Elisha Gordon McComas b 1860 d 1935 OK s/o Elisha Wesley McComas Cabell Co WV
I am not related to this family--just posting this for others. I saw a number of researchers said he died in 1885 in KS and he didn't die in KS in 1885. He is buried in Yukon Cemetery, Canadian Co OK. Info on his brother Walter McComas is also posted here:
Obit newspaper Nov 5, 1935
The Oklahoman, page 20
Title: Editor Dies in Home in Yukon
Gordon McComas Is Dead After Long Career
Gordon McComas was the son of Elisha Wesley McComas (1820-1890)
an American politician who served as lieutenant governor of Virginia in 1856 and 1857. His father Elisha W. McComas was living in Cabell County (now in West Virginia) when he was elected Virginia's second lieutenant governor. He began his term on 1 January 1856 and resigned on 7 December 1857, when he was succeeded by William Lowther Jackson.
*Researchers have his full name as Elisha Gordon McComas, but he must have gone by 'Gordon' McComas
Children listed it obit were:
Clarence Wesley McComas who married 1917 Opal H. Wells and was a linotype operator for the newspaper The Daily Oklahoman. He had a daughter named Mary May McComas who graduated from the University of Oklahoma, and married in June 1941 Rex Stanley Sutton (son of Mrs. Rose Sutton from Britton, OK) and moved to Seattle where he went to work for Boeing Aircraft Company. They had a dtr Sharron Louise Sutton.
Eugene Wilson McComas, salesman for Collins-Dietz-Morris Co m. Unknown Stafford, (daughter of Mrs. Kate Stafford and sister to Miles M. Stafford who died Dec 1932)
Robert Lee McComas, city salesman for Junge Baking Company in Joplin, MO
Florence Wilna McComas died June 1948, never married
Note: Elisha Gordon McComas had a brother named Walter McComas who was found dead in June 1926 in a hotel room in Taylor, TX. It made the papers: The Oklahoman June 14 1926 pg 7:
Son of Judge who Doomed Brown Dies
Taylor, TX June 13 1926
The aged 'mystery man' whose death occurred here several days ago was Walter McComas, son of former Lt Governor McComas of West VA, who as judged signed the death warrant of John Brown. The identification is apparently confirmed was made through the efforts of Mrs. N. E. Reviere of Taylor, TX. Photographs in the possession of the mystery man who was found dead in his hotel room here were sent to Charleston, where the man had said he was born. A Charleston newspaper reprinted one of them and Sarah Holderley, elderly Charleston woman recognized the picture as being that of Judge Elisha W. McComas. A description of a son 'who had been missing' in the west tallied with that of the man found dead here.
Another article appeared in the newspaper The Oklahoman on Sept 14 1904 pg 4 which stated " Mr. McComas, an up to date and hustling newspaper man has purchased the Yukon Sun. He is a brother of Mr. Walter McComas, the Oklahoman's genial and well known traveling solicitor."