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Mbhs #: 0355

Year: 1898

First Row: Wilbert (1892-about 1918), Della Christina (1894-1994), Emma Eva (1867-1942), Robert Roscoe (1897-1992) & Andrew Lawrence (1890-1948) Coffman

Source: Evelyn Byrne Williams collection

Notes: Emma married Thomas H. Fredenberg in 1900 and moved to Central Point. The two older boys joined their uncle John B. McKee in a cattle rustling scheme around Butte Creek. When they were caught in 1912, Andrew jumped bail, fled to Canada and altered his last name to Kaughman. He died from injuries incurred in a car accident in 1948. Wilbert enlisted in the Navy and died of Spanish Influenza; his body was returned for burial at Butte Falls. John B. McKee hid in Eastern Oregon until the inactive criminal case was dismissed in 1924. He resumed life in Jackson County and is buried at Logtown Cemetery.