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William Francis Holcomb
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Birth: Jan. 27, 1831
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 1912
San Bernardino
San Bernardino County
California, USA

He was born in Tippecanoe,Iowa to Zephaniah and Mary(Collins)Holcomb and arrived in California in 1850. He struck gold and hunted bear in the San Bernardino mountain valley now bearing his name. He also served as county assessor during the 1870's and as county clerk from 1882-1890.He married Nancy Cecelia(Dregail) 8 NOV 1906, San Bernardino,CA.There was 9 children. He was the great-grandfather of W. R. "Bob" Holcomb, the Mayor of San Bernardino from 1971 to 1985 and again from 1989 to 1993.Photographs provided by the San Bernardino Historical and Pioneer Society
Cause of death inquest; suicide gunshot 
 
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 Parents:
  Zaphaniah Holcomb (1800 - 1843)
  Mary Collins Holcomb (1794 - 1867)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy Cecelia Stewart Holcomb (1838 - 1919)*
 
 Children:
  William Winfield Holcomb (1861 - 1939)*
  Francis LeRoy Holcomb (1863 - 1939)*
  Minnie L Holcomb Swarthout (1865 - 1946)*
  Lewis Clark Holcomb (1877 - 1892)*
 
 Siblings:
  Eveline Holcomb Bones (1820 - 1854)*
  Roxena Jane Holcomb Jackson (1821 - 1893)*
  Stephen Allen Holcomb (1822 - 1901)*
  Zephaniah Holcomb (1824 - 1900)*
  Susan Holcomb Bones (1827 - 1898)*
  Elizabeth Ann Holcomb Mayo (1828 - 1864)*
  William Francis Holcomb (1831 - 1912)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pioneer Memorial Cemetery
San Bernardino
San Bernardino County
California, USA
Plot: Old Block 1,lot 8,aisle 12, Space 1N
 
Created by: Barbara LeClaire
Record added: Apr 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26204456
William Francis Holcomb
Added by: Barbara LeClaire
 
William Francis Holcomb
Added by: Barbara LeClaire
 
William Francis Holcomb
Added by: Barbara LeClaire
 
 
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