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Matchett Herring Coe
Birth: Jul. 22, 1907
Hardin County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 1999
Jefferson County
Texas, USA

Sculptor. A US Navy combat veteran of WW II, he attended public schools and college in Louisiana and at South Park College (now Lamar University), TX, majoring in electrical engineering. During 1939-40 he studied sculpture under Carl Mines at Cranbrook Art Academy in Michigan, and has come to be recognized as one of the foremost sculptors in the United States. His endeavors have been limited mainly to commissioned works for permanent institutions, including the Battalion Memorial at Guadalcanal, the bronze Dick Dowling at Sabine Pass, TX, and the granite frieze on the cenotaph erected in memory of the children and teachers who perished in a school explosion at New London, TX, winners of national and state awards. He is also the creator of "The Texan" in Vicksburg National Military Park. Several Houston, TX, buildings are decorated with Coe sculptures, including Houston City Hall, Rice University Library, St. Mary's Seminary Chapel, St. Placidus Home for the Aged, First Presbyterian Church, the entrance to Hermann Park Zoo. Numerous other buildings, libraries, courthouses, offices, gardens and residences also boast of Coe works. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to Texas and the nation, he was listed in the 1982/83 edition of Who's Who in America. In his own words, "My creative efforts have been expressions of theory about reality finite reaches into the realm of infinity." (bio by: MINI) 
Family links: 
  Burrell Columbus Coe (1874 - 1947)
  Ida Forbes Herring Coe (1880 - 1975)
  Bernice Lucille Coe (1900 - 1901)*
  Bernice Lucille Coe (1900 - 1901)*
  Joyce Berlyne Coe (1902 - 1979)*
  Matchett Herring Coe (1907 - 1999)
  Callie Mae Coe Wilson (1917 - 1986)*
*Calculated relationship
Magnolia Cemetery
Jefferson County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: MINI
Record added: Jul 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28476997
Matchett Herring Coe
Added by: Alan Brownsten
Matchett Herring Coe
Added by: Alan Brownsten
Matchett Herring Coe
Added by: Alan Brownsten
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- Alan Brownsten
 Added: Jan. 14, 2015
Son of Burrell Columbus Coe & Ida Forbes Herring Coe. Matchett sculpted both of his parents tombstones as well as other family members.
- Pamela Coe Daniels
 Added: Apr. 3, 2014

- Alan Brownsten
 Added: Jan. 14, 2014
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