|Date of Birth:||Place of Birth:|
|3/15/1831||Vancouver, Clark, WA|
|Date of Death:||Place of Death:|
|8/8/1913||Vancouver, Clark, WA|
|Oak Grove Farm Cemetery||VV|
PIONEER VETERAN SUCCUMBS
Lewis Coffey, Indian War veteran, pioneer resident of the county for 61 years,
His life is closely related with the early history of Clarke county. He was an Indian War veteran and took active part in many battles of frontier days. In 1872 he was elected sheriff of Clarke county. He was a civil engineer and spent much of his life in the pursuit of this profession. For a number of years he has made his home at Camas.
Mr. Coffey is survived by one brother, T. M. Coffey of Washougal and one sister, Mrs. M. L. Abbott of Mill Plain.
The funeral services will be held tomorrow (Sunday) at 11 o’clock at Oak Grove farm near Fern Prairie. Interment will be made in Oak Grove cemetery.
Sources & Notes:
Limber’s Funeral Records
A. L. COFFEY DIES, AGED 82
Man Who Crossed Plains in 1852 Passes in Vancouver.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Aug. 8. ------ (Special)
Coffey, past 82 years old, Sheriff of Clark County from 1872 until 1876, who
crossed the plains from
Mr. Coffey took up a donation land claim
where his home was. He participated in a
number of Indian battles and joined an expedition to
His wife died two years ago. He leaves a brother T.M. Coffey, of Washougal, and a sister, Mrs. Abbott, who lives on Mill Plain in this county.
NOTE: (Based on the 1910 census, it states he was “single” and not married. Further searches could not find proof of him being married.)
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