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 Martha <I>Coffey</I> Chord Allen

Martha Coffey Chord Allen

Death 11 Nov 1903 (aged 72)
Indiana, USA
Burial Ellettsville, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 52792596 · View Source
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Daughter of Lewis and Harriet Powell Coffey. Second wife of Jonathan L. Allen.

Owen County (Indiana) Democrat, November 19, 1903.


A sainted mother in Israel is dead. A sweet Christian woman has passed to her Heavenly home.

Mrs. Martha C. (Coffey) Allen, wife of our venerable townsman, Jonathan Allen, died Wednesday night, November 11, 1903, at her beautiful home on East Franklin Street, aged 72 years, of cancer of the stomach.

Deceased was born in Georgia and was the daughter of Lewis Coffey and Elmira (Powell) Coffey, both natives of the state of Georgia. Her first husband was Rev. Chord, a Baptist minister of note in his day by whom were born four children, Spencer Chord, who lives near Ellettsville with his wife and who was at the death of their mother; a daughter, Mrs. Lon Faulkner, of Bloomington; another married daughter of Terre Haute; and a son, John Chord, who is dead. Deceased leaves a sister, Mrs. Amos Howe, of Monroe County.

After deceased's marriage to Mr. Allen they lived in Monroe county on a farm when a few years ago they moved to Spencer. She made friends here by her kindly, charitable disposition and strong intellectual powers, and was a great factor in religious and philanthropic work. She was a woman whom to know was to love for her kindness and sweetness with her associates and womanly bearing to all.

The funeral was held Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Baptist Church where her pastor, Rev. Charles M. Phillips, preached an exceedingly able sermon which was listened to by a congregation that crowded the church and a big number was unable to get admission.

The pallbearers were Major. T. H. (illegible), Dr. John S. Figg, George Robinson, Squire Wesley Coffey, A. P. (illegible) and John Stonesman, all elderly members of the Baptist Church. The funeral was at Larkin Coffey's cemetery in Monroe County, some eight miles distant.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Coffey Chord Allen (Jun 1831–11 Nov 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52792596, citing Coffey Cemetery, Ellettsville, Monroe County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Janet Amtower (contributor 46832095) .