Harriet Coates

20 October 1812–12 October 1883 (Age 70)
Leeds St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Harriet

Harriet Coates was born on 20 October 1812, in Leeds St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She married William Horsfield on 27 September 1842, in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. She lived in Minnesota, United States in 1875 and Medford, Steele, Minnesota, United States in 1875. She died on 12 October 1883, in Cook Township, Sac, Iowa, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Cook Township, Sac, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Horsfield
Harriet Coates
Marriage: 27 September 1842
William H Horsfield
George B Hosfield
David Horsfield
Edward Horsfield
Robert J Horsfield
Charles D Horsfield

Spouse and Children

    William Horsfield



27 September 1842
Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, New York, United States


    William H Horsfield



    David Horsfield


    Edward Horsfield


    Robert J Horsfield


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World Events (8)


Age 3

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

Age 9

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.

Age 31

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

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)

  • Harriet Hasfield in household of G B Hasfield, "Minnesota State Census, 1875"
  • Harriet Hosfield, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Harriet Hasfield in household of Wm Hasfield, "United States Census, 1860"

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