January 4, 2013

Ernest Arnold & Lucy Jasper Coffey Reichenbach

Ernest Arnold Reichenbach was born to Johan Samuel and Elizabeth Kubli Reichenbach on Jan. 19, 1879 in  Switzerland.  I have not yet found where he entered the US.  Lucy Jasper Coffey was a daughter of Moses and Margaret Catherine "Kate" Goode Coffey, born Oct. 11, 1881 in Lincoln Co., KY.

Lucy first married Walter Terry Mobley in Lincoln Co. on Jun. 15, 1899 [1].  They were the parents of two sons, Coy Brooks, born c1901 and, Walter Terry, Jr., born c1903.  Walter, Sr. apparently died because on Aug. 30, 1904 she married Ernest in Lincoln Co.

The family left KY sometime between 1907 and 1909.  Ernest, Jr. was born c1906 and Margaret Katherine was born in 1907, both in KY.  Their next child was Bessie, born c1909 in IN.  Louise, was also born in IN c1911.  By Jan of 1924 the family was in Sumatra, Rosebud Co., MT where they remained at least through 1930.  In 1940  Lucy and Ernest were living in Benton Co., WA.

Ernest died in 1965 in Medford.  Lucy died in San Diego, CA on Dec. 31, 1967 [2].  I have not yet found either of their burial sites.

Their children, including those named above were:

Ernest Arnold, Jr., born c1906; Margaret Katherine, born Apr. 24, 1907 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY; Bessie, born c1909 in Indiana; Louise, born c1911 in IN, Robert, born Jan. 27, 1914 in Sumatra, died May 31, 1932 in Sumatra, Julia, born 1917, married twice.  First was to Eldon Callaway, born c1911 in MT, died before 1940.  At least one child born to that union, a daughter named Roberta Adele Calaway on Sep. 23, 1936 in Los Angeles Co., CA.  Julia's second husband is said to have been Robert Mason Buslach, but I have no further information on him.  Following Julia was Millie, born Jan. 1919 in Sumatra and, Joseph W., born Oct. 19, 1921 in Sumatra, died Sep. 19, 1995[2] in San Diego Co., CA.  He is buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego.

Robert's obituary:

Obituary, The Billings Gazette, Sat., Jun. 11, 1932

Body Being Brought Here For Services

The body of Robert Reichenbach, 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Reichenbach, Sr., who died at Sumatra last Tuesday, is being brought to Billings, Friday evening.  The boy, who was born at Sumatra, July 27, 1914, died in a diabetic coma.

He is survived by his parents, two half-brothers, Coy Mobely of Billings and Walter Mobely of Beech Grove, Ind., two brothers, Ernest Reichenbach, Jr., of Billings and Joe Reichenbach of Sumatra, and by five sisters, Mrs. A. C. Taylor of Miles City, Mrs. John Ward of Meeteetse, Wyo., Mrs. Owen Witt of Kenewick, Wash. and Julia and Jane Reichenbach of Sumatra.

Services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Smith's chapel.  Interment will be in Mountview [sic] cemetery.

Additions and corrections welcomed!


[1]Dodd, Jordan, comp. Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900: Name: TERRY MOBERLY [sic] Spouse: LUCY COFFEY Marriage Date: 15 Jun 1899 County: Lincoln State: KY

[2] California Death Index, 1940-1997

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