Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Kate Trever Coe

Kate Trever was the daughter of Robert L. Trever and Jemima Whydale.  She was born in Wisconsin in 1870, but didn't stay there long. Kate's father was a circuit Free Will Methodist Minister in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas.  It was a rough life, living out of covered wagons and travelling in all sorts of weather.
In 1894, age 24, Kate married Schuyler Vinta Coe, farmer and minister. In the 1900 census she was living in Dicks Woods, Oklahoma with her husband and daughter Ethel Jennie.  The census shows that she had given birth to two children, obviously one had not survived.  Her parent lived nearby.
Kate and Schuyler Coe in the front middle
By 1910 Kate and her husband were living in Kansas City, Kansas. Schuyler was a Minister in an Evangelical Church.  They were also running an Orphanage and Woman's Home called Life Line Ministries. Kate and her husband adopted one of the children and named him Chester Coe.  At various times her sister Elizabeth Marriam Trever worked with her in Kansas.  Her father Robert Trever died at her home.  Schuyler died in 1927 and a new minister was appointed to the church he had started.  
Line Line Home in Kansas
Kate Coe and her daughter Ethel continue to run the Orphanage.  Ethel married Hugh Hardie and he also worked in the ministry. The Home operated for 74 years and finally closed in 1981.
Kate wrote a book published in 1932 called "A History of the Life Line Orphanage".  There are no copies available so I have not seen it.

do you know something about Kate Coe, please share! Also if you have the book I'd love to hear about it.  

I just received a batch of photos that include the following of Kate Trever Coe and her husband.


Anonymous said...

Hello! I found your blog while researching my own genealogy. I'm trying to find out it's we're talking about the same Kate Trever. Is your Robert Trever born in 1842 in England and died in 1921? His parents were Joseph Trever and Elizabeth Medely. Thank you so much for any light you can shed on this.

Wendy L

Robert said...

See my post of Robert Trever for what I know about him.

Anonymous said...

my mother and her brothers and sisters were the stanley children that were in the lifeline home from 1940-1945 their mother my grandmother had to place them their as my grandfather harry stanley ran off and left her with 7 and one in the oven. she went out and got a job and she payed 15.00 week to help with the care of them and she re-married in 1945 and came back and got all 8 children. my mother talks about her time thier shes 74 years young. i was trying to get the census fot he time they were their maybe pics somt thing to share with her.i cant seem to find any thing at all.she said she remembered the news paper takeing pics of all of them as a group.thanks for shareing i will continue to kep searching. god bless brenda lee stanley miller. if u have any thing that might help i have e-mail i am on ansertry as well

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