Certificate of Appointment for William H. Coe

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Title

Certificate of Appointment for William H. Coe

Alternative Title

Certificate of Appointment for William Coe

Subject

New Smyrna (Fla.)
Coe, William

Description

A certificate of appointment for William Henry Coe (1824-1879), the founder of Glencoe, Florida. The certificate was issued by Collector of Customs Thomas F. House and confirmed by the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury on April 10, 1879. Coe was appointed as Deputy Collector of Customs for the District of St. Augustine. the was responsible for collecting import duties on foreign goods that entered the United States through the port at New Smyrna until his death on October 23. Shortly thereafter, his son, Captain Charles Henry Coe, was appointed to the position.

Due to poor health, Coe moved with his wife and children from Connecticut to Jacksonville in 1874 and established an orange grove the following year four miles west of New Smyrna, an area that would later become Glencoe. In 1877, Coe became an editor for The Florida Star, a newspaper founded by his son, Captain Charles Henry Coe (1856-1954). In April of 1879, Coe was appointed Deputy Collector of Customs for the port at New Smyrna. Just a few months later, on October 23, Coe died of silicosis, likely a result of his work as a copper miner in Illinois during the 1840s. Coe is buried in at Hawks Park Cemetery in Edgewater.

Creator

House, Thomas F.

Source

Original certificate of appointment, April 10, 1879: Private Collection of Andrew M. Foster.

Date Created

1879-04-10

Date Issued

1879-04-10

Contributor

Foster, Andrew M.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original certificate of appointment, April 10, 1879.

Is Part Of

Captain Charles Henry Coe Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

464 KB

Medium

1 certificate

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

New Smyrna, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Economics Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Thomas F. House.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Andrew M. Foster and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Andrew M. Foster

External Reference

"In Memoriam." The Florida Star, October 30, 1879. http://www.jupiter.fl.us/DocumentCenter/View/4978.
Foster, Andrew M. "Captain Charles Henry Coe." History: Town of Jupiter, August 7, 2013. http://www.jupiter.fl.us/DocumentCenter/View/4060.

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1 certificate

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