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Charles Wesley Coddington
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1833
Union County
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1919
Clearfield
Taylor County
Iowa, USA

At Age: 85 years, 11 months, 27 days

My 3rd great grandfather was the son of Enoch Coddington and Martha Yaryan. He married Damaris Stevenson on November 15, 1856 in Union County, Indiana.

Charles and Damaris had 7 children: Fransina, Enoch Allen, Martha Ellen, Sarah A., Mary Etta, Norman Grant, and Melissa Jane Coddington.

Obituary.
Charles Wesley Coddington was born March 25th, 1838 (sic) (corrected with a written "3"), in Union County, Indiana, and departed this life March 24th, 1919, in Clearfield, Iowa, his age being 85 years, 11 months and 29 days (sic).

He was married Nov. 15th, 1855 (sic), to Damaris Stevenson of Wayne County, Indiana. To this union was born two sons and five daughters. One daughter died in 1875. Brother and sister Coddington lived together 44 years, or until Feb. 10th, 1901, when the mother and wife preceded her companion and loved one to the better world. Bro. Coddington wrote as follows: "Ma was a faithful member of the M. E. Church nearly 50 years. We came to Iowa in the year 1870. Our membership was first at old Bethel, then at Knowlton, at present at Clearfield." He was a member of the church for over 60 years. He also adds: "My Bible is my stay."

He leaves to mourn his departure the following children: Mrs. Sina Smith, Clearfield, Iowa; Mrs. Martha E. Stahl, Ellendale, North Dakota; Mrs. Mary E. Bentley, Blockton, Iowa; Mrs. Malissa (sic) Talley, Eureka, Kan.; Enoch Coddington, Sask., Canada; M. (sic) G. Coddington, Jamestown, N.D.; also one brother, James B. F. Coddington, Liberty, Indiana. There are 28 grandchildren and 11 great grand-children. All these with a host of other relatives are saddened by his death.

Brother Coddington was a firm believer in his Savior, a faithful member of the church, a kind father and husband, a good neighbor and friend. Blessings on his memory.

The funeral service was held at the Methodist church on Wednesday afternoon, The pastsr (sic), C. A. Carlson, spoke from John XVII.: 1, a text chosen by Bro. Coddington for his funeral. Pastor Johnson of the Church of Christ assisted. Interment was held at Bethel Cemetery, six miles east of Clearfield. A large number of friends and neighbors attended the service at the church.
(Source: Unknown newspaper, copy on file) 
 
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 Parents:
  Enoch Coddington (1802 - 1868)
  Martha Yaryan Coddington (1809 - 1879)
 
 Spouse:
  Damaris Stevenson Coddington (1835 - 1901)
 
 Children:
  Fransina Coddington Smith (1858 - 1938)*
  Enoch Allen Coddington (1860 - 1941)*
  Martha Ellen Coddington Stahl (1862 - 1951)*
  Mary Etta Coddington Bentley (1868 - 1950)*
  Norman Grant Coddington (1872 - 1951)*
  Melissa Jane Coddington Talley (1876 - 1954)*
 
 Siblings:
  Benjamin Franklin Coddington (1829 - 1914)*
  William Frederick Coddington (1830 - 1912)*
  Charles Wesley Coddington (1833 - 1919)
  John Yaryan Coddington (1836 - 1917)*
  Esther Coddington Powell (1839 - 1861)*
  Enoch Francis Asbury Coddington (1844 - 1862)*
  Martha Ellen Coddington Fisher (1848 - 1907)*
  James B. Finley Coddington (1852 - 1930)*
  Melville B. Coddington (1856 - 1857)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bethel Cemetery
Diagonal
Ringgold County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Row 15
 
Created by: Kristi L. Jones
Record added: Jun 09, 2008
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Charles Wesley Coddington
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Charles Wesley Coddington
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