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Transcribed biography of M. Coash

M. COASH AND SON - The directing head of the well known M. Coash & Son Company, which has been successfully engaged in the coal, wood and sand business in this city since 1897, was born in St. Edward, Canada, on May 9, 1857, the son of Lawrence and Florence Coash. To his parents were born eight children, six sons and two daughters, of whom all but one son survives. On the completion of his education he engaged in gardening and subsequently he was successful in the sale of sand, which was the foundation for the later expansion of the business to embrace coal and wood. Mr. Coash is of French-Canadian extraction, his antecedents having come to America many generations ago. His marriage was with Anna Cramer of Hanna, Indiana, on July 24, 1880, and to their union were born eight children: Lillian, the wife of Frank Reibly of Valparaiso; Rose, the wife of William Jensen; Joseph of Desplaines, Illinois; Edward, who is associated with his father; Hazel, wife of Joseph Saunders; Lola, wife of E. J. Wright; Grace, wife of Fred Worth; and Lulu, who died at the age of two. Edward was united in marriage with Minnie, the daughter of Herman and Minnie Newman of Valparaiso. Mr. Coash is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, K. of C., Elks, Modern Woodmen, Royal Neighbors, and the Retail Credit Association. Edward, the son, is a member of the K. of C., and the Elks. The yards comprising the physical holdings of the firm embrace about twenty-two acres of ground.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 525

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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