William Joseph Coates

William Joseph Coates

Birth
Benton, Franklin County, Illinois, USA
Death 6 Jun 1932 (aged 70)
Swanwick, Perry County, Illinois, USA
Burial Perry County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 32625352 · View Source
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William Joseph Coates's year of birth is recorded differently in various documents:

His gravestone indicates he was born in 1859... however:
According to his death certificate, his birthdate is 19 October 1862.
His parents were married on 9 Nov 1860, so it stands to reason he was not born in 1859.
He did not appear in either 1860 census for his father or mother.
The 1870 census reports he was 8 years old. The census was taken as of June 1, 1870, so if he was 8 years old on June 1, then he would've been born in Oct 1861.
The 1880 census reports he was 18 years old.
The 1900 census states he was born in Oct 1861.
The 1910 census reports him as 50.
The 1920 census reports he was 59.
The 1930 census reports him as 68.
So it stands to reason that William Joseph was most likely born on 19 Oct 1861.

He married Nancy Elizabeth Lee in 1884 and had four children: Katie Coates, Grover Cleveland Coates, Martha Rosetta (Coates) Lawhorn, and Denton Marion Coates.


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WILLIAM J. COATES
1859 -- 1932
BURNS SERVICE
[Note: "Burns" was the Undertaker]


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  • Created by: Kin Khronicler
  • Added: 4 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32625352
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Joseph Coates (19 Oct 1861–6 Jun 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32625352, citing Swanwick Bethel Cemetery, Perry County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Kin Khronicler (contributor 46875048) .