October 10, 2007

Lawson H. Coffey - Update 5/24/2010

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1. Lawson H. COFFEY was born on Aug 15, 1820.1,2

[Although the Warde1 report indicates that Lawson was born in Indiana, all census records indicate that he was born in Iowa. The census records could be in error or, the enumerator using the accepted abbreviation of Iowa (IA) for Indiana.]

[Census records indicate that Lawson might have been born closer to 1823.]

He died on Aug 7, 1904 in Alanthus Grove, Gentry Co., MO and buried at Jennings Cemetery.

Obituary, The Albany Ledger, Albany, MO, Aug. 19, 1904, Page 2


(Provided to Coffey Cousins by Margaret Wooderson)

Lawson Coffey, Sr., was born in Owen county, Indiana, August 15, 1820, and grew up to be a quiet, orderly young man. He was highly esteemed by all, spent much of his time in the employ of his brother-in-law, David Allen, in buying and selling stock. In his business transactions he was regarded as trustworthy, honest, and reliable. He was baptized and united with the Baptist church at Bethel, Owen County, Indiany [sic], about 60 years ago, and always took delight in the old songs that were sung by many sweet, famillar [sic] voices now hushed in death.

In 1850 he was united in marriage with Polly Adoline [sic] Litton. Two boys were the result of this union, one of whom is still living. His first wife died in 1857 and he was united in marriage with Eliza Ann Campbell, on the 15th day of August, 1858. Eight children were the result of this union, 5 boys and 3 girls, 6 of whom are now living - 4 boys and 2 girls.

He moved from Indiana to the village of Alanthus, Mo., in Gentry county, one of the most beautiful garden spots in the world. In 1856, he united with the Christian church in Alanthus, Mo, about 30 years ago and lived a quiet and peaceable life of faith and hope, and was regarded by all as a faithful brother and friend whose voice was always heard on the side of right. No one loved quiet and order better than he. In his home he struggled to rule in love, and was always happy in the joy and happiness of loved ones there.

His faithful companion will miss him most of all, for she has stood by him and he has been her constant care during the long years he has been a patient sufferer.

He came to the end of life's journey on Sunday at 12:30 a.m., August 7, 1904. The funeral took place at the Baptist church, conducted by Elder J. H. Coffey, August 9, at 10:00 a.m., after which all that was mortal of Lawson Coffey, Sr., was laid to rest in the Jennings cemetery to await the resurrection morning.

Elder J. H. Coffey

He was buried in Aug 1904 in Jennings Cemetery, Alanthus Grove, Gentry Co., MO.3

[His obituary says that he was born in Owen Co., IN, but that is probably too early for this family to have moved there.]

[It also relates that his first wife Polly, died in 1857 after giving birth to two sons. It also provides the date for his marriage to Eliza. They later moved to Gentry Co., MO.]

Lawson H. COFFEY and Mary Adeline (Polly) LITTON were married on Feb 1, 1850 in Indiana.4 Mary Adeline (Polly) LITTON (daughter of Joel LITTON and Sarah BRIDGES) was born in Monroe Co., IN on Oct 25, 1827. She died in 1857 in Alanthus Grove, Gentry Co., MO. Lawson H. COFFEY and Mary Adeline (Polly) LITTON had the following children:

2 i. Columbus COFFEY was born in Iowa about 1851. He died on May 1, 1895 in Gentry Co., MO.5 He was buried in May 1895 in Jennings Cemetery, Alanthus Grove, Gentry Co., MO.3

From the Warde1 report:

"1860 Gentry Co., Wilson Twp., District 63 (part 2) Hugginsville post office census under "Coffee" lists Lawson, Eliza, Columbus age 9 and Noah age 7. Someone else transcribed the same census in 1956 naming children as Columbine age 9 and Noah age 7. According to the Coffey family bible, Columbus and Noah were the children of Lawson Howard Coffey and 1st wife Matilda Adeline Litten b. 25 Oct. 1827 and Columbus was born in 1845. If this is so, then the Grave in Jennings Cem. Gentry Co., MO. next to Lawson Howard is his son. Marker says Columbus Coffey, died 5/1/1895 at age 50. This would match the family bible death records."

