Josie Alberta Coker

18 April 1895–5 October 1968 (Age 73)
Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Josie Alberta

When Josie Alberta Coker was born on 18 April 1895, in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, her father, James Lee Coker, was 32 and her mother, Matilda Caroline Williams, was 28. She married Luther Alvis Reed on 4 July 1916, in Beaver, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Hereford, Deaf Smith, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Potter, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 5 October 1968, in Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Luther Alvis Reed
1895–1966
Josie Alberta Coker
1895–1968
Marriage: 4 July 1916
Jewel P Reed
1918–
Durward Dennis Reed
1919–1932
Opal Deloras Reed
1920–1930
Peggy Lee Reed
1923–1994
A T Reed
1927–
James Howard Reed
1929–1997
Lorena Joan Reed
1934–2011
Johnny Wayne Reed
1937–1938

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 July 1916
Beaver, Oklahoma, United States
children

(8)

    Jewel P Reed

    Female1918–Female

    Durward Dennis Reed

    Male1919–1932Male

    Opal Deloras Reed

    Female1920–1930Female

    Female1923–1994Female

    A T Reed

    Male1927–Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Lee Coker

    Male1863–1933Male

    Matilda Caroline Williams

    Female1866–1931Female

siblings

(11)

    Dorinda Florence Coker

    Female1882–Female

    Female1884–1964Female

    Female1886–1970Female

    Elsie V. Coker

    Female1889–1909Female

    Female1892–1943Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 6

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a group of villages in Somerset named with Coker, from a Celtic river name meaning ‘crooked’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Josie Reed in household of Alvis Reed, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Josie A Reed in household of Luther A Reed, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jose Reed in household of Alvis L Reed, "United States Census, 1930"

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