|Birth: ||Mar. 15, 1831|
|Death: ||Aug. 8, 1913|
PIONEER VETERAN SUCCUMBS
Alexander Lewis Coffey, Indian War veteran, pioneer resident of the county for 61 years, died at St. Joseph's hospital yesterday afternoon after an illness of two weeks duragion. Mr. Coffey crossed the plains with his parents in 1852 and located that year in Clarke County. He was born in Cooper County, Missouri, Mar. 18, 1831.
His life is closely related with the early history of Clarke county. He was an Indian War veteran and took active part in many battles of frontier days. In 1872 he was elected sheriff of Clarke county. He was a civil engineer and spent much of his life in the pursuit of this profession. For a number of years he has made his home at Camas.
Mr. Coffey is survived by one brother, T. M. Coffey of Washougal and one sister, Mrs. M. L. Abbott of Mill Plain.
The funeral services will be held tomorrow (Sunday) at 11 o'clock at Oak Grove farm near Fern Prairie. Interment will be made in Oak Grove cemetery. (Oak Grove Cemetery is now Fern Prairie Cemetery).
Vancouver Weekly Columbian 14 Aug 1913
Joel Coffey (1789 - 1855)
Alexander L. Coffey (1831 - 1913)
Mary Louisa Coffey Abbott (1833 - 1922)*
Elizabeth Angeline Coffey Van Vleet (1836 - 1905)*
Fern Prairie Cemetery
Plot: Sec: 0 Blk.: 11 Grave: VVP
Created by: Eileen
Record added: Feb 04, 2009
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