Kersey Coates

Kersey Coates

Pennsylvania, USA
Death 24 Apr 1887 (aged 63)
Missouri, USA
Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 6305067 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: Bill Walker
  • Added: 31 Mar 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6305067
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Kersey Coates (15 Sep 1823–24 Apr 1887), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6305067, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Bill Walker (contributor 656) .