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Selby, Coombs and Bettinger Family Photographs
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Collection of 71 family photographs related to the William E. & Lizzie Selby Coombs families, and their daughter Bessie Laverne Coombs and her husband Ellsworth S. Bettinger.
Lizzie Coombs (1864-1939), nee Selby, one of the central figures in the collection, was the daughter of early Santa Clara County pioneer and orchardist John S. Selby (b. 1834), who settled outside of San Jose in late 1853. With his wife, Sarah Brelsford, he had five children: Mary (married William E. Trimble), Emma (married Edwin Abel), William H. (married Alice Meads), Lizzie L., and G. Wray (married Carrie Woolsey). Lizzie married William Edward Coombs, son of William L. Coombs and Emma E. Griswold. Lizzie and Edward had two children, Bessie Laverne and Leroy Selby. Bessie married Ellsworth S. Bettinger.
.5 linear feet (71 photographs)
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Collection is open to the public for research by appointment. Records are also viewable in History San Jose's online catalog.