September 4, 2014

William Perry Coffey (1857-1926)

Part III


I have written previously about William Perry; once on Feb. 7, 2006 (Part I) and again on Dec. 20, 2010 (Part II).  Please read those blogs first to gain some context.  This blog will deal mostly with his child with Jane Helen Wemple and his nine children with her sister, Mary Ellen Wemple.  A photo of this family can be view in the 2006 blog.

This blog will deal mainly with the one child that he fathered with Jane Helen and, the nine that he fathered with her sister, Mary Ellen.  Jane and Mary were daughters of Myndert Veeder Wemple and Sarah C. Dakin, natives of New York.

To recap a bit, William Perry and Jane Helen were married on Jun. 9, 1878 in Howell Co., MO.¹  One child, a daughter named Nora N., was born to this union.  Jane died on Jan. 11, 1923 in West Plains, Howell Co. and was buried there at Howell Valley Cemetery.²

Nora disappeared after her birth but may have appeared in the 1890 census, had it survived.  She married George Ernest West, a Canadian from Nova Scotia in about 1902, and lived for awhile in West Plains.  Sometime between 1906 and 1909 the family moved to Sterling, Logan Co., CO.  Between 1912 and 1915 they moved to Fort Collins in Larimer Co., CO.

Nora and George had seven children, six of which survived to marry and have descendants of their own:

Harold Virgil was their first born on Apr. 30, 1903 in Howell Co.  He died on May 10, 1909 in Sterling and was buried there at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

William Norman, born Nov. 3, 1904 in Howell Co. and died Nov. 28, 1995 at South Gate in Los Angeles Co., CA and was buried at Rose Hills in Whittier.  He married Ethel Mildred Hector in Los Angeles on Oct. 3, 1929.³  She was the daughter of George and Mary Agnes Anlauf Hector, born Jun. 19, 1907 in Ventura Co., CA and died Jun. 26, 1975 at South Gate and was also buried at Rose Hills.

Mason Alfred, born Jan. 3, 1906 in Howell Co., died Sep. 17, 1989 at Rialto in San Bernardino Co., CA.  His wife was Hilda Irene Shay - marriage date not found - who was born in Sandy Lake, Mercer Co., PA on Oct. 7, 1905 and died on Nov. 7, 1976 in San Dimas, Los Angeles Co.  She was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Covina, Los Angeles Co..  Having served as a Private First Class in the US Army during WW2,  he is buried at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside Co., CA.

Maurice Samuel, born Apr. 1, 1909 in Sterling, married Veronica Marguerite Trank in c1935.  She was born in Loomis, Phelps Co., NE in 1913 and died Mar. 28, 2007 in Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV.  Maurice died on Jul. 5, 2002 in Las Vegas.  His remains were cremated and inurnment at the Desert View Memorial Park in Victorville, San Bernardino Co.4  Veronica died on Mar. 28, 2007 and was buried at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Apple Valley, San Bernardino Co.

The only daughter born to George and Nora was Marjorie Marie on Mar. 21, 1911 in Sterling.  She married Chester Arthur Hector, brother to Ethel Mildred Hector who married Marjorie's brother William, on Dec. 11, 19345 in Los Angeles Co.  Marjorie died on Sep. 16, 1987 in Vancouver, Clark Co., WA and was buried there at Park Hill Cemetery. Chester, born on May 3, 1905 in Santa Paula, Ventura Co., CA, died on Sep. 16, 1987 in Vancouver and was also buried at Park Hill.

Marvin Woodrow, born Dec. 17, 1912 in Sterling, married Dorothy Grace Heaman on May 7, 1938.6
Marvin died on Jun. 3, 2001 in San Bernardino Co. and was buried at Green Acres Memorial Park & Mortuary in Bloomington, San Bernardino.  Dorothy appears to be the daughter of Albert and Elizabeth Rogers Heaman.  Other than that, I have found no other information about her.

Finally, the last child was Lowell Vernon, born Dec. 20, 1915 at Fort Collins in Larimer Co., CO.  He married Edna Gale Gilmore in Los Angeles Co. on May 22, 1937and died on Apr. 10, 1998 in Ojala, Ventura Co., CA.  Edna was born c1916 in OK. His remains were cremated and ashes scattered at sea.  Like Dorothy above, I have no other information about Edna.

The children of William and Mary Ellen numbered nine and I will write more about them over the next few days.

  Jack


Sources:

¹"Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920", index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V28N-C3M : accessed 06 Aug 2013), W. T. Coffee and Jane H. Wimple, 1878.

²See Find A Grave memorial no. 55891203. 

³"California County Marriages, 1850-1952", index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8NT-C61 : accessed 04 Sep 2014), William Norman West and Ethel Mildred Hector, 03 Oct 1929; citing p. 58, Los Angeles, California, United States; FHL microfilm 2074766.

4He also shares a marker with his wife at Sunset Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary at Apple Valley in San Bernardino Co.

5"California County Marriages, 1850-1952", index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8JN-G7B : accessed 04 Sep 2014), Chester Arthur Hector and Marjorie Marie West, 11 Dec 1934; citing p. 178, Los Angeles, California, United States; FHL microfilm 2113658.

6"California County Marriages, 1850-1952", index and images, FamilySearch https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8VQ-8Y1 : accessed 04 Sep 2014), Marvin Woodrow West and Dorothy Grace Heaman, 07 May 1938; citing p. 34, Los Angeles, California, United States; FHL microfilm 2114220.

7"California County Marriages, 1850-1952", index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8JB-ZR3 : accessed 04 Sep 2014), Lowell Veron West and Edna Gale Gilmore, 22 May 1937; citing p. 123, Los Angeles, California, United States; FHL microfilm 2114022.

See also the 1880 census for Howell Twp., Howell Co., MO and, the 1910 census for Sterling, Logan Co., CO; 1920 census for LaPorte, Larimer Co., CO; 1930 and 1940 census for Los Angeles Co.





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