September 27, 2011

Walter O. & Mamie M. Baltimore Coffey

I touched a little on this family some time ago.

Matilda Baltimore was one of nine children born to Benjamin Edgar and Mamie Lou Donelson of White Co., TN.  Benjamin and Mamie Lou were born in Sep., 1879 in White Co.  Their headstones provide different dates, but the ones cited here come from the 1900 census.*  Ben died on May 28, 1955 and Mamie Lou on Mar. 20, 1967.  Both are buried at Eastland Cemetery in Crossville, Cumberland Co., TN.

The family remained in White Co. through at least 1922 when Luther, the last of their children was born.  In 1930 they were found in McCreary Co., KY.  Benjamin and some of his sons were coal miners in both TN and KY.

Their children were:
William Causby, born Mar. 22, 1901, died Nov. 23, 1966 at Crossville; buried at Crossville City Cemetery.
Bennie Andrew, born Mar. 7, 1904, died Aug. 11, 1919 in White Co., TN.  He is buried at Eastland Cemetery in White Co.
Vera, born c1907; apparently died young.  No other information.
John Nelson "Johnny", born Jul. 2, 1908, died May 26, 1872 at Pine Knot, McCreary Co., KY and is buried at Pine Knot Cemetery.
Lonny or Lonnie Jacob was born Jan. 30, 1911 and died Jul. 27, 1852 at Somerset, Pulaski Co., KY.  He is buried at Chitwood Cemetery in Pine Knot.
Everett, born c1914; apparently died young.  No other information.
Mamie Matilda, born Sep., 1879, died Mar. 20, 1967 in Crossville.  More below.
Edgar, born c1918; apparently died young.  No other information.
Luther, born Mar. 9, 1922, died Jan. 22, 1997 in Loyall, Harlan Co., KY.  He was buried at Resthaven Cemetery in Keith, Harlan Co., KY
Mamie Matilda is the only child and descendant of Ben and Mamie Baltimore know by me to have married into the Coffey clan.  Her husband was Walter Othel Coffey, a son of Captain Dick and Lettie J. McBride Coffey.  Walter was born on Mar. 26, 1913 in Scott Co., TN and died in Lexington, Fayette Co., KY on Dec. 5, 1974.  He and Mamie are buried at Pine Knot Cemetery.

Mamie Matilda Baltimore Coffey
Their children were:

Joyce Lee, born Oct. 12, 1934, died Feb. 18, 2008
McCreary County Record, Whitley, McCreary Co., KY, Feb. 27, 2008
Joyce Coffey
Ms. Joyce Coffey, age 73, of Pine Knot, Kentucky, passed from this life on Monday, February 18, 2008, at the Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville.
Funeral services were held Thursday, February 21, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at the Freewill Baptist Church in Pine Knot with Rev. Eddie King officiating. Music was provided by Bill Stephens and Company. Burial was at the Pine Knot Cemetery.
Born October 12, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Walter Othel and Mamie Matilda Baltimore Coffey. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by two brothers Johnny and Ronnie Coffey and a sister Patricia Coffey.
Surviving family include two daughters Theresa (and Fenton) Stephens of Powell, Tennessee, and Sherri (and Mark) Hasson of Louisville. There are three sisters Shelba Kierstead of Pine Knot, Phyllis Huckaby of Russell Springs, Kentucky, Donna Thomas of Charleston, South Carolina, and a brother Charles Coffey of LaGrange, Kentucky.
Joyce had six grandchildren and a great great-grandson.
She was a homemaker and member of the Pine Knot Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, traveling, and reading the Bible. But most importantly, she cherished the time she was able to spend with her grandchildren.
Pine Knot Funeral Home assisted the family with funeral arrangements.
Patricia Sue, born Dec. 2, 1945, died May 6, 1947; buried at Pine Knot.

Johnny Othel, born Apr. 21, 1948 at Jellico, Campbell Co., TN, died Mar. 17, 1999 at Pine Knot and, buried in Pine Knot cemetery.

Ronnie Dewayne, born May 9, 1952 at Somerset, Pulaski Co., died Sep. 19, 1978 at Pine Knot and buried in Pine Knot Cemetery.

The photos of Benjamin and Mamie, and Mamie Matilda, as well as some of their children, can be found on Find-A-Grave where they were posted by Theresa/Thunderbird584.

*1900 White Co., Bon Air town, ED157, Sheet 7B, dwelling 126/family 129, Baltomore, Benjamin, head, white male, born Sep., 1879, age 20, married 2 yrs., born TN, parents born TN, coal miner; Mary [sic] Lou, wife, white female, born Sep., 1879, age 20, married 2 yrs., mother of none, born TN, father born TN, mother born LA; Morgan, Janie, Aunt, white female, born Jan., 1859, age 40 married, mother of 9, 2 living, born TN, parents born TN; Morgan, Elsie, cousin, white female, born Jan., 1881, age 19, single, born TN, parents born TN; Baltimore, Javob, brother, white male, born Jun., 1882, age 17, single, born TN, parents born TN, coal miner

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