Mary Margaret Coffey

21 September 1861–23 June 1947 (Age 85)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Margaret

When Mary Margaret Coffey was born on 21 September 1861, in Virginia, United States, her father, John Jordan Coffey Jr., was 25 and her mother, Patra Faye Tyler, was 24. She married Joseph Thompson Dodd on 15 February 1883, in Amherst, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Pedlar, Amherst, Virginia, United States for about 50 years. She died on 23 June 1947, at the age of 85, and was buried in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States.

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Joseph Thompson Dodd
Mary Margaret Coffey
Marriage: 15 February 1883
Clarence W Dodd
Clarence Walton Dodd
Lelia Wave Dodd
Atwell T Dodd
Hannon Osborne Dodd
Myra V Dodd
Wardie Myers Dodd
Walter Dodd
George Dewey Dodd

Spouse and Children

15 February 1883
Amherst, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1862 · The Battle of Fredericksburg

Age 1

The Battle of Fredericksburg involved 200,000 troops with General Ambrose Burnside of the army of the Potomac against General Lee’s Army of the North.

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 25

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Irish:1. Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cobhthaigh ‘descendant of Cobhthach’, a byname meaning ‘victorious’. 2. Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathbhadha ‘descendant of Cathbhadh’ (‘battle tent’), Ó Cathbhuadhaigh ‘descendant of Cathbhuadhach’ (‘battle victorious’), or Ó Cathmhogha ‘descendant of Cathmhugh’, a byname meaning ‘battle slave’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mollie L Dodd in household of Joe T Dodd, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mollie M Dodd in household of Joseph T Dodd, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mollie M Dodd in household of Joseph T Dodd, "United States Census, 1920"

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