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(with Bayard Veiller), 1913; also author: Breaking
Into New York, 1913; Roughing It De Luxe, 1913; the
Island of Adventure, 1912. Democrat. Mem. Ky. Soc.
of N. Y., Southern Soc. of N. Y., Sons of Confederate
Veterans. Recreations: Fishing, camping. Cluos:
Friars, Dunwoodie Country, National Press (Washing-
ton). Residence: N. Y. City. Address: Curtis Publish-
ing Co., Philadelphia, Pa.

COBB, JOHN B.

Capitalist. Pres. and dir. Am. Cigar Co., Cuban Land
and Leaf Tobacco Co., The Havana Am. Co., Havana
Commercial Co.; v.-p. and dir. Am. Tobacco Co.; 1st
v.-p. and dir. H. de Cabanas y Carbajal; dir. Am. Snuff
Co. Am. Stogie Co., Blackwell's Durham Tobacco Co.,
British Am. Tobacco Co. (Lt'd), F. Garcia Bros. & Co.,
Havana Tobacco Co., The Industrial Co. of Porto Rico,
Internat. Cigar Machinery Co., Luhrman & Wilbern To-
bacco Co., Porto Rican Am. Tobacco Co. Residence,
28 W. 74th St. Address: 101 Park Av., X. Y. City.

COBE, ANDREW J.

Manufacturer; b. Boston, Mass., June 13, 1865; s.
Mark H. and Eva (Morris) Cobe; ed. public schs..
Bryant & Stratton Com'l Sch.. Boston; m. Winnifred M.
Houghton; children: Harry H., Edith E., Madelon E.
Pres. Pilot Films Corp'n, Mf'rs. Film Agency. Manhas-
set Development Co., syndicate mg'r Skidmore Syn-
dicate. Republican. Recreations: Automobiling and
traveling. V.-p. N. Y. Automobile Club. Country
home: Manor House, Plandone Park, Manhasset, L. I.,
N. Y. Address 220 West 42d St., N. Y. City.
COBE, IRA M.

Capitalist; b. Boston, Mass., Oct. 29, 1866; s. Mark H.
and Eva (Morris) Cobe; ed. public schs., Lawrence,
Mass., and Boston Univ. Law Sch.: m. Belfast Me.,
Annie E. Watts. Admitted to bar, Suffolk Co., Mass..
Jan. 17, 18S8, and practised 4 years; in partnership
with J. W. McKinnon of Boston, since 1892, under firm
name Cobe & McKinnon, investment dealers; Chm'n
B'd of Dirs. Chicago City R'y Co.; dir. Calumet Electric
R'y South Side Elevated R'y, Metropolitan Elevated
R'y" Northwestern Elevated R'y, Hammond, E. Chicago
& Whiting St. R'v Co., Chicago Steel Product Co.
Clubs: Midday, Chicago Athletic, Hamilton, South
Shore Country, Chicago Automobile, Recess (N. Y.
City). Residence: 5825 Washington Av. Address:
First Nat. Bank Bldg., Chicago, 111.
COBLENTZ, VIRGIL

Chemist; b. Springfield. O.. Mar. 12, 1S62; s. Jonn
Philip and Susan (Zitzer) Coblentz; td. Wittenberg
(Springfield) Coll., Ph.D., Ph.M., A.M., F. C. S.; Phlla



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Coll. Pharmacy, 1S80-1S82; studied natural science In
Univs. Gottingen, Strassburg, Wurzhurg. Munich, Ber-
lin (Ph.D.. lSi'.U); m. Strassburg, Alsace, 1889, Anna
Bauel; children: Fritz, b. 1S90; Siegfried C, b. 1893.
Prof, materia medica and toxicology, Cincinnati Coil-
Pharmacy, 18S4-1SS7; prof, chemistry, N. Y. Coll. Phar-
macy, 1S91-1911; chief chemist to E. R. Squibb & Sons,
Brooklyn, since 1911. Chm'n N. T. section, Soc. Chtm.
Industry, 1902-1904; v.-p. British Soc. Chem. Industry,
1903-1904; chm'n N. Y. section Verein Deutscher
Chemixer, 1906-1912; sub-chm'n U. S. Pharmacopoeia
Revision Com., 1900. Author: Volumetric Analysis,
The Newer Remedies; joint author of Pharmaceutical
and .Medical Chemistry. Address: 595 Third St., Brook-
lyn, N. Y.

