Mary Myra Coffey

28 April 1894–17 February 1988 (Age 93)
Kitsap, Washington, United States

The Life of Mary Myra

When Mary Myra Coffey was born on 28 April 1894, in Kitsap, Washington, United States, her father, John Coffey, was 41 and her mother, Ennis Viola Hixson, was 32. She lived in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1900 and Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1910. She died on 17 February 1988, in Albany, Linn, Oregon, United States, at the age of 93.

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John Coffey
Ennis Viola Hixson
Mary Myra Coffey

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 3

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 25

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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)

  • Myra Coffey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Myra Coffey in household of Geoffrey Quin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Myra Coffey in household of John Coffey, "United States Census, 1900"

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