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Leo and Francis Coffelt

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From what I know, my great grandparents Leo and Francis Coffelt originally resided in Orme,TN (Marion County), and Papa worked at the Battle Creek Coal and Coke Co. He was born in 1898. His parents were George and Alice Coffelt. Leo's mother died of an illness when he was age 1 or 2. His father remarried to Ida Gilliam, and they had 3 more children, George,Jewel,and Lewis. I heard that Ida was mean to Leo and he moved in w/his grandparents. But I found out that him moving in w/his grandparents wasn't true, but that it was his Aunt Martha Bible Anderson or "Mattie", wife of Jasper "James or Jape" Anderson, and they raised him along w/their other children and another child named William Pressley, and I'm not sure who he is right now. Leo was listed in the 1910 Marion County Census,District 4 as living w/the Anderson's at age 12. His father lived in Sherwood,TN, died and was buried there, I'm not sure which cemetery, but he is buried w/his wife Ida. I can't find any record of Leo's mother Alice's death or burial, not even sure of her maiden name. I heard it was Hannah, but I don't believe this is correct. But it could have been her middle name. I can't find any Hannah's in the census in Marion County at all. I did see a Mallisie Coffelt, and I wondered if this could be Alice.
Papa Coffelt moved to Altoona around 1925 or so, and he was the overseer of 3 coal mines in Altoona,Alabama,and was the bookkeeper, and owned a grocery store in town. He registered for the WWI draft in 1918 at age 20 and signed his name as Leo Elias Coffelt, and was said his nearest relative was his wife Francis Coffelt, and lived in Orme,TN, and also said he was slender build, medium height, and gray eyes, and brown hair.

Surnames: COFFELT
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on 2008-03-15 13:57:48

sdsmith , from Arab,Alabama, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2007. is researching the following names: COFFELT, , BIEBEL and 7 other(s).

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by sdsmith on 2008-03-15 14:01:40

This pic was probably taken around 1980 in Altoona,Alabama in his yard.

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