COCHRAN. GEORGE IRA

Insurance official; b. Can., July 1, 1863; s. George
and C. L. (Davidson) Cochran; ed. Toronto Collegiate
Inst., Univ. of Toronto; admitted as barrister-at-law
Osgoode Hall, Toronto; m. 1st Newcastle, Ont., Aug.
6, lsiio, Alice M. McClung (deceased); 2nd, Los An-
geles, April 3, 1907, Isabelle M. McClung. Practised
law in Los Angeles, 1SS8-1906, when became active
pres. Pacific Mutual Life Ins. Co., which office still
holds; att'v for Los Angeles Clearing House in panic
of 1S93. Pres. Pacific Mutual Life Ins. Co., v.-p. Hol-
land Land & Water Co., dir. Los Angeles Trust & Sav-
ings Bank, Los Angeles, Title & Trust 1 Co., Mortgage
Guarantee Co., Citizens Trust & Savings Bank, South-
ern California Edison Co., California Delta Farms,
Inc., and many others. Methodist Episcopalian. Trus-
tee State Normal Sen., Y. M. C. A.. Y. W. C. A., Los
Angeles Civil Service Comm'n. Trustee and treas.
Univ. of Southern Calif. Clubs: California (dir.), Jon-
athan, Los Angeles Athletic. Union League, University.
Los Angeles Country, Midwick Country, Virginia
Country (Los Angeles), Bohemian, Pacific Union (San
Francisco). Residence: 2249 Harvard Boul. Address:
Pacific Mutual Life Bld'g, Los Angeles, Calif.

COCHRAN, RICHARD ELLIS

Insurance official; b. York, Pa., June 24, 1S49. Be-
gan business life as a printer; later coal operator;
became connected with U. S. Life Ins. Co., Feb. 1,
1S85, of which is now third v.-p. and mem. B'd of
Directors. Pres. and dir. U. S. Dairy Supply Co.; v.-p.
and dir. N. J. Hygia Ice Co. Mem. Life Underwriters'
Ass'n of N. Y. (pres. 1896), Nat. Ass'n Life Under-
writers (pres. 1898-1S99, chm'n Exec. Com. 1905-1U06).
Dir. Crex Carpet Co. and other corp'ns.; trustee Em-
pire City Savings Bank. Mem. Am. AutomcJbilt Ass'n,
Pa. Soc. of N. Y. Clubs: Automobile of America, Re-
publican (N. Y.), Englewood. Englewood Field, Union
League (Bergen Co.). Address: 273-277 Broadway,
N. Y. City.

COCHRANE, AARON VAN SCHAICK

Jurist; b. Coxsackie, N. Y.. March 14, 1858; brought
up on farm; grad. Yale. B.A., 1879; m. Oct. 13, 1882,
Margaret M. Hawver. Studied law at Hudson, N. \.:
admitted to bar, 1881, a/nd engaged in practise at Hud-
son, N. Y. Police justice of Hudson, 1887-1888; dist.
att'y, Columbia Co., N. Y., 1889-1892; mem. Congress,
19th N. Y. Dist., 1897-1901; elected Nov., 1901, justice
Supreme Court of State of N. Y. for Third Judicial
Dist., for the term expiring Dec. 31, 1915. Republican.
Address: 437 Allen St., Hudson, N. Y.

