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COATES, Frank. (Dubuque, IA, July 22, 1870--Oct. 31, 1939). The son of William COATES, Frank Coates was involved in various businesses until he became twenty. He then began a real-estate business as a partner of Edward W. Duncan in the firm of Duncan & Coates.
On September 1, 1894 Coates purchased the business.
Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa. Chicago: Chapman Publishing Company, 1894, p. 188