October 8, 2007

William Ransom (Rance) Coffey

William Ransom (Rance) COFFEY was born in Rockcastle Co., KY on Feb 20, 1885. He registered for the WWI draft on Sep 12, 1918 in Wildie, Rockcastle Co., KY.1 Rance died on Oct 10, 1984 in Rockcastle Co., KY2 and, was buried in Oct 1984 in Maret Cemetery, Wildie, Rockcastle Co., KY.3

Rance and Edna Mae HAYES were married in 1908 in Rockcastle Co., KY. They appeared in the census on Apr 20, 1910 in Rockcastle Co., KY4 and, the census on Jan 26, 1920 in Rockcastle Co.5 They also appeared in the census on Apr 23, 1930 in Rockcastle Co.6 Edna Mae HAYES, a daughter of Thomas C. HAYES and Mary M. GRIFFIN, was born in Rockcastle Co., KY on Oct 2, 1882, and died on May 5, 1974 in that county. She was buried in May 1974 in Maret Cemetery, Wildie, Rockcastle Co., KY.3 Rance and Edna had the following children:

+2 i. Arvol Lester COFFEY, born on Oct 22, 1909; married Rowena HAMMOND; died on Jun 2, 1974, Berea, Madison Co., KY7,8.

+3 ii. Lillian Avis COFFEY, born on Nov 22, 1911; married Robert Mason ANGLIN.

+4 iii. Robert Lloyd COFFEY, born on Jan 7, 1914, Rockcastle Co., KY; married Mima GIBSON; died on Dec 16, 1996, Indiana.

5 iv. Willis Estyll COFFEY was born in Rockcastle Co., KY on Dec 21, 1916.9 He died of acute nephritis and Typhoid fever on Jun 7, 1923 in Wildie, Rockcastle Co., KY.10,11 He was buried on Jun 8, 1923 in Maret Cemetery, Wildie, Rockcastle Co., KY.12

6 v. Shirley Ransom COFFEY was born in Rockcastle Co., KY on Jan 24, 1919.13 He died of Diphtheria and tonsillitis on Jun 12, 1925 in Rockcastle Co., KY.14 He was buried on Jun 13, 1925 in Maret Cemetery, Wildie, Rockcastle Co., KY.13

+7 vi. Julian Irene COFFEY, born on Sep 27, 1925; married Clyde Burton STEPHENS; died on Aug 6, 2002.

Second Generation

2. Arvol Lester COFFEY (William Ransom-1) was born on Oct 22, 1909 and, died on Jun 2, 1974 in Berea, Madison Co., KY.7,8 He was buried in Jun 1974 in Berea Cemetery, Berea, Madison Co., KY.

Arvol married Rowena HAMMOND. She was born in Rockcastle Co., KY on Nov 14, 1904 and, died on Nov 16, 1971 in Berea, Madison Co., KY. Arvol and Rowena had the following children:

8 i. Janice L. COFFEY was born in Rockcastle Co., KY on Jun 18, 1936.15

9 ii. Eleanor H. COFFEY was born in Madison Co., KY on Jul 5, 1939. She died on Nov 29, 1992 in Madison Co., KY. She was buried in Dec 1992 in Berea Cemetery, Berea, Madison Co., KY.

3. Lillian Avis COFFEY (William Ransom-1) was born on Nov 22, 1911.

Lillian Avis COFFEY and Robert Mason ANGLIN were married. Robert was born in Kentucky on May 2, 1907 and, died on May 16, 1940.

4. Robert Lloyd COFFEY (William Ransom-1) was born in Rockcastle Co., KY on Jan 7, 1914 and, died on Dec 16, 1996 in Indiana. He was buried in Dec 1996 in Maple Grove Cemetery, Brook, Franklin Co., IN.

Robert Lloyd COFFEY and Mima GIBSON were married. Mima GIBSON is still being researched.

