Charles William Floyd Coffin

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Charles William Floyd Coffin

Hon. CW Floyd Coffin
Born May 1, 1888
Pentwater, MI
Died August 2, 1968
Englewood, NJ
Nationality American
Occupation Railroad Supplies
Home town Englewood, NJ
Known for Mayor of Englewood (1942-1945)
Religious beliefs Presbyterian
Spouse(s) Eva Colorado Proudfoot (1888-1944)

Charles William Floyd Coffin (May 1, 1888 – August 2, 1968) was the Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey and chairman of the board of Franklin Balmar of Baltimore, Maryland.[1]


He was born May 1, 1888 in Pentwater, Michigan to Joel S. Coffin, Sr. and Harriet Whittington (?-1939).[2][3] He had a brother, Joel S. Coffin, Jr. (1891-1941).[4]

His family moved to Franklin, Pennsylvania and he graduated from the high school in 1907. He graduated from Cornell University in 1912.[2]

He married Eva Colorado Proudfoot (1888-1944) on January 3, 1914 in Baltimore, Maryland and they had as their children, William Allison Coffin (1915-?), Charles Floyd Coffin (1918-? ), and Eva Sawtelle Coffin (1923-1967).[5][6][7]

He was elected Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey in November 1941 and assumed office on January 1, 1942.[2][8][9]

He died on August 2, 1968 in Englewood Hospital in Englewood, New Jersey.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "C.W. Floyd Coffin, Englewood Mayor And Rail-Supply Executive, Dies". New York Times. August 3, 1968. Retrieved 2011-10-19. "Charles William Floyd Coffin, former Mayor of Englewood and board chairman of the Franklin Balmar Corporation of Baltimore, died today at Englewood Hospital. ..." 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 William Starr Myers. "Charles William Floyd Coffin". Prominent Families of New Jersey. ISBN 0-8063-5036-9. "C.W. Floyd Coffin has been for many years a resident of Englewood, and, after serving as councilman of his ward and president of the council, ...". 
  3. "Mrs. Joel S. Coffin. Widow of Industrialist Dies at Her Home in Englewood". New York Times. November 25, 1939. Retrieved 2011-10-25. "Surviving are two sons, C.W. Floyd Coffin, vice president of the Franklin Railway Company and Councilman of this city, and Joel S. Jr., president of Joel S. ..." 
  4. "Joel S. Coffin, Jr. Dies. Manufacturer of Rail Supplies and Equipment Was 50". New York Times. August 9, 1941. Retrieved 2011-10-25. "His brother, CW Floyd Coffin of Englewood, is vice president of the Franklin Railway Supply Company, Councilman-at-Large in Englewood and Republican ..." 
  5. "Descendants of Patrick Proudfoot". Family Tree Maker. Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  6. "Mrs. C.W.F. Coffin". New York Times. May 2, 1944. Retrieved 2011-10-25. "Eva Proudfoot Coffin, wife of mayor C.W. Floyd Coffin, who is vice president of the Franklin Railway Supply Company" 
  7. "Marriage". Baltimore Sun. January 3, 1914. Retrieved 2011-10-20. "...[marriage] tonight at the Belvedere Hotel is Charles William Floyd Coffin, of Englewood, NJ ..." 
  8. "Englewood Mayor Inducted". New York Times. January 3, 1942. Retrieved 2011-10-25. "C.W. Floyd Coffin, vice president of the Franklin Railway Supply Company of New York, was inducted as Mayor of Englewood tonight, succeeding Clarence A. ..." 
  9. "Many Areas Elect Mayors in Jersey ...Coffin Gets 3-to-1 Margin in Englewood Vote". New York Times. November 5, 1941. Retrieved 2011-10-25. "Voters in municipalities of eight ... At Englewood, C.W. Floyd Coffin, Republican Councilman running for Mayor for ..."