Edmund Coffin, Jr (deceased)

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Bulletin of Yale University New Haven I November 1929 Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University 1928-1929

Edmund Coffin, B.A. 1866. Born November 8,1844, in New York City. Died December 26, 1928, in New York City Father, Edmund Coffin, a merchant; Surgeon's Mate, 4th Regiment, 2d Brigade, 4th Division, Maine Militia 1830-33; son of James and Jane (McMillan) Coffin; descendant of Tristram Coffin, who came from Plymouth, England, to Salisbury, Mass., in 1642 and purchased the greater part of the island of Nantucket in 1659. Mother, Sarah Harrison (Lambdin) Coffin; daughter of Harrison and Rachel (Wilbur) Lambdin Yale relatives include: James Coffin, '68, and Joseph W. Coffin, ex-yo (brothers); and John S. Eells, Jr., '28 (grandnephew). Prepared at Irvington, N. Y. Third prize in English composition and second prize in declamation Sophomore year; oration appointments Junior and Senior years; second prize in Senior Prize Debate; on University Crew three years; member Varuna Boat Club, Brothers in Unity, Kappa Sigma Epsilon, Alpha Sigma Phi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Skull and Bones, and Phi Beta Kappa. LL.B. Columbia 1868; during his two years of study there was also in law office of Lord, Day & Lord in New York City; admitted to practice by Supreme Court of New York in fall of 1867; n a d practiced law in New York since 1868, during the first three years as member of firm of Davies & Coffin and then independently; counsel for Phelps-Dodge Company since 1869 a n d for Union Theological Seminary since 1892; vicepresident and director of Curtiss Southwestern Corporation since 1911; vice-president of the Union Settlement 1900-1926; trustee of Brick Presbyterian Church Corporation since 1915. Married February 3, 1874, in New York City, Euphemia, daughter of William and Euphemia (Douglass) Sloane, and sister of Henry T. Sloane, '66, and Thomas C. Sloane, *68, donors of the Sloane Physical Laboratory (now Sloane Lecture Hall) to Yale. Children: Henry Sloane (B.A. 1897, M A. 1900, B.D. Union Theological Seminary 1900, D.D New York University 1906, Yale 1915, and Harvard 1922, LL.D. Amherst 1927) and William Sloane (B.A. 1900, M.A. 1904). Mr. Coffin died February 17, 1919. Death due primarily to injuries received on November 25, when he was struck by an automobile and sustained fractures of an arm and a leg, occurred at the Flower Hospital, New York City; had seemed to be recovering from his injuries, when pneumonia developed. Buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarry town, N. Y. Survived by sons and five grandchildren

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