Laura Youderian

b. 16 December 1951, d. 10 December 1986
     Laura Youderian was born on 16 December 1951. She died on 10 December 1986 at age 34.

Harold J. Watkins

     Harold J. Watkins married Edith Maria Holcombe, daughter of Henry Wells Holcombe and Hannah Marie Neilson.

Child of Harold J. Watkins and Edith Maria Holcombe

Harold Watkins

b. 2 February 1924, d. 16 July 1971
     Harold served in the Army in WWII. Harold Watkins was born on 2 February 1924 at CT. He was the son of Harold J. Watkins and Edith Maria Holcombe. Harold Watkins died on 16 July 1971 at Avon, Hartford Co., CT, at age 47. He was buried on 19 July 1971 at Mountain View Cemetery, Bloomfield, Hartford Co., CT.

Carl Johnson

b. 24 August 1892, d. 23 December 1966
     Carl Johnson was born on 24 August 1892 at West Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. He married Clara R. Holcombe, daughter of Henry Wells Holcombe and Hannah Marie Neilson, in 1926. Carl Johnson died on 23 December 1966 at West Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 74. He was buried on 24 December 1966 at West Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.

Ruth E. Weiant

b. 18 January 1900, d. 11 February 1979
     Ruth E. Weiant was born on 18 January 1900 at Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA.1 She married Henry Eddie Holcombe, son of Henry Wells Holcombe and Hannah Marie Neilson, on 4 October 1924 at East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. Ruth E. Weiant died on 11 February 1979 at New London, NH, at age 79.1 She was buried on 15 February 1979 at Bloomfield, Hartford Co., CT.

Children of Ruth E. Weiant and Henry Eddie Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 048-16-5127.

Adeline Holcombe1

b. circa 1813, d. 26 October 1850
     Adeline Holcombe was born circa 1813.2 She was the daughter of Harvey Holcombe and Catherine Case. Adeline Holcombe married Milton Griffin, son of Aristarchus Griffin and Jael Gillet, on 1 May 1838. Adeline Holcombe died on 26 October 1850; of consumption.2 She was buried at Copper Hill Cemetery, East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2

Child of Adeline Holcombe and Milton Griffin

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 45.2.
  2. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 156.

Edward Holcombe

b. 1929, d. 1999
     Edward Holcombe was born in 1929. He was the son of Henry Eddie Holcombe and Ruth E. Weiant. Edward Holcombe died in 1999 at Enfield, Hartford Co., CT.

Eleanor Holcombe

b. 11 June 1925, d. 18 March 2000
     Eleanor Holcombe was born on 11 June 1925 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.1,2 She was the daughter of Henry Eddie Holcombe and Ruth E. Weiant. Eleanor Holcombe died on 18 March 2000 at Sebastian, Indian River Co., FL, at age 74.2

Citations

  1. [S388] 1930 Federal Census.
  2. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 047-12-8446.

Virginia May Holcombe

d. 17 December 1927
     Virginia May Holcombe was the daughter of Henry Eddie Holcombe and Ruth E. Weiant. Virginia May Holcombe died on 17 December 1927 at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.1

Citations

  1. [S284] Courant, 18 December 1927.

Homer Leroy Holcombe

b. 27 June 1866, d. 21 December 1951
Homer Leroy Holcombe
Harvard University 1894
1866-1951
     Homer Leroy Holcombe was born on 27 June 1866 at Norwich, Chenango Co., NY. He was the son of Robert Asahel Holcombe and Abigail Adeline Johnson. Homer Leroy Holcombe died on 21 December 1951 at Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ, at age 85.


HOMER LEROY HOLCOMB, A.B. spent the first eight years of his school life near Ripley, N.Y., attending the district school. He afterwards attended the village school at that place where he prepared for entering the Fredonia Normal School. He graduated from the latter in 1887. He taught school at Ft. Lee, N.J., and Silver Creek, N.Y; entering Harvard College in 1890, graduating in 1894 with the degree of A. B. Has since taught in the Fredonia Normal School, first as critic in the Intermediate department, but later as instructor or Ancient Languages.


The Harvard 50th Anniversary report in 1944 notes that:

In the summer of 1899, Holcomb took a trip abroad, which covered the British Isles. With two friends he travelled over 200 miles on top of taly-ho coaches through the English Lake Region, the Trossachs, and Lakes of Killarney. They also took a three week's trip up the Rhine and through Holland, Belgiium, Paris, and Switzerland.

In 1903 he studied Greek at the Harvard Summer School, and in 1912 took a course at Columbia in the teaching of Latin, under Dr. Rouse of Cambridge, England.


The photo here is inscribed on the back: "H. L. Holcomb, Harvard University '94, Ripley New York"


Homer and Grace were enumerated in the 1910 Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., NY, federal census. He was a teacher at the State Normal School, age 43; she was 37. Children in the household were Lorraine 7, Robert S. 5, Homer J. 4, Ethelyn 2, and Ronald 7 months.


