LeRoy Holcombe was also known as Frank Holcombe. He was born on 21 May 1863 at San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA.1,2 He was the son of William Francis Holcombe and Nancy Ceceilia Stewart.1 Francis LeRoy Holcombe married Leila Elizabeth Covington, daughter of D. A. Covington and Melinda (?), say 1884.3 Francis LeRoy Holcombe died on 22 August 1939 at San Bernardino Co., CA, at age 76.1 He was buried at Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA.

from an undated newspaper:

Funeral services for Francis Leroy Holcomb, widely-known pioneer resident of San Bernardino valley, were held yesterday at 2:30 p.m. from the Stephens & Bobbitt chapel, with the Revs. James Robertson and John B. Cavitt officiating.

Two selections, "In the Garden" and "Sweet Bye and Bye," were sung by Mrs. Robert Hinze. Mrs. Nolte Vaughn accompanied on the piano.

Phoenix lodge No. 178 F. & A. M., of which Mr. Holcomb was a member and the oldest living past master, was in charge of services at the graveside in Pioneer cemetery.

Active pallbearers were six nephews of Mr. Holcomb. They were Fred, Harry, Vernon, Matthew and Grant Holcomb and Roland Swarthout. Honorary pallbearers were Verne Johnson, Roy Cole, George Feetham, John C. Ralphs, Harold Shaw, Charles Showalter, James Shedden and Louis Wolff.

Children of Francis LeRoy Holcombe and Leila Elizabeth Covington

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial # 26204759.
  2. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  3. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial # 29551299.
  4. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial # 38944634.
  5. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial # 109555273.

Virginia Reakirt Thompson

b. 25 August 1856, d. 13 September 1929
     Virginia Reakirt Thompson was born on 25 August 1856 at Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH. She married William Mercer Allen, son of Thomas Humphrey Cushing Allen and Jane Deverdier Woodruff, on 5 October 1876 at Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH. Virginia Reakirt Thompson died on 13 September 1929 at Hamilton Co., OH, at age 73.

Child of Virginia Reakirt Thompson and William Mercer Allen

Howard Lee Holcombe1

b. 5 February 1898, d. 7 June 1971
     Howard Lee Holcombe was born on 5 February 1898 at San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA.1 He was the son of Francis LeRoy Holcombe and Leila Elizabeth Covington.1 Howard Lee Holcombe married Frances W. Crawford. Howard Lee Holcombe died on 7 June 1971 at San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA, at age 73.1 He was buried at Montecito Memorial Park, Colton, San Bernardino Co., CA.1

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial # 38944634.

Anna Louise Allen

b. 27 March 1880, d. 4 November 1964
     Anna Louise Allen was born on 27 March 1880 at Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH. She was the daughter of William Mercer Allen and Virginia Reakirt Thompson. Anna Louise Allen married Edward Bridge Danson. Anna Louise Allen died on 4 November 1964 at Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH, at age 84.

Child of Anna Louise Allen and Edward Bridge Danson

Robert Chester Hugh Powell

     Robert Chester Hugh Powell married Muriel Jones Holcombe, daughter of George Vernon Holcombe, on 3 July 1912 at San Bernardino Co., CA.

Jessica Harriet MacMaster

b. 2 November 1916, d. 11 January 2006
     Jessica Harriet MacMaster was born on 2 November 1916 at Seattle, King Co., WA. She married Edward Bridge Danson II, son of Edward Bridge Danson and Anna Louise Allen. Jessica Harriet MacMaster died on 11 January 2006 at Sedona, Coconino Co., AZ, at age 89.

Child of Jessica Harriet MacMaster and Edward Bridge Danson II

Matthew Winfield Holcombe1

b. November 1887
     Matthew Winfield Holcombe also went by the name of Tobe Holcombe. He was born in November 1887 at CA.1 He was the son of George Vernon Holcombe and Anna Elizabeth Westerlund.1 Matthew Winfield Holcombe married Bessie McDonald on 5 December 1909.

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Ruth Gridley

     Ruth Gridley married Abel Thompson, son of James Thompson and Martha Holcombe, on 7 December 1775.

Gerald Holcombe1

b. 13 December 1919
     Gerald Holcombe was born on 13 December 1919.1 He was the son of George Case Holcombe and Grace M. Ingraham.1

Citations

  1. [S39] 1920 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Sybel Hart

d. 1822
     Sybel Hart married Abel Thompson, son of James Thompson and Martha Holcombe, on 14 November 1793. Sybel Hart died in 1822.

Ray Vernon Holcombe1

b. August 1898
     Ray Vernon Holcombe was born in August 1898 at CA.1,2 He was the son of George Vernon Holcombe.1

Citations

  1. [S363] 1910 Federal Census,.
  2. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

George Case Holcombe

b. 28 March 1873, d. 1947
George Case Holcombe
Caroline his wife
Grace M. (Ingraham) Holcombe
Gerald Holcombe
photo courtesy of Steve Watrous.
     George Case Holcombe was born on 28 March 1873 at NY. He was the son of Sidney Smith Holcombe and Jane McCullough.1 George Case Holcombe married Caroline E. (?) circa 1896.1 George Case Holcombe married Grace M. Ingraham on 14 January 1909 at Broome Co., NY. George Case Holcombe died in 1947. He was buried at New Ohio Cemetery, North Colesville, Broome Co., NY.

George C. and Caroline were enumerated in the 1900 Colesville, Broome Co., NY, federal census. He was a farmer age 27, she was 22. They had been married 3 years and had no children.

