Clair Edith Coates

16 January 1907–29 June 1981 (Age 74)
Lauder, Cameron, Manitoba, Canada

The Life of Clair Edith

When Clair Edith Coates was born on 16 January 1907, in Lauder, Cameron, Manitoba, Canada, her father, Archibald Coates, was 47 and her mother, Elizabeth Barrows, was 38. She had at least 1 son with William John Crawford. She lived in Souris, Manitoba, Canada in 1911 and Manitoba, Canada in 1916. She died on 29 June 1981, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 74.

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William John Crawford
Clair Edith Coates
Orville William Crawford

Spouse and Children



    Orville William Crawford


Parents and Siblings

    Archibald Coates


    Elizabeth Barrows




    John Coates


    James Clarence Coates


    Thomas Edgar Coates



Name Meaning

1 English: status name for a cottager ( see Cotter 2), or a topographic name for someone who lived in a relatively humble dwelling (from Middle English cotes, plural (or genitive) of cote, cott), or a habitational name from any of the numerous places named with this word, especially Coates in Cambridgeshire and Cotes in Leicestershire.2 Scottish: variant of Coutts .3 Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Kotz or German Koths, from a variant of the medieval personal name Godo ( see Gottfried ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Edith Coats in household of Arch Coats, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Edith Coates in household of Archie Coates, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • The Barrows Family of East Anglia 1702-1995 Their descendants in North America and some of their related British Families

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