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
Mary Elsie Thalman
Marriage: 29 July 1909
Harry Lee Cofer
James W. Cofer
Arlie Thalman Cofer

Spouse and Children

29 July 1909
Sumner, Kansas, United States


    Harry Lee Cofer



    Arlie Thalman Cofer


Parents and Siblings

    William Marion Cofer


    Martha Ann Banner




World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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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