Daniel Ernest Coffill

23 December 1884–5 October 1954 (Age 69)
Blomidon, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Daniel Ernest

When Daniel Ernest Coffill was born on 23 December 1884, in Blomidon, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Daniel Willard Coffill, was 26 and his mother, Virtue Ann Balsor, was 20. He married Rosalee Prudence Huntley on 18 August 1905, in Halls Harbour, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1901. He died on 5 October 1954, in Paradise, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 69, and was buried in Halls Harbour, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Ernest Coffill
Rosalee Prudence Huntley
Marriage: 18 August 1905
Clarence Thomas Coffill
Daniel Francis Kenneth Coffill
Blossom Coffill
Alberta Rispah Coffill
Hazel Marion Coffill
Muriel Anna Coffill
Doris Ketorah Coffill
Beulah Evalina Coffill RN

Spouse and Children

18 August 1905
Halls Harbour, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Willard Coffill


    Virtue Ann Balsor




+4 More Children

World Events (3)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 25

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 37

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 61

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

Name Meaning

Perhaps a respelling of German Ophüls, a topographic name for someone who lived on a site overgrown with thistles, from Low German op ‘on (top)’ + hüls ‘wood thistle’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Daniel Coffill in household of Willard Coffill, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Daniel Coffil in entry for Thomas Clarence Coffill and Iva Lavinia Steele, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932"
  • Daniel Ernest Coffill in entry for Orlin Alonzo Reid and Alberta Rispha Coffin, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

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