When Candus Roxie Coffey was born in February 1879, in Warren, North Carolina, United States, her father, Athen Napoleon Coffey, was 22 and her mother, Melvinia Louvenia Patton, was 20. She married Alney Lycurgus Howell on 15 December 1894, in Warren, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in West Emmett Election Precinct, Gem, Idaho, United States in 1940 and Emmett, Gem, Idaho, United States for about 3 years. She died on 15 January 1960, in Emmett, Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Emmett, Ada, Idaho, United States.
shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathbhadha ‘descendant of Cathbhadh’, a byname meaning ‘battle tent’, Ó Cathbhuadhaigh ‘descendant of Cathbhuadhach’ (‘battle victorious’), or Ó Cathmhogha ‘descendant of Cathmhugh’ (‘battle slave’).
shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cobhthaigh ‘descendant of Cobhthach’, a byname meaning ‘victorious’.