Coffin & Related Family Obituaries

Herkimer County, NY & Other Locations

Contributed by Hereld Stuart

Boonville Herald, Thursday, 7 Dec 1893

Worden Coffin

North Gage - Worden Coffin, an old resident of this place, was buried yesterday. He passed four score years.

Boonville Herald, Thursday, May 7, 1925

Celestia (Coffin) Barney Waite

Former Boonville Resident Died in Portland, Oregon -

Died, February 11, 1925, Mrs. Celestia Barney Waite, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. W. M. Bunn, 150 E. 25th St., Portland, Ore.

She was born in the town of Newport, N.Y., August 1, 1848, the only daughter of Warden R. Coffin of Deerfield. She was twice married; her first husband being Henry H. Barney, of Newport, who passed on in May, 1884, near Poland. Her second marriage was to L.E. Waite, who died October, 1917, at Portland, Ore. They left Boonville in July, 1910, for Portland, where Mrs. Waite had many dear friends. She leaves to mourn her death one daughter, Mrs. Mabelle Bunn of Portland; one son, Arthur H. Barney of Seattle, Wash.; two grandsons, George and Alanson Barney; one great-grandson, Raymond Lamont Barney, all of Seattle, Wash.; a half-brother, henry Coffin of Newport; and a cousin, Henry Coffin of Vancouver, Wash.

William Benton Coffin

Death at Cold Brook (1/3/1917)

Benjamin Coffin died yesterday at his home in Cold Brook. He was about 70 years of age and a Civil War veteran. He was twice married, his first wife who died 25 years ago having been Gertrude Nelson. His present wife who survives was Lydia Haylett, they having been married the past fall.

Utica Sunday Tribune, February, 1891

Albert Franklin Coffin

Albert F. Coffin died last evening at his home, No. 4 Square St., aged 46. Mr. Coffin was a veteran of the war having served as Corporal of Company B, 152d Regiment. He was also a member of the Park Baptist Church and much respected by his acquaintances. Mr. Coffin leaves his wife and three children, Joseph R. Coffin of Pulaski, Benton W. Coffin and Miss Vena E. Coffin of this city.


Edwin T. Coffin

COFFIN. In Ohio on 10 Apr, Edwin T. Coffin, age 10 months and 7 days. Youngest child of Worden and Lavina Coffin. (Death notice from Evangelical Magazine and Gospel Advocate, Utica, 26 May 1848)

Utica Daily Press, Mon., 2 Sep 1929


Henry Worden Coffin

Henry W. Coffin, 231 North Genesee Street, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. B.S. Helmes, Trenton Road, Saturday morning after a long illness.

He was born in the town of Ohio, Herkimer County, July 31, 1858, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Worden R. Coffin, and came to Utica about 10 years ago. He was formerly a farmer on the old Coffin homestead in Deerfield.

Mr. Coffin married Miss Anna Phillips of Steuben and would have celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary in January. He was a member of the North Gage Presbyterian Church.

Survivors are his wife, Utica; four sons, Morton, Ira and Archie, Utica, and Duane, Norway; four daughters, Mrs. Helmes, Utica; Mrs Edward McClusky, Newport; Mrs. Florence Rocke, Troy, and Mrs. Lucy Halden, Cold Brook.

Boonville Herald, August 30, 1978

Jennie Emma (Hughes) Coffin

POLAND - Mrs. Jennie Coffin, 94, of Route 28, died Wednesday, Aug 28 at Sunset Nursing home, Boonville, where she had been a patient for some time.

Born Jan. 6, 1884, she was the daughter of John and Jennie Morrison Hughes. In 1905, she was married to Ira Coffin, who died in 1953. A former resident of the town of Deerfield, she was a member of Senior Hills Prospect. Prior to entering the nursing home, Mrs. Coffin lived with her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Nettie Coffin. Surviving are a brother, Ernest Hughes, Prospect; five grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. her sons, Randolph Coffin and Reginald Coffin, are deceased. Services were held Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Autenrith Funeral Home, Newport. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Utica Daily Press, Friday, July 20, 1934

Elizabeth Letta (Coffin) Helmes

Mrs. Lettie E. Helmes, 45, wife of Bernard Helmes, died in her home, Trenton Road, Deerfield, Thursday noon. She was born in Deerfield December 28(?), 1888, and lived in that section all her life except 16(?) years spent in Utica. She attended Poland High School and Utica Conservatory of Music. Mrs. Helmes was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Utica. She was married to Mr. Helmes June 22, 1914.

Besides her husband she leaves a son, Donald; a daughter, Norma Jean, Deerfield; her mother, Mrs. Anna Coffin, four brothers, Morton, Ira, Duane, and Arthur, Utica; three sisters, Mrs. Edward McClusky, Newport, Mrs. Florence Johnson, Utica, Mrs. Lucy Holden, Cold Brook.

