Joseph N. Coffman

1853–1929 (Age 75)
Fall Creek Township, Henry, Indiana, United States

The Life of Joseph N.

When Joseph N. Coffman was born on 8 September 1853, in Fall Creek Township, Henry, Indiana, United States, his father, Joseph Coffman, was 43 and his mother, Rebecca Miller, was 39. He married Saloma E Walters on 16 November 1873, in Delaware, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salem Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States for about 40 years. He died on 22 June 1929, in Delaware, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Saunders Cemetery, Daleville, Delaware, Indiana, United States.

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Joseph N. Coffman
Saloma E Walters
Marriage: 16 November 1873
Charles E Coffman
Mary Isadore Coffman
Nellie Esteline Coffman
Shirley May Coffman
Irvin Michael Coffman
Vita Marcella Coffman

Spouse & Children

16 November 1873
Delaware, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 3

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 22

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

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

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Joseph N Coffman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph Coffman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph N Coffman, "United States Census, 1900"

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