Elizabeth Angeline <I>Coffey</I> Van Vleet

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Elizabeth Angeline Coffey Van Vleet

  • Birth 8 May 1836 Missouri, USA
  • Death 12 Apr 1905 Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
  • Burial Camas, Clark County, Washington, USA
  • Plot Section 0 Block Van Vleet Plot
  • Memorial ID 33556588

The funeral services of the late Elizabeth A. VanVleet, who died at her residence in Portland, April 12, 1905, were held yesterday, April 14, 1905, from her home in LaCamas. The remains were brought to LaCamas, accompanied by the sorrowing husband and two daughters, and taken to the old homestead, where simple but touching remarks were made by Ref. T. H. Roach, of LaCamas. At the conclusion of the services, the body of this noble woman was laid to rest close by the farm, where the shifting shadows of both farm house and trees will face across her grave. The pall bearers were: Henry Christ, D. H. Gary, H. Sodawaser, Peter Berggren, H.H. Carpenter and LeRoy Morgan.

Elizabeth Angeline VanVleet ws born in Missouri, May 8, 1836, and came to Oregon in 1852. She married in 1856 in Oregon City to Louis VanVleet, and went as a bride to the old homestead at Fern Prairie, first occupying a log house in the orchard. Since 1862, Mr. and Mrs. VanVleet lived in the house, which still stands, until going to their residence in Portland.

Mrs. VanVleet has proven herself worthy as a pioneer, devoted in her home, faithful in her service to her children while also revealing in her nature a large interest for others.

She leaves her husband and five children to survive her. The long married life of Mr. and Mrs. VanVleet bespeaks much for their success and devotion in home and public life. The children are Mrs. Dr. Louise Wright, of LaCamas, Miss Edith and Miss Stella VanVleet of Portland, Mr. Felix and Louis Jr., of Fern Prairie. She also leaves two brothers, Mach and T. M. Coffey, and an older sister, Mrs. Abbott.

Unknown Paper April 1905

Daughter: Dr. Louise Wright
Daughter: Edith Van Vleet
Daughter: Stella Van Vleet
Son: Felix Van Vleet
Son: Lewis Van Vleet Jr
Father: Joel Coffey
Mother: Sarah Mackey


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  • Created by: Eileen
  • Added: 4 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33556588
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Angeline Coffey Van Vleet (8 May 1836–12 Apr 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33556588, citing Fern Prairie Cemetery, Camas, Clark County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Eileen (contributor 47095503) .