3 ii. Noah COFFEY was born in Iowa about 1853.

Lawson H. COFFEY and Eliza Ann CAMPBELL were married on Aug 15, 1858 in Monroe Co., IN. They appeared in the census on Jul 19, 1860 in Gentry Co., MO.6

The children in the 1860 census may be those by Lawson's first wife, Mary "Polly" Litton.

They appeared in the census on Aug 23, 1870 in Gentry Co., MO.7 They appeared in the census on Jun 19, 1880 in Gentry Co., MO.8

[His obituary indicates that he and Eliza Ann were the parents of 5 boys and 3 girls. One boy is missing from this genealogy and needs to be identified.]

Eliza Ann CAMPBELL (daughter of William CAMPBELL and Artie ROUNDTREE) was born in Monroe Co., Moreau Twp., IN on Jun 18, 1836.9 She appeared in the census on Apr 18, 1910 in Gentry Co., MO.10 She died of gangrene and organic heart disease on Mar 6, 1915 in Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO.11

Obituary from The Herald newspaper:

Eliza A. Coffey was born in Monroe county, Mo., June 18th, 1836, and died in Stanberry [sic], Mo., March 6th, 1915, aged 78 years, 7 months and 12 days. [recalculation shows that she was aged 78 years, 8 months and 18 days of age at time of death] She was the wife of Lawson Coffey, who preceded her in death Aug. 4, 1901. They moved to Gentry county in their early married life and this has been her home for nearly 50 years.

To this union were born eight children - five boys and three girls. Wm. A. died when about two weeks old; Amanda E., wife of Charley Rainey, who died Oct. 29, 1899; Richard B., and Geo. S. Coffey, of Stanberry, Mo.; Mrs. M. F. Barton, of St. Joseph, Mo.; Chas. T. of Deadwood, S.D.; Lawson, Jr.; [sic] of Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. S. L. Rodecker of Topeka, Kans.

(Grandma Coffey confessed her faith in Christ when 18 years of age and for 60 years she has been true to her convictions. She had a wonderful memory and a great vitality, always cheerful, even when suffering great pain.)

The funeral services were held at her Stanberry residence, conducted by Eld. Lee. H. Barnum, and assisted by Bros. Wilkins and Tandy. A farther [sic] service was held in Alanthus by Eld. Henry Smith at the church. Interment in Jennings cemetery Tuesday afternoon.

Peaceful be thy rest, dear mother.
'Tis sweet to breath thy name;
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.

More and more each day we miss you,
Friends may think the wound is healed,
But they little know the sorrow
That lies within our hearts concealed.

Through the columns of the Herald we desire to thank all the neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our mother. Your kindness will never be forgotten. The Coffey Children

A handwritten note attached to the obituary reads:

"Statement by Mrs. Dora (Coffey) Miller Granddaughter of Reuben Coffey the 2nd of Owen Co., Ind. and his wife Exea Sophronia Stepp

Mrs. Miller lives in Stanberry Mo.

Many of his grandchildren live there.

This is the obituary of Eliza Ann Campbell Coffey wife of Lawson Coffey.

They were married at Sweet Home Mo. on horseback but I have not been able to find marriage record as they tell me the court house was not there in Maryville Mo. at that time

The Mrs. Barton mentioned is Mrs. Mary Francis [sic] Boatwright. In later years she married Rev. H. C. Barton, a Baptist Minister. She died in St. Joseph, MO."


She was buried in Mar 1915 in Jennings Cemetery, Alanthus Grove, Gentry Co., MO. Lawson H. COFFEY and Eliza Ann CAMPBELL had the following children:

