Biography of W. Emmett Coe
Madison County, NY Biographies





Coe, W. Emmett, p. o. Peterboro, was born in Peterboro, March 27, 1851, a son of George W., and grandson of David Coe, born in Connecticut, September 10, 1784. who came to Smithfield in 1802. and there lived and died July 6, 1855; his wife was Ora Ellenwood, born in Clinton, N. Y., August 15, 1789. and died in Smithfield, February 4, 1869. George W. Coe was born in Peterboro, N. Y., April 18 1828, educated in the common schools and has always followed farming. He married Rosa P. Dorn, born in Smithfield in 1828, a daughter of John I. Dorn, who came to Smithfield about 1820. Mr. Coe was first a Whig, and a Republican since the organization of the party. He has been justice of the peace sixteen years and assessor four years. He is a Free Mason, a member of Morrisville Lodge, F. & A. M. W. Emmett Coe was educated in the common schools and Evans Academy. In 1873 he engaged in the drug business at Eariville, and after two years moved to Peterboro. where be has since been engaged in the same business. He owns a farm in Fenner of seventy five acres. In 1875 Mr. Coe married Carrie E. Mudge, daughter of William Mudge. a druggist of Eariville. In politics Mr. Coe is a Republican and was town clerk about four years. In 1875 he was appointed postmaster and held the office until Cleveland's first administration and was reappointed again under Harrison and again under McKinley in 1898. He was supervisor of Smithfield nine years in succession previous to 1891 and that year was elected county clerk and reelected again in 1894, He is a member of Smithfield Lodge, No. 120, I. O. O. F. Mr. Coe has two sisters: Addle, educated at Evans Academy. has been recording clerk in the county clerk's office seven years; and Maud, educated at Evans Academy, at home.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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