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Josephus Roosevelt Coan: A Long and Well-Lived Life

by Elizabeth Russey Roke, Manuscript Archivist, MARBL Josephus Coan with the Executive Boardof the Transvaal ConferenceWomen's Missionary Society Few people live past 100. Fewer still fill those years with untiring enthusiasm for service and scholarship. In more ways than one, Josephus Roosevelt Coan was exceptional. Born to a farming family in Spartanburg, SC, he went…