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 Sarah Walter <I>Chandler</I> Coates

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Sarah Walter Chandler Coates

  • Birth 10 Mar 1829 Kennett Square, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 25 Jul 1897 Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 6305068

Social Reformer. Headed a local Woman’s Suffrage Club for several years and was a personal friend of Susan B. Anthony. She served on many boards and helped found a group that became the Missouri Federation of Women’s Clubs. She was born in Pennsylvania. Her husband Kersey Coates was also born in Pennsylvania and practiced law there. He moved to the area that became Kansas City Missouri 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 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.

Bio by: Bill Walker

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill Walker
  • Added: 31 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6305068
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Walter Chandler Coates (10 Mar 1829–25 Jul 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6305068, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .