At this time I do not see a link between this family and another
Family who are buried in area cemeteries.
If you know more about them please email
Thanks to Frederick W. Kligge for the scans of these
"Many years ago I found two old photo albums full of old photos
dating from the 1860's to the early 1900's.
... The following are from the COFFIN family which apparently
lived in Denison TX and Richmond, IN"
(He does not have further genealogical information on this family)
Size of the original Photographs - 2 1/2" X 4 1/4"
* Additional notes on this family, from Grayson
Co. TXGenWeb master ~ Arthur Henry Coffin was born 23 Oct 1851, James Town,
Guilford Co., Nc. - died 31 Oct 1934, Denison, Grayson Co., Tx. -son of
Dr. Shubal Gardner Coffin (b. 29 May 1809, Guilford Co., Nc) and mother
- Laura Lowry Mendenhall (b. 15 Nov 1836, Guilford Co., Nc.) They moved
Mor about him at bottom of the page.
Arthur Henry Coffin's wife ~ Anna Mary Richie
Coffin, born 2 Jul 1852, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania-
died Denison, Grayson Co., Texas, 8 Aug 1916. Daughter of Samuel
Steer Richie (b.8 May 1814, Short Creek, Harrison Co., Ohio (They
were Quakers) died 18 Nov 1888; and mother- Anna S. Shoemaker, b. 7 Jul
1814. Shoemakertown, Cheltenham Township, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania.)
Her obituary at bottom of page.
Arthur & Anna Mary were married 9 Mar 1876 in
New Paris, Preble Co., Oh. - Quaker Church
Their Children: Anna Laura Coffin b. Denison ~ 4
Mar 1877~became Mrs. Marr of N.C.
Elizabeth White Coffin b. Denison ~ 13 Jan 1880
- became Mrs.John W. Lewis of Greensboro, NC
Margaret Barger Coffin b. Denison~27 Dec 1881~became
Mrs. George H. Capen of CA.
Mable Francis Coffin b. Denison 5 Nov 1883 died
18 Dec 1883
and an adopted son - S. B. Coffin of N.C.
see next page link at bottom for more on Anna Laura
and Mable Francis.
Arthur H(Henry) Coffin, Denison Texas
Photographer M. Wolfe -286 Main Str, Richmond,
Anna Mary Coffin and apparently the family has
ties to Denison as well as Richmond, Indiana.
M. Wofe Photographer, 286 Main St., Richmond, Ind.
Dallas Morning News -page 11 10 Aug 1916-
Coffin.-Denison, Texas, Aug. 9- Mrs. Anna Mary Coffin,
aged 64 years, died yesterday afternoon at 5:15 o'clock at the family residence.
No. 516 West Gandy street, after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Coffin
was the wife of A. H. Coffin, City Tax Collector, and had been a resident
of Denison the last thirty years. The funeral arrangements have not been
made, pending the arrival of relatives from out of the city. Besides a
husband the deceased is survived by the following daughters; Mrs. Laura
C. Marr of Pinehurst, N.C.; Mrs. John W. Lewis of Greensboro, N.C.; Mrs.
George H. Capen of Los Angeles, Cal., and an adopted son, S. B. Coffin
of High Point, N.C.; two sisters, Miss Sarah M. Ritchie and Miss Grace
Ritchie of Denison; two brothers, John S. Richie of Scotts Mills, Ore.,
and S. C. Richie of New Paris, Ohio. * She is buried in Fairview
Cemetery, Denison as is her husband.
Her death cert. says she lived at 516 W. Gandy in
Denison. Her father was Samuel S. Richie b. in Eastern Ohio. Mother Anna
S. Shoemaker was born in Montgomery Co. Penn.
Anna Mary Coffin died of Cancer affecting middle left
ear and surrounding tissue and exhaustion.
An Article in the Dallas Morning News 5 Sep 1886 -
North Texas Horticultural Society meeting news - Awards -"Best display
of flowers in a bouquet, Mrs. A. H. Coffin"
* Death Cert. no 449(0?)3 Arthur H. Coffin. Died at
the Long- Sneed Hospital in Denison. 521 W. Woodlawn. His wife is
listed as Mrs. Nannie Coffin. dates match other info. He died of myocardial
failure. The person making out the cert. put his and his wifes info in
the parents place. It says he was a Civil Engineer and later, City Tax
Assessor and collector.
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