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 John Hanna Coffee

John Hanna Coffee

Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky, USA
Death 17 Nov 1913 (aged 61)
Kingston, Marshall County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 68075256 · View Source
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A PIONEER CITIZEN PASSES AWAY -- Death of J.H. Coffee After an Illness of a Short Time.

Last Monday night, after an illness of about two weeks, Mr. J.H. COFFEE, one of our oldest citizens, laid down his life's burdens and went to his last rest. He was well thought of by all our people, a man of honor, integrity and uprightness. He was loyal to the church of his faith, the Christian church. He was born in Mt. Sterling, Ky., March 9, 1850, going from there to Missouri in his early manhood, where he was married to Miss Nancy C. JAMES, Sept. 1, 1872. Two children were born to them, John COFFEE, now residing in New Mexico, and Mrs. Lizzie PAGE, now living in Missouri. His wife died at their Missouri home August 9, 1895, soon after which he came to this section and located near here. About eleven years ago he purchased property in town and opened up the business which he conducted to the time of his death. April 12, 1912 he was married to Mrs. Iona HIGHT of Denison, who survives him. He was buried Tuesday afternoon in the cemetery here. The funeral services were held in the new church of which he was so proud, Rev. J.H. LAWSON of Denison, conducting the services. Mr. John COFFEE, of New Mexico, and little daughter, and Mrs. Martha EDMON, his sister, and her daughter, Mrs. Ida THOMPSON, of Texarkana, Ark., Mr. Tom COFFEE and family of Madill, and Joe COFFEE, of Calera, nephews of deceased, were here to attend the funeral. (as published on the front page of the November 22, 1913 Kingston Messenger newspaper, Kingston, Marshall County, Oklahoma. Want a copy?)

NOTE: John's birth year as given in the obit may be incorrect, as he doesn't show up on the 1850 Federal Census with his parents and siblings. He instead shows up on the 1860 Fed. Census as eight years old living in the Osage Township, Morgan County, Missouri with:

Rolla Coffee, age 57, birthplace: KY
Alia Coffee, wife, 47, KY
Jesse Coffee, son, 26, KY
Elizabeth Coffee, daughter 20, KY
Nancy Coffee, daughter 17, KY
Anne Coffee, daughter 15, KY
Aletha Coffee, daughter 13, KY
Nich (Nicholas) Coffee, son 12, KY
Nelson Coffee, son, 10, KY
John Coffee, son 8, KY, and
Martha Coffee, age ?, KY.

OTHER CENSUS DATA: In the 1870 Fed. Census John is age 19, living in Moreau Township, Morgan County, Missouri. He later married Nancy JAMES and moved to Cooke County, Texas where his young family appears on the 1880 Fed. Census and he is 28 years old. The 1900 Fed. Census has him living in Versailles, Morgan County, Missouri with his older sister Anna and her husband, John SULLENS, and he is 48--and a recent widower. I last find him in 1910, age listed as 56, living in the Willis Township in Marshall County, Oklahoma, as a "confectionary merchant."

As of this writing, I do not YET know his burial location. I assume it is near Kingston, as the obit indicates he was buried nearby. I've scoured burial records and two volunteers have also checked locally. I only just learned of his death date in April 2011 while at the Okla. Historical Society in Okla.City. Woot!

NOTE: Probate papers indicate Mrs. Coffee's given name was "Ina"--not "iona."

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