Utica Morning Herald, Saturday, June 19, 1875

Morton Coffin

Worden Coffin's family, of the town of Deerfield, has been afflicted by the accidental death of a son, aged 10 years, from injuries received while playing with a small pistol.

Utica Herald-Dispatch, Monday, September 8, 1902

Allen Coffin

Allen Coffin died at his home near Deerfield Corners yesterday, after an extended illness. Mr Coffin was nearly 84 years old and was one of the oldest residents of the town. He had not been attended by a physician for the past three weeks and Coroner Dodd was notified, but on investigation decided that death was due to natural causes and no inquest will be held.

Canton Commercial Advertiser, Tuesday, September 28, 1926

Athelda (Coffin) Nickerson


Gouverneur, Sept. 20 - Mrs. Athelda Coffin Nickerson, 84, died suddenly at 7:45 o'clock Sunday evening at the home of her son, Charles Nickerson, of McKean Street. Mrs. Nickerson had taken dinner with her son's family and returned to her own home nearby. She again returned to her son's home and was taken suddenly with a stroke about 4 o'clock. She regained consciousness but failed to rally from the attack.

Mrs. Nickerson was well known by many and despite her advanced years, was very active and cared for her own home besides also caring for Sabin Parker, one of the oldest residents of the village. She attended the First Baptist Church and was active in the West Side Unit of that church. She was a member of the W.R.C. at Canton. She was born in the town of Newport, Herkimer County, March 24, 1842, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Coffin. She was united in marriage to Charles Nickerson, November 19, 1859, his death occuring December 17, 1916. For a number of years they resided at Canton from which place they moved to this village 25 years ago.

Besides the son, Charles Nickerson, Mrs. Nickerson is survived by two half-sisters at Salisbury Center and one half-brother of Cortland. One daughter, Villa Nickerson, died in March, 1863, at the age of two years.

Lowville Journal, March, 1904

Rosetta M. (Bates) Coffin

Mrs. Rose Coffin, of Herkimer, died Sunday at the Utica state hospital, where she was taken for treatment eight weeks ago. Deceased was 52 years of age. She is survived by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Bates, of Lewis County; five daughters, Mrs. Charles Bluett and Miss Rose Coffin, of Herkimer; Mrs. John Lewis, of Ilion; Mrs. Francis Matthew and Mrs. George Cress, of Utica; four sons, Marvin and Hiram, of Herkimer; Damon, of Lowville, and Clarence, of Herkimer, and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Crumby and Mrs. Charles Newman, both of Herkimer.

Utica Daily Press, Tuesday, September 27, 1932

Cora (Coffin) Bluett Quackenbush

Herkimer, Sept 26 - As a result of a stroke suffered while walking down Main Street Sunday night Mrs. Cora Quackenbush, 301 ?? Smith Street, died at her home yesterday.

She was born in Lewis County, and married twice, her first husband, Charles Bluett, died several years ago. She later married Byron Quackenbush, who died in 1931. Mrs. Quackenbush was a resident of Herkimer for 10 years.

Mrs. Quackenbush leaves three sons, Damon, Leroy, and Harry of Herkimer; two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Marnier and Miss Be??? Bluett, Herkimer; four sisters, Mrs. Rose Barber, Olean; Mrs. Emma Lewis, Hamilton; Mrs. George Cress, Utica; Mrs. Ella Mathers, Utica; three brothers, Clarence Coffin, Mohawk; Morris, Herkimer, and Damon, Ilion.

Utica Daily Press, Wednesday, March 2, 1938

Clarence James Coffin

Mohawk - Funeral Services for Clarence Coffin, 55, Noble Grand of Mohawk Odd Fellows Lodge, who died yesterday in his home, 69 Church, will be held Thursday afternoon from his late home. The Rev. Lincoln G. Ancher, minister, Methodist Church, will officiate and interment will be in Mohawk Cemetery.

He was born at Gray, New York, son of Clarence and Rose Coffin, and spent his boyhood in Gray and Middleville where he attended local schools. Mr. Coffin has been a resident of this village more than 25 years and was the present noble grand of the IOOF Lodge, having recently been elected for his second term. He was also president of the IOOF Club and served on various committees of the organization. He served as Republican county committeeman from district 1, Town of German Flatts, more than 20 years.

He had been employed at the Remington Rand plant at Ilion for 25 years. His widow is the former Miss Elizabeth Lewis, who survives with two sons, Clarence J. and Edward L. at home, and two daughters, Miss Beatrice Coffin, member of the faculty of Eastport, L.I. High School, and Mrs. Harry Jochmus of this village; four sisters, Mrs. Rose Barber, Mrs. John Lewis, Hamilton; Mrs. William Cress and Mrs. Ella Mathers, both of Utica, and two brothers, Damon Coffin, Ilion, and Morris Coffin, Herkimer. One brother, Hiram, was killed in the World War.

Utica Daily Press, Wednesday, May 29, 1946

Elva Mae (Carr) Coffin

Herkimer - Mrs. Elva Mae Coffen, 58, of 321 King, a canvassing dry goods saleslady for many years, died May 27, 1946, in Memorial Hospital, after a long illness.

