John Burton Coffey Sr
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John Burton Coffey Sr was born January 31, 1882 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA to Elizabeth N Spencer & Richard Henry Coffey. He married Eleanor McBride Sutton November 12, 1900 and they gave birth to John Burton Coffey Jr at Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on August 10, 1906. John Burton Coffey Sr died December 18, 1950 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA after living approximately 69 years.
September 9, 1883Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Susquehanna Avenue Presbyterian Church
Marriage to Eleanor McBride Sutton
September 09, 1883
Baptism RecordPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth: January 31, 1882; Susquehanna Avenue Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Historical Society; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1907; Book Title: Church Register 1882-1892; Accession Number: V MI46 P5375c v.2
April 27, 1942
U.S., World War II Draft Registration CardsAmbler, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA
The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II draft cards (Fourth Registration) for the State of Pennsylvania; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System, 1926-1975; Record Group Number: 147; Series Number: M1951
December 18, 1950
Find a GravePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/144983476
Rose Hill Cemetery
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John Burton Coffey Sr Grave
December 18, 1950 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Rose Hill Cemetery
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Burton Coffey Discovers Incendiary by Oil Tanks, Helps Save Germantown
July 25, 1909 - Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
ATTEMP TO FIRE OIL TANKS FAILS - Police Disciver Evidences of Incendiary s Work in Yard of Refining Company - Miscalculation Causes Effort at Destruction in Germantown to Fail in Purpose - Numerous buildings in Germantown were endangered Thursday morning, according to the police, when an attempt was made to destroy by fire the four large tanks, three containing coal oil and one gasoline, at the station of the Atlantic Refining Company, Pulaski Avenue and Rittenhouse street. Each tank has a capacity of 18,000 gallons. The attempt to set fire to the contents of the tanks was made, the police say, between 2 and 3 o'clock Thursday morning, but was not discovered until 5 o'clock, when two stable employees, Charles Parker and Burton Coffey, came to work. A bonfire had been started inside of the nine-foot brick wall which surrounds the tanks, and another in the stable, where ten horses, three of which are blue ribbon winners, are kept. Both fires were extinguished, the one because of a miscalculation in the flow of oil, and the other because there was no draught, as all doors and windows had been closed. - Fire Between Tanks - The locks and tap valves of all four tanks had been broken off, and the fire had been placed between the gasoline and the oil tanks. The heavy flow of oil instantly extinguished the flames. Three thousand gallons of oil and gasoline, valued at $500, ran from the tanks. The only clue as to the identity of the incindiary was furnished by the company's station superintendent, Joseph Camm. Last Saturday evening Camm found a man in a light suit tampering with the tanks, but the man escaped.
Philadelphia Inquirer; 25 July 1909 Edition; Page 14; Same place of employment as 1910 census.
John Burton Coffey Sr Obituary
December 20, 1950 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Coffey - Dec 18 1950, suddenly, John Burton Coffey, husband of Lillian Helen Coffey, of 1810 N Broad St. Relatives and friends are invited to services Fri @ PM, Kirk & Nice, 9301 Germantown Ave. Int Rose Hill Cem, Ambler. Friends may call Thurs eve.
Philadelphia Inquirer; 20 Dec 1950; page 31