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Kitsap County, named after a military leader of the Suquamish Tribe, occupies the northern end of the Kitsap Peninsula between Hood Canal and Admiralty Strait. The county seat is Port Orchard. The first county seat was Port Madison. The Kitsap Peninsula was originally part of King County (county seat at Seattle) and

1880 Kitsap Co WA Territorial Census

No Comb(e)s or Coomb(e)s in census index.

1900 Kitsap County WA Census

(Source: Original Census Images,, abs by SE)

Port Orchard Pct

ED 120

Sheet 6, June 8, 1900

144/146 PRITCHARD William Head, W, M, 39, b Oct 1860, Md 8yrs, b ENG CanEng ENG, immigrated 1891, Wheelwright
Kate, Wife, W, F, 38, b Feb 1862, Md 8yrs, 4ch/3liv, b MO PA OH
Coombs, Mary E, S-Daughter, W, F, 18, b Oct 1881, Single, b Can/Eng MO MO, immigrated 1891
Coombs, Josephine, S-Daughter, W, F, 12, b Aug 1887, Single, b KS MO MO
Coombs, Thomas, Son, W, M, 6, b Sept 1893, Single, b WA MO MO, At School
PERKINS, Mable, Boarder, W, F, 4, b ___ 1896, Single, b WA WA CA
MANUEL, Beatrice I, Niece, W, F, 6, b Aug 1893, Single, b WA CanEng CanEng, At School
MANUEL, Marian, Niece, W, F, F, 3, b Aug 1896, Single, b IL CanEng CanEng

SE Notes: Possible that William PRITCHARD and Kate UNKNOWN Combs may have met in Canada since both Willis and his stepdaughter Mary E Coombs immigrated in 1891. Entry for Josephine Coombs states she was born in Kansas. The census taker very clearly differentiated between being born in Canada and being born in Canada England (abbreviated as CanEng by abstractor).Thomas was a son of Willis but incorrectly listed as a Coombs. He is listed as Thomas I PRITCHARD in the 1910 census where he is found with his mother Hate [Kate] PRITCHARD, Widow. Thomas PRITCHARD, single, age 23, registered for the WWI draft on 6/5/1817. He stated he was born in Port Orchard, Washington on Sept 28, 1893. His was a laborer at the Puget Sound Navy Yard in Bremerton and stated his mother was dependent on him (Source: Original image WWI Draft Registration Card, In 1910, Josephine, still living with her mother, states again she was born in Kansas but that her father was born in Maine. Kate is still alive in 1920 living in Port Orchard and enumerated next to one Ferris E Mabel E WHITMORE. Her son Thomas is in the community of Annapolis. Kate consistently states she was born in Missouri, her father born in Pennsylvania, and her mother born in Ohio.

Add'l Notes: Beatrice MANUEL, born Aug. 25, 1892 Pierce Co, WA, d/o of Florence PRITCHARD, 23, b. Canada, and Jno H MANUEL, 27, Student, b. Canada (Source: Original Images, Record #649, p. 16, Pierce Co, WA Birth Register, Washington Births, 1891-1907 database,, abs. by SE)

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