New York County Marriages on-line at ancestry.com show George's marriage to Grace and lists his parents. Her parents are Austin Ingraham and Amelia Barnes.

George C. and Grace M. were enumerated in the 1910 Greene, Chenango Co., NY, federal census. He was 37, she was 22. It was his second marriage. Grace had one child, none living. They were living next door to Ulysses Ingraham and his family.

George C. and Grace M. were enumerated in the 1915 Barker, Broome Co., NY, state census. He was a grocery merchant age 41, she was 24. The only child in the household was Genevieve 1.

George Case Holcombe registered for the draft on 12 September 1918. He was a store keeper in Chenango Forks, NY and Grace was his nearest relative.

George and Grace were enumerated in the 1920 Barker, Broome Co., NY, federal census. He was a merchant age 46, she was 31. Children in the household were Genevieve 6, and Gerald 0 months. The were again enumerated in Barker in the 1930 federal census. George was a retail merchant age 57, she was 41. Children in the household were Genevieve 16 and Gerald 10.

George C. was enumerated in the 1940 Fenton, Broome Co., NY, federal census. He was 67. Also in the household was son-in-law Watson H. Hayes 30, daughter Genevieve 26, and grandsons James W. Hayes 8, and Gary G. Hayes 2.

Child of George Case Holcombe and Caroline E. (?)

Children of George Case Holcombe and Grace M. Ingraham

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S363] 1910 Federal Census,.
  3. [S39] 1920 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Edwin F. Holcombe

b. circa 1874
     Edwin F. Holcombe was born circa 1874 at NY. He was the son of Sidney Smith Holcombe and Jane McCullough.

William Peck1

b. July 1861
     William Peck was born in July 1861 at VT.1 He married Harriet S. Holcombe, daughter of Frederick Julius Holcombe and Harriet E. Bliss, circa 1894.1

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Rose Emily Steckler

b. 16 December 1902, d. 9 April 1995
     Rose Emily Steckler was born on 16 December 1902 at Jefferson, Jefferson Co., LA. She married Dr. Robert Bruce Marshall, son of Robert Hales Marshall and Laura Bruce Skinner, in June 1926 at New Orleans, LA. Rose Emily Steckler died on 9 April 1995 at Dayton, Liberty Co., TX, at age 92.

Children of Rose Emily Steckler and Dr. Robert Bruce Marshall

Vincent W. Holcombe

b. circa 1 June 1850, d. 9 November 1850
Vincent W. Holcomb
photo courtesy of Steve Watrous
     Vincent W. Holcombe was born circa 1 June 1850. He was the son of Horace Holcombe and Eunice Ormsby. Vincent W. Holcombe died on 9 November 1850. He was buried at New Ohio Cemetery, North Colesville, Broome Co., NY.1

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial # 95582688.

Rosemary Marshall

b. 1 March 1927, d. 23 January 2013
     Rosemary Marshall was born on 1 March 1927 at Jefferson, Jefferson Co., LA. She was the daughter of Dr. Robert Bruce Marshall and Rose Emily Steckler. Rosemary Marshall married Raymond Newton Alford on 9 August 1948 at Sulpher, Calcasieu Co., LA. Rosemary Marshall died on 23 January 2013 at Fort Bend, TX, at age 85.

From the Southwest Daily News, 27 January 2013, viewed onlline at genealogybank.com on 3 October 2017:

Rosemary Marshall Alford passed away quietly on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, in Sugar Land, Texas. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Robert Bruce and Rose Marshall of Sulphur.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Bruce Marshall, Jr., and her great granddaughter, Layah Faith Shelfer.

Rosemary taught school for 29 years and retired in 1991 from the Liberty Independent School District, where she treasured the relationships made with her fellow teachers and students. She enjoyed teaching history, United States geography and reading. In her early retirement, Rosemary enjoyed quilting and making mayhaw jelly for her family and friends. Later on, her day was filled with crossword puzzles, As the World Turns, reading ghost stories and watching a good car chase on TV.

With her love of history, Rosemary was proud to become a member of the Libertad Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Her dream job was to be a character docent in Williamsburg, VA in one of the historical homes.

Mrs. Alford was born in New Orleans, on March 1, 1927 and grew up in Sulphur. She graduated from Sulphur High School and earned her teaching certificate from University of Southern Louisiana. It was there on a blind date she met her future husband, Raymond Alford. They were married on August 9, 1948 in Sulphur and raised their three daughters in Liberty, Texas.

Survivors include daughters, Alison Alford of Liberty, Texas, Paula Alford Burns and her husband George of Wharton, Texas, and Renee Alford Shelfer and husband Jonathan of Pelham, Ala; and grandchildren Amanda Harris and her husband Jeremy and their daughter, Eleanor Rose, of Pelham, Ala. and Matthew Shelfer and wife Mika and their children, Tobias Gabriel, Luke Jeremiah and Arwyn Hope of Alabaster, Ala.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in her memory to the Geraldine Humphries Library in Liberty, Texas or to the Libertad Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

Plans for a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Harley Martin Swarthout1

b. 12 October 1856, d. 23 March 1930
     Harley Martin Swarthout was born on 12 October 1856 at San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA.1 He married Minnie L. Holcombe, daughter of William Francis Holcombe and Nancy Ceceilia Stewart, say 1885.1 Harley Martin Swarthout died on 23 March 1930 at San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA, at age 73.1

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial # 41570959.

Ransom Packard Merrill

     Ransom Packard Merrill married Susan Holcombe, daughter of Carlos Holcombe and Charlotte Pope.