1. William COFFMAN was born in Aug 1871 in , ,
Illinois, USA. He died on 27 Oct 1918 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA.
Death Cause: flu epidemic, Died at City General Hospital, now known as Metro
CEMETERY RECORDS:Coffman, William b1869 d 27 OCT 1918
PLOT Section 16, Teir 17, Grave 1 Interment No.
There is no headstone on the gravesite.
He was buried extra deep to allow for someone to be buried above him. He was
buried on 30 Oct 1918 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA. His parents were
William (Bill) worked for the Illuminating Company in Cleveland, Ohio. We believe
he was a lineman. He may have done several things.
He had one eye, the right, with a glass eye in his left.
One day while working, he broke his glass eye. He took the fragments to his
supervisor and told him of the accident. When the supervisor saw the broken
glass eye he exclaimed, "Oh my God did it hurt?!"
He worked for the Illuminating Company when he caught the flu in 1918 that killed
The ambulance picked him up at home to take him to the hospital. He told them
he wanted to go to Charity (Hospital) instead they took him to City (Hospital).
His wife related the story that when the driver told him he was going to City
Hospital she could see the spirit go out of him. He thought he would get better
care at Charity. We will never know.
He was married to Rhoda Emma Alice SUTHERLAND
in 1893 in , , USA. Rhoda Emma Alice SUTHERLAND was
born on 5 Jul 1875 in , , Indiana, USA. She died in , , New Jersey, USA. She
was buried in , , New Jersey, USA. Death Cause : age William COFFMAN and Rhoda
Emma Alice SUTHERLAND had the following children:
Viola Ella COFFMAN.
Helen Pearle COFFMAN.
Elsworth Dick COFFMAN.
Henry Edwin COFFMAN was born in 1915. He died in 1944 in Saipan, Mariana
Islands, South Pacific. Death cause: War, South Pacific
Military Service: Army, 35045276, Company B 105 Infantry
Micky volunteered for a dangerous mission to carry messages. He was killed on
one of those missions.
He was burried at Arlington Cemetery. He was buried in 1944 in Baltimore, Baltimore
Co., Maryland, USA. Henry Edwin was a twin. His brother was named Ford Irwin.
Their Mother wanted the boys named Edwin and Irwin, their father who filed the
papers, instead named them Henry & Ford. Ford died young.
He went by the name Micky. Given to him by his nephew Robert Sutter. The name
came from a popular song in the late teens or early 1920's.
As a youngster he fell off the gararge flying a kite and broke his left arm.
He was remembered climbing the outside wall (in a corner) of the school he was
attending at Mayfield and Richmond Rd. in Lyndhurst.
He was mostly raised by his sister Viola Sutter.
In the service he was a prolific letter writer. He was stationed in Hawaii for
at least 2 years.
Ford Irwin COFFMAN was born in 1915. He died in 1915. Ford Irwin was a
twin. His brother was named Henry Edwin. Their Mother wanted the boys named Edwin
and Irwin, their father who filed the papers, instead named them Henry &
Lucy Virginia COFFMAN.