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Hazel M "Big Hazel" Gail M Showen Combe
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1875
Galesburg
Knox County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 26, 1955
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA

Born in Illinois to Daniel P. Showen and Maude/Mary Ellis. In 1880 while living in Kansas she was "taken in" by Lola Earl and trained to be in the circus and became part of the Earl Sisters act. She remained in the circus on and off till at least 1918.

In 1895 in New Orleans she married her first husband, Raymond Dominique Pochelu, a theatre owner. Only to leave him 5 weeks later in Chicago.

In 1907 in Olympia, Washington she married for a 2nd time to Holton Martin, a race horse trainer/owner. It is unknown when she left him but they are no longer together by 1918. On the 1920 census she lists herself as a widow. She wasn't as Holton died in 1937.

In January 1930 she married a 3rd time to Emile T. Combe. 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel Pinkston Showen (1838 - 1906)
  Mary Ellis Thomas (1852 - 1926)
 
 Spouses:
  Holton Martin (____ - 1937)
  Emile T Combe (1871 - 1938)
 
 Sibling:
  Hazel M Gail M Showen Combe (1875 - 1955)
  George Pearl Showen (1878 - 1948)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hope Mausoleum
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: Caren Lehto
Record added: Oct 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79171479
Hazel M Big Hazel <i>Gail M Showen</i> Combe
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Hazel M Big Hazel <i>Gail M Showen</i> Combe
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Hazel M Big Hazel <i>Gail M Showen</i> Combe
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- Neil B (John 3:16)
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 Added: Oct. 23, 2011
 
 
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