Lela Esther Coffin

4 May 1922–5 April 2008 (Age 85)
Black Hawk Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Lela Esther

When Lela Esther Coffin was born on 4 May 1922, in Black Hawk Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States, her father, Albert H. Coffin, was 22 and her mother, Beulah Ida Leffler, was 19. She married Maj Wilbur Lorenzo Hysell on 23 December 1938, in Unionville, Putnam, Missouri, United States. She lived in Penn Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Washington, United States in 2008. She died on 5 April 2008, in Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States.

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Wilbur Lorenzo Hysell
Lela Esther Coffin
Marriage: 23 December 1939

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 December 1939Unionville, Putnam, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 1
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
    Age 18
    Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind gusts came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
    1945 · Peace in a Post War World
    Age 23
    The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

    Name Meaning

    English (southwestern England, of Norman origin) and French: nickname from Middle English cofin, coffin, Old French cof(f)in (from Late Latin cophinus, Greek kophinos) ‘container, basket; coffer, chest (for keeping treasures, documents, armour, etc.)’. Early bearers of this as a hereditary surname were of knightly rank. Old French cofin was synonymous with coffer, and it may be that Cofin was used to denote a keeper of the (royal) coffer, attested in Anglo-Latin cofferarius. Compare Coffer . The modern English word coffin is a specialized development of this term, not attested until the 16th century.History: Tristram Coffin came from Brixham, Devon, to Haverhill, MA, before 1647. An important line of his descendants is associated with Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Lela Esther Coffin, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"
    • Lela E Coffin in household of Albert H Coffin, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Lela Hysell, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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