She was born in the town of Watson, Lewis County, a daughter of Andrew and Emma Bates Carr. She attended schools in that area before coming to Herkimer as a young woman.

She was married here Aug. 14, 1909, to Morris Coffen. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Paul W., and a daughter, Mrs. Edith Weaver, Herkimer; a sister, Mrs. Jack Wetmore, Lowville, and two grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, the Rev. Fred G. Cotnam officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Utica Daily Press, Thursday, August 11, 1938

Emma Jean (Bates) Carr

Lowville - Mrs. Emma Jean Bates Carr, resident of this village for 27 years, died yesterday at her home in Water St. She was born in Watson, Mar 17, 1866, daughter of Hiram and Electa Mosher Bates, and was married to Andrew Carr in 1884. He died 11 years ago. Mrs. Carr was survived by two daughters, Mrs. Morris Coffin, Herkimer, and Mrs. A. Jack Wetmore, Petries Corners; a granddaughter and a grandson, and one great-granddaughter, all of Herkimer. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Mary Seaman and Mrs. Harriet Thomas, Herkimer, and a brother William Bates, Utica.

Funeral Services will be held at her late home Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and a half-hour later in the Methodist Episcopal Church, Watson, of which she was a member. The Rev. C. W. Barrett will officiate. (Burial in Beaches Bridge Cemetery)

Utica Daily Press, Friday, January 7, 1941

Hiram W. Coffen

Body arrives in Camden -

Remains of Hiram W. Coffen are buried in Herkimer -

Dies Overseas

Camden - the remains of Hiram W. Coffen, a Herkimer young man, who was killed in action August 29, 1918, arrived in Camden from France last Thursday. Undertaker R. A. Sanborn had change of the body, taking it to Herkimer Tuesday, where a service was conducted at Forest Hill Cemetery with military honors. The members of the Herkimer American Legion attended in a body and Rev. Fred S. Shaw officiated. Those accompanying the remains from Camden were Mr. Coffeen's wife and little son, Glen Eugene, and Rev. and Mrs. Shaw.

Hiram W. Coffen was born in Middleville, N.Y. on the first day of January, 1889. When four years of age he moved to Herkimer with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Damon Coffen, and he had since resided in that town, being highly respected by a wide circle of friends. He was employed in the Ilion Typewriter Works, which position he held for 12 years. In February, 1918, he entered the service, being stationed at Camp Devens and Camp Merritt until Mar 9, when he went overseas as a member of Company C, One Hundred and Twenty-fifth infantry. He gave his life for his country the following August.

Besides his wife and son in Camden, he leaves several brothers and sisters: Maurice and Damon Coffen, Mrs. Charles Bluett and Mrs. William Barber of Herkimer, Clarence Coffen of Mohawk, Mrs. Ella Mathers, Mrs. George Cress and Mrs. John Lewis of Utica.

Utica Daily Press, 1941

William Barber

Herkimer - William E. Barber, formerly of Herkimer, died Mar. 16, 1941, in Mt. Vernon, following an emergency appendicitis operation.

Camden Advance Journal, January 15, 1914

Milton P. Coffin

The death of Milton P. Coffin occurred at his home on the River road, five miles north of this village, Saturday afternoon. He had been in declining health from a complication of diseases for about a year and had been confined to his bed since Christmas. He was of Dutch descent, was born in Deerfield May 18, 1850, and was a son of Allen and Elizabeth Coffin. He was twice married, the first time about 25 years ago and by this marriage there were three children: Harry Coffin and Mrs. Bessie Lewis of Herkimer and Lee Coffin of Mohawk. About 15 years ago he was married to his present wife, who, with two daughters, Olive and Ruth, survives him. He also leaves two brothers, William and Allen Coffin of Little Falls, and two sisters, Mrs. William Metz of Salisbury and Mrs. Addison Brown of Syracuse. Mr. Coffin and family came to Camden a little over two years ago from Holland Patent, and settled on his farm, where he became known as a prosperous and successful farmer, and was respected by all who knew him. His family have much sympathy in their great loss.

The funeral was held at his late residence, on the River road, at 2 p.m.Tuesday, Rev. Frederick Maunder officiating. The bearers were members of the family and were Lee and Harry Coffin, Fred Hubbard, Wm. VonDauber.Interment was made in the Forest Park Cemetery. Those present from out of town were as follows: Mrs. Lewis of Herkimer, Mr. Coffin and sister of Little Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Coffin of Herkimer, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Von Dauber, Mrs. Wm. Von Dauber, Mrs. Fred Von Dauber, Mrs. Augustine of Taberg, Fred Hubbard of Watertown and George Gaylor of Rome.

Besides his widow, the former Rose Coffin of Herkimer, he leaves several children and a nephew.

