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Wilbur Fisk "Wibb" Newcomb
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Birth: Aug. 14, 1836
Pulaski
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 31, 1863
Vicksburg
Warren County
Mississippi, USA

'Wibb' was born in Pulaski, Aug. 14,1836, the son of Proctor Peter Newcomb and Sarah Munson. On August 10, 1862, he enlisted in Co. C, 72nd IL Infantry, the famous "Chicago Board of Trade" Regiment.

In the assault on Vicksburg May 22nd, 1863, he received a fatal wound in the head. In this same battle B. F. ("Frank") Hoyt was also fatally wounded; they belonged to the same company and regiment and were both sent up the river on a hospital steamer to Memphis; Wilbur Newcomb died on May 31 aboard the steamer (it is believed) just as they were arriving at Memphis, and was buried there.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Proctor Peter Newcomb (1804 - 1879)
  Sarah Ann Munson Newcomb (1805 - 1865)
 
 Spouse:
  Frances Gordon Smith (1841 - 1925)*
 
 Children:
  Infant Daughter Newcomb (____ - 1861)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elnora Newcomb (1824 - 1854)*
  Abigail Parmenter Newcomb Hoyt (1826 - 1907)*
  Francis Henry Clay Newcomb (1828 - 1923)*
  Sarah Pherona Newcomb Elliott (1831 - 1894)*
  Proctor Peter Newcomb (1834 - 1914)*
  Wilbur Fisk Newcomb (1836 - 1863)
  William Landon Newcomb (1841 - 1865)*
  John Locke Newcomb (1843 - 1875)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pulaski Cemetery
Pulaski
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: rootsjockey
Record added: Apr 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51282699
Wilbur Fisk Wibb Newcomb
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