John Coolidge

John Coolidge

Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 31 May 2000 (aged 93)
Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Plymouth, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 5469170 · View Source
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John Coolidge, the oldest living offspring of former US President, Calvin Coolidge, died at the age of 93 at Dathmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.By all accounts, John was as taciturn as his father Calvin, the former Mass. Governor & 30th President of the US.
John was an executive with the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad and President of Connecticut Manifold Forms Co. untill 1960, when he reopened a small dairy business under the name of Plymouth Cheese Corp. in Plymouth, Vt. The business was started in 1891 by his grandfather, John C. Coolidge and four other farmers. He continued to run it well into his 80s.
It was in the old white clapboard homestead up the road from the factory that his father, then Vice President, took the oath of office to become President. He was vacationing there when he got the news of Pres. Harding's death. The oath was givin by Calvin's father, a notary public, by the light of a karosene lamp in the early morning hours of August 3, 1923.
In many ways, John was a carbon copy of his father. Modest and of a retiring nature, he was short on words but long on Yankee conservatism. John's mother was a musical, fun-loving woman. John graduated from Amherst College in 1928.
Well into his 90's, he still shuttled accasionally from his home near the family homestead in Plymouth Notch, Vt. to collect his mail. Often, residents reported, he was charming and outgoing, but sometimes he was not.
Thanks to Erik Lander for supplying me with the cemetery name and location.
Thanks to Collins Crapo for sponsoring this memorial.
Also, thank you to Gary Cumbie, Lisa S., Raymond Makul and Carrie & Kevin for the additional photos.

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  • Created by: Mr. Ed
  • Added: 20 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5469170
  • Collins Crapo
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Coolidge (7 Sep 1906–31 May 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5469170, citing Plymouth Notch Cemetery, Plymouth, Windsor County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Mr. Ed (contributor 35186547) .