+4 i. Richard Bill COFFEY, born on Dec 2, 1860, Alanthus Grove, Gentry Co., MO12; married Ella ROSS, on Aug 28, 189513; died on Jan 25, 1930, Gentry Co., MO.
+5 ii. Amanda E. COFFEY, born on Jan 2, 1862, Gentry Co., MO14; married Charles RAINEY, on Dec 2, 188615; died on Oct 29, 1896, Gentry Co., MO.
+6 iii. George Lafayette COFFEY, born on May 26, 1863, Alanthus Grove, Gentry Co., MO16; married Gertrude DERR, on May 24, 189417; married Elsie Jane RANDLEMAN, on Aug 12, 1907, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS18; died on Jul 20, 1945, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO19.
+7 iv. Mary Frances COFFEY, born on May 23, 1867, Alanthus Grove, Gentry Co., MO20; married Martin Perry WALKER, on Dec 4, 188121; married David B. BOATWRIGHT, on Sep 6, 188922; married John BARTON; died in 1920.
8 v. Charles T. H. COFFEY was born in Missouri on Dec 15, 1870.23
+9 vi. Lawson Sylvester COFFEY, born on Jan 4, 1874, Missouri24; married Robbie H. __________, about 1908; died on Aug 11, 1951, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.
10 vii. Cornella F. COFFEY was born in Missouri on Feb 10, 1878.25

Second Generation

4. Richard Bill COFFEY (Lawson H.-1) was born in Alanthus Grove, Gentry Co., MO on Dec 2, 1860.12 He died on Jan 25, 1930 in Gentry Co., MO. He was buried in Jan 1930 in High Ridge Cemetery, Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO.13

Obituary, Stanberry Headlight 26 July 1945

George L. Coffey

A resident of Stanberry and Alanthus for many years, died last Friday at St. Joseph. Services were held Sunday from the Phillips Mortuary by Lawrence H. Cox, pastor of the Stanberry Baptist Church, interment in High Ridge Cemetery. The son of Lawson & Eliza Ann Coffey, born 26 May 1863 at Alanthus Grove, was 82 years of age. United with the Christian Church early, married Miss Gertrude Dorr 24 May 1894 and had one son, Earl. Married Miss Elsie Randleman 12 Aug. 1907 & parents of two sons, William Lawson Coffey & Otto Marion Coffey; a brother Lawson L. Coffey of Los Angeles.

Richard Bill COFFEY and Ella ROSS were married on Aug 28, 1895.13 Ella ROSS was born on Apr 22, 1872.13 She died on Jan 14, 1935 in Gentry Co., MO.13

Obituary, Stanberry Headlight 20 June 1935

Dau. of John A. & Martha (Howell) Ross; m. Richard B. Coffey 28 Aug. 1895; died at the home of her sister, Mrs. B. R. Williams in Macon, MO., born 22 March 1872.

She was buried in Jan 1935 in High Ridge Cemetery, Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO.13

5. Amanda E. COFFEY (Lawson H.-1) was born in Gentry Co., MO on Jan 2, 1862.14 She died on Oct 29, 1896 in Gentry Co., MO. She was buried in Nov 1896 in High Ridge Cemetery, Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO.

Amanda E. COFFEY and Charles RAINEY were married on Dec 2, 1886.15 Charles RAINEY was born on Aug 4, 1862. He died on Jun 6, 1922 in Gentry Co., MO. He was buried in Jun 1922 in High Ridge Cemetery, Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO.26 Amanda E. COFFEY and Charles RAINEY had the following children:

+11 i. Frank Lester RAINEY, born on Jul 26, 1889, Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO27,28; married Agnes Catherine (Tot) ROETTGER; died on Apr 13, 1975, Gentry Co., MO.
12 ii. Charles Frederic RAINEY was born on Jul 21, 1894.29
13 iii. Goldia M. (Goldie) RAINEY was born on Jul 30, 1896.30 She died on Mar 3, 1918 in Gentry Co., MO.13 She was buried in Mar 1918 in High Ridge Cemetery, Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO.13

6. George Lafayette COFFEY (Lawson H.-1) was born in Alanthus Grove, Gentry Co., MO on May 26, 1863.16 He died on Jul 20, 1945 in St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO.19

George L. Coffey Obituary: From the Stanberry Headlight News Paper dated 7/26/1945

George L. Coffey Died Last Friday

Well known resident of Stanberry and Alanthus succumbed last Friday. Funeral here Sunday.

Geo. L. Coffey, for many years a well-known resident of Stanberry and Alanthus, died last Friday at St. Joseph. He had been in ill health for several years.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Phillips Mortuary, conducted by the Rev. Lawrence H. Cox, pastor of the Stanberry Baptist church. Interment was in the High Ridge Cemetery.

