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Olive Olivia Curtis Coombs

Olive Olivia Curtis Coombs

Clayton Wray (View posts)
Posted: 6 Feb 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Coombs
My great great grandmother, Olive Olivia Curtis Coombs, was murdered in 1862 - 63 in Cedar City, Iron County, Utah. I assume she is buried in this city. I would like to know if this is true and have information on the location of her grave. She was a passenger on the ship Brooklyn along with her husband, Abraham Coombs, along with three children. The Ship Brooklyn Association is making an attempt to locate the graves of all passengers to place a plaque.

I have conflicting information on the circumstances of her murder. does anyone know?

Re: Olive Olivia Curtis Coombs

Posted: 15 Nov 2009 9:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
It's been about ten years since you first posted your inquiry. I don't know if this is still pending.

Olive Olivia Coombs is my wife's second great grand aunt.

She was murdered, supposedly by a drunk in Cedar City, Utah. Apparently he told authorities she was a prostitute (totally incorrect. She was a school teacher after her husband's death in 1860.) He also accused her of asking too many questions about the Mountain Meadows Massacre and writing information in a black book. She actually sought family property that disappeared at the death of her husband. She is buried in an unmarked grave north of Cedar City, Utah.

Re: Olive Olivia Curtis Coombs

Posted: 20 Jul 2011 3:43AM GMT
Classification: Query

Would you mind telling me which of Olivia's siblings your wife is descended from? My name is Melanie Sturgeon. I am writing an article about Olive. Originally, I began to research her at the request of two of her great-grand-daughters. They have since passed on and I have continued to do extensive research on Olivia. Thank you.

Re: Olive Olivia Curtis Coombs

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 7:02PM GMT
Classification: Query


I am the great,great,grand-daughter of Olive Olivia Curtis Coombs. My grand-mother was Rose Fretwell. Her mother was Olive Coombs Fretwell.
I have heard conflicting stories all my life about her life and death. I would love to read your article.
Thank you, Karen
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