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).
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 O’Neil). In 1925 Webb had a
92 foot yacht built named Troubadour--I’m assuming that the
chips were made for use on this craft.