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Sarah Walter Chandler Coates
Birth: Mar. 10, 1829
Kennett Square
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 25, 1897
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

Social Reformer. Headed a local Woman’s Suffrage Club for several years and was a personal friend of Susan B. Anthony. She served on many boards and helped found a group that became the Missouri Federation of Women’s Clubs. She was born in Pennsylvania. Her husband Kersey Coates was also born in Pennsylvania and practiced law there. He moved to the area that became Kansas City Missouri about 1854, where he was a director of a railroad, partner in a bank, and a real estate investor. He developed the bluffs on the west side, the area that became known as "Quality Hill". During the civil war he was with a Pennsylvania unit of the Union Army. Union troops in Kansas City stabled their horses in what was the foundation of the coming Coates House Hotel, that had been boarded over. His hotel opened about 1868. In January 1978 there was a large fire in the building, killing 16 people. It was very cold at the time, and the water being used accumulated on a hook and ladder truck causing the frame to break from the weight. The building was restored and still stands today at the corner of 10th & Broadway in downtown Kansas City Missouri. (bio by: Bill Walker) 
 
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 Children:
  Laura Coates Reed (1857 - 1938)*
  John Lindley Coates (1860 - 1941)*
  Arthur Chandler Coates (1864 - 1918)*
  Carrie M. Coates (1866 - 1866)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: Mar 31, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6305068
Sarah Walter <i>Chandler</i> Coates
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Sarah Walter <i>Chandler</i> Coates
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