Alice Coates

Brief Life History of Alice

When Alice Coates was born on 10 September 1897, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William J Coates, was 45 and her mother, Elizabeth S Ainsworth, was 38. She married Samuel Newton Altman in 1918. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Dravosburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years and Dravosburg, Mifflin Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1950. She died in December 1985, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Samuel Newton Altman
1892–1965
Alice Coates
1897–1985
Marriage: 1918
Jack T Altman
1921–1943

Sources (11)

  • Unknown, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Alice Coates Altman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Alice Choates in household of Elizabeth Choates, "United States Census, 1910"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1905 · The Movie Theater

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

1920

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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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