George Coffyn Dies at New Lisbon Residence
Well Known Resident Succumbs in Sleep From Heart Disease
Funeral Services Today
New Lisbon, Nov. 4---George Alexander Coffyn, a well known resident of this village, died between midnight Friday and 5 o'clock Saturday morning of heart trouble. He had been ill for some time. He retired Friday night feeling as usual, but when Mrs. Coffyn called him at 5 o'clock the next morning, she found him dead. Dr. B. F. Bishop of Garrattsville, coroner, gave a verdict of death by natural causes.
Born in Chester, Vt., July 21, 1873 a son of George M. and Adelle (Young) Coffyn, he came to New Lisbon about 40 years ago. He conducted a general store here for some time, then sold out and went to St. Louis, Mo. He returned about 26 years ago when he married the former Mrs. James Briggs Weatherly, who died in 1918. Later he married the former Alice Colburn Garrett.
A man of sterling character and quiet nature, he leaves a host of friends who will sincerely mourn his passing.
Surviving are his wife, one son, Edward, 14; a step-daughter, Mrs. Harold Row of New Berlin; one brother, Edward Coffyn of Dover, Pa.; two aunts, Mrs. Jessie Hathaway of Albany, and Miss Mary Young of New Lisbon; one uncle, Charles Young of New Lisbon; and several cousins, including Lynn Hathaway of Oneonta.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the home. Rev. L. Curtis Denny, pastor of the Morris Episcopal church, will officiate, and interment will be in Hillington cemetery, Morris.