Sunday, March 18, 2007

Wm Coats - 1880 Ontario County, New York

From Ontario County Journal 22 February 1884 Shortsville, N. Y. - It was with genuine sorrow and regret that the people of this community heard of the sudden death of Mr. Wm. Coats, from apoplexy, on the morning of Feb. 12th. He retired Monday evening, complaining slightly of not feeling very well, otherwise in his usual health. A large man, of full habit, it does not seem surprising that he should be stricken down by a malady which seems to grow yearly more prevalent. The solemn, impressive funeral services were held Thursday at eleven A. M. He leaves a wife, three sons, and two little daughters, the youngest 9 years of age. Mr. C. was the son of a prominent minister, who for many years was Presiding Elder among the Methodists.

There is a C.S. Coats who shows up as the Minister in a good many weddings of this time period as well. - I don't see a relationship between this group of Coats and the Irving and Jefferson Coats group.

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