Mrs. Malonia Cofer celebrated her 100th birthday on New Years Day at the Laurel Brook Nursing Home in Dayton, Tenn. Mrs. Cofer, daughter of Civil War Veteran and farmer,  SAM BRADSHAW and Elizabeth Fairchild was born in Morgan County on January 1, 1871. In 1912 she was married to Jack Cofer. She has been in the Laurel Brook Nursing Home since August, 1968.  A birthday celebration was held at the home with cake and ice cream and several relatives and the staff at the home sang the traditional Happy Birthday to Mrs. Cofer. To add to the occasion, Mrs. Cofer received a congratulations card from President Nixon.

Mrs. Judith Rogers, a niece and Mr. & Mrs. Bob Taylor and daughter, Judy Ann visited with Mrs. Cofer on New Year’s Day. Mr. Taylor is a nephew.

On Sunday, January 10,, Mr. Herbert Bradshaw, a nephew, and Mrs. Henrietta Cox, a niece, also visited with Mrs. Cofer. The family wishes to thank everyone who remembered their aunt on her 100th birthday.

(a newspaper clipping dated 1971 found attached to Sam Bradshaw’s Civil War pension file in the genealogy room of Morgan County Genealogical & Historical Society in Wartburg, TN)

Melonia Cofer passed away in 1972 is resting in Jackson-Lyles Cemetery in Coalfield, TN.  She married William Jackson Cofer on Feb 1912, son of Abraham Cofer and Frances Malvinia Willis.(Find a Grave and other sources)

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