February 22, 2006

Stephen Lewis and Massie J. Coffey Loving, Jr.

Massie was the fourth daughter of Daniel Rufus and Sallie Cole Black Coffey, in the Jordan Coffey line. She was born Jan. 4, 1887 in Amherst Co., VA, and died Jun. 6, 1978 in Lynchburg, VA. She is buried with her husband Stephen at Spring Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg. Stephen was born Feb. 13, 1884 in Amherst Co., and died Apr. 3, 1942. He and Massie married Dec. 11, 1907 in Virginia.

I have found them in the 1910 Campbell Co., and the 1930 Amherst Co. census records. The 1920 census would be helpful in identifying all of their children. In 1910 they were newly married, and had no children. In 1930 the only children enumerated were: Stephen III, born c1916; Daniel V., born c1922; and Marita F., born about May 1926.

Elmer H. Loving, born c1894, married Massie's younger sister, Helen McClung Coffey. Helen was born May, 1896 in Amherst Co., and married c1920. They undoubtedly had more children, but the only ones that I have found are: Elmer J., born c1921; Dorothy, born c1925; and Shirley L., born c1927. Elmer was probably a younger brother to Stephen, but I have not sufficiently investigated the family to know for certain.

Photo courtesy of John Taylor

Update Dec. 15, 2012:  After checking the 1940 census, it appears that Stephen and Massie had only the three children named above.

Stephen, III married a young lady by the name of Margaret in c1938 and had a daughter, Sylvia D., born c1939.  The family resided with his parents in the Elon Dist. of Amherst Co. in 1940.

The son Daniel Victor was born Feb. 27, 1922 and married Dorothy Cassidy sometime after 1940.  He died in 1971 at Duke University hospital in 1971 and was buried at Elon Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Amherst Co.

The third child, Marita Faye, was born Aug., 31, 1925 and died Oct. 30, 1925.  She was buried at Spring Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg.

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