Laura Jane Metcalf

30 June 1907–25 March 1986 (Age 78)
Centerfield, Sanpete, Utah, United States

The Life of Laura Jane

When Laura Jane Metcalf was born on 30 June 1907, in Centerfield, Sanpete, Utah, United States, her father, Arthur Velorus Sanford Metcalf, was 29 and her mother, Jane Erickson, was 24. She married Clarence Hyrum Coates on 30 July 1924, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 25 March 1986, in Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Salina, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clarence Hyrum Coates
Laura Jane Metcalf
Marriage: 30 July 1924
Mary Jane Coates
Cleve Clarence Coates
Nola Coates
Boyd H Coates
Zada Coates
Laura Fay Coates
Clyde A. Coates
Wyona Coates
Guy Metcalf Coates

Spouse and Children

30 July 1924
Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States


    Mary Jane Coates


    Cleve Clarence Coates



    Boyd H Coates


    Zada Coates


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1908 · Utah's First National Monument

Age 1

Natural Bridges National Monument was designated a National Monument in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt. It is Utah’s first National Monument but didn’t get many visitors until after the uranium boom of the 1950s. Today the Monument and its park became the first International Dark Sky Park certified by the International Dark-Sky Association.
1928 · Bryce Canyon National Park

Age 21

Bryce Canyon, being named after Ebenezer Bryce, was designated first as a national monument by President Warren G. Harding in 1923 but was re-designated as a nation park in 1928 by Congress.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): of uncertain origin, probably from Middle English metecalf ‘food calf’, i.e. a calf being fattened up for eating at the end of the summer. It is thus either an occupational name for a herdsman or slaughterer, or a nickname for a sleek and plump individual, from the same word in a transferred sense. The variants in med- appear early, and suggest that the first element was associated by folk etymology with Middle English mead ‘meadow’, ‘pasture’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lovra J Coates in household of Clarence H Coates, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laura J Coates in household of Clarence H Coates, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Laura Metcalf in household of Arthur Metcalf, "United States Census, 1910"

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