Biography of E. A. Coats
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Coates, E. A., Somerset, was born in Somerset, March 13, 1855, and is a son of Thomas P. and Jane Coates. His father came to America in 1832, when the town of Somerset was a wilderness. His mother was born in Canada and came to Lewiston when a small girl. They were married in Lewiston in 1849 and were blessed with four children: Viola A., now Mrs. Taylor, lives in Somerset; E. A.; Flora, deceased: Cora, now Mrs. Ezra Martin, and Walter S. Mr. Coates received his education in Somerset, and on June 13, 1881, married Elizabeth Millard, daughter of Dewitt C. and Angeline (Lounsbury) Millard. They have one son, Carl, born September 19, 1889. Mr. Coates is a member of the county committee, being elected in 1896. He is the owner of eighteen acres of the finest orchard in Niagara county and has traveled for a nursery company for a number of years. They are one of the first families of the town of Somerset, and are a pleasant and entertaining lady and gentleman. Mrs. Coates's grandfather, Millard, was a cousin to President Fillmore.

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