Charles Henry Coomber1,2

#23371, (1885 - 1905)
FatherGeorge Henry Coomber1 (c 1859 - 1939)
MotherFanny Voillet Fernee1 (1854 - 1923)
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Samuel Fernee
ChartsSamuel Fernee & Mary Harris - collapsible 6 generation descendant chart
BirthCharles Henry Coomber was born in 1885 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire.1,2
(with Parents) 1891 CensusChas Henry appeared on the 1891 Census of Lincoln, Lincolnshire with his parents. He was 5 years old, a scholar, and born in the City of Lincoln.3 
(with Parents) 1901 CensusCharles H appeared on the 1901 Census of Lincoln, Lincolnshire with his parents. He was 15 years old, a pupil teacher, and was born in Lincoln.1 
DeathCharles died on 4 Feb 1905 in St George's Hospital, London.
Information from the certificate: Charles Henry Coomber, age 19, occupation: student Wesleyan School Teacher, of The Wesleyan Training College in Horseferry Road Westminster. Cause of death was enteric fever [typhoid] 15 days, peritonitis from perforation, and intestinal hoemorrhage certified by Henry Robinson M.B. The informant was his father, G H Coomber of 28 Lindum Avenue Lincoln.4 
Note.Extract from the Rosemary Lane Wesleyan Boys School, Lincoln, log book for 1905:

February 3rd
No less than 45 boys have been absent all week and the average has been lower than I have ever known it.
Typhoid fever shows no sign of decrease.
The position of the town is undoubtedly serious.

February 6th
Received intimation of the death of Coomber from Typhoid fever. He was over at Christmas for the usual holiday and probably must have contracted the disease then by drinking the water which is said to be the cause of the epidemic. His death has cast quite a gloom over the school.5 
BurialHe was buried on 8 Feb 1905 in St Nicholas Newport, Lincolnshire, where he grew up and his parents still lived.6 
Last Edited29 Jan 2017


  1. 1901 Census for England & Wales, RG13/3064 folio 20.
  2. FreeBMD. Charles Henry Coomber, Sep Q 1885, Lincoln RD.
  3. 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/2592 folio 50.
  4. Copy death certificate of Charles Henry Coomber, died 4 February 1905, registered 7 February 1905 in the Registration District of St George Hanover, Square.
  5. E-mails from Paul Smith to J Kolthammer, Extracted information from "Enemy in Our Midst: Story of Lincoln's Typhoid Epidemic, 1905" by Christopher Bray, 1987.
  6. E-mails from Paul Smith to J Kolthammer.