Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Infant dau of JW & SE Coffield

 


Infant Dau. of
J.W. & S.E. Coffield
Born & Died
Sept. 7, 1895

She was the daughter of John William Coffield (22 Jul 1869 - 15 Feb 1949) and Sara Emma Stroud (21 Feb 1876 - 24 Mar 1941)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Surname Saturday: George

George is my husband's maternal line.  The oldest George ancester I've found (so far!) is Mathew George (June 20, 1804 - Nov. 17, 1879), who I've already written about here and here.  His second wife was Sarah Van Skike with whom he had twelve children.  We're interested in his fifth child, Francis.

Francis Marion George was born on March 26, 1855 in Iowa.  On July 3, 1879 he married Annie Laurie Brewer in Soldier, Jackson Co., Kansas.  He died June 8, 1930 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas.  They had the following children:
  • Rosa Nellie George - born July 11, 1881 (who married William Henry Bland)
  • Andrew Thomas George - born Aug. 31, 1883 and died Aug. 8, 1885
  • Susie Elmira George - born Sept. 29, 1886 (who married August Herde)
  • Goldie Malinda George - born May 11, 18888 (who ran off with William Henry Bland)
  • Nancy Jane George - born Sept. 24, 1889 (who married Benjamin Edwards)
  • James Carrol George - born July 7, 1892 (who married Erma Wild Hawk)
  • Iva May George - born Sept. 29, 1894 (who married Cecil Leroy Mondt)
  • Otto Marion George
  • Ada Laura George - born Sept. 5, 1899 (who married Wesley McDanil)
  • Evea Gladys George - born April 30, 1901 (who married George Hunt)
  • Viril Max George - born June 3, 1903 (who married Goldie Armstrong)
  • Lila Laverne George - born Nov. 29, 1907
Otto Marion George was born in Soldier, Jackson Co., Kansas on Oct. 14, 1897.  In 1919 he married Florence Manda King (daughter of Francis M King and Lucinda Hunt).  He died on his birthday in 1969 in Bakersfield, California.  He and Florence had five children:
  • Otto Marion George Jr. (Sept. 5, 1920 - Nov. 24, 1976)
  • Francis George (born in 1923)
  • Velma George (Nov. 9, 1925 - April 3, 1998)
  • Viola George (born June 11, 1926)
  • Elsie Lorraine George (Oct. 5, 1928 - Dec. 31, 1980) who married Jerry Louis Prewett
If you're related drop me a line, I'd love to hear from you!