Harry August Coine

Male2 February 1913–8 January 2000

Brief Life History of Harry August

Harry was known as "The Good Samaritan," always volunteering and helping others. He was a 32° Mason, Scottish Rite, and Zenobia Shriner. He grew up in East Toledo and graduated from Waite High School. In later years, he and his wife, Stell, were among the early founders of the Waite High Alumni Association. They helped organize the first Waite Alumni Purple & Gold Ball, and for many years, Harry chaired the special gifts committee for the Waite High Scholarship Fund, raising thousands of dollars annually. He was a lifelong member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Woodville & Elmore, and he was president of the church council for several terms. Although he was raised in East Toledo, Harry and Stell moved to Oregon in 1948 and lived their entire lives in the same home. He was a member of the Oregonians, and on April 6, 1995, Harry was presented with the Frederick Hansen Humanitarian Award by the Oregon Kiwanis Club. He organized a group of men to paint the Lutheran (Old Folks) Home and volunteered as an Ombudsman at St. Charles Hospital for many years. Harry was a member of the Masons, the Scottish Rite, and the Zenobia Shrine - the Drum & Bugle Corps. He was active in Masonic fund-raising programs, especially for the Shrine Hospitals. He was also one of the original "Goodfellows" for the annual Old Newsboys Paper Drive.

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Harry August Coine
Estella M. Kreger
Marriage: 10 January 1942

Sources (2)

  • Harry A Caine in household of Oreal G Cousino, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harry A Coine, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 January 1942Lucas, Ohio, United States
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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 3

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.


    Age 4

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    1937 · The Neutrality Act

    Age 24

    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Italian Rocco, Pasquale, Sal, Salvatore.

    Italian: from a short form of a personal name ending with thehypocoristic suffix -cione, such as Felicione,Petriccione, Simoncione, Uguccione, or a doublediminutive of names ending with -cio.

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

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