Combs, Ellsworth B. 'Elzie' (November 17, 1862 - March 31, 1932)

WORTHY CITIZEN IS LAID TO FINAL

REST BY OLD-TIME FRIENDS COMMUNITY PAY RESPECT TO LATE E.B. COMBS WHO DIED THURSDAY

Douglas Enterprise - April 5, 1932

Douglas and community Saturday afternoon paid its respect to the late Ellsworth B. Combs, pioneer stockman, who died Thursday afternoon at Denver, Colo., when friends and neighbors of this splendid citizen of many years, attended the funeral services held at the Congregational church and then tenderly laid the mortal remains to their final rest in Park cemetery in this city. His death followed a serious major operation undergone some 10 days earlier at St. Luke's hospital, Denver, Colo., in the hope that his health be restored to him after several years of more or less constant suffering.

Ellsworth B. Combs was born at Maquon, Ill., November 17, 1862. When about 15 years of age he moved to Nebraska and there remained until in 1882, when he first came to Wyoming, settling at Laramie. Returning to Nebraska he was married November 16, 1887 to Miss Nellie M. Barrow at Tecumseh, that state and to this union four children were born, three of whom survive him: Leroy Nelson and Eugene Combs of this city and Mrs. Helen Combs Warner, also of Douglas. Mrs. Combs preceded him in death about a year and a half ago.

In 1896 Mr. Combs returned to Wyoming from Nebraska and engaged in the livestock business and has since been thus associated, being one of the successful sheepmen of Converse county and highly respected by all who knew him.

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