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Toronto in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

James T. Coffey

Shelter House

 
 
James T. Coffey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 10, 2020
1. James T. Coffey Marker
Inscription.  In late 1959, Jim joined the Toronto Lions Club and remained a member for nearly 59 years. He served most offices of Lionism at the local, district, and state levels. From 1980 to 1982 he served as International Director, and in 1990 was elected Third Vice President of Lions International. After serving his three years as Vice President, he had the distinguished honor of becoming President of Lions International for the 1993-1994 term. During his years as an International Officer (1990-1995), Jim and his wife Betty traveled to 110 countries and met many heads of state. Despite his being world-renown, upon relinquishing his high office Jim happly resumed help with the local club activities in his humble, down-to-earth fashion, often referring to himself as "just another Toronto Lion." Jim and Betty had one son, James Douglas Coffey, and one grandson, James T. Coffey II.
 
Erected by Lions International.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work.
 
Location. 40° 27.654′ N, 80° 36.646′ 
James T. Coffey Shelter House image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 10, 2020
2. James T. Coffey Shelter House
W. Marker is in Toronto, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Euclid Avenue 0.1 miles north of Trenton Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 931 Euclid Ave, Toronto OH 43964, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gold Star Mothers Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veterans Victory Pavilion (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ellsworth Graham (approx. 0.7 miles away); Toronto World War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument / Guiseppe Moretti (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toronto.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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