Thomas Coates

3 April 1851–23 September 1920 (Age 69)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Coates was born on 3 April 1851, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, Joseph Coates, was 38 and his mother, Ann Dutton, was 34. He married Lucy Anthea Wheelock on 22 February 1875, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900 and Battleground, Custer, Idaho, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1867. He died on 23 September 1920, in Chilly, Custer, Idaho, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Chilly, Custer, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Coates
Lucy Anthea Wheelock
Marriage: 22 February 1875
Ann Marion Coates
Susanna Blenda Coates
Thomas Cyrus Coates
Lucy Adell Coates
Joseph Alberto Coates
Ellavern Coates
Geneva Coates

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 February 1875Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 19
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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    Sources (34)

    • Thomas Coates, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Thomas Coates in entry for Ann Marion Coates Wilson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Thomas Coates in household of Ann Coates, "United States Census, 1870"

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