Carol Fern Coates

27 November 1930–12 December 1964 (Age 34)
Coupeville, Island, Washington, United States

The Life of Carol Fern

When Carol Fern Coates was born on 27 November 1930, in Coupeville, Island, Washington, United States, her father, Richard Elton Coates, was 26 and her mother, Mary Iona Sherman, was 23. She married Ivan Lee Look on 4 March 1949, in Coupeville, Island, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 12 December 1964, at the age of 34, and was buried in Coupeville, Island, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ivan Lee Look
Carol Fern Coates
Marriage: 4 March 1949
Richard Clayton Looke
Michele Looke
Randolph Ivan Looke

Spouse and Children

    Ivan Lee Look



4 March 1949
Coupeville, Island, Washington, United States



    Randolph Ivan Looke


    Michele Looke


Parents and Siblings




    Sylvia Coates


World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Age 2

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 10

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Gladys M Coates in household of Richard Coates, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Carol Coates in household of Richard E Coates, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Carol Coates, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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