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William Turner Coggeshall

William Turner Coggeshall, American journalist, diplomat.


  • Coggeshall, William Turner was born on September 6, 1824 in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William C. and Eliza (Grotz) Coggeshall.

  • Career

    • Editor, The Genius of the West, 1854-1856. Editor Ohio Edn; editor Ohio State Journal, Columbus. Minister to Ecuador, 1866-1867.


    • Author: Signs of the Times, 1851. Easy Warren and His Contemporaries, 1854. Poets and Poetry of the West, 1860.

      Stories of Frontier Adventure, 1863. The Journeys of A. Lincoln as President Elect and as President Martyred (also known as The Lincoln Memorial), 1865.


    • Married Mary Carpenter, October 28, 1845, 1 daughter, Jessie.
    • father: William C. Coggeshall
    • mother: Eliza (Grotz) Coggeshall
    • spouse: Mary Carpenter
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    Died August 2, 1867
    (aged 42)