Jul. 30, 1876 Adams Center Jefferson County New York, USA
May 15, 1951 Dexter Jefferson County New York, USA
Sometimes his last name was spelled Coates.
Married (1) Oct. 26, 1908 in Norwood, Josephine Penny Alverson, divorced wife of Norris Alverson, she born Sackets Harbor Oct. 25, 1875, the daughter of Newton and Sarah Howard Penny.
Married (2) July 20, 1944, Gertie Baldwin, her second marriage, she died Nov. 10, 1956.
He began working out, on a farm, at age twelve, and continued that occupation most of the time through 1941, except for some years spent in cheese-making at Pillar Point and at South Amboy. He managed, meanwhile, to master the technique of the violin, and was an expert with the harmonica. In his possession was the old black walnut fiddle which George Lee, his great-grandfather, brought in 1817 from Albany County to the pioneer home in Hounsfield. He was active locally in the Masonic Order and was once considered the finest dancer in or about Dexter. In 1941 he worked on the Harry Williams farm, at Sherwin's Bay, Pillar Point, N.Y. No issue.