October 21, 2007

Glen Shirley and Lida Anne Coffey Faxon - Updated Mar. 4, 2011

Lida, or "Dearie" as she was called by family, was born Sep. 13, 1909 in Hammond, Clatsop Co., OR, the daughter of Ernest Garfield and Ester Martina Nelson Coffey. Ernest was born in Oregon, the son of James Norman and Laura Ellen Hays. These Coffeys were descendants of Lewis Moses Coffey, himself a descendant of Edward and Ann Powell Coffey through their son John who married Jane Graves.

Glen and Shirley were married Jun. 11, 1927*, probably in California. Glen was born Mar. 4, 1903 in Solano Co., CA to Willis Howe and Martha Leona Crabtree Faxon. Willis was a native of Hillsdale Co., MI; Martha a native of Humboldt Co., CA. Willis had been a shipbuilder, a dairyman and, in 1930, an attendant at an asylum in Marion Co., OR.

Martha Crabtree was the daughter of Seth H. & Emeline Crabtree. Emeline appeared as a widow in the Jun. 1, 1900 census of Rohnerville Twp., Humboldt Co.

Willis Faxon was the son of Samuel E. & Lizzie S. Faxon. Samuel was born in New York in Feb., 1836; Lizzie in New York in 1839. They were married c1863. The family appeared in the Jun. 7, 1900 census at Rohnerville where Samuel was employed as a stage driver.**

Siblings to Glen were: Milton W., born 1905, died 1994; Edwin Jesse, born 1909, died 1910; Edna Bessie, born 1910, died 1989; and Gilbert L., born 1915, died 2002.

Lida and Glen are known to have had at least two children:

Glen Shirley, Jr., born Nov. 6, 1928 in Solano Co., CA. He married Elizabeth Howes Lacy of Virginia in that state in 1952.

Barbara Ester, born Feb. 5, 1933 in Benton Co., OR, married Herald Franklin Stout, Jr.

Glen, Sr. died Jan. 31, 1984 in Edinburg, Shenandoah Co., VA. Lida died there on Mar. 24, 2007. Her obituary appeared in The Shenandoah Valley Herald on mar. 29 of that year:

Lida Anne Faxon

EDINBURG- Lida Anne Faxon, 97, died Saturday, March 24, 2007, at her home.

Mrs. Faxon was born in Hammond, Ore., daughter of the late Ernest G. and Ester Nelson Coffey. She was the wife of the late Glen S. Faxon.

Surviving are a son, Glen S. Faxon Jr. of Sacramento, Calif.; daughter, Barbara F. Stout of Edinburg; sister, Norma Johnston of Vallejo, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services will be private.

The family will received friends from 1 to 4 pm. Saturday, March 31, at the Faxon home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Suite 405, Winchester, VA 22601.

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**1900 Humboldt Co., Rohnerville Twp., ED35, Sheet 3B, dwelling 73,family 74, Faxon, Samuel E., head, white male, born Feb., 1836, are 64, married 37 yrs., born NY, parents born NY, stage driver; Lizzie S., wife, white female, born Jan., 1839, age 61, married 37 yrs., mother of 10, 6 living, born NY, father born VT, mother born NY; Willis H., son, white male, born Nov., 1873, age 26, single, born MI, parents born NY, livery man; Edna, dau., white female, born Oct., 1875, age 24, single, born MI, parents born NY

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