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Zachariah Ellis Coombes

Z.E. Coombes
Full Name: Zachariah Ellis Coombes
Birth date: August 12, 1895
Death date: August 13, 1958

Terms of Service

  • House, 43rd (1) Legislature
    1/10/1933 - 1/8/1935
  • House, 42nd Legislature
    1/13/1931 - 1/10/1933
(1) Lawyer. Questionnaire on name, postoffice, occupation, association membership, and relationship to persons in state or county government. 10/11/1933, pp. 588-601. House Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Relatives: Zachariah Ellis Coombes (1883-1895; 19th Legislature), grandfather; Zachariah Ellis Coombes (1895-1958; 42nd-43rd Legislatures), grandson. "Another young man who bears a name distinguished in these parts is Zachariah Ellis Coombes, whose great-grandfather, William Coombes, settled on the west bank of the Trinity in 1843. In seeking election to the Legislature Mr. Coombes projects himself into the political scene because it is in that life that he desires to carve his career. He bears his grandfather's name. From this forebear, Captain of a Dallas company in the Civil War, lawyer, grand master and grand high priest in Texas Masonic circles, the young Coombes derives much." "Business Man Asks Election As Lawmaker: Three Lawyers Are Also Seeking Place No. 5 in State House," 7/7/1930, p. 16. Dallas Morning News .
  • Obituary and photo, Zachariah E. Coombes, 8/14/1958, p. 4. Dallas Morning News .
  • Zachariah Ellis Coombes, birth date 8/12/1895 in Dallas; death date 8/13/1958 in Dallas, Dallas County; attorney. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Zachariah E. Coombes (1895-1958), burial in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, with spouse Bertha M. Coombes. Biographical sketch, description of military career, and photo in military uniform. Major Zachariah Ellis Coombes, birth date 8/12/1895, son of W.N. Coombes of Dallas. Find a Grave .
  • Memorial, January 1959, p. 47. Texas Bar Journal .
  • United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, World War I and World War II. "For a period of 30 years he was a member of the Armed Forces. He enlisted in 1916 with the old Dallas Infantry and served at the Mexican border. He served both in the United States and overseas and retired at the end of World War II -- a Lieutenant Colonel. During his service in World War I in France the French Government decorated him with the Croix de Guerre." Memorial, January 1959, p. 47. Texas Bar Journal .
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