Newton Coffey was born Sep. 23, 1875 in Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN to William and Malcena Barbre Coffey. He married Adelia Gertrude (Gertie) Robinson on Mar. 10, 1892 in Wayne Co., IA. Adelia was born Sep. 12, 1878 in Wayne Co., and died Jan. 16, 1973 in Leon, Decatur Co., IA. Newton died on May 26, 1969 in Leon.
Their first child was Carl Edward, born Sep. 17, 1897 in IA and died Sep. 22, 1987. He first married Mary Hoffman on Jun. 6, 1920 with whom he had several children. His second wife was Alice Ella Hacker, born Nov. 19, 1900 in Decatur Co., and died Feb. 1979 in Leon, Decatur Co.
This photo of Carl was taken c1930.
Born second was William Moody on Aug. 14, 1899. William married Lucy Pearl (Lucille) Patterson. She was born Sep. 11, 1902 in Fayetteville, Washington Co., AR and died in Carmichael, Sacramento Co., CA on Feb. 28, 1994.
This photo of William was also taken c1930.
Third born was Leo Newton on Jul. 22, 1901 in Iowa. He married Elsie Maureen Walker who was born Nov. 20, 1903 near Van Wert in Decatur Co., IA. She died on Mar. 12, 1983 in Leon; Leo died Oct. 26, 1998 in Lamoni, Decatur Co.
This photo of Leo was taken c1975.
This photo of Elsie was also taken c1975.
Fourth born was Opal Leota, born Jan. 27, 1903, died Jan. 21, 1964. Opal was a career US Army nurse, having entered the service on Aug. 8, 1941 and retired on Jan. 1, 1963. Opal died on Jan. 21, 1964 at Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX and was buried there in the National Cemetery. Opal never married.
Other children born to Newton and Adelia were:
Mildred V., born c1904; Carol C., born c1906; Velma, born c1908; Emma, born c1911; Raymond Donald, born Aug. 23, 1913, died Mar. 16, 1997; and Dorothy, born c1918.
More information on this family can be found by clicking on the title link.
Photos and other information courtesy of Fred Coffey