Capt. Chas. Coe Rites Set Today

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Capt. Chas. Coe Rites Set Today

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Capt. Coe Rites Set


West Palm Beach (Fla.)
Coe, Charles H.
Newspaper publishing--United States
Authors--United States


An newspaper article published in The Palm Beach Post announcing the graveside services for Captain Charles Henry Coe (1856-1954). Coe was born in Torrington, Connecticut, on February 3, 1856, to William Henry Coe (1824-1879), who founded the town of Glencoe, and Deborah Little Archer Coe (1824-1912). In 1874, his family migrated to Jacksonville, Florida, due to his father's poor health. At age 18, Coe began working for the Jacksonville Tri-Weekly Union. In 1875, Coe moved to New Smyrna Beach and started his first newspaper, The Florida Star. Coe was appointed Deputy Collector of Customs for the port at New Smyrna in 1879, after his father died. In 1880, Coe moved to Glencoe and began producing photographs. Seven years later, the moved to back to Torrington, where the met and married Emma Sophia Johnson (1846-1931). The following year, Coe moved to Asheville, North Carolina, and then later to Highlands, where the established The Highlands Star. In 1889, the moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the Government Printing Office (GPO).

Coe published Red Patriots: The Story of the Seminoles (1898), a book about the plight of the Seminole tribe. A copy of Red Patriots was given to every member of Congress, which later passed legislation allowing Seminole land rights in Florida. In 1912, Coe returned to Florida and spent the next 20 years traveling the coast in his cabin cruiser called The Buccaneer. After retiring from the GPO in 1921, Coe spent much of his time exploring Florida's coast as an amateur archaeologist and publishing books, including Juggling a Rope (1927), The Art of Knife Throwing (1931), and Debunking the So-Called Spanish Mission (1941). He died of pneumonia on March 23, 1954.


Original newspaper article: "Capt. Chas. Coe Rites Set Today." The Palm Beach Post, March 26, 1954: Private Collection of Andrew M. Foster.

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ca. 1954-03-26

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Foster, Andrew M.

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Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: "Capt. Chas. Coe Rites Set Today." The Palm Beach Post, March 26, 1954.

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Captain Charles Henry Coe Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach, Florida
Torrington, Connecticut
Jacksonville, Florida
Glencoe, Florida
New Smyrna, Florida
Jupiter, Florida

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History Teacher


Originally published by The Palm Beach Post.

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Copyright to this resource is held by The Palm Beach Post and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.


Cepero, Laura

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Private Collection of Andrew M. Foster

External Reference

Foster, Andrew M. "Captain Charles Henry Coe." History: Town of Jupiter, August 7, 2013.
"Capt. Charles Henry Coe.." Capt. Charles H. Coe.

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