COCHRANE, CHARLES HENRY

Editor, author, publisher; b. Lacon, 111., 1S56: s. John
and Annie D. (Hamilton) Cochrane; ed. West Jersey
Acad., Bridgeton, N. J.; m. 1st, Southington, Conn.,
1877, Cora V. Miller; 2d, Bridgeton, N. J., 1S84, Pris-
cilia E. Appelgate: children: John A., b. 1886; Elfrieda
M., b. 1888. Co-founder and editor, Salem (Mass.)
News, 1880; founder and editor Marlborough (N. Y.)
Record, 1885. Staff editor Standard Dictionary, 18S0;
contb'r to Encyclopedia Britannica (Werner edition),
Encyclopedia Americana, Appleton's Annual Encyclo-
pedia, Zell's Encyclopedia. Author: History of Marl-
borough, N. Y., 1887; Artistic Homes, 1889; Wonders
of Modern Mechanism, 1S95; Modern Industrial Prog-
ress, 1904; Punctuation and Capitalization, 1910. Sec.
N. Y Typothetse, 1S98-1903; founder and sec. N. Y.
Master Printers' Ass'n, 1902. Established Cochrane
Publishing Co., 1908. now The Shakespeare Press, book
publishers, N. Y. City. Contb'r to magazines, Inde-
pendent in politics; Free-thinker in religion. Recrea-
tion: Chess. Address: 114 East 28th St., N. Y. City.

COCHRANE, FRANCIS

Lawyer; b. Coxsackie, N. Y.. Jan. 13, 1863; s. Fran-
cis and Barbara (Van Schaick) Cochrane; grad. Willis-
ton Sem., 1883; Yale Univ., A.B., 1S87; m. Oct. 30, 190^,
Frances Rice Rogerson; children: Cornelia Rogerson,
b 1903; Frances Barbara, b. .1906. Admitted to the
bar of N. Y., 1889. Teacher 1887-1S9S. Engaged in



general practice of law since Inly, 1898. Independent
in politics. Mem. Dutch Reformed Ch. Mem. N. Y.
County Lawyers' Ass'n. West End Ass'n. Recreations:
Walking, riding, reading. Clubs: West Side Republi-
can. Manhattan. Yale. Address: 10 Wall St., N. Y.
< it... and Hudson, N. Y.

COCKCROFT, JAMES

Publisher, author; b. New York, Sept., 1842; s. James
M. and Lucretia M. (Voorhees) Cockcroft; m. Alida T.
Ketcham. Originated Encyclopedic System of Law
Books, I s x 7 ; pres. Edward Thompson Co. Author:
Ann i ican and English Encyclopaedia of Law, 1887; En-
cyclopte'dia of Pleading and Practice, 1895; Encyclo-
paedia of Forms and Precedence, 1895. Address: Bay
View Aw, Northport, L. I., N. Y.

COCKRAN, W. BOURKE

Lawyer, ex-mem. Congress; b. in Ireland, Feb. 28,
1854; s. Martin and Harriet K. Cockran; ed. in France
and Ireland; came to U. S, 1871, and soon after appt'd
teacher in private acad. ; was principal of public sch.
Westchester Co., N. Y. ; while engaged in teaching read
law; admitted to bar 1S76; since then engaged in prac-
tice of law in N. Y. City. Distinguished as orator,
active in municipal, State and nat. politcs; mem. 5nth
Congress, 1887-1889; was mem. of comm'n to revise
judiciary article of Constitution of State of N. Y'.; mem.
52d and 53d Congresses, 1891-1895; opposed platform
adopted by De<m. Con. at Chicago, 1896, and voted for
McKinley; in Nov., 1896, at Chickering Hall, N. Y.
City, addressed first pu*lic meeting in favor of inter-
vention by this Gov't to terminate the perpetration of
barbarities in Cuba, and at Acad, of Music, N. Y. City,
Jan., 1899, addressed first public meeting i n opposi-
tion to forcible annexation or conquest of the Philip-
pine Islands; supported Bryan for President, 1900, on
the ground of opposition to imperialism; elected at
sp'l election held Feb. 23, 1904. to 58th Congress, from
12th N. Y. Dist., to fill vacancy caused by resignation
of George B. McClellan; re-elected to 59th and 60th
Congresses, for term expiring March 3, 1909. Demo-
crat. Cluibs: Metropolitan, Meadow Brook, Larchmont
Yacht, The Brook, Lambs, Catholic. Riding, National
Arts, Lotos (N. Y. City), Country, Metropolitan (Wash-
ington). Residence: The Cedars, Port Washington,
N. Y. Address: 31 Nassau St., N. Y. City.