Utica Herald-Dispatch, Wednesday, November 22, 1905

Arthur B. Putnam

Little Falls. Arthur Putnam, Dead at Panama -
Pneumonia Caused The End Last Saturday
Only There Two Months

Word was received in this city this morning that Arthur Putnam died on the 18th inst., at Panama from pneumonia. Putnam enlisted his services with Uncle Sam as a carpenter on September 4, to work on the great canal. He arrived in Panama eight days later and was stationed at Gorgona, about half way along the canal zone.

Several letters have been received from him by friends in this city, last to the editor of the Evening Times about two weeks ago. At that time he was enjoying excellent health. He stated that the [?] conditions were good, and that although the country surrounding was a jungle surrounded by wild beasts, it was not as bad as represented. He added that the temperature averaged about 99 degrees in the shade! It rained nearly every day and there were no case yellow fever prevalent and no mosquitos. In closing, he advised all his friends who contemplated a trip to Panama, to eat a plenty of good things before going. Fresh milk was worth 40 cents per quart.

Putnam had sent for his son Calvin, also a carpenter, to join him in Panama. Inquiry of close friends this morning disclosed that they had not seen him for about a week and were not sure whether or not he had started for the isthmus.

"Put", as he was familiarly known, was a jovial, good-hearted fellow, like by everybody, and his death will be learned with regret. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, going out with Company G, Second New York Volunteer Infantry, as a teamster.

Utica Daily Press, Monday, Oct. 14, 1946

Elsie M. (Coffin) Metz

Salisbury Center - Mrs. Elsie M. Metz, 73, died Oct. 12, 1946, in her home here. She had been in ill health for several years.

She was born June 25, 1873, in the town of Russia, a daughter of Allen and Elizabeth Orendorf Coffin. She had been a resident here for 56 years, having moved here from Little Falls.

She attended the Universalist Church. On Dec. 25, 1890, she was married to William Metz in Middleville.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, Lynn, Mohawk; Howard and William, Little Falls; three daughters, Miss Glennie Metz, at home; Miss Gertrtude Metz, Ilion; and Mrs. John Dady, Little Falls, and 17 grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow from the universalist Church here, with the Rev. C. A. moulton officiating. Burial will be in the Tuttle Cemetery, Salisbury Center.

Utica Daily Press, Thursday, 19 Sep 1946

Earl Delos Metz

Dolgeville - Earl DeLos Metz, 50, died unexpectedly Sept. 18, 1946, in his home in the Dolgeville-Salisbury Road, following an attack of heart disease.

He had been in his mother's home in another part of Salisbury until 3:30 a.m. yesterday, because of her serious illness.

He was born in Salisbury Center, June 18, 1895, a son of William and Elsie Coffin Metz and had lived in this vicinity all of his life. He was a merchant and restaurant owner. He was a member of the Universalist Church and the Salisbury fire department.

On Dec. 24, 1915, he married ola Schryer. Surviving are his wife, his parents, two sons, Elwood, St. Johnsville, and Gerald, at home; one daughter, Earlene, at home; three brothers, Lynn, Ilion, and Howard and William, Little Falls; three sisters, Glennie Metz, Salisbury Center; Mrs. John Dady, Little Falls, and Gertrude Metz, Ilion.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday from his home. The Rev. C. A. Moulten, pastor of the Universalist Church, will officiate. The Salisbury Fire Department will attend the funeral in a body. Burial will be in Tuttle Cemetery, Salisbury.

Watertown Daily Times, Friday, December 29, 1916

Diantha C. (Bennett) Coffin

Gouverneur - Mrs. Diantha A. Coffin, widow of Benjamin F. Coffin, died at the home of her son, Frank Coffin on West Main Street, aged 87 years and 11 months. She fell and fractured her hip about six years ago and she has been an invalid since that time.

Mrs. Coffin was born in Herkimer County, Jan. 27, 1829, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Bennett. She was married to Mr. Coffin in that locality, July 4, 1849. They moved to Illinois where they resided two years. They then moved to Madrid, where they lived for a time and then moved to Edwards. Mr. Coffin carried mail between Gouverneur and Edwards for many years before the railroad was built. In 1876 they moved to Hailesboro, where they lived until about 12 or 13 years ago, when they came to this village. Mr. Coffin died June 10, 1904.

Mrs. Coffin is survived by two sons, Frank of this village, and Henry, of Watertown; two daughters, Mrs. Emma Burgess of Fowler, and Mrs. Bert Balmat of Massena; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held from the home of her son, Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Roy Barrett, pastor of the Baptist Church will officiate, and interment will be at the Riverside Cemetery.

