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COATES, George 1848-1931

COATES

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/2/2015 at 15:29:25

George Coates Died Last Friday In California

Was Early Resident of Grundy County; Left Six Weeks Ago To Spend the Winter in the West

George Coates, an early and well known resident of southeast Grundy, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Porter, at Modesto, California, last Friday. He in company with Mrs. Coates left for California about six weeks ago, intending to spend the winter in the west. It had been the custom for many years for Mr. and Mrs. Coates to spend the winter in a warmer climate but they always returned to their country home a mile north of Beaman every spring and remained until the coming of the cold weather late in the fall.

Mr. Coates had been in failing health during the past year but stood the long trip to the western coast quite well and it was hoped that the mild California climate would bring back some of his former vitality.

Mr. Coates was born in England April 29th, 1848. He would have been 84 years old on his next birthday. He came to Grundy county when he was a young man and engaged in farming, in which he was highly successful. He owns a fine farm and a beautiful home.

Mr. Coates will be buried in the Oakland cemetery at Beaman by the side of his daughter, Ada, who passed away several years ago. The body will not be sent back from California until spring.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 December 1931, pg 1

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Body Of George Coates Comes From California

The remains of George Coates who passed away at Modesto, California, recently and who with Mrs. Coates was spending the winter with his daughter there, will be brought back to Beaman for burial on May third. Services will be held at the old home north of Beaman.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 April 1932, pg 1

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Mrs. Geo. Coats and her daughter and family arrived Sunday at Marshalltown from California with the body of Mr. Coats, who passed away last fall. They buried him in Oakland cemetery Tuesday by the side of his daughter. The family will remain here for the summer at the Coats home.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 May 1932, pg 9

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Services For George Coates Held At Home Last Tuesday

Funeral services were held at the Coates home, two miles north of Beaman Tuesday for George Coates, for fifty-seven years a resident of Grundy county. Mr. Coates died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Porter, at Modesta, Calif., on December 11, 1931. Services were conducted at the Conrad Presbyterian church by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Krotzer. Olivet lodge, A.F. and A.M. No. 436, of Gladbrook, had charge of the funeral and Roman Lodge, No. 564, of Conrad, attended in a body. A Masonic quartet of Olivet Lodge furnished the music.

Mr. Coates was born in England in 1844, and came to this country, settling near the Marshall-Grundy county line in 1875. He had lived continuously since that time on the same farm. He was a member of the Masons, the Shrine, the Eastern Star and of the Elks at Marshalltown. He is survived by his daughters, Mrs. Porter and Ida Bell and his widow. Mr. Coates died on the west coast last winter while visiting his daughter.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 May 1932, pg 1


 

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