COCKS, WILLIAM W.

Congressman, farmer; b. Westburv, L. I., N. Y'., July
24, 1861; s. Isaac H. and the late Mary T. (Willets)
Cocks; ed. Swarthmore Coll., Pa.; m. 1st. N. Y. City,
July 24, 1901, Caroline R. Hicks (died Dec. 27. 1901);
2nd, N. Y. City, April 2, 1911, Jessie F. Wright; one
son, Isaac H b. 1912. Has farms on Long Island.
Elected comm'r of highways, town of N. Hempstead,
1S94; State Senator, 1900; mem. of Assembly, 1903;
was elected to 59th, 60th and 61st Congresses from 1st
N. Y. Dist. Republican. Member Soc. of Friends, and
mg'r Swarthmore College. Pa.; trustee Friends' Acad.,
Locust Valley, L. I. Clubs: Republican (N. Y. City),
Union League. Address: Westbury, N. Y.

CODDING, GEORGE HENRY

Physician; b. Egremont, Berkshire Co., Mass., Aug.
1, 1854; s. Henry Ephraim and Emeline (Edgerly)
Codding; ed. Egremont Acad., Egremont, Mass., and
M.D. from Coll. Phys and Surgs., Columbia Univ., N. Y.
City, 1881; m. Southbury, Conn., March 28, 1883 Irene
Hinman Warner; children: Joel Hinman, b. May 29,
1884; Desault Guernsey, b. Sept. 2S, 1886 (died July 23,
1887). After graduation served in Kings Co. Hosp.
and Kings Co. Insane Asylum, going to Amenia, N. Y.,
Jan., 1882, where he has since remained in constant
practise. Treas. and trustee of Amenia Fire Co. Inde-
pendent. Mem. N Y. Hist. Ass'n. Address: Amenia,
Dutchess Co., N. Y.'

CODDINGTON, HERBERT GUIBORD

CleTgyman; b. Cazenovia, N. Y., Feb. 6, 1S65; s. Rev.
Prof. W. P. (S.T.D.) and Louisa (Guibord) Codding-
ton; grad. Syracuse Univ., A.B. (Phi Beta Kappa), 1886;
student in Gen. Theol. Sem., N. Y. City, 1886-1888 (D.D.,
-Syracuse Univ., 1905); m. Lowville, N. Y., Dec. 12, 1888,
Leone Adele Fitch; one d.. Dorothy, b. April 23, 1894.
Ordered deacon Sept. 29, 188S; ordained priest, Dec. 11,
1889, by Bishop F. D. Huntington. Rector St. John's
Ch.. Marcellus, N. Y., 1888-1891; Grace Ch., Syracuse,
N. Y., since 1891. Author: Genealogy of the Coddington
Family; and has published for private circulation a
number of addresses. Chaplain Hosp. of the Good
Shepherd, Syracuse; trustee St. John's Sch., Manlius,
N. Y. Delegate to Gen. Conv. of Episcopal Ch., 1904,
1907, 1910, 1913. Mem Psi Upsilon fraternity, Onon-
daga Hist. Ass'n, N. Y. State Hist. Ass'n. Clubs: Uni-
versity, Citizens' (Syracuse). Address: Syracuse, N. Y.