Utica Daily Press, Thursday, Mar 26, 1896

Edward J. Coffin

Little Falls, March 25 - Many people in Little Falls will be surprised and pained to learn of the death of E.J. Coffin, which occurred at 9:15 this evening at his home in Small's Bush. Mr. Coffin came to Little Falls about 15 years ago, from Cold Brook, in the northern part of the county, and became a law student in the office of Mills and palmer, and subsequently established himself as a lawyer in the Feeler block, where he continued to practice his profession until burned out two or three years ago. He then leased an office in the Journal and Currier block, which he retained at the time of his death. Mr. Coffin was a man of good attainments, not only in law, but in various branches of learning. He was companionable, though a student by nature, and was making his way rapidly to the head of the legal profession, when a fondness for drink overmastered him and the career that opened so auspiciously became shrouded and darkened, until apoplexy, superinduced by alcoholism, ended his days in what should have been the prime of a useful and brilliant manhood. He was about 45 years of age.

Mr. Coffin was corporation attorney for the village of Little Falls some seven years ago, when the now noted Boyer water suit was instituted against the village. Mr. Coffin defended the interests of the corporation in court during these years, lately in conjunction with J.D. Beckwith, one of his successors in office, and in this, as in other cases, gave proof of abilities of high order. His forte, however, was the patent laws and business connected with patents, to which his inventive genius and knowledge of the mechanical sciences inclined him. He produced a few patents of his own, among them one that promised to come into general use. It was an ingenious devise for ringing an alarm when pressure from steam boilers passed a certain limit.

Mr. Coffin lived with his wife at Small's Bush, a settlement a few miles west of the city, and came daily to town - though lately at irregular intervals - to transact business. Despite his weakness Edwin J. Coffin was without an enemy, so far as known, except as he was such in his own person.

Utica Herald-Dispatch, Saturday, May 23, 1914

Kate M. Coffin

Kate M. Coffin died at her home in North Ilion at 7 o'clock last evening following a long illness. The immediate cause of her death was a second stroke of apoplexy, which she suffered last Tuesday. She was born in Newport, where she resided until 1877, when she came to North Ilion and has always lived there. She was a teacher of ability and had taught in the district schools in this vicinity. She was a true Christian woman and was always greatly interested in Church work. She was a member of the Methodist Church and its societies. She was an ardent worker for the cause of temperence, being affiliated with the W.C.T.U. of which she was county president for some years. She is survived by one sister, Miss Emma Coffin with whom she lived. The funeral will be private and will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Isaac Francis Coffin


Was acting Coroner in Famous Gilette Murder Case -
Prominent in Preliminary Examination of Noted Case

Ilion, Dec 23 (1910) - This morning at his home in North Ilion, occured the death of I. Frances Coffin, of spinal trouble. The deceased was born in Newport, March 14, 1848. He graduated from the medical department of the New York University in 1880, and after completing his courses he was associated with the late Dr. Burke of New York. After the death of Dr. Burke he continued his practice until 1897, when he returned to his home in North Ilion. He officiated as coroner in the Gillette murder case in which Grace Brown was murdered at Big Moose Lake. He was a member of of the Newport Lodge of Masons, being affiliated with the Order for 40 years.

Dr. Coffin is survived by one brother, John, and two sisters, Catherine and Emily, all of North Ilion. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his home. The Rev. H.E. Pike will officiate. Burial will be made in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Utica Daily Press, Tuesday, April 11, 1911

John W. Coffin

Ilion, April 10 - After an illness of over a week, the death of John Coffin occured at his home in north Ilion this morning. A week ago Saturday he contracted a bad cold, developing into pneumonia, which has made his condition a most critical one. The deceased was born in Newport June 11, 1950. When 37 years of age he came to North Ilion where he has since resided. At Newport he was engaged with his father as farmer, and after coming to Ilion he learned the molding trade at the former Remington Agricultural Works, where he was employed for many years.Six years ago he entered into partnership with E.J. Clark under the name of Coffin & Clark, and the firm conducted a foundry business in Herkimer. Since last September he has been employed in the Remington Typewriter Works.

He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Catherine Hotaling, and two sisters, Katherine and Emma Coffin. Mr. Coffin was a member of the local lodge, K.O.T.M., and also of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics he was a staunch republican, but never sought office. He was a man widely known and much respected. About four months ago his brother, Dr. Isaac Coffin, died, and on Thursday, the double interment will take place.

Utica Daily Press, Friday, July 2, 1915

Emily C. Coffin

Last of her Family -

Ilion, July 1 - Miss Emily C. Coffin died at her home in North Ilion this afternoon at 1 o'clock following a prolonged illness. The deceased was the last of her family and was born November 8, 1855 and had lived most of her life in North Ilion. She followed the vocation of teaching and formerly taught in the Herkimer schools. She was a member of the First M. E. Church and was most active in Sunday School and church work and in the work of the W.C.T.U. Miss Coffin had a most upright Christian character, which was shown in her daily life, filled with good works, and her death will bring sadness to a large circle of friends. The closing years of her life had been saddened by the death of her brothers, John Coffin and Dr. Isaac Coffin, and her sister Kate, with whom she was a constant companion.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. and will be in charge of Dr. E. H. Topping assisted by Rev. S. G. Greenfield of Utica, her former pastor. Interment will be made at Oak Hill Cemetery at Herkimer. The family desire that the friends omit flowers.

