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Ruby Coffee Watson
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Birth: Jun. 20, 1887
Swain
Newton County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 1965
Swain
Newton County
Arkansas, USA

Ruby is the daughter of Elijah L 'Bud' Coffee and Samarah 'Smyra' 'Thomas' Coffee.

She married William S 'Willie' Watson on Nov 20, 1898 at Jasper, Newton Co, AR.

Together they had 7 children.
Daisy Belle
Sylvia Leigh
Flossie Alberta (my grandma)
William Efton
Hartsel Clay
Fred
Lonnie Imogene

(The story in the family is that when my grandma Flossie was a young girl her mom's wood cook stove developed a large, unsafe crack in it. When gr grandma asked gr grandpa about getting a new one he told her they didn't have the money. Everyone in the surrounding area knew that he was a moonshiner and gr grandma knew he had the money, he just didn't want to 'turn lose' of enough to buy her a new cook stove. As the story goes, gr grandma Ruby and my grandma Flossie went a couple of 'hollers' over from where gr grandpa had his moonshine still set up and set up a still of her own. She ran off and sold enough 'shine' to buy her self a new stove, then took the still down. One has to wonder if she didn't use it again every now and again)

The picture to the right is one of my favorite pics of gr grandma, in her kitchen making biscuits. I can remember her in that kitchen. Wonder if the wood stove she used when I was a kid was the same one she bought from her 'shine' money. As long as a wood stove would last the chances are pretty good that it was.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Elijah L Coffee (1858 - 1885)
  Samirah Thomas Coffee (1860 - 1955)
 
 Spouse:
  William Watson (1874 - 1936)*
 
 Children:
  Daisy Belle Watson Edgmon (1898 - 1980)*
  Sylvia M. Watson Hawley (1902 - 1985)*
  Flossie Watson Self (1903 - 1982)*
  Efton Watson (1906 - 1946)*
  Clay Watson (1910 - 1977)*
  Fred Watson (1912 - 1980)*
  Lonnie Imogene Watson (1923 - 1926)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rhoda Hurless (1880 - 1972)**
  Nancy Coffee Ober (1885 - 1909)*
  Ruby Coffee Watson (1887 - 1965)
  Effie Willine Lovell Stepp (1892 - 1989)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Mother
 
Note: Shares headstone with William
 
Burial:
Mossville Cemetery
Mossville
Newton County
Arkansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Beverly Joe Vaughn
Originally Created by: melinda larson
Record added: Mar 05, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13529198
Ruby <i>Coffee</i> Watson
Added by: Beverly Joe Vaughn
 
Ruby <i>Coffee</i> Watson
Added by: Beverly Joe Vaughn
 
Ruby <i>Coffee</i> Watson
Added by: melinda larson
 
 
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- Broken~♥~Heart
 Added: Feb. 18, 2014
the few memories I have of you are good ones!! :)
- Beverly Joe Vaughn
 Added: May. 24, 2010
 
 
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