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William Coffin Coleman
Birth: May 21, 1870
Chatham
Columbia County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 1957
Wichita
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA

Business Magnate. He was an inventor and founder of the Coleman lantern company in Wichita, Kansas at the beginning of the twenty century. The Coleman lantern and later the Coleman stove became very popular with campers, and both were used extensively by the military during World War II. The Coleman company, and name has developed a world wide reputation for producing quality product. Many of these products can be found today in use around the world.  (bio by: David G. Stuart) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Robert Russell Coleman (1828 - 1882)
  Julia N. Coffin Coleman (1840 - 1897)
 
 Spouse:
  Fanny Sheldon Coleman (1872 - 1965)*
 
 Children:
  Robert Sheldon Coleman (1901 - 1988)*
  Clarence William Coleman (1909 - 1992)*
 
 Sibling:
  Mary D. Coleman Wilson (1860 - 1929)*
  William Coffin Coleman (1870 - 1957)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Mission Mausoleum
Wichita
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA
Plot: mausoleum
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: David G. Stuart
Record added: Jun 26, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7624857
William Coffin Coleman
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William Coffin Coleman
Added by: David G. Stuart
 
William Coffin Coleman
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The family Coleman lantern and stove on camping trips are part of my earliest memories. Nearly fifty years later I still have them both, and they both still work! In memory of the founder of an American institution.
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