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Mahaska County was established in 1843-4 from non-county area.
Extracted by Combs Researcher Barbara Rivas from "PROUD MAHASKA 1843-1900," by Semira A. Phillips, Herald Print, Oskaloosa, Iowa 1900, Reprinted 1974 by the Mahaska County Historical Society of Oskaloosa, Iowa, Unigraphic, Inc., Evansville, Indiana:
Most of the time since 1854, Oskaloosa, or Mahaska county, more properly speaking, has supported a Democratic paper. The first sheet of this party was the Oskaloosa Times, being the second paper in the county and established January, 1854 by Messrs. CAMERON & INGERSOLL. .....After a time the paper changed hands, and was ably conducted by R. R. HARBOUR and David COOMES. Samuel BRESSLER next bought COOMES' interest.
33rd Regiment Infantry Company C. Second Corporal
Reuben COOMES enlisted September 4, 1862, wounded in right
shoulder at Helena. taken prisoner at Saline River.
Page 416 (Same Regiment - Company). Henry COOMES enlisted September 4, 1862, wounded in right shoulder at Helena, mustered out July 17, 1865.
West Oskaloosa Township. David COOMES, farmer, Sec. 10; P.O. Oskaloosa