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Kersey Coates
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1823
Death: Apr. 24, 1887

Businessman. Born in Pennsylvania and practiced law there. He moved to the Kansas City Missouri area 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 as ice, 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. 
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  Sarah Walter Chandler Coates (1829 - 1897)*
  Laura Coates Reed (1857 - 1938)*
  John Lindley Coates (1860 - 1941)*
  Arthur Chandler Coates (1864 - 1918)*
  Carrie M. Coates (1866 - 1866)*
*Calculated relationship
Elmwood Cemetery
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 39.097, -94.52788
Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: Mar 31, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6305067
Kersey Coates
Added by: Christopher L. M. Cox II
Kersey Coates
Added by: Bill Walker
Kersey Coates
Added by: Bill Walker
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