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Boonie Coffey Bridges
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1877
Oglesby
Coryell County
Texas, USA
Death: May 4, 1927
Tarpley
Bandera County
Texas, USA

Boonie Coffey was born on February 11, 1877 in Oglesby, Coryell County, Texas to Michael Smith Coffey and Nancy Anastasia Kerby-Coffey.

Boonie Coffey was a great-great-great-grandniece of the pioneer Daniel Boone. Boonie's great-great-great-grandfather was Israel Boone, Daniel Boone's older brother.

Boonie Coffey married Edward Leslie Bridges on November 1, 1905 in Bandera, Bandera County, Texas. Boonie and Edward was married by a traveling Baptist Minister by the name of J. W. Storms. Just 19 years later, that very same traveling Baptist Minister would married their first born daughter Vera Violet Bridges to Mark Anthony Chism.

Boone and Edward were blessed with 7 children. Their second child was still born on October 20, 1908, and is buried next to her. All of their children were born in Tarpley, Bandera County, Texas except their daughter Ethel Marie, who was born at Vanderpool, Bandera County, Texas.

Boonie Coffey-Bridges died on May 4, 1927 in Tarpley, Bandera County, Texas from breast cancer at just 50 years, 2 months, and 23 days of age. Boonie lived just long enough to see her very first grandchild be born. (That grandchild was my mother).

Boonie Coffey Bridges and her husband Edward Leslie Bridges were a very popular couple in the little town of Tarpley, Texas. They were known to have gatherings that people would come from far away to be part of. Their nephew Jacob Elzie Dean said "They could throw a really good party". 
 
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 Parents:
  Michael Smith Coffey (1844 - 1930)
  Nancy Anastasia Kerby Coffey (1850 - 1928)
 
 Spouse:
  Edward Leslie Bridges (1875 - 1964)
 
 Children:
  Vera Violet Bridges Chism (1907 - 1993)*
  Baby Bridges (1908 - 1908)*
  Clara Revelle Bridges Dick (1909 - 1981)*
  Edgar Lee Bridges (1911 - 1995)*
  Della Jeanette Bridges Harris (1913 - 2010)*
  Ethel Marie Bridges Barnes (1916 - 1994)*
  Carson Leslie Bridges (1918 - 1948)*
 
 Siblings:
  Laura Lee Coffey Shelton (1873 - 1952)*
  Mary Jane Coffey (1875 - 1963)*
  Boonie Coffey Bridges (1877 - 1927)
  Roxanne Coffey (1880 - 1955)*
  Cicero Coffey (1883 - 1883)*
  Dora Coffey Wright (1884 - 1970)*
  Sul Ross Coffey (1886 - 1970)*
  William Harvey "Pat" Coffey (1888 - 1975)*
  Sam Carson Coffey (1891 - 1920)*
  John Clifton Coffey (1893 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Tarpley Cemetery
Tarpley
Bandera County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Pat Joubert
Record added: Feb 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24947113
Boonie <i>Coffey</i> Bridges
Added by: Pat Joubert
 
Boonie <i>Coffey</i> Bridges
Added by: Pat Joubert
 
Boonie <i>Coffey</i> Bridges
Added by: Pat Joubert
 
 
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For my great-grandmother. Some day we will meet.
- Pat Joubert
 Added: Jun. 30, 2010

- JUDY L.
 Added: Jan. 28, 2009
Love you Boonie. You should always have flowers.
- Patricia Neuhaus-Joubert
 Added: Mar. 7, 2008
 
 
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