William Coates

3 April 1851–July 1878 (Age 27)
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Coates was born on 3 April 1851, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, Joseph Coates, was 38 and his mother, Ann Dutton, was 34. He lived in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died in July 1878, at the age of 27.

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Joseph Coates
Ann Dutton
Charlotte Coates
James Coates
Susannah Coates
George Coates
Mary Ann Coates
Mary Elizabeth Ann Coates
Everett Coates
Joseph Coates
John Coates
William Coates
Thomas Coates
Hyrum Levi Coates
Emaline Ann Coates
Eliza Jane Coates

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World Events (6)

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.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
Age 15
The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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 (8)

  • William Coates in household of Ann Coates, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm Coates in household of Joseph Coates, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Coates -

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