Frederick Griswold Coggin


Frederick Griswold Coggin

New Hampshire, USA
Death 13 Apr 1902 (aged 65)
Calumet, Houghton County, Michigan, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 182853120 View Source
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Frederick Griswold Coggin, a well known mining man of the upper peninsula, died at Calumet on Sunday. Deceased was born in 1837 and had been identified with important mining interests in the upper peninsula for many years. He leaves a wife and three children.

(Published in The Bessemer Herald (Bessemer, Michigan) - 19 Apr 1902, Sat - Page 5)

Frederick G. Coggin, superintendent of the concentrating department of the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company, Lake Linden, Michigan, is an honored veteran of the Civil war, serving first in the three-months volunteers and subsequently in the United State Navy to the close of the war, and is in every way worthy of biographical consideration along with the representative men of his vicinity.

Mr. Coggin's father, John Coggin, was a well-known and highly respected merchant of New Hampshire, his native State, where he passed an active and useful life and where he died in 1889, at the advanced age of eighty-nine years. John Coggin married a Miss Underwood and they had a family of three children, of whom Frederick G., the subject of this article, is the eldest.

Frederick G. Coggin was born in New Hampshire January 31, 1837, and there grew to manhood. At the age of seventeen he was a high-school graduate, closing his studies with an academic course, after having served a regular apprenticeship at the machinists' trade. Then he entered the Boston Locomotive Works, where he was for a time employed as machinist on marine engines. At the opening of the late war we find him in the employ of the Nashua Watch Company, but he was not one to remain in the shop when his country called for volunteers to put down the Rebellion, and in 1861, when the First New Hampshire Regiment was made up, his name was on its roll. This enlistment was for three months, after which he entered the regular service of the United States Navy as a third assistant engineer, his first cruise being in the Gulf Squadron on the gunboat Sagamore. At the close of this cruise he was promoted to the rank of second assistant engineer, in which capacity he served on experimental duty in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, on the United States gunboat Mackinaw; also on the monitor Sangamon, which made the last shots at Sumter, and he made his last cruise on the United States gunboat Frolic, tender to the Colorado, flagship for Admiral Goldsborough in his cruise after the war to re-establish the United States squadrons in European ports. On the cruise Mr. Coggin met with a serious accident, which nearly cost him his life, but resulted only in a partial paralysis of one side of his head, which for several disabled him for duty of any kind.

In 1869, have somewhat recovered, he engaged as engineer for a large planing-mill in Burlington, Vermont, and subsequently became associated with Mrs. B.S. Nichols in the manufacture of mill and mining machinery and wood-working, in which they were engaged for a period of eleven years. In June, 1879, Mr. Coggin came to Lake Linden, Michigan, to set up the stamps now in use in the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company's stamp mills, and in November of the same year he was offered the position of superintendent of this great plant, which he accepted and still holds. Mr. Coggin is a member of the Institute of Mining Engineers, and of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, to both of which he has contributed several important papers.

He and his wife, whose maiden name was Louise R. Vose and who is a native of Lancaster, Massachusetts, have a family of three children, one son and two daughters.

(Published in the Memorial record of the Northern Peninsula of Michigan, by The Lewis Publishing Company, 1895, Page 494, 495)

Frederick G Coggin
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Name: Frederick G Coggin
Age: 13
Birth Year: abt 1837
Birthplace: New Hampshire
Home in 1850: Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 911
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Name Age
John Coggin 45
Lucinda Coggin 47
Frederick G Coggin 13
George W Coggin 4
Henry J Coggin 2

Frederick G Coggin
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Name: Frederick G Coggin
Residence: New Hampshire
Age at Enlistment: 24
Enlistment Date: 21 Sep 1861
Rank at enlistment: 3rd Assistant Engineer
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Commissioned an officer in the UN Navy on 21 Sep 1861.Promoted to Full 2 Assistant Engineer on 30 Jul 1863.Mustered out on 05 Jan 1866.
Birth Date: abt 1837
Sources: Register of Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire 1861-65

Massachusetts, U.S., Marriage Records, 1840-1915
Name: Frederick G Coggin
Age: 28
Birth Year: abt 1837
Birth Place: Nashua
Marriage Date: 23 May 1865
Marriage Place: Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA
Father: John Coggin
Mother: Myra M Coggin
Spouse: Louisa R Vose

Michigan, U.S., Death Records, 1867-1952
Name: Frederich Griswold Coggin
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital status: Married
Death Age: 65
Birth Date: 31 Jan 1837
Birth Place: New Hampshire
Death Date: 13 Apr 1902
Death Place: Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, USA
Father: John Coggin
File Number: 162

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