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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.

In 1900, Coates was one of the founding members of the NUTWOOD DRIVING CLUB.



Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa. Chicago: Chapman Publishing Company, 1894, p. 188