Utica Herald-Dispatch, Tuesday, August 4, 1914

Thomas Bowen

Estimable Resident Died This Morning -

Ill Three Weeks

Thomas Bowen died this morning at 9:30 o'clock at his home, 316 ____ street, after an illness of three weeks. Death was due to a complication of diseases. Mr. Bowen was born in Newport, Herkimer County, December 4, 1838. He was educated in the public schools of Newport and also attended Fairfield Seminary. July 1884 he married Miss Addie Kelley, who survives him. About 22 years ago he came to this city and lived here for 18 years. Then he went back to Newport, where for three years he conducted the Spellman House. A year ago he returned to this city. He attended the Universalist Church and was a member of Newport Lodge 435, F. & A.M. Besides his wife, he is survived by a niece, Miss _____ Kelley.

A prayer service will be held at his late residence Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock, after which the remains will be taken to Newport, where the funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of Ch____ Crain. Interment will be made in Newport Cemetery.

The Saturday Globe, Utica, N.Y., Saturday, May 4, 1895

Richard Clark Waterman

At the advanced age of 76 Richard C. Waterman died at his home in this city, Saturday last. Mr. Waterman was born and reared in Herkimer County but most of his long life was spent in this vicinity. He conducted a farm in Deerfield until 1883, when he came to Utica.

The deceased was a firm believer in Spiritualism, and never lost an opportunity of defending his faith.

Mr. Waterman is survived by one son, Bryant C. Waterman, of Watertown, and four daughters, Mrs. Joseph Jackson, Mrs. John Dedell, Mrs. Henry L. Gates and Mrs. E.D. Fulford, all of this city, and by one brother and three sisters, who reside at Newport.

Northern Christian Advocate, August 31, 1871

Brainard Waterman

Brainard Waterman died at his father's residence on Marcy Hill, Oneida Co., N.Y., May 27, 1871, aged 29 years.

July 13, 1870, Br. Waterman was married to Miss Emma Manyham, a lady from New York City, where he had spent about five years as a salesman. In September they moved west. In October he took a severe cold, which brought on the consumption. Soon after he was taken sick, they returned to New York City. He tried places, doctors, and medicines, but they all failed to recover his health. He was up at his father's residence when his mother was baptized and buried. But a great declination had taken place between the two occasions. Nature was giving way rapidly. About two weeks before he died, when he and his good wife were at the residence of his uncle (Mr. Coffin) near Newport, he was baptized by Br. Smith of Middleville.

Utica Herald-Dispatch, Monday, December 29, 1902

Phoebe (Waterman) Jackson

At Faxton Hospital at 5 o'clock yesterday morning occurred the death of Phoebe Waterman, wife of Joseph G. Jackson of 119 Lincoln Avenue. The deceased was born in Newport, New York in 1844. She was the oldest daughter of Richard C. and Catherine Coffin Waterman. Mrs. Jackson was a school teacher for some 20 years and taught school in Deerfield, Herkimer, and other places. Since 1883 she had made her home in this city. The deceased was married to Mr. Jackson in 1889, who survives with one brother, B.C. Waterman of Brooklyn, and three sisters, Mrs. Ida Dedell, Mrs. Henry L. Gates, and Mrs. E.D. Fulford, all of this city. Mrs. Jackson's mother died at a comparatively early age, and during their childhood she was a mother to the younger members of her family. She was esteemed by all who knew her and many friends will mourn her death.

Utica Daily Press, May 1940

Bryant C. Waterman

Bryant C. Waterman, graduate of Whitesboro Seminary and former resident of Newport, died Thursday, May 30, 1940, on his 90th birthday in his home in Brooklyn.

He was an uncle of Lieut. Col. Thomas C. Dedell, Utica, and Capt. Lawrence W. Dedell, Yorkville. The body will be brought to Utica by Surridge and Roberts and services will be held tomorrow afternoon in New Forest cemetery where interment will be made.

Mr. Waterman was born in Newport, May 30, 1850, the son of the late Richard C. and Catherine Coffin Waterman. His early education was received in the Newport school and he was graduated later from Whitestown Seminary.

As a young man, he went to New York and later traveled extensively in New York, New England, and Illinois. In the latter state, he was credited with introducing sewing machines to the plains.

Mr. Waterman later entered the household furnishings business in New York which he continued until his retirement two years ago. In 1880, he married Fannie C. Kendall, Lynchburg, Va. She died in 1938.

Ida May (Waterman) Dedell

Ida May Waterman, widow of John G. DeDell, died at her home, 87 West Cooper Street, at 2:45 this morning. She had been ill since last Sunday when she contracted a cold. Pleuro-pneumonia developed and together with complication resulted in her death. Mrs. Dedell was a daughter of Richard Clark Waterman who was well known in this city.

