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 John Francis Coad, Sr

John Francis Coad, Sr

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Death 15 Oct 1910 (aged 67)
Burial Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 19998859 · View Source
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John Francis Coad, president of the Packers National Bank of South Omaha, was born in Ireland, Dec. 5, 1842. His parents, Patrick and Anna Kelly Coad emigrated to the United States in 1850 and settled at Albany, New York, where they lived until 1857, when they moved to Dubuque, Iowa, where his father Patrick died in 1859; and in the following year his mother Anna, two sons, and one daughter moved to Nebraska City, Nebraska.
Mr. Coad received a common school education, leaving school before moving to Nebraska, but by careful and conscientious reading and study he became remarkably well posted on political, religious, and many scientific subjects.
In 1860, before Mr. Coad was eighteen years old, he, in partnership with his brother, Mark M. Coad, long a resident of Fremont, started a freight transportation business, which was at first conducted in a small way but gradually grew in extent until they had trains of wagons, drawn by oxen, hauling merchandise and freight overland from the Missouri River to the military posts in Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming.
In 1871 Mr. Coad, in company with Dwight J. McCann of Nebraska City, was awarded the contract, by the commissioner of Indian affairs, of forwarding supplies from Cheyenne to the Red Cloud and spotted Tail Indian agencies, situated north of the Platte River. At the end of two years, the firm of Coad & McCann was dissolved, and Mr. Coad became a contractor with the Department of the Platte until 1879.
On January 27, 1870, he was married to Ellen M., daughter of John Leahy, of Nemaha County, Nebraska, and now has a family consisting of eight boys and five girls, all of whom have been given the advantages of the best schools of the country.
Mr. Coad and his family occupy one of the finest homes in the city of Omaha, on West Farnam Street, where he is surrounded by every comfort and loves to entertain his friends. He is a man whose home is his pride, and though a member of numerous social and business clubs, his pleasantest hours are spent with his family.(History of Western Nebraska). John Francis Coad and his wife Ellen Leahy Coad are at rest in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.


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  • Created by: Warren Cupples
  • Added: 20 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19998859
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Francis Coad, Sr (6 Dec 1842–15 Oct 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19998859, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Warren Cupples (contributor 46496352) .