|Birth: ||May 20, 1849|
Line of descent:
Frederic W. Coffin (1813-1883) & Mary Jane Alley (1820- )
Children: Frederic Wallace Coffin & Philip Macey Coffin
William Barnard Coffin & Deborah Swain
Gilbert Coffin & Phebe Barnard
Micajah Coffin & Abigail Coleman
Benjamin Coffin & Jedidah Hussey
Nathaniel Coffin & Damaris Gayer
James Coffin & Mary Severance
Tristram Coffin (1609-1681) FAG #10904410 & Dionis Stevens (1610-1676)FAG #34909553
Philip M. Coffin received his Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Michigan
Groom's Name: Philip Macey Coffin
Groom's Birth Date: 1849
Groom's Birthplace: Ohio
Groom's Age: 22
Bride's Name: Mary S. McCracken
Bride's Birth Date: 1850
Bride's Birthplace: Ann Arbor
Bride's Age: 21
Marriage Date: 11 September 1871
Marriage Place: Albion, Calhoun, Michigan
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Groom's Race: White
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Indexing Project Number: M73537-5
System Origin: Michigan-EASy
Reference Number: bk1 pg.83 no1243
Detroit City Directories
Coffin Philip M., stenographer and lawyer
The 1880 United States Federal Census places the Coffin family in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. Family members are Philip Coffin, age 31, born 1849, in Ohio, father's birthplace is Massachusetts, mother's birthplace is Massachusetts, occupation is a Lawyer; Mary S. Coffin, wife, age 30 and Stephen Coffin, son, age 7.
Detroit, Michigan Directory
Published by R. L. Polk and Co.
Name: Philip M. Coffin
Location: 266 Crawford
Business Name: Dickinson, Thurber & Stevenson
Year: 1890, 1891
Detroit City Directory
Mary Stuart (Coffin & Coffin), h 991 Theodore
Philip M. (Coffin & Coffin), h 991 Theodore
Stephen F., stenogr, bds 991 Theodore
Coffin & Coffin (Philip M. and Mary Stuart Coffin), Lawyers, 31 B Hodges Bldg. Tel 1689
1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Phillip M. Coffin
Home in 1900: Springwells, Wayne, Michigan
Birth Date: May 1851
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Mother's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Spouse's Name: Mary P. Coffin
Marriage Year: 1874
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 26
Phillip M. Coffin, 49
Mary P. Coffin, 49
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Springwells, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: T623_755; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 202.
Last Name: Coffins
Given Name: Mary
Birth Year: 1849
Death Day: 16
Death Month: June
Death Year: 1908
Father's Given Name: S. B.
Father's Last Name: McCracken
KILLS HERSELF IN DETROIT
Mrs. Mary Stuart Coffin, Prominent Attorney and Formerly of Marshall. Dies of Poisoning.
Mrs. Mary Stuart Coffin, formerly of Marshall, and a prominent attorney of Detroit, who was found unconscious in her home, 186 Cameron avenue, Detroit, last Friday afternoon, died at St. Mary's hospital at three o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the effects of laudanum poisoning.
For several days previous to last Friday, Mrs. Coffin was not seen around her home and in the afternoon of that day, Mrs. Albert Tower notified the police to break into the Coffin home and see what had become of Mrs. Coffin.
Patrolman John W. Looney forced an entrance into the house and found Mrs. Coffin lying unconscious on a bed. Dr. Henry Harrison was summoned and he sent the woman to St. Mary's hospital. A note addressed to Mrs. Coffin's divorced husband Phil Coffin, also an attorney, was found in the dead woman's room, but he refuses to make it's contents known to the public. She was of melancholy temperament and brooded much over her troubles.
Mr. and Mrs. Coffin were divorced, but they frequently communicated with each other on business matters, and Mr. Coffin was often at her bedside while she was in the hospital. Mrs. Coffin never recovered sufficiently from her stupor to talk. It is known that it was her wish that her body be cremated, and this will probably be done.
Mrs. Coffin was bore forty-nine years ago at Alma, Mich., was the daughter of the late Judge S. B. McCracken, and a graduate of the U. of M. She completed a course in law at the Detroit college when she was eighteen years old, and began the practice of law.
In 1871 she married Philip Coffin in this city, and they went to Detroit in 1873, and began to practice law. About a year ago, Mrs. Coffin and her husband were divorced and since then she told friends she was lonely, as her son was on a farm in Oakland county recovering his health. Dr. Harrison says that last March, Mrs. Coffin had a narrow escape from being asphyxiated with gas. The funeral arrangements have not as yet been completed.
When Mr. and Mrs. Coffin were residents of Marshall, they lived in the house now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jager in Warren St. Mr. Coffin had the office now occupied by Dr. D. S. Joy over the C. T. Cook grocery store. The Marshall Expounder, 19 June 1908, Marshall, Michigan.
DETROIT'S WOMAN LAWYER DIES
Mrs. Mary Stuart Coffin, who was the only practlcing woman attorney In Detroit, died at St. Mary's hospital Tuesday from the effects of laudanum, taken, it is thought, with suicidal intent. The Sheboygan Daily Press, 17 June 1908, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
The 1910 United States Federal Census places Philip Coffin in Detroit, Ward 5, Wayne, Michigan. Philip M. Coffin, age 60, born about 1850, in Ohio, widowed, lodger with the William E. Pillapaugh family.
The 1920 United States Federal Census places Philip Coffin in Detroit, Ward 4, Wayne, Michigan. Philip M. Coffin, age 70, born about 1850, in Ohio, widowed, lodger with Harriet Carr.
Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952
Name: Phillip Coffen
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 01 Jan 1923
Event Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
Marital Status: Widowed
Birth Year (Estimated): 1858
Father's Name: F. W. Coffen
GS Film number: 001972963
Digital Folder Number: 005362521
Image Number: 01759
Mary Stuart McCracken Coffin (1849 - 1908)*
Stephen Frederick Coffin (1872 - 1936)*
Created by: C.T.
Record added: Jul 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73413219
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