Ferne Alma Canfield

14 March 1888–30 January 1941 (Age 52)
Cambridge, Furnas, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Ferne Alma

When Ferne Alma Canfield was born on 14 March 1888, in Cambridge, Furnas, Nebraska, United States, her father, Erie M. Canfield, was 34 and her mother, Frances Meacham, was 31. She married Reuben Arthur Coats on 10 October 1906, in Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Climax, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 30 January 1941, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Clarence Center, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Arthur Coats
Ferne Alma Canfield
Marriage: 10 October 1906
Violet P. Coats
Carlton Charles Coates
Donna Coats
Frances Genevieve Coats
June M Coats

Spouse and Children

10 October 1906
Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan, United States



    Carlton Charles Coates


    Donna Coats


    Frances Genevieve Coats


    June M Coats


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 15

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Great or Little Canfield in Essex, named with the Old English personal name Cana + feld ‘open country’. 2. in some cases the surname may be of Norman origin, a habitational name from Canville-les-Deux-Églises in Seine-Maritime, France.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Fern A Coats in household of Ruben A Coats, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alma F Coats in household of Ausben Coats, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fern A Coats in household of Reuben A Coats, "United States Census, 1940"

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