Biography of A. D. Coffin





Coffin, A. D., p. o. Oakfield, N. Y., was born in Middlefield, N. Y., October 10, 1845, a son of Ferran and Harriet (North) Coffin. He was educated in the common schools and commenced farming, making a specialty of hop raising. In 1875 he began the manufacture of a fertilizer for his own use and afterwards started a large factory in Oneonta, N. Y. He came to Oakfield in 1891, and started a plant of seventyfive tons capacity per day, the product of which found a wide distribution. Mr. Coffin married Charlotte, daughter of George Parchall of Otsego county; their children are Luella, Gilbert and George.



Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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