Mr. Coffey, the son of Lawson and Eliza Ann Coffey, was born on May 26, 1863, at Alanthus Grove, MO. He was 82 years old at the time of his death. He was a member of one of the pioneer families of Gentry County and, with the exception of a few years spent in Oklahoma, the greater part of his life was spent in the county.

In early life, Mr. Coffey united with the Christian church and remained loyal in that faith throughout his life. For many years he was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and he had many friends and acquaintances in this and the Alanthus vicinity.

He was married on Aug. 12, 1894, to Miss Gertrude Dorr. They were the parents of one son, Earl, who lives in Oklahoma.

He was married on Aug. 12, 1907, to Miss Elsie Randleman. They are the parents of two sons, William Lawson and Otto Marion. Both are in service in the Navy, the former being stationed at a California camp and the latter serving in the South Pacific.

In addition to the three sons, Mr. Coffey is survived by one brother, Lawson L. Coffey, of Los Angeles, and by several nephews and nieces. There are numerous other relatives and friends left to mourn his death.


He was buried on Jul 29, 1945 in High Ridge Cemetery, Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO.13

George Lafayette COFFEY and Gertrude DERR were married on May 24, 1894.17

[Other genealogies and the obituary for George L. Coffey indicates that Gertrude's maiden name was Dorr. The cited Bible reference gives her name as Dean.]

Gertrude DERR was born on Feb 13, 1868.31

The page that this family records appears on is in family order; e.g., father, mother, children. Gintie appears to be a misspelling of Gertie.

George Lafayette COFFEY and Gertrude DERR had the following children:

14 i. Richard Earl COFFEY was born in Oklahoma on Dec 7, 1895.32 He registered for the WWI draft on May 25, 1917 in Edmond, Oklahoma Co., OK.33

George Lafayette COFFEY and Elsie Jane RANDLEMAN were married on Aug 12, 1907 in Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS.18 They appeared in the census on Jan 6, 1920 in Gentry Co., MO.34 Elsie Jane RANDLEMAN (daughter of Joseph Marion RANDLEMAN and Mary Jane HALTERMAN) was born in Warren Co., IA on Oct 11, 1881.35 She died on Apr 24, 1954 in Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA. George Lafayette COFFEY and Elsie Jane RANDLEMAN had the following children:

+15 i. William Lawson COFFEY, born on May 21, 1908, Alanthus Grove, Gentry Co., MO5; married Jeanette Louise Caroline SWORE; died on Sep 24, 1978, Sun City, Riverside Co., CA.
+16 ii. Otto Marion COFFEY, born on Jun 4, 1910, Alanthus Grove, Gentry Co., MO36; married Marjorie L. STEWART; died on May 2, 1971, San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA.

7. Mary Frances COFFEY (Lawson H.-1) was born in Alanthus Grove, Gentry Co., MO on May 23, 1867.20 She appeared in the census on Jun 15, 1900 in Gentry Co., MO.37 She died in 1920.

[The Salathiel Coffey book indicates that Mary Francis died in infancy.]

Mary Frances COFFEY and Martin Perry WALKER were married on Dec 4, 1881.21 Martin Perry WALKER was born on May 11, 1862.38 Mary Frances COFFEY and Martin Perry WALKER had the following children:

+17 i. Daisy WALKER, born on Dec 15, 188239; married James Lowry GRANTHAM, on May 10, 1900; died on Feb 6, 1966.
+18 ii. Elza Ackert WALKER, born on Aug 21, 1884, Alanthus Grove, Gentry Co., MO40; married Bertha Etta (Cookie) COFFEY; married Jennie HANSEN; died in Nov 1949, Buchanan Co., MO11.

Mary Frances COFFEY and David B. BOATWRIGHT were married on Sep 6, 1889.22 David B. BOATWRIGHT was born in Montgomery Co., MD in Nov 1850.41 He was buried in Kingfisher Co., OK. Mary Frances COFFEY and David B. BOATWRIGHT had the following children:

+19 i. Bertha M. BOATWRIGHT, born on Jun 12, 189042; married Manly JUDD, on Jun 6, 190443.

Mary Frances COFFEY and John BARTON were married. John BARTON [Still being researched]

9. Lawson Sylvester COFFEY (Lawson H.-1) was born in Missouri on Jan 4, 1874.24 He appeared in the census on Apr 9, 1930 in Los Angeles Co., CA.44 He died on Aug 11, 1951 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.

