Biography of E. S. Coghill
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E. S. COGHILL.
E. S. Coghill, of Napa county, has long enjoyed an enviable place in popular esteem throughout his community, for he has been widely recognized as a man of great energy, indomitable industry, sound business principles and up to date knowledge as to improved agricultural methods. He was born in San Francisco on the 8th of July, 1880, and is a son of Thomas B. and Kate (Stanly) Coghill, the father a native of Virginia and the mother of North Carolina. After coming t6 San Francisco the father became a wholesale grocer and importer and a man of prominence and influence in business circles of that city. Our subject's maternal grandfather, John A. Stanly, was for many years a member of the supreme court bench of California, and other members of the family have through the years been active in the affairs of this state.

E. S. Coghill received his education in the public and high schools of Oakland, and at the age of twenty years he went to Alaska, where he was engaged in prospecting. He remained there, principally at Nome, for a year, returning to the States in 1901. He then went to work for the American Can Company but about six months later came to the old Stanly ranch in Napa county. This ranch was maintained as an estate until the death of Mr. Coghill's mother, which occurred December 4, 1921, and he took charge of the place up to that time. The property was then divided between his sister and himself, and he is now in charge of the entire holding, looking after his sister's interests as well as his own. The two interests combined form the largest ranch under cultivation in Napa county, consisting of fifteen hundred and eighty three acres. Since 1912 Mr. Coghill has made many permanent and substantial improvements thereon, including the planting of several acres of prunes and pears. He is eminently practical in his work and is maintaining the property at a high standard of excellence.

In 1905 Mr. Coghill was married to Miss Bertha B. Blum, and they are the parents of a daughter, Catherine Rose, who was born in 1906. During the World war Mr. Coghill enlisted for service and in 1918 was assigned to the medical corps, but was rejected on account of an old injury to his knee received while playing baseball as a member of the Oakland team. He is a man of fine character and has long been regarded as an enterprising and progressive farmer.

From:
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
and Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago 1926


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