James Edward Cofer

31 August 1884–18 December 1963 (Age 79)
Spruce Township, Bates, Missouri, United States

The Life of James Edward

When James Edward Cofer was born on 31 August 1884, in Spruce Township, Bates, Missouri, United States, his father, William Marion Cofer, was 45 and his mother, Martha Ann Banner, was 41. He married Melissa May Brown on 7 September 1905. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in School District 24 Project, Yellowstone, Montana, United States in 1930 and Bates, Missouri, United States in 1935. He died on 18 December 1963, in Bothell, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Edward Cofer
1884–1963
Mary Elsie Thalman
1891–1918
Marriage: 29 July 1909
Harry Lee Cofer
1911–1990
James W. Cofer
1911–1997
Arlie Thalman Cofer
1913–2012

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 July 1909
Sumner, Kansas, United States
children

(3)

    Harry Lee Cofer

    Male1911–1990Male

    Male1911–1997Male

    Arlie Thalman Cofer

    Male1913–2012Male

Parents and Siblings

    William Marion Cofer

    Male1839–1906Male

    Martha Ann Banner

    Female1843–1927Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1886

Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1889

Age 5

Montana is 41st state.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 22

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of German Kofer, an occupational name from Slavic kovař ‘smith’ ( see Kovar ).2 Americanized spelling of German Köfer, a northern variant of Küfer ( see Kieffer ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • James E Cofer in household of William R Cox, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James E Cofer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James E Cofer, "United States Census, 1910"

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