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Transcribed biography of H. C. Coates

H. C. COATES, M. D., is a native of Marlboro, Stark Co., Ohio, was born June 8, 1826, and is the fifth in a family of twelve children, seven of whom are yet living, born to Amos and Jane B. (Norris) Coates, both of whom were natives of the Keystone State and of English descent. Amos Coates was a farmer, and one of the early settlers of Stark County, Ohio, and one of the chief educators of his day in Marlboro. The subject of this sketch began the study of medicine when quite young, at home, under the advisement of his cousin, Dr. J. G. Coates; afterward under Dr. G. W. Bettis. In 1855, he entered the American Medical College, Cincinnati, and in 1856 embarked in the practice of his profession in his native town. In 1861, he took a contract as Physician and Surgeon under the United States Government at Cleveland, remaining about three years. During this time he attended the medical department of the Western Reserve College in Cleveland, and graduated the winter term of 1863-64. After the war, he continued his studies in medicine at Cleveland, and after attending the medical department of the University of Wooster, received a special diploma dated from the winter term of 1865-66. He also took a practitioner's course in the Chicago Medical Department of Northwestern University. The summer of 1866, he came to Valparaiso and opened an office, and has remained here ever since, actively engaged in the practice of his profession, and as resident Surgeon for the F., Ft. W. & C. R. R., for fourteen years. In 1882, he was chosen as County Physician, by the County Commissioners of Porter County, and is now serving in that capacity. He is a Republican, and he and wife are members of the Christian Church. He married, April 15, 1847, Miss E. W. Ward, of Portage County, and Ohio, and to this union were born four children - Alfred W., Phebe L. (deceased), Lura E., now Mrs. S. Ramsey, and Maud D.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
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