Homer L. and Grace were enumerated in the 1920 Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., NY, federal census. He was a teacher, age 53; she was 46. Children in the household were Lorraine E. 17, Robert S. 15, Homer J. 15, Ethelyn 12, Ronald D. 10, and Caroline P. 3.


Homer L. and Grace were enumerated in the 1930 Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY federal census, ED 86. He was 63, she was 56. Children in the household were Ethelyn 22, and Patricia C. 13. Homer and Grace were again enumerated in Fredonia in the 1940 federal census. He was a retired teacher, age 73, she was 67. Tlhere were no children enumerated in the household.


Additional information is from the University Archives, Nathan Marsh Pusey Library, Harvard University, Official Student Folder (UAIII 15.88.10). or at their website http://hul.harvard.edu/huarc.

Children of Homer Leroy Holcombe and Grace Lorraine Dickerman

Carrie Holcombe

b. 5 May 1868
     Carrie Holcombe was born on 5 May 1868. She was the daughter of Robert Asahel Holcombe and Abigail Adeline Johnson. Carrie Holcombe married (?) Stephens.

Children of Carrie Holcombe and (?) Stephens

Frederick Holcombe DDS

b. 8 November 1872
     Frederick was a dentist in Cherry Creek, NY. Frederick Holcombe DDS was born on 8 November 1872. He was the son of Robert Asahel Holcombe and Abigail Adeline Johnson.

Harriet Holcombe

b. 26 December
     Harriet Holcombe was born on 26 December. She was the daughter of Robert Asahel Holcombe and Abigail Adeline Johnson. Harriet Holcombe lived at Enfield, Halifax Co., NC.

Children of Harriet Holcombe and (?) Burrows

Bertha Bell Holcombe

b. 21 December 1880, d. 19 November 1958
     Bertha Bell Holcombe was born on 21 December 1880. She was the daughter of Robert Asahel Holcombe and Abigail Adeline Johnson. Bertha Bell Holcombe married Walter Whitman Benedict on 12 August 1908 at Ripley, Chautauqua Co., NY. Bertha Bell Holcombe died on 19 November 1958 at age 77.

Information on Bertha and her descendants is from Robert Bloom, rbloom1@twcny.rr.com

Bertha, upon graduation from Fredonia Normal School, took a position as English Teacher in Sherburne, NY, where she met and married Walter. He was an undertaker.

Child of Bertha Bell Holcombe and Walter Whitman Benedict

Edith A. Holcombe

b. 28 February 1883
     Edith A. Holcombe was born on 28 February 1883. She was the daughter of Robert Asahel Holcombe and Abigail Adeline Johnson.

Edith was a semi-invalid and never married.

Walter Whitman Benedict

b. 24 June 1881, d. 18 January 1966
Walter Whitman Benedict
     Walter Whitman Benedict was born on 24 June 1881. He married Bertha Bell Holcombe, daughter of Robert Asahel Holcombe and Abigail Adeline Johnson, on 12 August 1908 at Ripley, Chautauqua Co., NY. Walter Whitman Benedict died on 18 January 1966 at age 84.

Child of Walter Whitman Benedict and Bertha Bell Holcombe

Nelson Holcomb Benedict

b. 14 February 1911, d. 7 November 1996
Nelson Holcomb Benedict
     Nelson Holcomb Benedict was born on 14 February 1911 at Sherburne, Chenango Co., NY. He was the son of Walter Whitman Benedict and Bertha Bell Holcombe. Nelson Holcomb Benedict died on 7 November 1996 at age 85.

Information on Nelson and his descendants is from Robert Bloom, rbloom1@twcny.rr.com

Nelson was a Cadillac dealer in Nowwich, NY. He served in World War II as a Captain in the Army. Boots now has residences in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Norwich, NY.

Gladys Lane

b. circa 1902
     Gladys Lane was also known as Gladys Holcombe. She was born circa 1902 at Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT.1,2 She was the daughter of Richard Lane and Grace King Jennings. Gladys Lane married Raymond C. Messenger, son of Edward Messenger and Anna Shaw, on 20 May 1922.1

Raymond and Gladys were enumerated in the 1930 Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a laborer, age 41, she was 32. Children in the household were Arnold 15, Alice 11, Katherine 8, Harold 7, Alvin 4, Annie 2, and Orvis Holcomb 19.

They were again enumerated in Simsbury in 1940. Raymond was a tobacco farm laborer age 50, she was 49. Children in the household were Arnold 25, Harold 18, Alvin 14, Annie 12, Janet 9, Charles 6, Raymond 3, and Wayne 7 months.

Children of Gladys Lane and Raymond C. Messenger

Citations

  1. [S642] Jean E. Perreault, Simsbury 1930 Census, page 77.
  2. [S363] 1910 Federal Census, unknown repository address.