October 15, 2012

Finley Luckey Coffey

Finley Luckey Coffey was born on July 7, 1849 in Collin Co., TX to the union of Osborn Nightingale and Jane L. Bell Coffey.  He married his first cousin, Anna Belle Coffey, daughter of Jesse Perry and Tabitha Slaughter Coffey, in c1873.  Anna Belle was born February 10, 1855 in KY and died July 19, 1940 in Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX.  Finley died in Beaumont on April 13, 1926.

Anna gave Finley at least 10 children, eight sons and two daughters.

Gertella "Gertie," born June 21, 1876 in Anna, Collin Co., died October 25, 1950 in Beaumont.  Gertie married Ernest C. Setliff c1896.  He was born on July 9, 1870 in Anna and died in Beaumont on May 20, 1946.  Both are buried in Beaumont at Magnolia Cemetery.  They had at least one son, Guy Clifton, born January 12, 1898 in Anna, died May 25, 1961 in Beaumont.  He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont.

Lewis Dennison, born March 7, 1878 in TX, died Mar. 21, 1942 in Fort Worth.  He married a lady named Maude M., c1906 and had at least one child, a daughter named Bessie M., born c1908.  Lewis is buried in Beaumont but I do not yet know which cemetery.

Robert Lee, born July 22, 1880, died December 4,1918 in Jefferson Co., and buried at Magnolia.

Jesse Sanders, born October 2, 1883 in TX, died June 19, 1975 in St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, Harris Co., TX.  He is buried at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.

Ernest Houston, born May 4, 1884, died Mar. 10, 1926 in Beaumont.  He is also buried at Magnolia Cemetery in that city.

Slaughter Belle, born Apr. 20, 1887 in Anna, married c1911 to Hazel Woods.  Died August 20, 1962 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont and was buried in Beaumont at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Hazel was born c1893 in TX.  I have no other info on her.  Their children were at least three:  Jesse Lee, Lewis G. and Erma.

Myrtle May, born August 17, 1889 in Anna, died February 15, 1976 in Beaumont.  She was married to a Mr. Epner or Ebner.  She is buried at Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont.

Finley Luckey, Jr., born June 17, 1892 in Collin Co., died April 21, 1948 in Jefferson Co.  He married Elsie Ruth Clark in Jefferson Co. on January 5, 1918.  Elsie was born c1901 in KY.  Finley is buried at Forest Lawn in Beaumont.  Elsie's death date and burial place has not yet been found.  Their children, all born in Jefferson Co., were:  Audrey, born c1920, died October 11, 2012 in Jefferson Co.; Nancy (?) Bertha, born c1922; May (?) B., born c924; Ruth M., born c1926; Betty Jo., born c1928 and Mary B., born c1930.

Henry Stanley, born August 7, 1894 in Collin Co., died in Beaumont on April 2, 1926.  His wife was Gertrude Yancey, a daughter of Jessie B. and Alice Yancey, born in May, 1898, Jefferson Co.  Henry died of pneumonia aided by influenza and was buried at Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont.  I have not yet found a second marriage for Gertrude.  In 1930 she was living with her sister Pearl Rivet in Beaumont and working at a dry goods store.  Her two children, Howard Stanley, born c1920, and Lester, born c1926, were living with her parents, Jessie and Alice Yancey at China in Jefferson Co.

The last child was John Fielden, born December 14, 1896 in TX, died December 27, 1975 in Vidor, Orange Co., TX and was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont.  His wife was named Ruby.  No further information.

Some census work for these families remains to be completed.  I continue to work on them as time permits.  Additions and/or corrections are welcomed.


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