Lawson Sylvester COFFEY and Robbie H. __________ were married about 1908. They appeared in the census on Apr 29, 1910 in Gentry Co., MO.45 Robbie H. __________ was born in Missouri about 1887.

[Gertrude had a daughter Blanche, born c1887 in Kansas.  She appeared in the 1910 household with her mother and brother in Edmond, Oklahoma Co., OK and was employed as a teacher in the city school.  Blanche's father is unknown.]




Sources

1. Descendants of Lawson H. Coffey, Genealogy Report, Dec. 30, 2004, Sandra Warde (Sandra.Warde@maotis.ang.af.mil) (Tp: xxx-xxx-xxxx). "Lawson H.7 Coffey (Benjamin Reuben6, Reuben5, John4, Edward3, John2, Hugh1) was born 15 Aug 1820 in Owen Co., IN...".
2. Family Bible, Mrs. Charles Neff Family Bible. The Bible extract was accompanied by an affidavit dated Jan. 28, 1942 in which Mrs. Neff swore before a Notary Public that the copies were a true and phostatic copy taken from the Bible. The only other information given about the Bible is that it was dated 1891. (I (jkcoffee) have a copy of the affidavit and page extracts in my files). Lawson H. Coffey wasa borned August 15th 1820.
3. Rootsweb. [http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/mo/gentry/cemeteries/c1000001.txt].
4. Descendants of Lawson H. Coffey, Genealogy Report, Dec. 30, 2004, Sandra Warde (Sandra.Warde@maotis.ang.af.mil) (Tp: xxx-xxx-xxxx). Information about the Lawson H. Coffey family comes entirely from the cited genealogy report.
5. Family Bible, Mrs. Charles Neff Family Bible. The Bible extract was accompanied by an affidavit dated Jan. 28, 1942 in which Mrs. Neff swore before a Notary Public that the copies were a true and phostatic copy taken from the Bible. The only other information given about the Bible is that it was dated 1891. (I (jkcoffee) have a copy of the affidavit and page extracts in my files).
6. United States Federal Census for years indicated. 1860 Gentry Co., Twp. 63, Hugginsville PO, Page 153, dwelling 1002, family 1008, Lawson Coffee, age 31, male, farmer, $1400, $400, born IA; Eliza, age 24, female, born MO; Columbus, age 9, male, born IA; Noah, age 7, male, born IA.
7. Ibid., 1870 Gentry Co., Wilson Twp., Page 1, dwelling/family 5, Coffee [sic] Lawson, age 45, male, white, farmer, $1920, $660, born IN; Eliza A., age 33, female, white, keeping house, born MO; Noah, age 17, male, white, works on farm, born IN; Richard, age 9, male, white, born MO; Amanda, age 6, female, born MO; George, age 5, male, born MO; Mary F., age 3, female, born MO.
8. Ibid., 1880 Gentry Co., Wilson Twp., ED271, Page 31, dwelling 214, family 239, Coffey, Lawson, white male, age 57, head, married, farmer, born IA, father born KY, mother born NC; Eliza W., white female, age 44, wife, married, born MO, parents born KY; Coffey, Richard Bell, white male, age 19, son, single, at home, born MO, father born IA, mother born MO; Amanda E., white female, age 16, dau., single, at home, born MO, father born IA, mother born MO; George S., white male, age 15, son, single, at home, born IA, father born IA, mother born MO; Mary F., white female, age 13, dau., single, born MO, father born IA, mother born MO; Chas. T. N., white male, age 9, son, single, at home, born MO, father born IA, mother born MO; Lawson S., white male, age 6, son, single, born MO, father born IA, mother born MO; Cornella N., white female, age 2, dau., single, born MO, father born IA, mother born MO.
9. Family Bible, Mrs. Charles Neff Family Bible. The Bible extract was accompanied by an affidavit dated Jan. 28, 1942 in which Mrs. Neff swore before a Notary Public that the copies were a true and phostatic copy taken from the Bible. The only other information given about the Bible is that it was dated 1891. (I (jkcoffee) have a copy of the affidavit and page extracts in my files). Eliza Coffey was borned June 18th 1836.
10. United States Federal Census. 1910 Gentry Co., Wilson Twp., ED92, Page 3, dwelling 34, family 35, Coffey, Eliza A., head, female, white, 73, widow, mother of 8, 7 living, born MO, parents born KY.
