COFFEE, CHARLES FRANKLIN - Dawes County, Nebraska | CHARLES FRANKLIN COFFEE - Nebraska Gravestone Photos

Charles Franklin COFFEE

Greenwood Cemetery
Dawes County,

The following information comes from an article by George Ledbetter in the Chadron Record newspaper, Chadron, Nebraska: the 2012-Fur-Trade-Days Supplement.
Charles Coffee, a native of Missouri, served in the Confederate army as a youth, and later moved to Texas, where he hired on to trail a huge herd of cattle to Kearney. Seeing the opportunity in ranching, he and his brother established a huge place on open range in northwest Nebraska. He later expanded his interest to banking through a deal with pioneer banker Bartlett Richards, eventually won a post in the state legislature and was instrumental in the Normal School located in Chadron.
(Also see the Coffee family gravestone.)

Contributed on 8/23/06 by JimNebraska99
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Submitted: 8/23/06 • Approved: 7/14/12 • Last Updated: 2/16/13 • R9447-G0-S3

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