Kansas City, MO lies in both Clay & Jackson Cos MO.

The Kansas City Daily Times (Missouri) Tuesday, January 23, 1872


Mr. Robert CAMPBELL, who resides near Dayton, in Cass county, had his horse stolen a few days ago, while attending court at Harrisonville.

Samuel H. LEGG has been commissioned as a county judge of Morgan county.

A daughter of George THURSTON, colored, aged six years, was burned to death a few days ago, in Versailles, Morgan county.

Two daughters of Mr. Matthew COOMBS, of Savannah (Andrew Co, MO), have been missing since the 8th of January. The eldest is sixteen and the younger thirteen years of age.

Mr. HILL, the postmaster of Ridgely, Platte county, was brought to St. Joe on Thursday evening, charged with purloining money from registered letters.

Anxiety is felt in St. Joe in regard to the whereabouts of Mr. James W. WHITEHEAD, who has not been heard from since the 26th of December. He was at Baxter Springs, Kansas, at last accounts.

The Columbus, Kas., “Independent” says: “Mr. John LONG, living two miles southeast of this place, says that about two hundred wild geese are daily feeding on his farm, and asks 'sporting me' to come down and take a shot.”

E. L. CRISSWELL advertises in the “Times” published at Nevada City, Vernon county, Mo., to do plastering “with Kansas City sand.”

Submitted by Leslie C. Bridges Kohler as shared by John O'Brien

Note: See Combs &c. Families of Andrew Co, MO where the missing children of Matthew Combs (note different spelling) are mentioned in a 26 Jan 1872 article in the Liberty Tribune. Also noted: the childen who ran away from home were located. Eliza Combs ran off to get married. The youngest girl, Margaret, returned to her home in Andrew County, Missouri.

George Hamilton Combs, Jr.

“Combs, George Hamilton, Jr., a Representative from Missouri; born in Kansas City, Mo., May 2, 1899; attended the Kansas City public schools, the University of Missouri at Columbia, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; during the First World War served in the United States Navy in 1918; was graduated from the Kansas City School of Law in 1921; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Kansas City, Mo.; assistant prosecuting attorney of Jackson County, Mo., 1922-1924; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth Congress (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1929); was not a candidate for renomination in 1928; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Houston, Tex., in 1928; moved [p.1006] to New York City in 1929 and continued the practice of law; vice chairman of the National Speakers Bureau of the Democratic National Committee 1928-1932; special assistant to the attorney general of the State of New York in 1931; attorney for the Triborough Bridge Authority in 1933 and 1934;associate counsel to the New York State Joint Legislative Committee to Investigate Public Utilities 1934-1936; appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as New York State director of the National Emergency Council in 1936; radio news analyst, war correspondent, and writer since 1937; is a resident of New York, N. Y.”

Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949: The Continental Congress September 5, 1774, to October 21, 1788 and The Congress of the United States From the First to the Eightieth Congress March 4, 1789 to January 3, 1949, Inclusive, Washington, DC, United States Government Printing Office, 1950, page 1006

Important: All Records collected for this county may not have been added here as yet. See also the Combs Research List Archives

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