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 James McClure Coffinberry

James McClure Coffinberry

Birth
Death 29 Nov 1891 (aged 73)
Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 13966700 · View Source
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b; Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio
d; Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Mother: Mary "Polly" McClure
Brothers and Sisters
1.George Coffinberry b. 1816, d. 1842
2. James M Coffinberry+ b. 16 May 1818, d. 29 Nov 1891
3. Eliza Coffinberry
4. Rebecca Coffinberry
5. Sophia Coffinberry
6. Charles S Coffinberry b. 1824

The following was submitted by Robert Tong

He was born May l6th, 1818, at Mansfield, Ohio. Living, April 1879, at Cleveland, Ohio. His father was Andrew Coffinberry. James M. Coffinberry studied law with his father, then residing at Perrysburg, and was admitted to the bar in 1841, opening an office in partnership with his father the same year at Maumee City. His superior abilities and personal integrity were early recognized, and secured his election as prosecuting attorney for Lucas County, which position he filled with distinguished ability for several years. In 1845, he removed to Hancock County, and for about ten years practiced his profession successfully, at the same time editing and publishing the Findlay Herald. In 1855, he removed to Cleveland. In 1861, he was elected judge of the court of common pleas, and held that office for a full term of five years. After retiring from the bench, he returned to the practice of his profession, but was soon compelled to retire from its activities by reason of failing health. On the evening of April 8th, 1875, while returning with his wife from Mt. Vernon, where they had been to attend the marriage of his son, to a daughter of General Morgan, after they had reached the city and were being driven across the railroad track near the union depot, their carriage was struck by freight cars. They were both severely injured. He was rescued with great difficulty, suffering the loss of a leg. His wife, though terribly bruised and mangled, was restored to comparative health. He married in January 1841, Miss Anna M. Gleason, of Lucas county, and has two children living. His son, Henry D., a partner in the Globe Iron-works, and the Cleveland Dry Dock Company, also one of the fire commissioners of the city, served honorably through the war as an officer in the Mississippi gun-boat flotilla. His daughter, Mary E., is married to S. E. Brooks, also a prominent young businessman of Cleveland.



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  • Created by: Joyce
  • Added: 15 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13966700
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James McClure Coffinberry (6 May 1818–29 Nov 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13966700, citing Riverside Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Joyce (contributor 831) .