|Posted By:||megan riley|
|Subject:||Coffee (Coffey) Bloomington IL|
|Post Date:||July 09, 1998 at 10:41:19|
|Forum:||Coffee Family Genealogy Forum|
I am looking for a connection to a Coffey (Coffee) who lived in Bloomington, Illinois, around 1900. It may have been
Theodore or Reuben Coffey (both living in Bloomington in 1926). Mr. and Mrs. Coffey raised my father, Clayton Cliff
Riley, who was, in theory, orphaned as an infant. His parents (John Robert Riley of Springfield, Ohio?, and Mary Ida
McIntyre (sp)) went out and did not return. At the time there was a fire and most of the downtown was burned. This
would most likely have been the Great Bloomington Fire of 1900.
Mr. Coffey invented something "important" for washing machines, but, according to the story my father told, the
Any Riley or Coffey information would be most appreciated.