11. Death Certificate; State of Missouri; (Missouri State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics;).
12. Family Bible, Mrs. Charles Neff Family Bible. The Bible extract was accompanied by an affidavit dated Jan. 28, 1942 in which Mrs. Neff swore before a Notary Public that the copies were a true and phostatic copy taken from the Bible. The only other information given about the Bible is that it was dated 1891. (I (jkcoffee) have a copy of the affidavit and page extracts in my files). Richard Coffey was borned December 2nd 1860.
13. Rootsweb. [http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/mo/gentry/cemeteries/campbell-farr.txt].
14. Family Bible, Mrs. Charles Neff Family Bible. The Bible extract was accompanied by an affidavit dated Jan. 28, 1942 in which Mrs. Neff swore before a Notary Public that the copies were a true and phostatic copy taken from the Bible. The only other information given about the Bible is that it was dated 1891. (I (jkcoffee) have a copy of the affidavit and page extracts in my files). Amanda A. [sic] Coffey was borned January 2, 1862.
15. Ibid., Charles Rainey and Amanda Coffey was married December 2, 1886.
16. Ibid., George L. Coffey was Borned [sic] 26th of May 1863.
17. Ibid., George L. Coffey was married May 24, 1894 to Geretrude Dean (May 24, 1894).
18. Ibid., George L. Coffey was married to Elsie Rondleman [sic] August 12, 1907 at Leavenworth, Kansas.
19. Rootsweb. [http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/mo/gentry/obits/coffeyg.txt].
20. Family Bible, Mrs. Charles Neff Family Bible. The Bible extract was accompanied by an affidavit dated Jan. 28, 1942 in which Mrs. Neff swore before a Notary Public that the copies were a true and phostatic copy taken from the Bible. The only other information given about the Bible is that it was dated 1891. (I (jkcoffee) have a copy of the affidavit and page extracts in my files). Frances M. Coffey was borned May 23rd 1867.
21. Ibid., Martin P. Walker and Mary F. Coffey was married December 4, 1881.
22. Ibid., David B. Coatbright and Mary F. Walker was married September 6, 1889.
23. Ibid., Charles T. H. Coffey was borned December 15, 1870.
24. Ibid., Lawson L. [sic] Coffey was borned January 14, 1874.
25. Ibid., Nellie N. Coffey was borned February 10, 1878.
26. Rootsweb. Rainey, Charles 1862 - 1922; (grave beside Charles with no marker); Obit: Stanberry Herald 8 June 1922; Charles Rainey b. 4 Aug.1862 d. 6 June 1922, a Standard Oil Representative, m. 1st Amanda Coffey who died 1896 (3 ch) m. 2nd 1907 Lucretia Bell, one child, Eilleen Bell Rainey. [http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/mo/gentry/cemeteries/neal-scofield.txt].
27. Family Bible, Mrs. Charles Neff Family Bible. The Bible extract was accompanied by an affidavit dated Jan. 28, 1942 in which Mrs. Neff swore before a Notary Public that the copies were a true and phostatic copy taken from the Bible. The only other information given about the Bible is that it was dated 1891. (I (jkcoffee) have a copy of the affidavit and page extracts in my files). Frankie Lester Rainey was born July 26, 1889.
28. Missouri Birth & Death Records Database, Missouri Secretary of State online [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/birthdeath/births.asp?id=93574], accessed June, 2005. Date of Return: 13 Aug 1889, Rainey, [no first name given], male, first child; born Jul 26, 1889 in Stanberry, MO; Nat of Father: American, [POB not given], age 28; Nat. of Mother: American, [POB not given], [age not given]; Full name of Mother: Amanda Rainey, maiden name: Coffey, residence: Stanberry, MO; Full name of Father: Chas. Rainey, farmer; S. B. Hinkley, MD.
29. Family Bible, Mrs. Charles Neff Family Bible. The Bible extract was accompanied by an affidavit dated Jan. 28, 1942 in which Mrs. Neff swore before a Notary Public that the copies were a true and phostatic copy taken from the Bible. The only other information given about the Bible is that it was dated 1891. (I (jkcoffee) have a copy of the affidavit and page extracts in my files). Charles Frederic Rainey was born July 21, 1894.
