Cynthia Elizabeth Farris

12 June 1875–6 January 1953 (Age 77)
Winnsboro, Wood, Texas, United States

The Life of Cynthia Elizabeth

When Cynthia Elizabeth Farris was born on 12 June 1875, in Winnsboro, Wood, Texas, United States, her father, James Madison Farris, was 40 and her mother, Janenira Lavina Hendrix, was 26. She married James Robert Coursey on 14 April 1892, in Menard, Menard, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 7, Coleman, Texas, United States in 1900 and Ballinger, Runnels, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 6 January 1953, in Longview, Gregg, Texas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Longview, Gregg, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Robert Coursey
Cynthia Elizabeth Farris
Marriage: 14 April 1892
Mattie Lania Willie Mae Coursey
Albert E Coursey
Lillian Viola Coursey
Coveda Coursey
Cleopatra Coursey
James Ruben Coursey
Pauline Ina Aline Coursey
Ernest Raymond Coursey
Alvin Roy Coursey
Lee Chester Granville Coursey

Spouse and Children

14 April 1892
Menard, Menard, Texas, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Madison Farris


    Janenira Lavina Hendrix




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 1

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: variant of Fergus , in which the Gaelic gh sound has been dropped rather than being altered to g. Compare Farrish , Ferris .2 Probably also a variant of English Farrar ; the name is quite common in southeast England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cyntha E Coursey in household of James R Coursey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Cynthia Coursey in household of James R Coursey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cynthia E Coursey in household of James R Coursey, "United States Census, 1920"

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