James W. CoffrothDemocratic
James Wood Coffroth, Sr.
Born: May 3, 1829 in Franklin Co. or Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
Married: Isabel Cooke
Ethel, Belle, Flora, James R., and James Wood Jr.
Died: October 9, 1872 in Sacramento, CA
1870-1872: Trustee, California State Library
- His son, who also went by the name James W. Coffroth was born in Sacramento on September 12th (a little more than a month before his father died). The younger Coffroth "was the first large-scale boxing promoter" and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991.
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: A History of Tuolumne County California published by B. F. Alley (1882; Reprinted in 1973)