January 29, 1924
John Sanford Coffin dies near Phoebus
John Sanford Coffin, 85 years old, for many years a widely known carpenter of the lower Peninsula, died last night at 6:30 o’clock in the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Oldfield, near Wilson’s Crossing, Phoebus. Mr. Coffin was stricken with paralysis several days ago. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. W. R. Bage, of Norfolk, F. W. Coffin, Miss Alice Coffin, Mrs. J. W. Oldfield, of Phoebus, and Mrs. R. H. West of Hampton.
Mr. Coffin was widely known around Phoebus, were he had a number of friends.
Arrangements for the funeral services had not been completed last evening.
January 30, 1924
Will bury J. S. Coffin from residence today
The funeral of John Sanford Coffin, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Oldfield, near Wilson’s Crossing, Monday evening, will be held from the residence this afternoon at 3 o’clock.
The services will be conducted by Rev. A. S. Freese, rector of the Emmanual Episcopal Church, Phoebus, while interment will be made in Oakland Cemetery.
The following will act as pallbearers: H. A. Schmidt, Joseph Boyhan, James Boyhan, Felix Shephard, Joe Englebert and C. W. Seymour.
Mr. Coffin was formerly from Freeport, ME but had made his home in this section for a number of years where he had made a large number of friends.