Saturday, December 4, 2010

Funeral of Mrs. Rebecca Davis Coffey

From: The Oakland Tribune, 05 December 1910

MANY TO MOURN AT PIONEER'S BIER
Funeral of Mrs. Rebecca Davis Coffey to Be Held Tomorrow

The funeral of Mrs. Rebecca Davis Coffey, wife of Henry Coffey, for many years a resident of Oakland but now living at Ceres, will take place from the parlors of the Albert Brown Undertaking Company, 570 Thirteenth street, tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.

Mrs. Coffey died yesterday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. N. C. B. Smith, at Orange, Southern California. Her body is being shipped here for burial.

Mrs. Coffey was born August 3, 1836, and was one of the pioneers of Santa Rosa, coming over the plains with her husband in '61. Three years ago the couple celebrated their golden wedding in this city.

Mrs. Coffey leaves a husband, eight children, twenty-one grand children. The children are:

William Martin Coffey of Oakland; Mary Ella Suttle, Mexico; Charles Harrison Coffey, Tacoma; Cynthia J. Barnes, Melrose; Samuel A. Coffey, North Yakima; Adeline N. Carr, 726 Sixteenth street, Oakland; Ermine Smith, Orange, Cal., and Octavia Hill, Los Angeles.

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