Walter Franklin Coffey

3 March 1889–31 May 1970 (Age 81)
Dayton, Rhea, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Walter Franklin

When Walter Franklin Coffey was born on 3 March 1889, in Dayton, Rhea, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Coffey, was 35 and his mother, Nancy Arsnolle Dryman, was 35. He married Nora Ellis Adkisson on 11 August 1917, in Roane, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Morgan, Tennessee, United States for about 5 years and Civil District 3, Morgan, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 31 May 1970, in Roane, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Morgan, Tennessee, United States.

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Walter Franklin Coffey
Nora Ellis Adkisson
Marriage: 11 August 1917
Jesse Alden Coffey
Clara Leon Coffey
Clarence Coffey
Laura Mae Coffey

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11 August 1917
Roane, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 1

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 23

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Irish:1. Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cobhthaigh ‘descendant of Cobhthach’, a byname meaning ‘victorious’. 2. Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathbhadha ‘descendant of Cathbhadh’ (‘battle tent’), Ó Cathbhuadhaigh ‘descendant of Cathbhuadhach’ (‘battle victorious’), or Ó Cathmhogha ‘descendant of Cathmhugh’, a byname meaning ‘battle slave’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Coffee in household of William M Coffee, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Walter F Coffey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter F Coffey, "United States Census, 1930"

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