7. Julian Irene COFFEY (William Ransom-1) was born on Sep 27, 1925. She died on Aug 6, 2002.

Julian Irene COFFEY and Clyde Burton STEPHENS were married. Clyde Burton STEPHENS is still being researched

Sources

1. 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. Ransom Coffey registered for the draft in Wildie, Rockcastle Co., KY on Sep, 12, 1918. He was described as being of medium height and build with brown eyes and light colored hair. He was 33 yrs. old, born Feb. 20, 1885. He was a self-employed farmer who resided with his wife Edna May Coffey at Wildie.
2. Kentucky Death Index, 1911-present. Original data: Commonwealth of Kentucky, Health Data Branch, Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning. Coffey, William R., age 99, died Rockcastle Co., resident of Rockcastle Co., died 10-10-1984.
3. Rootsweb. [http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~jennfish/Maret/Coffey,%20W.%20Ransom%20&%20Etna%20Hayes.JPG].
4. United States Federal Census for years indicated. 1910 Rockcastle Co., Mt. Vernon Pct., ED100, Sheet 4B, dwelling/family not given, Coffey, William R., head, male, white, age 25, married once for one year, born KY, parents born KY, farmer; Etna, wife, female, white, age 27, married once for one year, mother of 1, 1 living, born KY, parents born KY; Arvol L., son, male, white, age 5 mos., born KY, parents born KY.
5. Ibid., 1920 Rockcastle Co., Wildie Pct., ED241, Sheet 8B, dwelling/family 147, Coffey, Ransom, head, male, white, age 34, married, born KY, parents born KY, farmer; Etna M., wife, female, white, age 37, married, born KY, parents born KY; Arvol L., son, male, white, age 10, born KY; Lillian A., dau., female, white, age 8, born KY; Robert L., son, male, white, age 6, born KY; Willis E., son, male, white, age 3 yrs., 4 mos., born KY.
6. Ibid., 1930 Rockcastle Co., Wildie Pct., ED13, Sheet 12A, dwelling 226, family 229, Coffey, William R., head, male, white, age 45, married at age 23, born KY, parents born KY, farmer; Etna M., wife, female, white, age 47, married at age 26, born KY, parents born kY; Orval L., son, male, white, age 20, single, born KY; Lilliam A., dau., female, white, age 18, single, born KY; Robert L., son, male, white, age 16, single, born KY; Julian I., dau., female, white, age 4 yrs., 7 mos., born KY.
7. Kentucky Death Index, 1911-present. Name: Arvol L Coffey Death Date: 2 Jun 1974 Death Place: Fla Age: 064 Residence: Madison.
8. Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc. Name: Arvol Coffey SSN: 404-14-9862 Last Residence: 40403 Berea, Madison, Kentucky, United States of America Born: 22 Oct 1909 Died: Jun 1974 State (Year) SSN issued: Kentucky (Before 1951 ).
9. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Kentucky Birth, Marriage, and Death Databases: Births 1911-1999. Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. [Death certificate gives birthdate as Dec. 21, 1917].
10. Kentucky Death Index, 1911-present. Coffey, Willis E., age 6, died Rockcastle Co. 06-07-1923.
11. Kentucky. Vital Statistics Original Death Certificates – Microfilm (1911-1955). Microfilm rolls #7016130-7041803. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Name: Willis Estell Coffey Death Date: 7 Jun 1923 Death Location: Rockcastle Residence Location: Rockcastle Age: 5 Gender: Male Ethnicity: White Birth Date: 21 Dec 1917 Birth Location: Rockcastle, Kentucky Father's name: Raus [sic] Coffey Father's Birth Location: Rockcastle, Kentucky Mother's name: Edna Hayns [sic] Mother's Birth Location: Rockcastle, Kentucky.
12. Rootsweb. [http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~jennfish/Maret/Coffey,%20Willis%20Estyll%20son%20of%20W.%20R.%20&%20Etna%20M..JPG].
13. Kentucky. Vital Statistics Original Death Certificates – Microfilm (1911-1955). Microfilm rolls #7016130-7041803. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.
14. Ibid., Name: Shirley Coffey Death Date: 12 Jun 1925 Death Location: Rockcastle Residence Location: Rockcastle Age: 6 Gender: Male Ethnicity: White Birth Date: 24 Jan 1919 Birth Location: Rockcastle, Kentucky Father's name: W R Coffey Father's Birth Location: Kentucky Mother's name: Edna Hayes Mother's Birth Location: Kentucky.
15. Kentucky Birth, Marriage, and Death Databases: Births 1911-1999. Name: Janice L Coffey Date of Birth: 18 Jun 1936 County: Rockcastle Mother's name: Rowena Hammond.

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