Benton County, Iowa ~ Biography and Family Information
WILLIAM W. COATS
Early Records of Gilpin County, Colorado, 1859-1861
By Thomas Maitland Marshall. Boulder. 1920. Page 143.
From Nevada District. 1
Nevada City, April 2, 1861.
Mr. William W. Coats died in Eureka on Saturday, of congestion of the lungs. He was
22 years of age and from Irving, Benton county, Iowa, a young man of fine attainments,
and generally esteemed. His remains were buried here, followed to their last resting
place by a large concourse of Good Templars, of which order he was a consistent member.