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Alese (Hoffman) Coffman

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Title

Alese (Hoffman) Coffman

Subject

Coffman, Alese Selma (Hoffman) (1923-1971)

Description

Portrait of Alese S. (Hoffman) Coffman as a young woman.

Alese was the daughter of Harry Cecil (1902-1964) and Golda E. (Ritenour) (1904-1927) Hoffman.

In the 1930 census, she lived with her parents and two brothers on Kibler Town Road in the Stonewall District of Shenandoah County. Her father was a farm laborer. Ten years later, Alese was a 16-year old high school student and lived as a “ward” of Joseph C. and Dora M. Laughlin in the Johnston District.

She was the first wife of Linden Bower Coffman (1923-2008). Linden was a 1941 graduate of Woodstock High School. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he received the Purple Heart. During his life, he worked as a meat cutter for Tom Eagle's Slaughterhouse, clerked in the F&G Supermarket in Woodstock, and was a partner in the Woodstock Pool Hall. He retired from the Woodstock Post Office after 25 years of service.

The couple had three children during their years together: Sandra S., Ronald Franklin, and Holly.

Alese was also active in the Woodstock community. Northern Virginia Daily articles in the 1956-1963 timeframe mention her involvement in groups like the Woodstock Senior Home Demonstration Club and the Ladies Auxiliary of Shenandoah County.

She died, relatively young, of breast cancer.

Creator

Morrison Studio

Source

Morrison Studio Collection - Shenandoah County Historical Society

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

Labelled "July 1942" on box of plates.

Contributor

Identified by Peggy S. Carpenter, who was a cousin of the subject and knew her.
Additional biographical information was compiled from public records.

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - NON-COMMERCIAL USE PERMITTED

Relation

Alese (Hoffman) Coffman appears in Morrison Studio Collection numbers 001137, 002715, 008208, 013613 and 017848.

Identifier

008208

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Glass Negative

Citation

Morrison Studio, “Alese (Hoffman) Coffman,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed June 16, 2024, https://archives.countylib.org/items/show/28448.

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