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Titian James Coffey

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Titian James Coffey

Birth
Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
11 Jan 1897 (aged 72)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA Add to Map
Plot
Stewart Lot 531 East
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The Evening Star (Washington, D.C.) January 12, 1897 page 3
Mr. Titian J. Coffey, whose death was briefly noted in The Star yesterday afternoon, was a well-known and respected member of the community, and the news of his passing away will cause regret in a wide circle of friends in public and private life. Mr. Coffey died yesterday afternoon at his home, 1713 K street. He was seventy-two years of age, and had been ill for about ten days.

Although he had lived a rather retired life for a number of years past Mr. Coffey had filled several positions of importance and honor in earlier life. He was a native of Huntingdon, Pa., and as a young man studied law in the office of Judge Bates. When the latter was made Attorney General under President Lincoln, Mr. Coffey was made his assistant and a number of years had charge of the interests of the government in all cases before the United States Supreme Court. When Governor Curtin was appointed minister to Russia Mr. Coffey, one of his intimate friends, was made secretary of the legation, but he resigned later to travel with his family through Europe, Mr. Coffey spent a considerable amount of his time traveling abroad, but always kept his home in this city, where the family held a prominent place in society. Mr. and Mrs. Coffey’s daughter, Mrs. John Chew, died abroad while Mr. Chew was secretary to the American legation at Vienna. A grown son also died several years ago. Mrs. Coffey survives her husband and has the sympathy of many friends in her bereavement.

The funeral will take place from the house Thursday morning at 10 o’clock.
The Evening Star (Washington, D.C.) January 12, 1897 page 3
Mr. Titian J. Coffey, whose death was briefly noted in The Star yesterday afternoon, was a well-known and respected member of the community, and the news of his passing away will cause regret in a wide circle of friends in public and private life. Mr. Coffey died yesterday afternoon at his home, 1713 K street. He was seventy-two years of age, and had been ill for about ten days.

Although he had lived a rather retired life for a number of years past Mr. Coffey had filled several positions of importance and honor in earlier life. He was a native of Huntingdon, Pa., and as a young man studied law in the office of Judge Bates. When the latter was made Attorney General under President Lincoln, Mr. Coffey was made his assistant and a number of years had charge of the interests of the government in all cases before the United States Supreme Court. When Governor Curtin was appointed minister to Russia Mr. Coffey, one of his intimate friends, was made secretary of the legation, but he resigned later to travel with his family through Europe, Mr. Coffey spent a considerable amount of his time traveling abroad, but always kept his home in this city, where the family held a prominent place in society. Mr. and Mrs. Coffey’s daughter, Mrs. John Chew, died abroad while Mr. Chew was secretary to the American legation at Vienna. A grown son also died several years ago. Mrs. Coffey survives her husband and has the sympathy of many friends in her bereavement.

The funeral will take place from the house Thursday morning at 10 o’clock.


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