October 18, 2008

Sarah Frances Stewart Maddox

Sarah was my second cousin and the daughter of William Lafayette and Lucia Edna Coffee.  An earlier blog about William and Lucia can be read here.

She was born on Jan. 29, 1898 in Hope, Hempstead Co., AR and died on Mar. 28, 1986 in Erath Co., TX.   Sarah married Emmit Carl Maddox c1920 in Texas.  He was born Aug. 8, 1897 in Karnes Co., TX to Phillip Berry and Lucy C. Reece Maddox.  He died on Feb. 1, 1962* in Big Spring, Howard Co., TX.  He and Sarah were divorced sometime after 1938 following the birth and death of twins.

Emmit was working as a heavy equipment operator in Big Spring at the time of his death, and was buried there in the City Cemetery. 

Their known children were:

Carl Allen, born c1922, died Aug. 11, 1986 in Harris Co., TX

Clyde, born c1923

George W., born c1927

Robert Francis, born Jul. 28, 1929

Charles Phillip, born Oct. 12, 1935, died Sep. 3, 1949.  This child was born in Sonora, Sutton Co., TX and died in Strawn, Palo Pinto Co.  His death resulted from injuries received in an automobile accident.  He was buried at the cemetery in Gordon, Palo Pinto Co.*

Tiny Ann and Emmit Carl, Jr. were twins, born prematurely.  Tiny was born on Nov. 24, 1938 and died Dec. 1, 1938.  Her twin was born on Nov. 25 and died after a few hours.  Both of these children are buried at Bakersfield in Pecos Co., TX.*

Based on his occupation at time of death, I suspect that Emmit and Sarah moved around Texas quite a bit, following work.

Sarah had at least two siblings: 

Edna Ellen Stewart who was born Nov. 23, 1899 in Hope, and died Jul. 26, 1901 in Stephenville, Erath Co.  I do not believe that Edna ever married.  She is buried under her maiden name at West End Cemetery in Stephenville.

William Ellery (Willie) Stewart, born Jul. 29, 1901 in Stephenville, and died there on Nov. 18, 1976.  William was a veteran of both WW1 and WW2.  He is buried at East memorial Cemetery in Stephenville. 

Please contact me if you have more information on this Stewart family.

*Death certificates in my files

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