Stella L Phillips

21 March 1913–29 June 2002 (Age 89)
Scott, Meigs, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Stella L

When Stella L Phillips was born on 21 March 1913, in Scott, Meigs, Tennessee, United States, her father, Charles "Charlie" Phillips, was 34 and her mother, Martha Owens, was 32. She married John "Johnny" Coffey on 1 September 1931, in Scott, Meigs, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Civil District 4, Scott, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 29 June 2002, in Oneida, Scott, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Huntsville, Scott, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

John "Johnny" Coffey
Stella L Phillips
Marriage: 1 September 1931
Lee Ohnis Coffey
Paul Clifton Coffey

Spouse and Children

1 September 1931
Scott, Meigs, Tennessee, United States


    Lee Ohnis Coffey


    Paul Clifton Coffey


Parents and Siblings



    Winnie May Phillips


    Vivian Phillips


    Talmon Phillips



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 18

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, North German, and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Philip . In North America this name has also absorbed cognate names from other European languages, for example Italian Filippi , Polish Filipowicz .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Stella Coffey in household of Bill Hamley, "United States Census, 1940"

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