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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Family Time Line

Charles Coffey
1878–1952
Susan Jane McDaniel
1874–1944
Marriage: 13 March 1898
Florence Coffey
1900–
Rufus Coffey
1903–
James Coffey
1904–
Jonas Coffey
1904–
Verda Alice Coffey
1906–1989
John D Coffey
1907–
Eva Coffey
1908–
Laura Belle Coffey
1909–1983
John David Coffey Sr
1910–1975
Hallie Coffey
1910–
Cephus Henry Coffey
1912–1973
Enos Garfield Coffey
1915–1988
Charlie McKinley Coffey
1915–
Louisa Coffey
1917–1994
Mary Coffey
1922–

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

Irish:

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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