Edwin Chapin Coffin, Capt. Jr

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Edwin Chapin Coffin, Capt. Jr

Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States
Death: June 8, 1952 (52)
Fort Hood, TX, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Edwin Chapin Coffin Sr. and Elizabeth "Christy "
Husband of Grace Harriett Coffin and Thelma Coffin
Father of <private> Coffin and Carolyn Nadine Roberts
Brother of Jackson "Jack" Coffin; Tristram "Tris"" movie star" Coffin and Boyd Starbuck Coffin
Half brother of Eldridge Sunderlin Coffin; Ernest Redfield Coffin; Hamilton Chalkey Coffin; Ethenburg "Ethel" Coffin and Roger "Macy" Coffin

Managed by: Edwin Chapin Coffin Sr.
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About Edwin Chapin Coffin, Capt. Jr

Newspaper Article regarding death:

Former Army Officer Shoots Brother, Self At Fort Worth FORT WORTH, June 9 Boyd S. Coffin, 39, loved his :big German shepherd dog, •Laddie. That love seemed to increase, neighbors said, after his wife -left him last month. - Yesterday Coffin phoned po- 'lice and told them he wanted the dog shipped to a relative in Salt Lake City. "I thought the guy was de- •mented," said Officer W. K, .Moore. "He kept telling me about the dog. "Then he said he was fixing to kill his brother and himself. We tried to trace the call but couldn't do it. While he was talking I heard a shot in the background." Then neighbors phoned police about shots in the Coffin apartment. Officers found Coffin and his brother, Edwin C. Coffin. 51, shot to death. Neighbors said Boyd had been moody since his wife left 'him and often disturbed them by playing the phonograph. A large collection of classical music albums, mostly Wagner, was found in the apartment. Edwin was discharged as a captain from the Army May 28. The brothers' parents live at San Francisco. Justice of the Peace Whit Boyd said he would return a verdict of murder and suicide.

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Edwin Chapin Coffin, Capt. Jr's Timeline

Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States
Age 31
June 8, 1952
Age 52
Fort Hood, TX, USA