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William Cornelius "Bill" Coleman
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Birth: Oct. 11, 1880
Le Sueur County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jun. 8, 1946
Le Sueur County
Minnesota, USA

Son of James and Bridget (Cashin) Coleman. He never married. According to his World War I draft card he was born October 11, 1881, contradicting the birth date in his obituary.


Faribault Daily News (Faribault, Minn.), June 17, 1946, p. 5

[under Montgomery section]

William Coleman Funeral

William C. Coleman, for a number of years a resident of this community, was found dead in a small building on his farm, south of St. Michael's Cemetery last Sunday.

The exact time of his death is not known and he was last seen at about 4 o'clock on Friday afternoon, when he visited at the Jas. F. Kopet farm, just east of his place. It is thought that he was taken suddenly ill after arriving home and death followed early that evening. Joe Transgrebber, who makes his home on the Bauer farm, adjoining the Coleman place, walked over to the Coleman farm at about 11 o'clock on Sunday and upon opening the door discovered the lifeless body, lying on the bed in a decomposed condition. He immediately went to the John H. Coughlin farm, in the same neighborhood and gave the information. County Coroner D. E. Cole, of Le Center was notified and after a full examination, decided that an inquest was not necessary and pronounced death due to a cerebral hemorrhage and a heart condition.

The deceased, a son of the late James and Bridget Cashin Coleman, was born at Doyle, south of this city, on August 16th, 1880. When nine years of age his father, who operated a store at Doyle, was called by death. A few years later he moved with his mother and sister to this city, where he completed his education, and continued to make his home here until he reached his majority, when he left the community and set out to make his own way in life. For a number of years he traveled extensively throughout the country, working at various tasks until abut 1910, when he returned to this locality and found employment as a farm hand until 1922, when he returned to Minneapolis to reside. Following the death of his mother on June 22nd, 1935 he returned to this community and the same fall he purchased two hundred acres of land from the Thomas Perkinson estate. A few years later he erected a small building on the place and made his home there while being employed in the neighborhood. On December 23rd, of last year, he was overcome by coal gas while alone on the farm and after spending some time in a hospital he was able to return home, but there was a general decline in his health and the effects of the gas is thought to have hastened his death.

The remains were conveyed to the home of his nephew [cousin], John J. Cashin in Montgomery township, where they lay in state until Wednesday morning, when the funeral services were held from the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer in this city at 9 o'clock. Rev. Francis J. Tomek, pastor of the church, conducted the services and entoned a high mass of requium. Interment was made in the family lot in St. Michael's Cemetery, southeast of this city. The pallbearers were Jas. M. Coughlin, Jas. F. Kopet,, Albert David, James Delehanty, William Grundhoffer and Morris Coughlin.

The only immediate surviving relatives are two aunts, an uncle and a number of cousins. A sister, Nora Coleman, passed away a number of years ago. 
Family links: 
  James Coleman (1838 - 1889)
  Bridget Ellen Cashin Coleman (1860 - 1935)
  Bridget Coleman Lahiff (1869 - 1933)**
  John Thomas Coleman (1871 - 1931)**
  James Cornelius Coleman (1872 - 1874)**
  Mary Coleman (1875 - 1875)**
  Nora Frances Coleman (1878 - 1908)*
  William Cornelius Coleman (1880 - 1946)
*Calculated relationship
Saint Michael Cemetery
Le Sueur County
Minnesota, USA
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Record added: Jun 10, 2012
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