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John H. COFFEE, b.1850 KY>MO>TX>OK
Posted by: S. Date: October 28, 2001 at 21:07:56
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The following is an obit of John H. COFFEE, date unknown, taken from a torn newspaper article which lists at the top: "KINGSTON, Marshall Co., Okl."

A PIONEER CITIZEN PASSES AWAY
Death of J. H. Coffee After an Illness of a Short Time.

Last Monday night, after an illness of about two weeks, Mr. J. H. Coffee, one of our oldest citizens, laid down his life’s burdens and went to his last rest. He was well thought of by all our people, a man of honor, integrity and uprightness. He was loyal to the church of his faith, the Christian church. He was born in Mt. Sterling, Ky., March 9, 1850, going from there to Missouri in his early manhood, where he was married to Miss Nancy C. James, Sept. 1, 1872. Two children were born to them, John Coffee, now residing in New Mexico, and Mrs. Lizzie Page, now living in Missouri. His wife died at their Missouri home August 9, 1895, soon after which he came to this section and located near here. About eleven years ago he purchased property in town and opened up the business which he conducted to the time of his death. April 12, 1912 he was married to Mrs. Iona Hight of Denison, who survives him. He was buried Tuesday afternoon in the cemetery here. The funeral services were held in the new church of which he was so proud, Rev. J. H. Lawson of Denison, conducting the services. Mr. John Coffee, of New Mexico, and little daughter, and Mrs. Martha ______ (? unreadable as the newspaper was folded here), his sister, and her daughter, Mrs. Ida Thompson, of Texarkana, Ark., Mr. Tom Coffee and family of Madill, and Joe Coffee, of Calera, nephews of deceased, were here to attend the funeral.

-----------NOTE: Mr. COFFEE's birthplace is in Montgomery County, KY and he later married Nancy, dau. of William & Nancy (WOLF) JAMES, in Morgan County, MO. His son, John Willis Coffee was born 1873 in Sherman, TX and lived in MO>NM>CA.

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