Richard Henry Coffey
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Richard Henry Coffey was born January 28, 1849 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA to Mary Suitenham & Richard Coffey. He married Elizabeth N Spencer 1868 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and they gave birth to John Burton Coffey Sr at Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on January 31, 1882. Richard Henry Coffey died July 19, 1910 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA after living approximately 62 years.
January 28, 1849Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Parents named as John and Mary Caffrey on baptism record. My grandmother (Richard's great-grandaughter) is a very close DNA relative of several Caffreys from Philadelphia and just across the river in New Jersey. His death certificate says parents are Richard Coffey and Mary Suitenham. Perhaps his father was named Richard John Coffey or John Richard Coffey though I tend to believe the baptism record as his parents were there...so my guess is his father was named Richard John Caffrey and he possibly went by John. Eventually their name was Americanized slightly to Coffey. Just a hunch.
July 19, 1910
Find a GravePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/145003164/richard-henry-coffey
Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.
Philadelphia Business Profile
1878 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
RICHARD H COFFEY, Manufacturer of Tin, Slag and Gravel Roofing, Office Nos. 1847, 1849 and 1851 North Fifth Street. The leading exponent of the business of tin and gravel roofing, and tin roof painting in this city is Mr. Richard H. Coffey, whose office is located at Nos. 1847, 1849, and 1851 North Fifth Street. This gentleman has been established in the business since 1876, originally locating at Sixth and Berks Streets, and removing to the present site in 1878. Here he occupies spacious and commodious premises for sales purposes, carrying at all times a fu11 stock of roofing paint and roofing materials of all kinds, selected with experienced judgment, and of a quality to commend their own merits to the confidence and patronage of discriminating buyers. As a manufacturer of tin, slag and gravel rooting, Mr. Coffey has gained a deservedly high reputation and a large, first-class and influential patronage in this city, solely on the basis of merit. He is thoroughly familiar with the details of the business and with the different styles of roofing, and is prepared to guarantee all work and substantiate every statement and representation made. He makes a leading specialty of tin roof painting and the fullest extent of artistic and substantial possibility has signalized his work in this department. Their well tested results, marked appreciation among patrons and the public, is their best recommendation, their only needed endorsement. The expert choice of raw materials involves consummate discrimination, absolute technical knowledge, large observation and great practical experience, all of which Mr. Coffey possesses. He is a native Philadelphian in the active prime of life, a member of the Roofers' Exchange, and thoroughly enterprising in keeping pace with the growing demands and refinements of the times.
Illustrated Philadelphia, its wealth and industries; New York: American Publishing and Engraving Co., c1889.
Richard Henry Coffey Obituary
July 23, 1910 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Coffey - on July 19, 1910, Richard H Coffey Sr. The relatives and friends of the family, also Constantine Commandery, No 1 AIO, Knights of Malta are respectfully invited to attend his funeral services on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 precisely, at his late residence, 2102 Hunting Park Ave, Remains can be viewed on Friday evening from 8 to 9 o'clock. Interment private at North Cedar Hill Cemetery. Out-of-town papers please copy.
Philadelphia Inquirer - page 7
Richard Henry Coffey Death Certificate
July 19, 1910 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Philadelphia Death Certificates
Coffey Property Map in Philadelphia
1889 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Look for corner of N 5th Ave (address in city directory) and Olney Rd. Listed as Henry Coffy.
1910 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Sir Richard H Coffey Sr, P.G.C. Deputy Grand Commander of Philadelphia and Supreme Representative, died on the 19th of July and was buried the 23rd. He was one of the oldest active members of our Order. At the time of the signing of the articles of agreement with the Imperial Parent he was Supreme Generalissimo, and has remained active in the Order ever since. His Commandery (Constatine No 1), had charge of his funeral, as per a request previous to his death. Companion Coffey was a devoted man of the Order, as he was also a devoted husband and father. He had been sick a few days, and his death came as a severe shock to his acquaintances and friends.
Malta Bulletin; Page 4
Richard H Caffrey Baptism
April 15, 1849 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Emmanuel Episcopal Church; lists birth date of Richard H Caffrey as January 28, 1849 which is the same as Richard Henry Coffey.
Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 907