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Permelia Waldo Gross Comstock
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1835
Kentucky, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 1916
Jack County
Texas, USA

Permelia was born somewhere in Kentucky according to the old censuses, and just when her family moved west is not yet known. What is first known of her is her marriage to Marshal H. Comstock, a farmer, in about 1856, in Leavenworth County, Kansas. Her and Marshal's two oldest surviving children, Boullin Franklin and William G, were born in Kansas. The family moved to Missouri sometime after 1861 and before 1866, and the next three children, Thomas T., Felix W., and Charles were born there. By 1876, they were living in Wise County, Texas, where the two youngest, John Todd and Ada May, were born. There were at least three other children who did not survive. Little is known of those years otherwise, except that Permelia suffered from rheumatism.

In October of 1885, a terrible tragedy struck Permelia and her family when Marshal was murdered by their own son Tom: Tom was subsequently judged insane and died in an asylum. After this blow, the family was headed by oldest son Frank, who eventually moved to Jack County. Permelia lived the rest of her life with Frank and his family.

Permelia was my mother's maternal grandmother, and something of the family mystery woman to me, for she passed when Mom was a baby and she had little she knew to say about Permelia. Still and all, I got the impression from what she did say of a quiet woman of great inner strength and an abiding faith in the Lord.





 
 
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 Spouse:
  Marshal H. Comstock (1828 - 1885)*
 
 Children:
  Boullin Franklin Comstock (1854 - 1945)*
  Felix W. Comstock (1869 - 1936)*
  Charles Marshal Comstock (1872 - 1955)*
  Ada May Comstock Moody (1878 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Section 2
 
Burial:
Cottonwood Cemetery
Bryson
Jack County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Dorothy Varnell
Originally Created by: Eva Whitehead
Record added: Sep 24, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9512257
Permelia Waldo <i>Gross</i> Comstock
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Permelia Waldo <i>Gross</i> Comstock
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Permelia Waldo <i>Gross</i> Comstock
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