Edith Bell Coats

21 May 1890–1926 (Age 35)
Marshall, Calhoun, Michigan, United States

The Life of Edith Bell

When Edith Bell Coats was born on 21 May 1890, in Marshall, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, her father, Nelson Philetus Coats, was 28 and her mother, Caroline L. Redfield, was 24. She married Walter Wesley Henry on 28 November 1906, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Steuben, Indiana, United States in 1927 and Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States in 1937. She died in 1926, in Marshall, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in West Pennfield Cemetery, Calhoun, Michigan Territory, United States.

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Walter Wesley Henry
Edith Bell Coats
Marriage: 28 November 1906
Della May Henry
Ralph L Henry

Spouse and Children

28 November 1906
Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States


    Della May Henry


    Ralph L Henry


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 10

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant spelling of Coates .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edith Henry in household of Walter Henry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edith B Henry in household of Walter Henry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edith B Coats in household of Nelson P Coats, "United States Census, 1900"

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