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Capt George Marshall Coupe

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Capt George Marshall Coupe

Birth
New York, New York County, New York, USA
Death
26 Sep 1937 (aged 88)
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Burial
Coupeville, Island County, Washington, USA GPS-Latitude: 48.2055991, Longitude: -122.7059317
Plot
Sunnyside section, Lot 42, Space F
Memorial ID
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Son of Captain Thomas and Maria (White) Coupe; brother of Sarah Elizabeth Coupe, William Thomas Coupe, Maria Jane Coupe, Keturah Josephine (Coupe) Gillespie and Mary Ellen (Coupe) Jones; Husband of Mary S. Moore; and father of Ralph B. Coupe, Herbert Moore Coupe, Rhea (Coupe) Martin and Wallace H. Coupe.

At the age of two years, George Marshall Coupe came around Cape Horn in the clipper ship "Sir Thomas Church" with his mother in 1853 to join his father in Coupeville, Washington. His maritime career began when, as a boy, he worked on the Puget Sound sloops "Mary Ellen" and "Keturah" which ran between Whidbey Island and Port Townsend. Both had been built by his father and named after two of his sisters. In 1871 he became engineer on the steamer "Lunnie" and in 1872 he became assistant engineer on the "Favorite." In 1876 he became captain of the steamer "Phantom" and in 1880 of the "James Mattie." He was purser on the steamship "Oregon" during the Alaska gold rush and later on several Puget Sound steamers. After retirement he lived in Seattle until his death.
Son of Captain Thomas and Maria (White) Coupe; brother of Sarah Elizabeth Coupe, William Thomas Coupe, Maria Jane Coupe, Keturah Josephine (Coupe) Gillespie and Mary Ellen (Coupe) Jones; Husband of Mary S. Moore; and father of Ralph B. Coupe, Herbert Moore Coupe, Rhea (Coupe) Martin and Wallace H. Coupe.

At the age of two years, George Marshall Coupe came around Cape Horn in the clipper ship "Sir Thomas Church" with his mother in 1853 to join his father in Coupeville, Washington. His maritime career began when, as a boy, he worked on the Puget Sound sloops "Mary Ellen" and "Keturah" which ran between Whidbey Island and Port Townsend. Both had been built by his father and named after two of his sisters. In 1871 he became engineer on the steamer "Lunnie" and in 1872 he became assistant engineer on the "Favorite." In 1876 he became captain of the steamer "Phantom" and in 1880 of the "James Mattie." He was purser on the steamship "Oregon" during the Alaska gold rush and later on several Puget Sound steamers. After retirement he lived in Seattle until his death.


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