John Coumbs

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John Coumbs

  • Birth 4 May 1830 Linkinhorne, Cornwall Unitary Authority, Cornwall, England
  • Death 24 Sep 1902 Trinity County, California, USA
  • Burial Weaverville, Trinity County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 19764399

John Coumbs was born May 4, 1830 in Cornwall, England and died Sep 24, 1902 in Redding Creek, Trinity County, California. His parents were Sampson Coumbs (1808-1881) and Grace Cole (1807-1852). John Coumbs never married. He founded Coumbs Springs which is now called Deerlick Springs in Trinity County. He was a member of the North Star Lodge No. 61, I.O.O.F.

Obituary from Trinity Journal dated Sep 27, 1902.

'John Coumbs, an old and much esteemed citizen of this county died at the residence of his nephew, J.H. Cumbs on Redding Creek, Wednesday evening Sep 24, 1902. The deceased was a native of Cornwall,England but while still an infant was brought to Canada by his father and mother, where he grew to manhood and in 1860 came to California. The first year of residence he spent in lumber camps of Humbolt County. In the spring of 1861 he came to Trinity County and for several years engaged in mining on Indian Creek. Afterwards he purchasd and moved to a farm on Brown's Creek where he resided until a year ago, when he moved to Weaverville where he has since made his home excepting a few weeks preceding his death. For some time he has not enjoyed good health, and two months ago he was taken to Coumbs Spring but the change instead of proving a benefit was the reverse and five weeks ago he was carried from the Springs to the residence of his nephew J.H. Coumbs where he receved all the love and attention that was possible to give, but the kind attention was unable to stay the hand of Death and he passed quietly away."


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  • Maintained by: Barbara Long
  • Originally Created by: Ken Hallock
  • Added: 7 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19764399
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Coumbs (4 May 1830–24 Sep 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19764399, citing Weaverville Cemetery, Weaverville, Trinity County, California, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Long (contributor 47552553) .