The Death of a Well Known and Estimable
Young Lady Last Week
A newly made grave, a freshly rounded mound of earth and the remnants of a few scattered flowers mark the resting places, within our little cemetery, of one whom passed away creates a lingering sadness in the hearts of many, to whom, in the brightness of her young life and joyous nature, Nora Coffin had endeared herself.
Two weeks prior to the fatal termination of her illness the young lady while visiting her sister at La grande, was stricken with typhoid fever that rapidly developed itself into the most malignant type and on last Wednesday night, surrounded by the members of her family and a few intimate friends her life passed out into an eternal sleep.
The remains were brought to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Coffin on Thursday last and the funeral services were held the following day at the Methodist church, Rev. R.H. Parker, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating.
The church was crowded with the many friends of the deceased and the afflicted family and throughout the entire service an inexpressible sadness prevailed. A touching incident of the sorrowful scene was the presence of six young ladies, former companions of Miss Coffin, as pall bearers.
Mr. and Mrs. Coffin have the heartfelt commiseration of all who know them in the sorrow that has so suddenly come upon them and casts in gloom the happy home of only yesterday.
Coffin:-At La Grande, August 28th, Nora D. daughter of F.M. and Sarah E. Coffin, aged 16 years.
Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
September 5, 1889