Mrs. Dedell was born in Newport, Herkimer County, May 6, 1850, and had made Utica her home for the past 20 years. She married John G. Dedell of Deerfield April 18, 1882, and his death occurred in 1899. Mrs. Dedell attended Tabernacle Baptist Church. She was a kind and devoted mother and her death will be regretted.

She is survived by a daughter, Florence Matilda Dedell, two sons, Thomas C. and Lawrence, a granddaughter Katherine V.S. Dedell, all of Utica, also a brother, Bryant C. Waterman, two sisters, Mrs. H.L. Gates, wife of former Assembyman Gates, and Matilda, wife of E.D. Fulford, formerly of Utica and widely known as a marksman.

Utica Herald Dispatch, Saturday, July 25, 1914

Roxanna (Waterman) Gates

Mrs. Henry L. Gates, formerly of this city, died at her home in Brooklyn, where she had lived for the last six years. Her death was not unexpected as she had been in ill health for some time. Her husband, who is well known here, practiced law in Utica for 10 years.

Mrs. Gates was born in the town of Newport, and was nearly 50 years old. Her maiden name was Roxana Waterman. She is survived by Mrs. Elijah Fulford, a sister, formerly of Utica; Florence Dedell, a niece; a brother of Brooklyn; and two nephews, Lawrence and Thomas Dedell of this city.

Utica Daily Press, Wednesday, March 14, 1934

Matilda (Waterman) Fulford

Mrs. Matilda Fulford, 72, former utican, died in a Rome hospital Tuesday afternoon. She had been in the hospital since November 14. She leaves a nephew in Utica.

Utica Herald Dispatch, Wednesday, September 2, 1903

Edward Coffin

Edward Coffin - Death in Trenton of a former resident of Deerfield

Edward Coffin, a native of Deerfield, and one of its best known citizens, died at his home in Trenton, New York yesterday morning after a lingering illness. Death resulted from old age. Mr. Coffin was one of Deerfield's oldest residents. He was born in the northern part of that village, June 12, 1814. By occupation he was a farmer and he followed that vocation all his life. A short time ago he removed to Trenton. Mr. Coffin was married to Jane Morey. She died in 1890. He is survived by one son, Milford, of Deerfield, and one granddaughter, Miss Leona M. Coffin of this city.

Utica Morning Herald, Wednesday, November 25, 1891

Jane (Morey) Coffin

Jane A., wife of Edward Coffin, died at her home, No. 161 Seymour Avenue yesterday, at the age of 62 years. Mrs. Coffin was born in Schuyler and until a short time ago resided with her family on a farm in Deerfield. She was a daughter of the late John and Lucy G. Morey, and her death will be regretted. The deceased had been sick for some time. A husband and one son, residing in Deerfield, survive.

Utica Herald-Dispatch, Thursday, Aug ??, 1907

Harriet Helen (Morey) Coffin

Prospect, Aug. 15 - The death of Mrs. Harriet Helen Coffin occurred yesterday after an illness of cerebral hemorrhage lasting nine days. Mrs. Coffin was the daughter of John and Lucy Morey and was born in Schuyler July 20, 1831. She is survived by three brothers, Anson J. of Prospect, Almon T. of Wellsville, Dallas D. of Wisconsin, and an adopted daughter, Edith. The funeral services will be held from the house Friday at 1 o'clock and from the church at 1:30.

Utica Herald Dispatch, Saturday, November 4, 1911

Otis Olds

The funeral of Otis Olds will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow. The Rev. W.H. Blery of Philadelphia, N.Y., assisted by the Rev. W.A. Sullivan of this village, will officiate. The deceased, who passed away Thursday in his 79th year, was a native of Ontario County, coming to Newport with his parents when he was quite young. He was married in early life to Miss Helen Coffin, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Coffin. He successfully followed the occupation of farming all his life. In early life he united with the Methodist church. In politics he was a Republican, and deserved and enjoyed the esteem of all who knew him. Mr. Olds is survived by his widow, four sisters, Mrs. Janette Frisbie, Schuyler; Mrs. Sarah Gardner, Canton, Oh; Mrs. Helen Start, California, and one brother, Loren of Schuyler.

Utica Herald Dispatch, Tuesday, April 10, 1906

Orissa A. (Coffin) Eddy

Mrs. O.A. Eddy - Herkimer, April 10

Mrs. O.A. Eddy of this village died at Newport suddenly last Sunday. She went to Newport to visit last Wednesday. She was 91 years old. She leaves surviving two sisters, Mrs. Jane Brown, aged 85 years, and Mrs. A. Farr, aged 89 years, of Springfield, Ill., and one brother, Wellington Coffin, 84 years old, of Springfield, Ill.


