Charles Coffey

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Coffey was born on 1 January 1878, in Thorn Hill, Grainger, Tennessee, United States, his father, Berry Wisdom Lafayette Coffey, was 20 and his mother, Harriet Dalton, was 17. He married Susan Jane McDaniel on 13 March 1898, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in District 4, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Johns River Township, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States in 1930. He died on 9 July 1952, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Lamb Cemetery, Thorn Hill, Grainger, Tennessee, United States.

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Charles Coffey
Susan Jane McDaniel
Marriage: 13 March 1898
Florence Coffey
Rufus Coffey
James Coffey
Jonas Coffey
Verda Alice Coffey
John D Coffey
Eva Coffey
Laura Belle Coffey
John David Coffey Sr
Hallie Coffey
Cephus Henry Coffey
Enos Garfield Coffey
Charlie McKinley Coffey
Louisa Coffey
Mary Coffey

Sources (33)

  • Charlie Caffey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charlie Coffey, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Charles Coffey, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

World Events (8)

1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning


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’.

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

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