September 6, 2012

George Edward & Lillie Mae Coffey Kimmel

In August of last year I wrote a short blog about this family

George E. Kimmel Death Certificate
George Edward Kimmel, sometimes Kimmell, was born in TX on Jul. 7, 1879.  From his death certificate we learn that his father was John but his mother's name was not given.  We also know that he died by suicide when he took a "...concentration of arsenic" and was dead on arrival at the Granberry, Morris Co., TX Memorial Hospital on Sep. 16, 1959.

He and Lillie were married on Nov. 2, 1902 in Morris Co.  She was the daughter of John M. and Mary Ellen Ragland Coffey, born Sep. 11, 1884.  Her obituary tells us that her parents were one of the pioneer settlers of the Concord community of Omaha.

Her obituary:
Mrs. George E. Kimmell died at her family home in the Concord community at 2 o'clock Wednesday night of last week from the effects of pneumonia. Lille Mae, daughter of the late John M. and Mary Coffey, pioneer settlers of the Concord community, was born September 11, 1884.  
She was married to George E. Kimmell in 1902, and they established their family home in the same community in which she was reared.  To this union was born three children.
Surviving to mourn the death of their loved one is her Husband; one son, John Kimmell, two daughters, Mrs. Merl Beasley and Mrs. Willie Boozer, all of the Concord community; three brothers, W.E. Coffey ofQuanah, R.N. Coffey of Dallas, and H. B. Coffey of Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ledbetter and Mrs. Virgil Leeves of Dallas; and five grandchildren.
Funeral rites were conducted from the Concord church by Rev. A.J. Findley at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon.  Burial was made in the Concord cemetery beneath a mound of beautiful flowers.
The three children were:

John Edward, born Aug. 17, 1903, died Oct. 4, 1959 in Omaha. His spouse was Pauline Ponder.  John is buried at the Omaha Cemetery in Morris Co.  I know of one child, Patsy Ann.

Sybil Meadow, born Nov. 18, 1904 in Omaha, died there on Jan. 3, 1999.  She married William Murl Beasley on Jul. 3, 1922. He was born in 1903 and died in Omaha in 1991.  I know of two children: Willie Carl, born 1923 and Thomas Edward, born 1928.  Sybil and William are buried at the Concord community cemetery near Omaha.

Alice Marie, born Nov. 7, 1907, died in Ajo, Pima Co., AZ on Nov. 28, 1953.  She married Willie Boozer, born 1910, died in Omaha in 1971. They too are buried at Concord.

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