|Birth: ||May 6, 1846|
County Monaghan, Ireland
|Death: ||Jan. 26, 1916|
Rose (Rosa) Coffey was born to James Coffey and Mary (Ward) Coffey in Magheracloone, County Monaghan, Ireland, according to birth record in Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul. She came to America as a child with her parents, brother James, and sister, Mary. The family settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. After James died, Mary bought a house on Livingston up on the bluff in West Covington, KY, during the Civil War.
Rose married Thomas J. Buckley in 1866 at St. Ann's Catholic Church in West Covington--with permission of her mother as Rose was 20. She kept house and raised their children in Covington until her cousin Peter Coffey, owner of the Gas Works in Peoria, invited Tom to come to work for him at in Illinois.
They bought a big two story house on Water in Peoria where they raised the children--Rose ironed all the clothes with several very heavy flat irons. Rose had black hair with very little gray--she was very proud that her hair remained black. The family was very proper, and the children all went to school.
When Tom retired, they sold the big house and built a smaller house with a summer kitchen up on West Moss. Tom had an orchard and garden on their double lot. Rose cooked in the summer kitchen in hot weather and they slept out there at those times. Eventually Tom sold the spare lot--and later regretted it.
Late in life, their daughter Nell Kleiner built an apartment for her parents onto her home in Stuttgart, Arkansas, so her parents could live where winters were milder than in Peoria.
Their children were:
Mary Ann Buckley Coffey buried in St. Mary's in Peoria
James Bernard Buckley buried in Holy Rosary in Stuttgart, AR
William Martin infant buried in Covington, KY
Peter Buckley buried in St. Mary's in Peoria
Thomas Joseph Buckley buried in San Francisco Bay area
Helen (Nell) Buckley Kleiner buried in Holy Rosary
Estella Marie (Stell) Buckley Herweg buried at St. Mary's
Agnes Bernadette Buckley buried Holy Cross in Culver City, CA.
Rose's mother and brother are buried in their plot in St. Mary's Cemetery at Fort Mitchell outside Covington, Kenton County, KY. Her sister, Mary is buried in California.
Mary Ann Buckley Coffey (1867 - 1896)*
Agnes Bernadette Buckley (1884 - 1950)*
Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery
Created by: Sheila Robbins
Record added: Dec 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63114598
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