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The Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln Nebraska) 16 April 1939

James B. Coffman

James B. Coffman was born Oct. 27, 1856, near Mount Morris, Ill., grew up there and came to Nebraska in 1879, settling on a ranch near Adams. Two years later a brother Salathiel joined him and they formed a partnership in the farm and livestock business. When the brother came to Lincoln in 1909, he remained in Adams where he was a member of Plumb Line lodge No. 214, AF &AM. He belonged to the Scottish Rite and Shrine in Lincoln. Twelve years ago failing health obliged him to retired and he had since lived in Lincoln with a niece and nephew, Mr. and Mrs. George Levi. He was an able business man a faithful attendant of the Presbyterian church in Adams. He died April 13, 1939 in Lincoln.

Surviving are two brothers, S. Coffman of Lincoln and John C. of Polo, Ill.; a number of nieces and nephews in Lincoln, Illinois and California, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held April 15 at Rovers, Rev., W. M. Swartzwelder officiating. Lincoln lodge No. 19, AF& FM conducted Masonic rites at the grave in Wyuka.

Contributed by Jane Edson

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