30. Ibid., Goldia M. Rainey was born July 30, 1896.
31. Ibid., Gintie [sic] M. Coffey was Borned 13th of February 1868.
32. Ibid., Richard Earl Coffey was borned December 7th 1895.
33. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 . National Archives and Records Administration. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. M1509, 20,243 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. Richard Earl Coffey, age 21, born Dec. 7, 1895 near Edmond, OK, registered for the draft on May 25, 1917 in Edmond. He was described as being of medium build and height with blue eyes and brown hair. He was a student with the US Training Camp at Fort Logan H. Roots. He claimed exemption because of his elderly mother. [Fort Logan is in present day North Little Rock, Exit 150 off I-40].
34. United States Federal Census. 1920 Gentry Co., Cooper Twp., Stanberry city, ED87, Sheet 3B, South Maple St., dwelling 58, family 60, Coffey, George L., head, male, white, age 53, married, born MO, father born IN, mother born MO, laborer in packing house; Elsie, wife, female, white, age 39, married, born IA, father born IN, mother born IA; William L., son, male, white, age 11, born MO, father born MO, mother born IA; Otis M., son, male, white, age 9, borm MO, father born MO, mother born IA.
35. Family Bible, Mrs. Charles Neff Family Bible. The Bible extract was accompanied by an affidavit dated Jan. 28, 1942 in which Mrs. Neff swore before a Notary Public that the copies were a true and phostatic copy taken from the Bible. The only other information given about the Bible is that it was dated 1891. (I (jkcoffee) have a copy of the affidavit and page extracts in my files). Elsie Coffey born Oct. 11, 1881.
36. Ibid., Otto Marion Coffey born June 4, 1910.
37. United States Federal Census. 1920 Gentry Co., Wilson Twp., ED91, Sheet 5B, dwelling 99, family 101, Boatwright, Mary F., head, white female, born May 1867, age 33, widow, mother of 3, 3 living, born MO, father born NC, mother born MO; Walker, Elza A., son, white male, born Aug., 1884, age 15, single, born MO, parents born MO, farm labor; Boatwright, Martha M., dau., white female, born Jun, 1890, age 9, born MO, parents born MO.
38. Family Bible, Mrs. Charles Neff Family Bible. The Bible extract was accompanied by an affidavit dated Jan. 28, 1942 in which Mrs. Neff swore before a Notary Public that the copies were a true and phostatic copy taken from the Bible. The only other information given about the Bible is that it was dated 1891. (I (jkcoffee) have a copy of the affidavit and page extracts in my files). Martin P. Walker was born may [sic] 11, 1862.
39. Ibid., Daisy M. Walker was born december [sic]15, 1882.
40. Ibid., Eliza [sic] A. Walker was born august [sic] 21, 1884.
41. Ibid., David B.Boatwright was born november [sic] 1850, Montgomery County, Md.
42. Ibid., Birtha [sic] M. Boatwright was born June 12, 1890.
43. Ibid., Manly Judd and Bertha Boatwright were married Jun6, 1904.
44. United States Federal Census. 1930 Los Angeles Co., Los Angeles, ED730, Sheet 7A, 206 North 6th St., Dwelling 9, Family 13, lodger in boarding house, Coffey, Lawson S., lodger, male, white, age 54, married at age 28, born MO, father born IN, mother born MO, commercial traveler. [No indication of wife's residence].
45. Ibid., 1910 Gentry Co., Cooper Twp., Ward 3, ED84, Sheet 10B, dwelling/family 228, Coffey, Lawson S., head, male, white, age 35, married once for 2 yrs., born MO, father born IN, mother born MO, traveling salesman for packing co.; Coffey, Robbie H., wife, female, white, age 23, married once for 2 yrs., born MO, father born KY, mother born MO.


Other sources include Ancestors of Richard Earl Coffey by Susan Coffey Wooten, received May 23, 2010.

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