Samuel Buffington Coffee

Samuel Buffington Coffee

Death 1 Oct 1900 (aged 44)
Burial Chadron, Dawes County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 40881065 · View Source
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Samuel Buffington Coffee
For many years was an extensive ranchman well and favorably known in Nebraska. He was born at Greenfield, Missouri, March 2, 1855, a son of Col. John T. and Harriet (Wade) Coffee, and a brother of Charles F. Coffee, a prominent banker and stock raiser of Chadron, Nebraska.
In 1877, "Buff" Coffee, as he was familiarly known, in company with his brother, Charles F. Coffee came from Texas and settled in Wyoming where together they engaged in the cattle business. In 1879, "Buff" Coffee moved to Sioux county and was one of the first homesteaders in that frontier region. He continued to acquire as much land as he could buy adjoining, but, in 1898, he branched out, and bought a ranch on the Niobrara river south of Harrison. Practically every acre of this land acquired since 1879, is still held by the family.
On March 1, 1889, Mr. Coffee was married to Elizabeth Tisdale of Georgetown, Texas, and of their five children the following survive: Harry B., an active young business man of Chadron; Rex T., who owns and operates the original ranch of his father; Guy H., who is vice-president and general manager of the Coffee Cattle Company which owns and operates the ranch purchased by his father in 1898, together with extensive holdings since acquired by the company, and Edna, who is the wife of John B. Cook, a prominent business man of Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Mr. Coffee died at Harrison, Nebraska, October 1, 1900.
Source: History Of Western Nebraska And Its People; Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, And Sioux Counties. A Group Often Called The Panhandle Of Nebraska, 1921
Transcribed By: Mary Saggio.
Contributor: Marvin Bowman (46921462)


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