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Leo and Francis Coffelt

Journal by sdsmith

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.

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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.

by kdnorris on 2016-01-31 21:55:28

She is Sara Alice Hannah, day of William B. Hannah and Martha" Mattie" O'Rear. The Hannah's are found living in Franklin County, Tn. Haven't found her burial place yet.

by familydetective on 2016-02-01 11:06:07

It looks like Leo did move in with his grandparent shortly after his mothers death. He is shown here with his father George J Coffelt who is listed as a widower

United States Census, 1900
Name Leo Coffelt
Event Type Census
Event Year 1900
Event Place Civil Districts 9-10, Marion, Tennessee, United States
Gender Male
Age 2
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) W
Relationship to Head of Household Grandson
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) G Son
Birth Date Jun 1898
Birthplace Tennessee
Father's Birthplace Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace Tennessee

David C Coffelt Head M 57 Georgia
Susan Coffelt Wife F 60 Tennessee
George J Coffelt Son M 24 Tennessee
Leo Coffelt Grandson M 2 Tennessee
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He did then appear to move in with his Uncle and Aunt.


United States Census, 1910
Name Leo Coffelt
Event Place Civil District 4, Marion, Tennessee, United States
Gender Male
Age 12
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Nephew
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Nephew
Birth Year (Estimated) 1898
Birthplace Tennessee
Father's Birthplace Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace Tennessee


Jasper Anderson Head M 50 Tennessee
Mattie E Anderson Wife F 45 Tennessee
Newton Anderson Son M 21 Tennessee
Claud L Anderson Son M 19 Tennessee
Bessie E Anderson Daugh F 17 Tennessee
Thomas H Anderson Son M 14 Tennessee
William Pressley Boarder M 17 Tennessee
Leo Coffelt Nephew M 12 Tennessee

by familydetective on 2016-02-01 11:18:11

United States World War I Draft Registration Cards
Name Leo Elias Coffelt
Event Type Draft Registration
Event Date 1917-1918
Event Place Marion County, Tennessee, United States
Gender Male
Nationality United States
Birth Date 06 Jun 1898
Birthplace United States

States next of Kin as Frances Coffelt
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United States Social Security Death Index
Age 86
Given Name Leo
Surname Coffelt
Birth Date 06 Jun 1898
State Alabama
Last Place of Residence Etowah, Alabama
Previous Residence Postal Code 35952
Event Date Oct 1984
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Find A Grave Index
Name Leo Elias Coffelt
Event Type Burial
Event Date 1984
Event Place Altoona, Etowah, Alabama, United States of America
Photograph Included Y
Birth Date 06 Jun 1898
Death Date 10 Oct 1984
Affiliate Record Identifier 24539640
Cemetery Altoona-Walnut Grove Cemetery
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Leo Elias Coffelt
Memorial

Birth: Jun. 6, 1898
Death: Oct. 10, 1984

Born in Marion County Tennessee, son of George W. Coffelt and Alice Hannah, raised by his Aunt and Uncle Mattie and Jasper Anderson. Married to Francis Cleveland. Father to Floyd Coffelt, Josephine Coffelt Mann-Norris, Velma "Sis" Coffelt-Smith, James "Buddy" Coffelt, Mary Ruth Coffelt Sandlin, and Morris Coffelt. He worked at the Battle Creek Coal and Coke Co. in Marion County Tennessee, Registered for the WWI draft, and moved to Altoona Alabama around 1925. Also worked in the coal mines in Altoona, and owned a grocery store in town.

Note: buried next to his wife,Francis A. (Cleveland) Coffelt

Burial:
Altoona-Walnut Grove Cemetery
Altoona
Etowah County
Alabama, USA

Link to picture of Gravestone

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2008/83/24539640_120639633565.jpg

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