Alonzo Coffin was born in Massachusetts on May 31, 1856. Coffin settled in San Francisco in 1870 and worked as a pattern maker. After the earthquake in 1906, he moved over to Oakland and died there on June 24, 1938.
Exh: Mechanics' Inst., 1871 (drawing).
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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