March 2, 2006

Mace Coffey (1922-1987)

Mace Coffey was the Sheriff of Latimer Co., OK when he died Apr. 1, 1987 in Oklahoma City at the age of 64. He was the son of W. A. Coffey, born c1886 in Arkansas, and May LNU, born c1887 in Oklahoma.

The 1930 census for Latimer Co. lists the family as:

Coffee , W. A., age 44, married at age 17, born AR, father born TX, Mother born AR
Coffee, May, wife, age 45, married at age 18, born OK, parents born US
Nola, dau., age 20, single, born OK
William, son, age 18, single, born OK
Mace, son, age 8, born OK
Paul, son, age 8, born OK

The obituary for Mace appeared in the McAlester News-Capital and Democrat on Sunday, Apr. 12, 1987 (not verbatim):

Former Latimer Co. Sheriff, died April 1 in Oklahoma City at age 64. He was a member of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Oklahoma City; Mason and member of Red Oak Lodge and Army veteran. Survivors included wife, Dell, and daughters, Cosette Davidson of Oregon and Judy Johnson of Midwest City; three step-children: Merle Moses of Oklahoma City; Judy Finton of Missouri and Nova Brockett Brackett of Oklahoma City; a brother Paul Coffey of Oklahoma City and two sisters, Stella Moffett of California and Nola Melton of Oklahoma City.

Stella was apparently born subsequent to the 1930 census.

The Social Security Death Index entry for Mace shows that he was born Aug. 18, 1922.

If anyone has any information about Mace's parents please contact me.

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