Bennett Westley Palmore
Caledonia Moore Goodman
Johnstone J. Jeffs
Elizabeth Waller
(Cir 1844-Cir 1890)
Marvin Atwell Palmore Sr.
Mae Elizabeth (Mazie) Jeffs
Marvel Elizabeth Palmore


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John William Coover

Marvel Elizabeth Palmore

  • Born: 3 Apr 1904, Cumberland, Virginia
  • Marriage: John William Coover
  • Died: 12 Aug 1970, Richmond, VA at age 66
  • Buried: Sunset Memorial Park, Chester, VA

bullet   Cause of her death was Malignant Mixed Mesodermal Tumor - Metastatic.


bullet  General Notes:

The 1930 Federal Census for Richmond (Chesterfield Co.), Virginia, District 73 records Marvel M. Redford (25) married for 6 years to Thomas E. Redford (27). They have 2 children: Mary A. (4 11/12) and Thomas J. (3 11/12). In looking for Marvel, the 1930 census also lists a possible parent of Thomas E. Redford to be Lilly Redford: Lilly M. Redford (54 - widow) with son-in-law Peter W. Reed (43) with his wife Vera E. (31 - daughter) ... also in the household are Mabel C. Redford (20 - daughter) and grandchildren James R. (10) and Marvel (8) Blakey. The 1910 census shows Lillie (34) married to James (39) Redford with children Carlton (18), Vera (11), and Edward (8) living in Manchester, Chesterfield Co., VA. Also in the household is mother-in-law Coarline Caurnew (or Caroline Cournow as in the 1900 census) (66 - England / widow). Thus ... Thomas E. Redford is possibly Thomas Edward Redford. Note: An 1889-1890 Richmond City Directory records Caroline Cournow, widow of Thomas.

This individual's married name is from an obituary ... see general notes on her sister, Frances Waller Palmore.

A 1948 Richmond City Directory lists:
John W. Coover (Marvel P) emp Bellwood h4310 McRae
John W. Coover Jr. right of way agt VEPCO [Virginia Electric & Power] r4310 MCRae
Marvel P Coover Mrs br mgr Redford Master Clnrs & Dyers h4310 McRae

The SSDI records:
Marvel Coover
SSN: 223-09-0425
Last Residence: 23234 Richmond, Chesterfield, Virginia
Born: 3 Apr 1904
Died: Aug 1970
State (Year) SSN issued: Virginia (Before 1951)

bullet  Medical Notes:

Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Marvel Elizabeth Coover [Marvel Elizabeth Palmore] (widowed)
Residence: 2700 Sherbourne Road, Richmond, VA
Occupation: Housewife
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age at Death: 66
Birth Date: 3 Apr 1904
Death Date: 12 Aug 1970
Death Place: Richmond, Virginia
Burial: Sunset Memorial Park
Registration Date: 14 Aug 1970
Father: Marvin A Palmore Sr
Mother: Mae E Jeffs
Spouse: John W Coover
Certificate Number: 1970023703
Informant: John W. Coover Jr. (son)


Marvel married John William Coover. (John William Coover was born on 9 Apr 1893 in Clark Co., Ohio, died on 30 Sep 1969 in Richmond, VA and was buried in Sunset Memorial Park, Chester, VA.) The cause of his death was Pulmonary Embolism.

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