. . . . . . . . . . Eunice Margaret Amelia Vontress Coffee nee Allen . . . granddaughter of early Texas alcalde, Elisha Roberts . . . married Captain Edward Hughes Vontress in Williamson County, Texas . . . he died 17th June 1864 in Alexandria, Louisiana . . . their five-year-old daughter died 12th November 1864 . . . and their six-year-old son on 08th December 1866 . . . Eunice had married a widower, Colonel John Trousdale Coffee, on 26th October 1865 in Williamson County . . . and they had five children together before he died 23rd May 1890 in Georgetown . . . . . . . . . . . . . Another of Williamson County's pioneer citizens has passed away. On Monday, March 10, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.F. Yearwood, near Jarrell, Mrs. Eunice A. Coffee, one of the early settlers of Georgetown, died after an illness of some duration -- she having been in failing health for the past few years. Her remains were interred in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Georgetown, Tuesday afternoon in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends, who paid the last Tribute to a good woman, kind neighbor and honored citizen.
Mrs. Coffee was born in St. Augustine county, Texas, July 31, 1838, and was 81 years of age, when death called her. She was married to Judge Ed. H. Vontress, Feb. 25, 1858. Judge Vontress was judge of this judicial district, and later organized a company in the Confederate army, and was killed by a stroke of lightning in Louisiana, June the 6th, 1862. [sic, i.e., 1864] In October 1865, she was united in marriage to Col. John T. Coffee whose death occured in May, 1890. Six children survive decedent, as follows: Mrs. Roberts, Haskell, Texas; Mrs. Florence Hannah, Huntington Park, Cal; Mrs. J.F. Yearwood, Mrs. W.F. Magee, Jno. T. and James Coffee, Georgetown.
Thus, another pioneer who braved the storms and vicissitudes of early days, has gone to her reward. She was a member of the of the Methodist church and lived a consistent christian life, loyal to her church, her family and her neighbors. Her life was one of usefulness, and worthy of emulation. To the bereaved the Tribune extends condolence. The Bartlett Tribune and News (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 39, Ed. 1, Friday, March 14, 1919 . . . . . . . . . . Mr. and Mrs. Stanton Allen, attended the funeral of Mrs. Eunice Coffee, at Georgetown Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Coffee is an aunt of Mayo Allen, and was a honored citizen of Georgetown, where she resided many years. The Bartlett Tribune and News (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 39, Ed. 1, Friday, March 14, 1919 . . . . . . . . . .