|Birth: ||Nov. 23, 1849|
|Death: ||Jan. 13, 1927|
Missionary to India for Forty years 1882- 1922
Lavinia C. Coombs was a Freewill Baptist missionary who spent many years in India. Born in West Bowdoin, Maine, on November 23, 1849, she attended Litchfield Academy and the Normal School at Farmington, Maine. She taught school for ten years before going to India. Ms. Coombs also edited and financially backed the missionary magazine "Tidings." She attended the West Bowdoin FWB church in her young days, where she began her Christian life in 1862.
She was a teacher located in Midnapore, India, and took charge of the Zenana (youth) work and the Ragged Schools (street children gathered to be taught/educated under trees) at that place.
She wrote letters to Nellie Whittlemore, Maine, which are housed in the Edmund Muskie Archives of Bates College, Maine, telling of her work there, and also, news about family/friends, She arrived back in the U.S. a few short years before her death.
She died on January 13, 1927
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David Coombs (1803 - 1856)
Sarah Coombs (1805 - 1879)
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Record added: Apr 11, 2010
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Was a Free Will Baptist missionary in India for forty years, teaching in a school and helping the team there. Rest in peace.|
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