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Edward Coffin
1825 ~ July 28, 1904

Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, August 04, 1904

EDWARD COFFIN was born in Lysander, Onondago County, New York, in 1825. He was married to MARY J. STEWART in 1847, and in 1854 moved to Polo, Ill., where in 1872 he suffered the bereavement in the loss of his faithful and devoted companion.

In 1874 he moved to Tama Co., Iowa, and thence to Decatur County in 1884. He was the father of five children, three of whom, MRS. J.W. WOMSLEY, of Greenfield, Iowa, MRS. FRANK RIDDLE and JOHN COFFIN, of Decatur, Iowa, are still living and in attendance at the funeral. He died of heart failure at the home of his daughter, MRS. RIDDLE, July 28, 1904, aged 79 years, 2 months and 10 days [Decatur City IA].

MR. COFFIN was a worthy and excellent man, quiet, strictly honest and conscientiously moral. He was a devoted and affectionate husband and a kind, exemplary father.

He never was a member of any church but those who know how honestly and upright he lived have no doubt of his preparation for the future. The funeral services were held at the home and he was buried in the Decatur Cemetery.

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