|Birth: ||May 17, 1846|
St. Louis City
|Death: ||Apr. 12, 1920|
Mary Emma Coffin
1135 South Main
Widow of Tristram C. Coffin
Birthplace: Georgetown, District of Columbia
Caroline (Burd) Coffin
Birthplace: Lynchburg, Virginia
Daughter: Mrs. Martha 'Mattie' Taaffe
At 73 years, 10 months & 25 days old she died of Uremic poisoning and arterioslcerosis.
MO Death Certificate #16700
Informant: Mrs. Richard Taaffee
Knell Undertaking Co.
CARTHAGE EVENING PRESS
TUESDAY APRIL 13, 1920
PIONEER WOMAN DEAD
MRS. M.E. COFFIN, 74 CAME TO COUNTY WHEN SMALL CHILD
End come at Home of Daughter,
Mrs. R. Taaffe--
Funeral Tomorrow Afternoon
Mrs. M. E. Coffin, 74 years old, mother of Mrs. Richard Taaffe, died at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Taaffe home on South Main Street after a lingering illness.
Mrs. Coffin was born May 17, 1846 in St. Louis, MO and was the daughter of W. H. F. and Caroline Burd Degge. When Mrs. Coffin was a small child she came with her parents to Jasper County. During the Civil War the family returned to St. Louis where she met and married Tristram C. Coffin in June 1867.
After conditions became more settled following the war the family came to Jasper County and has resided here from that time, for many years on a farm just north of Sarcoxie.
Like most people who resided here at that time, she had a great fund of interesting information concerning days of "bush whacker and jay hawker" outrages during the war.
Mrs. Coffin early in life became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, as was her husband, who preceeded her to the great beyond 37 years ago. she was also a member of the Rebekah lodge. Funeral services will be in charge of that order. The funeral will be from the home of her daughter, tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Surviving children are:
*Mrs. Richard Taaffe
*Mrs. A. L. Lessard of Bartlesville, Oklahoma
*Frank T. Coffin of Joplin
A son, Arthur O. Coffin, died in Colorado in October 1917.
Mrs. Taaffe and Frank Coffin were at her bedside when the end came. Mrs. Lessard will arrive today.
William H. F. Degge (1815 - 1893)
Caroline M. Burd Degge (1812 - 1881)
Tristram C. Coffin (1843 - 1883)
Martha Coffin Taaffe (1868 - 1957)*
Arthur O. Coffin (1875 - 1917)*
Frank Tristram Coffin (1877 - 1929)*
Little Pearl Coffin (1880 - 1881)*
Plot: Block 10 Lot 14
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: May 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52046011
**Member of the Rebekah Lodge** Carthage Missouri|
Added: May. 10, 2010