February 3, 2011

William Columbus & Mrs. Ada Elizabeth Worth Penn Coffey

Thanks to Lloyd Coffey for pointing out my (dumb) error.  The children Edgar and Thomas Finley were by William's first wife, Caroline L. "Carrie" Curtis.

I have previously written a bit of information about William.  Click on the title to see his photo and, to read that blog.

Ada Elizabeth Worth was born Jun. 4, 1866 in Ashe     Co.,   NC to David and Elizabeth Thomas Worth.  She  first married James Shelton Penn on Nov. 29, 1887 in Creston, Ashe Co.  James was born in 1858 and died in 1898.  Together they had at least four children:  David Worth, born Sep., 1888, died 1951 in Caldwell Co.; Elizabeth R., born Aug., 1891; William S., born Mar., 1894; and Allie Henry, born Oct., 1896, all in NC.

She married William on Jul. 25, 1908 in Ashe Co. and had two additional children:  Edgar S., born Jul., 1867.  He married Annie E. Parks, born May, 1874 in VA, on Dec. 19, 1894 in Watauga Co., NC.  Their children were:  Carrie L., born Oct., 1897; Ruth J., born Feb. 1900; Nellie E., born c1905; W. Hubert, born c1907; and Mary L., born c1909, all in Watauga Co.  Their second child was Finley Thomas, born Nov., 1868 in Watauga Co.

Ada died of a heart attack on Aug. 13, 1965 at the Vine Arden Rest Home in Morganton, Burke Co., NC and was buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Elkin, Surry Co., NC.

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