Pearl May Runyan

Female7 May 1878–21 July 1961

Brief Life History of Pearl May

When Pearl May Runyan was born on 7 May 1878, in Indiana, United States, her father, Marcus Lafayette Runyan, was 36 and her mother, Amanda McNairy, was 30. She married William Francis Coffman on 18 October 1898, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Monroe Township, Madison, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States for about 40 years. She died on 21 July 1961, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Muncie, Center Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Francis Coffman
1870–1933
Pearl May Runyan
1878–1961
Marriage: 18 October 1898
Leota Belle Coffman
1899–1982
Velma Gertrude Coffman
1900–1970
Hazel Edith Coffman
1902–1995
Marcus E Coffman
1905–1972

Sources (12)

  • Pearl M Coffman in household of Willaim Coffman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Pearl May Runyan - Published information: birth-name: Pearl May Runyan
  • Pearl May Runyan, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 October 1898Indiana, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 3

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 4

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 22

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    Possibly also Irish: variant of Runyon 2. This surname is virtually non-existing in Ireland and Britain.

    Variant of Runyon 1, a surname of French origin.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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