September 7, 2007

Victor Hugo Coffey (1858-1953)

Victor Hugo Coffey

Victor Hugo Coffey was born to James Wilson and Louisa T. Norman Coffey on May 30, 1858 in Morgan Co., IN. He died on April 25, 1953 in Astoria, Clatsop Co., OR. He married Anna Mary Brandt, a daughter of Phillip J. and Mary Raisner Brandt on Dec. 18, 1881 in Washington Co., IA. Anna was born Aug. 7, 1862 in Trenton, Mercer Co., NJ and died Jun. 7, 1941 in Astoria.

Their children were:

Phillip Henry, born Nov. 30, 1880. He married Edna Titus on Aug. 23, 19031 in Clatsop Co. However, in 1910 he was enumerated in Clatsop Co. as a single man in the household with his parents. He registered for the WWI draft on Sep. 12, 1918 in Clatsop Co. He described himself as being of medium build and height with brown eyes and dark colored hair. Phillip was then employed by the Warrenton Water Co. in Clatsop Co. He named his mother, Anna M. Coffey of Warrenton as his nearest relative. In 1920 he was enumerated as a divorced man in the household with his parents. He has not yet been found in the 1930 census, or other records that might indicate when and where he died.

Katie M., born Jan., 1883. No other information.

Charles, born Mar. 5, 1887, died Jul. 28, 1887.

Mary Louise, born Apr., 1888 in Astoria, Clatsop Co. She married George Elliot Cobb in Clatsop Co. in 1911.2 George was born Oct. 20, 1882 in Texas and died in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR in 1930. Mary died in 1926 in Seaside, Clatsop Co. Together they had at least four children: Georgana, born c1915; Mary E., born c1917; Margaret E., born c1925; and Joseph B., born c1926. They can be found as a couple in the 1920 Clatsop Co. census. In 1930 George was found as a widower residing with his four children in a boarding house in Portland, OR.

Nellie Hazel, born Apr. 9, 1892 in Astoria, OR and died there on Aug. 20, 1960. She married Lester Wilson Kindred in Clatsop Co. in 1912.3 They were the parents of at least two children: James L., born c1914, and Phillip P., born c1918. The family can be found in the 1920 and 1930 Clatsop Co. census records.

Jay (Java?) H., born May 31, 1896 in OR, died Mar. 9, 19854 in Multnomah Co. He married Helen Nur - which may be a middle or surname - c1922 in OR. Helen was born Aug. 8, 1905 in MO and died Jun. 28, 1980 in Multnomah Co. I have found only one child for them, a son named Charles V., born c1925. The family is in the 1930 Clatsop Co. census.

Victor Hugo, Jr., born Jun. 15, 1899 in Oregon, died Jun., 19645 in that state. He married there to Delores, last name unknown, c1927. She was born c1907 in Oregon. I have one child for them, a daughter named Elvana [sic], born c1929. They can be found in the Douglas Co., OR census of 1930.

Click on the title link to read the Victor, Sr. biography.

1"Clatsop County Oregon Marriage Records Index 1851-1915" by Norma Hunsinger" COFFEY, Philip to TITUS, Edna Bk 6 Pg 329 Year 1903
2 Oregon Marriage Records, 1906-1920, Oregon Health Division
3"Clatsop County Oregon Marriage Records Index 1851-1915 by Norma Hunsinger"
Coffey, Nellie H to Kindred, Lester Bk 10 Pg 11 Yr 1912
4Oregon Death Index, 1903-98. Salem, Oregon: Filmed by the Oregon State Archives and Records Center, [1998-]
5 ibid

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