Blair Sue Coates

Brief Life History of Blair Sue

When Blair Sue Coates was born in 1915, in West, Wetzel, Virginia, United States, her father, Frank Coates, was 19 and her mother, Margaret E Davis, was 18. She lived in Washington, District of Columbia, United States in 1930. She died about 1985, in West, Wetzel, Virginia, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Frank Coates
1896–1963
Margaret E Davis
1898–1969
Blair Sue Coates
1915–1985
Frank Coates Jr.
1917–1997
Ann E Coates
1927–1997

Sources (1)

  • Blair L Coates in household of Frank Coates, "United States Census, 1930"

World Events (8)

1915 · Homemade Bomb Explosion

On July 2, 1915 an angry, former Harvard professor, Erich Muenter, places a homemade bomb in the Senate Reception Room. He was upset about the private sales of US munitions to the allies during the war.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

1935 · The FBI is Established

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places called Coates, for example in Cambridgeshire, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Sussex, and Wiltshire; Cotes in Leicestershire or Staffordshire; or possibly from Coat in Somerset, Cote in Oxford and Yorkshire, with excrescent -s; or possibly from any of numerous other places similarly named from the new Middle English plural form cotes of Old English cot (plural cotu) ‘cottage’, also ‘shelter’, and sometimes ‘woodman's hut’. It is possible that some bearers may be from a place whose current name is from the dative plural form of this word, cotum, for example Coatham (Durham) or Cottam, Cotham (Nottinghamshire), or from the plural of the related weak noun cote, plural coten. Cotham (Nottinghamshire) is early recorded as Cotes, and Coton (Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire) have many similar spellings. See also Coate . There are very small places in Midlothian, East Lothian, and Fife called Coates, but the surname seems rarely if ever to be Scottish in origin.

Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Kotz or perhaps German Koths .

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

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