July 24, 2007

Anderson T. Coffey

Anderson T. Coffey was a son of John Davidson and Mary A. Mayfield Coffey. He was born in July, 1863 in Indiana and married Margaret (Maggie) Brown in Carroll Co., IN on Jul. 28, 1886. Maggie was born in Michigan in Dec., 1867.

I know of only one child, a daughter named Mayfield M. Coffey, born Sep. 1887 in Indiana.

Anderson was a railroad agent by profession. He is listed in the Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN city directory as an agent for the American Express Co. for years 1887 and 1888. In 1900 the family was in Council Grove, Morris Co., KS where Anderson was enumerated as a railroad station agent. Probably having just arrived in that town, they were boarders in the household of the Lewis Mead family. Mead was the local banker.

In both the 1905 and 1915 Kansas state census the family still resided in Council Grove. They seem to disappear after 1915. I have been unable to find them in any subsequent census. Neither have I been able to find a marriage record for Mayfield. The Social Security Death Index (SSDI) contains an entry for a May Coffey, born in Sep. 1886 and died in Kansas in Aug., 1965. It remains to be proven whether or not she was the daughter of Anderson and Maggie.

Please contact me if you have any additional information about this family.

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