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Webb Jay  

26 Star Island Drive

 

Miami Beach, FL  33139

                                 

11/29/24

 

Webb Jay was born in Iowa in 1870 and died in Miami in 1952. He made his fortune in automobile engineering and was a pioneer automobile and motorboat racer. Webb was a member and for many years president of the Cocolobo Cay Club which was located on a key a few miles south of Miami and had a membership which was exclusive, wealthy and limited to only a few dozen (Warren G. Harding, who visited the club twice while Webb was club president, was an honorary member; Harding visited as President-Elect in 1921 and President in 1923, at which time Webb went fishing with the President).

For many years Webb had a residence at both Chicago, 5447 Woodlawn Ave., and Miami, 26 Star Island (this Star Island address, on a man made island of 28 deluxe residences, later became the property of Shaquille ONeil). In 1925 Webb had a 92 foot yacht built named Troubadour--Im assuming that the chips were made for use on this craft.

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Pic of Webb Jay (center) in Miami, 1926

Pics of Webb Jay's yacht Troubadour

 

Webb racing a car at Daytona Beach in 1905

Webbs death notice in the NYT, June 5, 1952