The City of San Francisco has finally contributed something to the genealogy world.
Pamela Storm Wolfskill and Ron Filion have created San Francisco Genealogy with a number of on-line records.
I did a quick search for Coffee and found - in addition to the usual links to coffee houses, etc., the following:
"COFFEE--In this city, March 30, 1946, Ernest H. COFFEE, beloved son of the late Patrick John and Elizabeth HIGGS COFFEE, loving brother of Florence Ellis COFFEE and the late Walter A. COFFEE." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Apr 1946"
COFFEE--In New Orleans, La., January 21 , Frank L. COFFEE, a native of Louisiana." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Jan 1912."
COFFEE--In this city, November 15, P.J. dearly beloved husband of Elizabeth COFFEE (nee HIGGS) and loving father of Ernest H, and Florence Ellis COFFEE and the late Walter A. COFFEE, a native of Boston, Mass. aged 83 years. Remains at his late residence, 571 Waller Street. Cypress Lawn Burial." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Nov 1921"
COFFEE--In this city, March 10, Walter Andrew, beloved son of P.J. and Elizabeth (nee HIGGS) COFFEE, and brother of Florence E. and Ernest H. COFFEE, a native of California, aged 37 years, ll months and 10 days. San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 12 July, 1873."
I found only one reference to Coffey:
COFFEY--San Francisco, September 18 - Some four months ago a warrant was issued for the arrest of Patrick COFFEY, charged with wholesale carting away of old iron from Pacific Foundry on First Street. This morning at about 11 o' clock, officers WAITE and RYAN arrested COFFEY on Main Street and took him to Booth's Foundry on First Street for identification. While WAITE and COFFEY were standing on the sidewalk waiting for RYAN, who had entered the foundry, COFFEY started to run. WAITE, after calling to him several times to stop, fired at him with a revolver, intending, as he says, to frighten COFFEY. The ball struck the fugitive in the back, penetrating the right lung. He was taken to the prison hospital and died on reaching it. COFFEY was a boilermaker, by trade, aged 30 years and a family man." Source: Sacramento Bee, 18 Sept 1875, p.2."
Each entry has the name of the transcriber, and in some cases a contact e-mail address.
Click on the title link to investigate this new and interesting site.