Vida Estella Coffman

30 April 1900–
Chester, Pennsylvania

The Life of Vida Estella

When Vida Estella Coffman was born on 30 April 1900, her father, Reuben Y Coffman, was 61 and her mother, Ida M Falkner, was 58. She had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Augustus Speece. She lived in Schuylkill Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Upper Providence Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930.

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Augustus Speece
Vida Estella Coffman
May Speece
Julia Batzel
Alvin Speece
Eleanor Speece

Spouse and Children



    May Speece


    Julia Batzel


    Alvin Speece


    Eleanor Speece


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 5

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Age 31

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Kaufmann ( see Kaufman ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Vida Batzel in household of Samuel Batzel, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Vida Spuce in household of Augustus Spuce, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vida Estella Coffman, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"

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