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H. C. Coates

Sudden Death at His Home Saturday Evening.

Dr. H. C. Coates, one of our most esteemed fellow townsmen, is dead. He died Saturday evening at his home on West Mechanic street shortly after 6 o'clock, surrounded by his family and friends. He had been at his office and about the city during most of the day performing his accustomed duties. Late in the afternoon he was taken suddenly ill. Upon going to his home he was completely exhausted, the energy of his nerves being entirely wasted. The doctor lived but a short time. For some years past he has been affected with heart troubles and it is to this dreadful ailment that his death is due.

H. C. Coates, M. D., is a native of Maribore, Stark county, Ohio, was born June 8, 1826, and is the fifth in a family of twelve children. He 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 State 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 the 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. He married April 15, 1847, Miss E. S. Ward, of Portage county, Ohio, and to this union were born four children - Alfred W., Phoebe L. (deceased), Laura E., now Mrs. S. Ramsey and Maude D. - Valparaiso Star.

Newspaper: The Chesterton Tribune
Date of Publication: October 12, 1894
Volume Number: 11
Issue Number: 27
Page: 1
Column(s): 2

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