Francis Edward Jacombs

Male 1926 - 2007  (81 years)


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  • Name Francis Edward Jacombs 
    Nickname Frank 
    Christened Abt 1926 
    Born 10 Apr 1926  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Onehunga 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 0C7DAE85FA6944A794905E1FC689FD5A5180 
    Died 6 Nov 2007  Whangarei, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I273  Treefive
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2016 

    Father William Henry Holmes Jacombs,   b. 7 Oct 1888, Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1958, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Frances Mary Howell,   b. 3 May 1889, Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1982, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 21 Aug 1911  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Address:
    St Barnabas Church 
    Family ID F449  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Maitland Romans,   b. 17 Nov 1921, Waipukurau, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1993, Whangarei, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1959  Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F922  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • Frank and Pip were identical twins - Frank was the older. He was also known as Ted.
      Frank, like his father, had a good singing voice. He was a boy soprano. Both Pip and Frank were in the All Saints Choir. Frank was to sing a solo at a 3rd form concert (prizegiving?) but that day fell off his bike and into a hedge, suffering some injuries. His mother was very cross, but fixed him up, and he went on to sing anyway - how well he sang is not known.

      Pip and Frank were very much alike when young, but as a result of illness Pip stayed an extra year in Standard 2. When he went to Kowhai school for standard 3, the teacher said "what are you doing here, I had you last year!"

      The twins did not take advantage of their likeness, and wore name tags to distinguish them. There was one occasion when Pip was supposed to be the top of a pyramid at a gymnastics display, but for some reason could not do it. Ted was drafted in to take his place, the teacher reckoning that no-one could tell the difference.

      Pip and Frank were on a World War II Ballot List published on 28 Jun 1944. At that time they were both students living at 6 Dunedin Street, Ponsonby, Auckland.

      Frank majored in chemistry at Auckland University, passing his final exams in 1945. He then worked as a chemist in Auckland before travelling the world in his career with Shell Oil, including working at refineries in Malaysia and Rhodesia before his final move to Whangarei as manager at Marsden Point refinery.

  • Sources 
    1. [S401] Funeral Jacombs, Frances Edward, Frances Edward Jacombs; 9 November 2007.

    2. [S171] MAR008 Marriage Jacombs, William Henry Holmes and Howell, Frances Mary, MAR008.

    3. [S356] MAR073 Marriage Jacombs, William Henry Holmes and Howell, Frances Mary, MAR073.

    4. [S938] MAR Marriage Index NZ - on-line, William Henry Holmes Jacombs; Frances Mary Howell; 4955; 1911.