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Looking for info on Anastasios (Ernest) and Spiridoula (Lily) Combes/Coombes

submitted by Francie Campbell on 24.07.2005

Spiridoula (Lily) and Anastasios (Ernest) Combes/Coombes married and came to Australia in 1924. They are my grandparents. I have found information on my grandfather's line, but not much on my grandmothers. Her details are:
Spiridoula Coombes, also known as Lily Coombes married in December 1923. Came out to Australia on the ship the Largs Bay, 1924. Lily and Anastasios (Ernest) went to Tenterfield to work for Anastasios' brother, George Combes who owned cafes.
Had 3 children - 2 girls, 1 boy.
Was living in Sydney by 1929, when my mother Maria (Mary)was born. We have some letters written from a Tasia who was apparently Lily's cousin dated in the 1950s and 1960s.

Does anyone have information they can share about them? Be most appreciative.

submitted by
Dean Coroneos
on 26.07.2005

There are two internet resources that may prove helpful to you.

1. The Ryerson Index, which is an index of death notices and obituaries which have been recorded in a large number of Australian newspapers.

[For the background history of the site see July 26th 2005 entries at History, subsection, General History.]

To locate relatives resident in Australia, use the Australian White Pages Online:

Searches are available at this site for every area of Australia.

submitted by
Francie Campbell
on 26.07.2005

Thanks for the help!

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