Shelby  County  Indiana

Coffman / Kaufmann

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, January 24, 1977
William S. (Sam) Coffman, 94, died Monday, January 24, 1977, Conover Nursing Home, Morristown.
Lived in Indianapolis, 12 N. Rural St.
Born September 28, 1882, Johnson County, s/o  John A. K.  and  Nancy Fraker Coffman.
Surviving:  children,  John A. K. Coffman,  Fairland,  William R. Coffman,  Greenfield,  and  Mrs. Thelma E. Peterson, Tucson, Arizona;  four grandchildren;  12 great-grandchildren.
One son,  Everett,  preceded in death.
Spent early life in Johnson County; lived in Indianapolis for last 25 years.
Retired timber buyer.
Ewing Mortuary.
Burial:  Fairland Cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Tuesday, September 16, 1924
Death Occurred to Mrs.
Martha Coffman at Home
of Niece This Morning.
          Mrs. Martha Coffman,  83 years old, died at 8:20 o'clock this morning at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wishard,  of near Boggstown.  The immediate cause of death was cerebral hemorrhage, altho she had been ill since July.
          The deceased was the daughter of  David Pierce  and was born in Madison, Ind.  After her marriage, she lived in Greenwood and later in Indianapolis, where she lived until the death of her husband a few months ago.  She was a member of the Methodist church in Greenwood.  Surviving is  Mrs. Wishard, a niece, and also a number of other nieces and nephews who reside in Greenwood.
          Funeral services will be conducted at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Wishard home, with the Rev. W. F. Clark, of Greenwood, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Greenwood cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, January 3, 1918
          Washington township lost another of its pioneer residents this morning at 10:40 o'clock, when Henry Coffman, an aged and respected citizen of Flat Rock passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wilson Cochran, of that community.
          Mr. Coffman's death was a result of hardening of the arteries and a complication of diseases from which he had been suffering for some time.  He was in his 83rd year.  He leaves a son, Charles, of West Middletown, Ohio, and  Mrs. Charlotte Williams, of west Hendricks street, this city is a daughter.  His wife died about fourteen years ago and there are no other close relatives in this county.
          Arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Coffman have not been made yet.   [Buried St. George Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Franklin  Democrat
Friday, August 28, 1891
Volume XXXII Number 10
Page 3 column 2
          Solomon Kaufman  of Shelby County, near Edinburg, whose mysterious disappearance excited much comment was found dead on last Saturday by his son.  He was found within 160 yards of his barn, leaning against the trunk of a fallen tree with the revolver with which he had taken his life still grasped in his hand.  Approaching poverty drove him to the deed.
Notes:  Date of birth, 1842.  Date of death, 22 Aug 1891   Shelby County, Indiana.
Contributed by Lois Johnson

The  Shelby  Democrat
January 8, 1891
          Henry Coffman died at his residence in Jackson township, at 1 a.m., Thursday morning, January 1 1890, of congestion of the bowels, age 84 years.  He was buried Friday at the Southern Church South Mt. Auburn.  Services at the Church, leaving the house at 10 o'clock.  D. B. Wilson, funeral director.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday May 27, 1886
Page 3 column 1
          James Coffman  died at his home in Jackson township at twelve o’clock Monday night age 75 years.  Funeral services at St. George’s Church at ten o’clock Wednesday morning, by Rev. Samuel McKee.  Mr. Coffman has been a resident of Jackson township for fifty-one years.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 3, 1881
Page 2 column 7
          COFFMAN – On Friday February 25, 1881, of typhoid pneumonia,  [Andrew] Jackson Coffman, of West Hendricks township.  Funeral on Saturday, February 26, at the Lutheran Church in Jackson township.
[Buried St. George cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Indianapolis  News
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
May 15, 1884
Page 4   Column 2
[Summary]  COFFMAN, Elmer (of Shelbyville) / Accidental death of.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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