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CODWISE, EDWARD BERTIE

Civil eng'r; b. Elizabeth, N. J., May 9, 1849; s. Elisha
R. (of Brooklyn) and Harriette S. (Salter) Codwise, of
Elizabeth, N. J.; grad. Brooklyn Poly. Inst., 1865;
Inst'n Davaux, Amiens, Prance, 1867; m. Rosendale,
Ulster Co., N. T., March 28, 1872, Emma Snyder; chil-
dren: Harriette Frances, b. 1874; Henry Rogers, b.
1877; George Wallace, b. 1887. Has served as ass't
eng'r Erie R. R. (twice), Raritan & Delaware Bay R.
R., Pemberton & N. T. R. R., N. J. Southern R. R.
(twice); principal ass't Walkill Valley R. R.; resident
eng'r, Callao, Lima and Oroya R. R. (Peru, S. A.); resi-
dent eng'r N. Y. Elevated R. R. and West Shore R. R.;
city eng'r, Kingston, N. T., 1891-1894, and again 1902-
1908; chief eng'r Ulster & Delaware R. R., 1895-1902;
civil and consulting eng'r since 1908. Mem. Am. Soc.
Civ. Eng'rs, 1888; mem. Soc. of Municipal Improve-
ments; Kingston Lodge, No. 10, F. and A. M. Club:
Kingston. Address: John & Wall Sts., Kingston, N. Y.
COE, EDWARD BENTON

Clergyman; b. Milford, Conn., June 11, 1842; s. David
Benton and Rebecca (Phoenix) Coe; grad. Yale, A.B.,
1862, S.T.D., 1885; Rutgers, D.D., 1881, LL.D., 1893; m.
Brooklyn, June 11, 1874, Mary Jenks Storrs; children:
Margaret Elmer, Miriam Storrs, Edith Mary, Richard
Storrs.. Prof, modern languages, Yale, 1864-1879;
licensed by Manhattan Cong'l Ass'n, 1877; ordained by
Classis of N. Y., and installed as one of ministers Re-
formed Protestant Dutch Ch. of City of N. Y., Oct. 2.
1879; senior minister same since 1896. Pres. Gen.
Synod Reformed Ch. in America, 189S. Pastor Colle-
giate Ch. 5th Av. and 48th St., till Jan., 1899; since then
without specific charge. Trustee Robert Coll., Con-
stantinople, Rutgers Coll., Columbia Univ.; mg'r
Presb'n Hosp. Author: Life Indeed, 1899 (Revell).
Clubs: Century, Yale, Barnard. Residence: 42 W. 52d
St. Address: 156 Fifth Av., N. Y. City.

COE, GEORGE ALBERT

Educationalist; b. Monroe Co., N. Y., March 26, 1862;
s. Rev. George W. and Harriet (Van Voorhis) Coe;
grad. Univ. of Rochester, A.B., 1884, A.M., 1888, LL.D.,
1909; Boston Univ., S.T.B., 1887; Ph.D., 1891; student
at Univ. of Berlin; m. Alameda, Calif., Sept. 3. 1888,
Sadie E. Knowland. Prof. Univ. of Southern Calif.,
1888-1890; acting prof, philosophy, 1891-1893, John
Evans prof, of philosophy, 1893-1909, Northwestern
Univ.; Skinner and McAlpin prof, practical theology,
Union Theol. Sem., since 1909. Fellow A.A.A.S.; mem.
Am. PsychoL. Ass'n, Am. Philos. Ass'n, Religious Ed'n
Ass'n (pres. 1909-1910). Contb'r to magazines. Author:
The Spiritual Life-Studies in the Science of Religion,
The Religion of a Mature Mind, Education in Religion
and Morals. Address: 606 W. 122nd St., N. Y. City.
COE, HENRY CLARKE

Surgeon; b. Cincinnati, O., Feb. 21, 1856; s. Erastus
Pease and Mary (Ross) Coe; grad. Yale, A.B., 1878,
A.M., 1881; Harvard Univ. (Med. Dep't), 1881; Columbia
Univ. (Med. Dep't), 1882; mem. Royal Coll. Surgeons
(England), 1884; m. Sara Werden; thTee sons. Prac-
tised in N. Y. City since 18S4, specialty being obstet-
rics and diseases of women. Has been on editorial
staff of several med. journals; written many papers
and monographs, and has been for 20 years med.
teacher. First Lieut. Med. Reserve Corps, U. S. A.
Now prof, genecology at Univ. and Bellevue Hosp.
Med. Coll., gynecologist to Bellevue and Gen. Memorial
Hosps., consulting gynecologist to Woman's and
Foundling Hosps. Honorary fellow Edinburgh Ob-
stetrical Soc, pres. Am. Gynecol. Soc, Am. Thera-
peutic Soc. Mem. N. Y. State Med. Soc, N. Y. Obstet.
Soc, Clinical Soc, Harvard Med. Soc, Co. Med. Soc,
Acad, of Medicine. Soc. Alumni of Bellevue Hosp.
Trustee Gen. Memorial Hosp. Mem. Phi Beta Kappa,
Delta Kappa Epsilon, Order Foreign Wars, Soc. Colo-
nial Wars. Mayflower Soc, Soc. War 1812, Sons of
Revolution. Clubs: University, Yale, Army and Navy
(N. Y.), Army and Navy (Washington). Address: 8
W. 76th St.. N. Y. City.
COFFIN, CHARLES ALBERT

