Rev Samuel Frederick Coffman

Rev Samuel Frederick Coffman

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Death 28 Jun 1954 (aged 82)
Burial Vineland, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 33922268 · View Source
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Coffman, Samuel Frederick, son of the late J. S. Coffman, died suddenly at his home in Vineland, Ont., on June 28, 1954. He was 83 years old. Having withstood the rigors of two operations during the early part of the year, he was enjoying good health, engaging in his Bible studies and preaching the Sunday previous to his death. Born in Virginia in 1872, he spent his boyhood days in Elkhart, Ind. He was ordained to the ministry in Chicago in April, 1895. The year following he came to Vineland, taking charge of the Moyer Mennonite Church. In 1903, he was ordained to the office of bishop, and served the Mennonite congregations in the Niagara district. From here he also assisted in other congregations at Selkirk, South Cayuga, Markham, Toronto, Ont., Clarence Center, N. Y., and others. His wife, the former Ella Mann, died in Feb.,1925*. He is survived by five children (John E., London, England, David W., Beamsville, Lena, Barbara, and Ellen at home), 7 grandchildren, one brother (William P., Burbank, Calif.), 2 sisters (Mrs. J. C. Landis, Elkhart, Ind., and Mrs. Dillman Gingerich, Freeport, Ill.). He will long be remembered for his many interests and activities in the church. His wise counsel in congregation and conference made for spiritual progress. In 1907 he organized the Ontario Mennonite Bible School, and served as principal until his retirement in 1952. His funeral was largely attended from almost every district of the Ontario conference and several of the States. Short testimonies were given by chosen brethren representing the Ontario Mennonite Conference, the Bible School Board and faculty, Historic Peace churches, Board of Education, Publishing House and other early co-laborers. The funeral at the Moyer Church was in charge of A. Lewis Fretz, assisted by Willis Hallman, and Wayne North. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery. check here
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  • Created by: Tom Crago
  • Added: 16 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33922268
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Samuel Frederick Coffman (11 Jun 1872–28 Jun 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33922268, citing Vineland Mennonite Cemetery, Vineland, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Tom Crago (contributor 46845398) .