John Coffey (1922 - 1943)

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Salerno War Cemetery Iv. C. 5.,
Italy

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Service number: 6028505
Rank: Private
Regiment: Hampshire Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd Bn.

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Oliver Morton Barger Family

Oliver Morton Barger Family

Roshuna J. (Jolivet) Coffey

Roshuna J. (Jolivet) Coffey

Vernon Coffey

Vernon Coffey

Rose M Coffey

Rose M Coffey

Rose M Coffey

Rose M Coffey

Jessie Lonzo Coffey

Jessie Lonzo Coffey

 Albert Coffey and Josie Ragsdale

Albert Coffey and Josie Ragsdale

Nicholas

Nicholas

Bridget

Bridget

Class Photo Lower Brule Indian Reservation, S.D.

Class Photo Lower Brule Indian Reservation, S.D.

BAUER (S. OR G.) COFFEY

BAUER (S. OR G.) COFFEY

Brinkman Coffey Young

Brinkman Coffey Young

Indianapolis School 62

Indianapolis School 62

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Ella Mae Coffey Kerr Oliver Morton Barger Family Roshuna J. (Jolivet) Coffey Vernon Coffey

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1922 - In the year that John Coffey was born, from October 22nd - 29th, 3,000 men of Benito Mussolini's National Fascist Party marched on Rome. (Mussolini waited in Milan, he did not participate in the March.) The day after the March Mussolini went to Rome and the King of Italy handed over power to Mussolini, in part because he was supported by the military, the business class, and the right-wing factions of Italy.

1930 - At the age of just 8 years old, John was alive when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

1933 - At the age of merely 11 years old, John was alive when Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

1941 - At the age of 19 years old, John was alive when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

1943 - In the year of John Coffey's passing, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

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John Coffey died on September 9, 1943 at 21 years of age. There is no known cause of death. He was buried in Salerno War Cemetery Iv. C. 5., Italy. He was born around 1922. We are unaware of information about John's family.

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