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 Belle <I>Coffee</I> Burns

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Belle Coffee Burns

  • Birth 17 Jan 1853
  • Death 4 Apr 1920
  • Burial Orion, Henry County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 51636854

On the 20th of February, 1884, Mr. Burns was married in Rural township, Rock Island county, Illinois, to Miss Belle Coffee, a native of Hancock county, Illinois, and a daughter of Thomas Elwood and Hannah (Wright) Coffee, who were born, reared and married in Belmont county, Ohio, the latter being a daughter of Benjamin Wright. Mrs. Burns was reared in Rock Island county, Illinois, where her family located in March, 1853. Her education was obtained in the district schools of Rock Island county, the Prairie Home Academy of Orion, and the Jacksonville Young Ladies' Atheneum, of Jacksonville, Illinois. To Mr. and Mrs. Burns two children have been born-Clifford Coffee, born June 30, 1885, and Kenneth Meanor, August 28, 1889.

Thomas E. Coffee, the father of Mrs. Burns, was born January 14. 1823. and died September 5. 1898. Hannah (Wright) Coffee was born December 10, 1825. He was one of the prominent men of Rural township, Rock Island county, Illinois, and one of its most extensive farmers. He was a strong advocate of temperance, even in an early day becoming a member of the Sons of Temperance and keeping his pledge until his death. A broad, liberal and strong man, he was respected by all. His widow still lives on the farm, and is a worker in the temperance cause and equal suffrage. They were the parents of four children, of whom two sons died in infancy. The twin sister of Mrs. Burns, Ella, born in Hancock county, Illinois, January 17, 1853. still survives. She had the same educational advantages as Mrs. Burns, and was married December 31, 1879, to H. D. Nutting. They now reside in Emporia, Kansas.

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  • Created by: Craig Otta
  • Added: 26 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51636854
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Belle Coffee Burns (17 Jan 1853–4 Apr 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51636854, citing Western Township Cemetery, Orion, Henry County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Craig Otta (contributor 47155890) .