Meet Charles Coe, son of Nathaniel and Mary Coe. In 1854 the Coes settled in Hood River, building a cabin near what is now 10th and State Street. Charles was the second postmaster of Hood River. He passed away in 1872 on his 38th birthday. Upon his death his brothers Henry and Eugene returned to Hood River to manage the family farm, and subsequently (1882) platted the city of Hood River.
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Charles Carroll Coe was a native of Livingston County, New York. He was always frail in health and at one time it was thought that he might be going blind. Upon moving to Oregon his health seems to improve. He took out his own land and never "proved it up." so eventually wound up as state land.
He had also a sister named Cornelia, but she died before the family came went.
Gladys on 27th December 2019 @ 7:18am
The Coe sons were instrumental in the founding of the Oregon Steamship and Navigation Company which helped open up settlement east of the Cascades. Charles was chief clerk of the company office at The Dalles.
I think Henry was farming in the Yakima Valley when Charles passed away.
L. E. on 27th December 2019 @ 8:08am
Interesting how early Hood RIver was sos prominent back in New York that many people chose to come here. And there is a remnant of the education and interests of those who came here. THat might be a good topic for Sense of Place.
nels on 27th December 2019 @ 9:57am
After the Cascades massacre in 1856, a blockhouse and reservation were established at White Salmon. Townsend was in charge and Charles Coe was his assistant.
L.E. on 27th December 2019 @ 7:11pm