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John Thomas Coffie, 1878-1957


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 1/28/2009 at 07:30:02

Father of Harry Coffie Dies at 79

John Thomas Coffie, 79, a life-time resident of Estherville area died about 6 p.m. yesterday [20 Jan 1957] at Holy Family Hospital. His death is attributed to the infirmities of old age.

Funeral services for Mr. Coffie will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Sternborg's Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Thomas G. Melton will officiate and burial will be at Oak Hill cemetery. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral chapel from this evening until time of services tomorrow.

Survivors include three sons, Harry of Estherville, Dale of Highland, Ind., and Guy of Altoona. His former wife, now living at Lamar, Colo., also survives along with two sisters, Mrs. Paul Dallman of Gowrie and Mrs. Frances Holiday of Peoria, Ill.

Mr. Coffie was born at Forest City on Aug. 31, 1878 and moved to the Estherville area at the age of four. He attended elementary school here and later farmed in this area. In 1899 he was married to Frances Baker. He spent most of his life farming in this area with the exception of a few years spent farming near Lewisville, Minn.

Contributed by: Ruth M. Hackett. Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, January 20, 1957.


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