Benjamin Sherman Coffin

COFFIN. In Newport on the 31st ult., Benjamin S. Coffin, age 32. Fatally injured when thrown by his team of horses in front of his mowing machine. Survived by his wife and one child. Funeral Sun the 3rd by D. S. [Rev.Dolphus Skinner]; interment according to Masonic rites. (Christian Ambassador, Auburn, 23 Aug 1862)

Utica Daily Press, Tuesday, June 17, 1913

Marcella Ann (Martin) Coffin Boon

The remains of Mrs. Marcella Boone ... Cleveland ... interment Friday. Mrs. Boone's first husband's name was Sherman Coffin, a brother of Mrs. V. H. Harris of this place, from whose residence the funeral was held. Mr. Coffin was killed during a runaway with a mowing machine. She later married Mr. Boone. Her maiden name was Marcella Martin, a sister of Ora Martin, for many years a Methodist exhorter in this section. Daniel R. Martin of this place is a nephew.

Utica Daily Press, Tuesday, December 18, 1929

Anna Lydia (Coffin) Harris

Newport, Dec. 17 - Mrs. Lydia Ann Harris, 98, one of the oldest and most highly esteemed residents of this section, died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. George J. Seidel, in Poland Saturday night. Lydia Ann Coffin was born in the town of Deerfield July 17, 1833, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Amy Coffin. In 1853 she was married to the late Archibald Harris, and to them were born three children, Nellie, Gertrude, and Janie. Despite her advanced age Mrs. Harris was active in family affairs and maintained an interest in current events. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. V. H. Harris, newport, a daughter, Mrs. Frank E. Pearce, 10 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the home of Mrs. George J. Seidel, Poland, with burial in Newport.

Utica Daily Press, May, 1898

Esther (Coffin) Reynolds

Mrs. William Reynolds died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Varnum Harris, Monday, May 16. Her husband died six months previous. Her funeral was held Thursday, May 18, Rev. S. R. Wood of Richfield Springs officiating.

Utica Daily Press, Tuesday, January 29, 1929

Mary Jane (Coffin) Harris

Mrs. V. H. Harris Dies in Newport - Oldest Woman Resident of Village Succombs in Pneumonia

Married 73 years last week - Received Letter of Congratulations From President in 1925

Newport, Jan. 28 - Mrs. Varnum Harris, oldest woman resident of Newport who with her husband observed the 73rd anniversary of her marriage last Thursday, died at her home in this village early Monday morning following a week's confinement with pneumonia. Mr. Harris has been confined to his home by illness since September.

Jane M. Coffin was born in Deerfield November 27, 1837, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Amy Coffin, and was married to Mr. Harris of this village in North Gage January 24, 1856, by Rev. George Prait. She had resided in Newport 66 years and in 1925 she and her husband received a congratulatory letter from President Coolidge on their 69th anniversary. Besides her husband she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Anna Mather, and three sons, Myron, Sherman R., and Morgan C., all of Newport. The funeral will be held from her late home at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Utica, New York Daily Press, Wednesday, Jan 30, 1929

Varnum H. Harris

Newport, Jan 29 - Varnum H. Harris died Monday night at his home in this village less than 24 hours after the death of his wife, to whom he had been married 73 years last Thursday. He had been ill since September and took a sudden turn for the worse shortly after his wife's passing. A double funeral will be held from the home at 2 p.m. Thursday.

He was born in Fairfield May 16, 1837, and has always resided in or near Newport. After leaving the common schools near his home he engaged in farming, which he followed successfully for many years. In politics he was a republican and held many responsible positions, including president of the old Newport Town Fair Association, president of Village Board and Board of Education, town assessor, highway commissioner, town auditor, auditor of the Herkimer county Grange Insurance Company and salesman for the White Creek Cheese Company.

He married Miss Jennie M. Coffin in North Gage January 24, 1856, and in recent years their wedding anniversaries were marked by large family gatherings. He was a member of the Universalist Church and of Newport Lodge 455, F. & A.M. Masonic Rites will be conducted at his home Thursday with Charles L. Fellows, post master, officiating.He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Anna Mather, and three sons, Myron, Sherman B., and Morgan C., all of Newport.

Utica Herald Dispatch, Thursday, July 19, 1917

Mary T. (Todd) Harris

Mrs. Myron S. Harris died last night at her home in Folts street, the end coming rather suddenly, though she had been in poor health for some time. Mrs. Harris was born in Middleville, December 21, 1860, and was the daughter of the late Hamilton and Laura Parkhurst Todd, and in 1881 she was united in marriage to Myron S. Harris of Newport, where they made their home until coming to Herkimer in 1905, and she had a wide circle of friends in both villages who will regret her death. Three years ago she had the misfortune to sustain a fractured hip and since then has been dependent upon a crutch. She is survived by her husband, and a daughter, Mrs. C. J. Fletcher, and three sons, Leon and Myron Harris of Herkimer and Roy Harris of Tompkins Cove. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the late home.

Utica Herald Dispatch, Tuesday, July 31, 1906

Earl Harris

Earl Harris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Harris, died at the home of his parents on Prospect street, early this morning. Diptheria was the cause of death. The deceased was 12 years of age. The funeral will be privately held from the house and the remains will be taken to Newport for burial.

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