|Death: ||Mar. 26, 1899|
The Farm, Ellettsville, Monroe County, Indiana, April 1, 1899, p. 2.
Mrs. Martha Coffey Dead.
Mrs. Martha Coffey, familiarly known as "Aunt Patsy," died Sunday evening, March 26, 1899, at about three o'clock, at the residence of John G. Coffey, her son, one mile south of Ellettsville. She was in her 88th year and had become very feeble from old age, and a few days' illness with grip caused her death. A funeral service was held at the residence conducted by Rev. Orville Allen Tuesday morning, and the body interred at the M. E. cemetery, the attendance not being very large on account of the bad weather.
Mrs. Coffey was the oldest child of James Smock and wife, and with her parents removed from Kentucky when a young girl to the place where she died. At that time the country was a wilderness and Aunt Patsy helped her father and brothers clear up the farm, and industriously performed all kinds of work common to the lot of the women of this country in those days. At an early age she became the wife of the late Isom Coffey, brother to the late Hiram and Wilburn Coffey, better known to our people, and to them were born several children, only two of whom survive her, John G. and Sarah L.
The deceased was a member of the Baptist church, and lived a Christian woman, honest, truthful, kind and obliging to her neighbors, and a model wife and mother in her own family.
Although not many of our people often came in contact with Aunt Patsy in her latter days as she seldom left home, yet all mourn to know that she has left us, and the bereaved family have the warmest sympathy of all.
James Smock (1782 - 1872)
Rebecca Smock (____ - 1861)
Martha Jane Coffey Coffey (1841 - 1893)*
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