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Lavina Carr Coombs
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1849
West Bowdoin
Sagadahoc County
Maine, USA
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

Bio By wvy


 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  David Coombs (1803 - 1856)
  Sarah Coombs Coombs (1805 - 1879)
 
 Siblings:
  James Minott Coombs (1827 - 1852)*
  Elbridge C. Coombs (1828 - 1899)*
  David Edwin Coombs (1830 - 1867)*
  Albert Milton Coombs (1834 - 1907)*
  John Dexter Coombs (1837 - 1888)*
  Lincoln Patten Coombs (1841 - 1847)*
  George Armor Coombs (1846 - 1867)*
  Fannie Emily Coombs Williams (1849 - 1929)*
  Lavina Carr Coombs (1849 - 1927)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
West Bowdoin
Sagadahoc County
Maine, USA
 
Created by: Stone Finders
Record added: Apr 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50958146
Lavina Carr Coombs
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Lavina Carr Coombs
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Lavina Carr Coombs
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