Comber/ Comer Family East Galway
By N. Duffy January 15, 2006 at 01:11:49
I also posted this message on the Comer page, since both Comber and Comer were used in this family.
I'm searching for info on the Comer/Comber family of East Galway.
Edward Comer/Comber , and his wife Leticia Williams had a son, Edward Comer born to them at Portumna in East Galway on, or about 15 Feb. 1880. Both spellings of the name were used in his birth registration. This Edward(Junior) Joined the army, probably about age 15 yrs, and on 7 Mar.1907 was found married to Eliza, or Hester Connolly at Birr, Kings County (Offaly). The family lived in Birr, and had family, under the Comber name.(1911 Census). Edward and his family moved to Canada in !911/1912. A thing I hate to mention (don't like to muddy things!), is that our Edward Comer, used the alias of Duffy in the army, and when he moved to Canada had to use it again in order to get his Boer War pension. It took a long time to find his birth under Comer/Cmber.
Family lore says that Edward Jr. had a bother Frank, or Francis who moved to the US about 1911/1912, and Francis Comer(?) became a taxi owner in NYC.
If any of this info sounds familiar to you, please let me know.