Financier, mf'r; b. Somerset Co., Me., Dec. 1844, of
Nantucket ancestry; grad. Bloomfield (Me.) Acad.; m.
Sept., 1S72, Caroline L., d. Rev. E. Russell, D.D.: chil-
dren: Edward R. (deceased), Jennie (Mrs. S. W.
Childs), and Alice S. Engaged In mf'g business in
Mass., and in 1881 was one of a syndicate which pur-
chased the Thomson-Houston Elec Co.. which, in 1S92.
together with the Edison Gen. Elec. Co., was merged
In Gen. Elec. Co., of which was pTes. until June, 1913,
and since then chm'n of Board of Directors. Mem.
Chamber of Commerce of N. Y., Met Museum of Art.
Trustee Vassar Coll. Clubs: Union League, Metro-
politan. Riding. National Arts, Railroad, Westchester
Country, Sleepy Hollow Country, Piping Rock, Nas-
sau Country. Residence: Locust Valley, L. I. Ad-
dress: 30 Church St.. N. Y. City.



COFFIN, HERBERT LAWTON

Lawyer; b. Athens, N. Y., March 29, 1873; s. Caleb
and Esther Bancroft (Lawton) Coffin; ed. Friends'
Sch. and Berkeley Sch., N. Y. City; grad. Law Sch. of
Columbia Univ., LL.B., 1898; m. N. Y. City, Nov. 16.
1898, Elizabeth Sprague Cook; children: Elizabeth, b.
April 25, 1904; Ca'eb. b. Jan. 3, 1909. Admitted to bar
State of N. Y., Oct., 1899, and in practice in N. Y. City
since. Republican. Mem. Ass'n Bar city of N. Y., Am.
Bar Ass'n, N. Y. State Bar Ass'n, Alumni Ass'n of Law
Sch. of Columbia Univ., Ass'n of Alumni of Columbia
Coll. Club; Underwriters (N.Y.). Residence: 411 W.
114th St. Address: 2 Rector St., N. Y. City.

COFFIN, LEWIS A.

Physician; b. Lisbon, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., Oct.
27, 1856; s. Julius A. and Jane A. (Partridge) Coffin;
grad. Potsdam Normal Sch., 1877, Union Coll., A.B.,
1S82. Med. Dep't Univ. City of N. Y., M.D., 1886; m. N.
Y. City, Oct. 16, 1S89, Grace Geer; children: Grace, b.
1S90; Lewis A., b. 1S92; George Jarvis, b. 1895. Has
practiced medicine since 1886; surgeon and dir. Man-
hattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hosp. Independent Re-
publican; mem. Dutch Reformed Ch. Mem. Am. Med.
Ass'n, N. Y. State Med. Soc, N. Y. Co. Med. Soc, N. Y.
Acad. Medicine, Am. Laryngol. Ass'n, Am. Laryngol.,
Rhinol. and Otol. Soc, Soc. for Relief of Widows and
Orphans of Med. Men, Delta Upsilon fraternity. Recrea-
tions: Golf, tennis, billiards. Clubs: University,
Salmagundi. Address: 156 W. 58th St., N. Y. City.
COFFIN, WILLIAM

Consul gen.; b. Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 8, 1877: s.
Charles A. and Alice E. (Gale) Coffin; m. N. Y. City,
1905, Mabel Sands Rees. Appt'd Am. consul at Maskat,
Arabia, June, 1906; Am. consul at Tripoli-in-Barbary,
June, 1908; Am. consul at Jerusalem, June, 1910; Am.
consul gen. at Budapest, Hungary, Sept., 1913. Mem.
Am. Soc. of Internat. Law; Acad. Polit, Science, City of
N. Y. Address: Am. Consulate General, Budapest,
Hungary.

