James Coffin (deceased)

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JAMES COFFIN, son of Edmund and Sarah Harrison (Lambdin) Coffin, and brother of Edmund Coffin (Y. C. 1866), was born in New York City, October 13, 1847, an<^ entered college as a resident of Irvington-on-the-Hudson During his course he was distinguished for high scholarship as well as excellence in athletics. Soon after graduation he went into business in New York City with Drexel, Morgan & Co. (now J. P. Morgan Co.), bankers, and was then in Providence, R. I , and Omaha, Nebr. In 1875 n e went to San Francisco, Cal.,-and was at first in a savings bank, and later in the Nevada Bank, but in 1879 removed to Portland, Ore. After remaining there about six years he returned to San Francisco, where he dealt extensively in stocks and bonds, and was interested in various industrial enterprises, principally in connection with sugar He died of pneumonia at his home in Ross, Marin County, Cal, December 28, 1906, at the age of 59 years. Mr Coffin married in Trinity Church, San Francisco, Sarah Lucia, daughter of Lucius Hamilton Allen (West Point 1842) and Sarah deWitt Allen, and sister of John deWitt Hamilton Allen (Y C 1876) Mrs Coffin survives him with their three daughters, one of whom is the wife of John Shepard Eells (Y C. 1901)