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Description: Obituary of Richard Gibson CoombsDate: July 22 1910
Newspaper published in: Ukiah
RICHARD COOMBS INJURIES FATAL
Richard G Coombs passed away Saturday night at Fort Bragg where he had been since his recent injury in the stage accident. The deceased was born at Whitefield, Maine, May 19, 1835. He came to California in 1857 and a few years later arrived on the coast of this country [sp] where he contracted logs for some of the large coast mill companies. He split the first redwood ties that were shipped from this county and also built the wharf at Little river. He lived an active life until 1902 when he retired from business. He had been a member of the Masonic lodge at Mendocino for a number of years and the funeral was held under the auspices of this order. A widow and two children, Richard H and Mary C survive him and morn the loss of a devoted husband and a kind and affectionate father. His niece, Mrs L W Babcock had returned from his beside only a few days before his death. The deceased was a good citizen and highly regarded by his friends and neighbors in this county.