COFFIN, WILLIAM EDWARD

Investment banker; b. Richmond, Ind., 1S56; s.
Charles F. and Rhoda M. (Johnson) Coffin; attended
Moses Brown Sch., Providence, R. I.; m. 1875, Lydia
Roberts. Children: Tristram Roberts, b. 1876; John
Roberts, b. 1881. Held various positions in a bank,
resigning as cashier; removed to N. Y. and engaged
in investment banking, 1885. Active in Conservation
movements. Club: Camp Fire (pres.). Address: 44
Pine St., N. Y. City.
COGGESHALL, HENRY TISDALE

Physician; b. Newport, R. I., June 2, 1S58; s. Thomas
and Ellen Frances (Knowles) Coggeshall; ed. New-
port public sens., Rogers High Sch., Yale Coll. (one
year), Harvard Med. Sch., M.D., 1SS3; graduate study in
Leipzig, Prague and Vienna, two years; m. Clarksburg,
W. Va., June 1. 1898, Nell Osborn Pidcock. Children:
John Coggeshall, b. 1900; Ellen Knowles Coggeshall,
b. 1904. On med. staff "Woman's Hosp., Boston, one
year; N. Y. Infant Asylum, two years; mem. Internat.
Penitentiary Congress, Rome, Italy, 1885. Democrat;
Unitarian. Mem. Am. Med. Ass'n, N. Y. State Med. Soc,
Acad, of Medicine, Am. Laryngological, Rhinological
and Otological Societies. Clubs: Players, Harvard.
Address: 40 E. 58th St.. N. Y. City.
COGSWELL, WILLIAM BROWN

Manufacturer; b. Oswego, N. Y., Sept. 22, 1834; s.
David and Mary (Barnes) Cogswell; ed. Hamilton
Acad., also at private sch. of Prof. Root of Syracuse
and Seneca Falls, N. Y.; Rensselaer Poly. Inst., Troy;
m. 1st Jan. 31, 1S56, Mary N. Johnson; 2nd, April 29,
1902, Cora L. Brown; one d., Mabel (Mrs. Herbert But-
ton). Apprenticed 3 years in machine shop, Lawrence,
Mass.; returned to Syracuse 1S56 as sup't of machinery
for Marietta & Cincinnati R. R.; became sup't Broad-
way Foundry of St. Louis. 1S59. Returned to Syracuse,
1S60, and organized firm Sweet Bros. & Co., which
later became Whitman & Barnes Mfg. Co. During
Civil War, appt'd mech. eng'r in U. S. N., at Port
Royal S. C, 1861; transferred to Brooklyn Navy Yard,
1862, to take charge of steam repair and construction
work; engaged by Franklin Iron Works Co.. 1866,
to superintend construction and operation of blast
furnaces in Oneida Co.; in mining business 1S74-
1S79; engaged in manufacture of ammonia soda, 1S81,
firm now known as Solvay Process Co., of which is
v.-p. and mn'g dir., having largest plant of its kind in
the world. Mem. A. A. A. S., Onondaga Hist. Soc , Am.
Chem. Ass'n. Anglers Ass'n, Am. Inst. Mining Eng'rs,
Am. Soc Civil Eng'rs, Am. Soc. Mech. Eng'rs, Am.
Geog. Soc, Nat. Geog. Soc. Adirondack Protective
Ass'n, Am. Protective League, Syracuse Chamber of
Commerce, N. Y. State Chamber of Commerce. Sons of
Revolution. Colonial Soc. of America. Am. Forestry
Ass'n of Washington, Am. Statistical Ass'n of Boston.



