December 16, 2011

James Marion & Jessie Richards Coffey

James and Jessie were married in Gentry Co., MO on Feb. 20, 1884.  James was born in that county to Milton Hiatt and Cynthia Jane Nichols in Mar., 1861.  Jessie was born in Richland Co., IL in Feb., 1866.  I do not have her parents.  James died in Gentry Co. on Dec. 9, 1941 and Jessie died there on Dec. 13, 1959.  Both are buried at the Jennings Cemetery in Alanthus Grove, Gentry Co.

The couple were parents to at least eight children, one of which was Fanny Armilda Coffey born Ar. 19, 1892 in Gentry Co.  Fanny first married Ira Sylvester Kuhn on Aug. 22, 1910 in Maryville, Nodaway Co., MO.  They had two children, Nola in 1912 and Merlin in 1915.  Ira died on Dec. 19, 1918 and Fanny moved back with her parents where she and her children were enumerated on Jan. 17, 1920.

Shortly thereafter Fanny is said to have married Weaver Getz, born c1881.  I have not pinned down when they were married but, I know this about Mr. Getz:  He was with his parents in Nodaway Co. in 1900.  He was 19 and unmarried.  In 1910 he was married and residing with his wife Elsie Owens Getz in Bogle, Gentry Co.  There was one child in the household, a son named Eldan.

Elsie died on Sep. 19, 1920 in St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO and was buried at Worth Co., MO.  If Weaver and Fanny married, they did not make it to the 1930 census together.  That year, Fanny can be found in Center Twp., Greene Co., MO with her two Kuhn children - enumerated as Getz - and a daughter named Pauline Getz, born c1925.  Fanny also reported that she was a widow.

Weaver did not appear in the 1930 census and, I have not been able to find a death record for him until Jun., 1968 when he died in Buchanan Co.

Readers with information about the Getz union are invited to contact me.  I would like to know when and where he and Fanny were married, what happened to his son Eldan and the daughter Pauline.  Information about the Kuhn children would also be welcomed.

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