March 9, 2011

McDonald & Bertha Ella Anderson Coffey

McDonald [var. as Donald M., Mack Donald, and Don] was a son of Walter Gwyn and Julia Hayes Coffey.  He was born on Mar. 13, 1904 in Watauga Co. and died there on May 5, 1984.  He was married c1926 to Bertha, a daughter of Roy Jennings and Rebecca Earp Anderson.

Roy and Rebecca were married Jan. 7, 1917 in Watauga Co. and Bertha was born on Aug. 2, 1910 in that county.  It is not clear to me that she was McDonald's daughter, but her Oct. 23, 1980 Watauga Co. death record¹ names Roy as her father and Rebecca Earp as her mother.  Bertha's siblings were Edith, born 1917; Lewis, born c1919 and Lettie, born c1922, all in Watauga Co.

Memorial Card
Don and Bertha are not found in the 1930 census, but North Carolina birth records show the couple had at least three children:  Rhodney R., born 1927; Clayton Devar, born 1928 and Dayton Council, born Jun. 23, 1931, died Feb. 1, 1983 in Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.

Both Don and Bertha are buried at the Danner Cemetery in Vilas, Watauga Co., NC.

¹Name: Bertha Ella Anderson Coffey Gender: Female Burial Date: 26 Oct 1980 Burial Place: Watauga County, N.C. Death Date: 23 Oct 1980 Death Place: Blowing Rock, Watauga, North Carolina Age: 70 Birth Date: 02 Aug 1910 Birthplace: Watauga Co., N.C. Occupation: Hosuewife Race: Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Don M. Coffey Father's Name: Roy Jennings Anderson Father's Birthplace: Mother's Name: Rebecca Earp Mother's Birthplace: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B02383-8 System Origin: North Carolina-EASy Source Film Number: 1984633 Reference Number: v 39B cn39892

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