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Soc. of Chem. Industry of London, Am. Acad. Polit.
and Social Science; Mason. Clubs: Century, Sedg-
wick Farm. Citizens, Syracuse Camera, University.
Masonic Temple, Technology (Syracuse), Transporta-
tion, Union League, Engineers, University, Nat. Arts,
Republican (N. T. City). Potsdam, Detroit, Royal Socs.
(London). Address: 1234 James St., Syracuse, N. T.

COGSWELL, WILLIAM STERLING

Lawyer; b. Jamaica, L. I., Dec. 29. 1S40; s. William
Johnson and Alma Canfield (Sterling) Cogswell; ed.
Union Hall Acad., Jamaica, L. I.; Trinity Coll., Hart-
ford. Conn., A.B., 1SG1, AM.. 1S67; m. Jamaica, L. I.,
Apr.il IS, 1S72, Henrietta Spader. Entered Union Army.
July 22, 1861, as 1st lleut., 5th Conn. Vols.; afterward
promoted capt., major, and lieut.-col., but not mustered
in as lieut.-col., because regiment then lacked the
requisite number. Served under Banks until Antietam,
then In Army of Potomac until after the battle of
Gettysburg; went South, serving under Thomas in the
siege and capture of Atlanta; then with Sherman on
the March to the Sea and through the Carolinas;
brevetted lIeut,-col. U. S. V. Admitted to bar, 1866;
practised in Brooklyn and N. Y. City. Republican;
comm'r of taxes of N. Y. City. 1902-1904. Episcopalian;
mem. Chapter of the Cathedral at Garden City, L I.;
trustee Trinity Coll. Hartford, Conn. Clubs: Army
and Navy (N. Y. City), Jamaica (Jamaica), Church
Club of Diocese of L. I. Residence: Jamaica, L. I.
Address: 37 Liberty St., N. Y. City.

COHALAN, DANIEL FLORENCE

Jurist; b. Middletown, N. Y., Dec. 21, 1S67; s. Timothy
E. and Ellen (O'Leary) Cohalan; grad. Manhattan
Coll., A.B., 1SS5; A.M., 1S94 (LL.D. 1911); m. Apr 27,
1899. Hana O'Leary (deceased). Admitted to bar 1888;
appt'd Justice Supreme Court May 18, 1911, to fill un-
expired term of James A. O'Gorman; elected Nov.,
1911, for term expiring Dec. 31. 1925. Has been active
in Dem. politics for manv years. Democrat; Catholic.
Mem. N. Y. State Bar As's'n. N. Y. Catholic Hist. Soc.
Clubs: Press, Lawyers, Catholic. Address: 22 E. 94th
St., N. Y. City.

COHALAN, JOHN P.

Surrogate of N. Y. County; b. Brooklyn, March 17,
1S73; parents removed to Middletown, N. Y 1873;
grad. Wallkill Free Acad., Middletown, 1889; removed
with parents to Bronx Borough, N. Y. City, 1889;
grad. Manhattan Coll., N. Y. City, 1893. Admitted to
bar, June, 1893, and since then in general practise in
N. Y. City. Elected to Gen. Assembly, 1905; to State
Senate from 22d Senate Dist, 1906; elected, 1908, Sur-
rogate 'N. Y. County, for term expiring 1922. Demo-
crat. Catholic. -Mem. Knights of Columbus, Friends
of Erin, Order of Iroquois, Alumni Ass'n of Manhattan
Coll. Clubs: Catholic, Schnover, Bronx Catholic,
Longwood, Napper Tandy. Address: 277 Broadway,
N. Y. City.

COHAN, GEORGE M.

Actor, playwright; b. Providence, R. I., July 4, 1878;
s. Jeremiah J. and Helen F. Cohan, both well-known
actors; ed. N. Y. schools. Made first appearance on
stage, 1SS6; played boy's part in Peck's Bad Boy, 1890;
then appeared in vaudeville in The Four Cohans; be-
came star in his own plavs: Little Johnny Jones,
1904-1906; George Washington, Jr., 1906-1907; The
Yankee Prince, 1907-1908. Also author of comedies:
The Wise Guy, The Governor's Son, Running for Of-
fice, Forty-five Minutes from Broadway, Popularity,



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