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EX-FIRE CHIEF ALBERT COATS ANSWERS CALL BRJUIIT'K IMSKASK C A I B DEATH FOIOIER HKA1) OP I-'IHK DEPARTMENT. FINAL TAPS WKPJE SOUNDED , 'AT AX EARLY HOUK DECEASED HAJI BEEX A SITF- FEKEK FOIl PERIOD OF THAN BIOHT YEARS. The final "out-tapa" were soun9- ed at f i j r . o'clock Monday for former chief of the Lima fire department Albert Coats, who after suffering for more than eight years from Bright's disease, succumbed to the ravages of the disease and crossed the jcreat divide. His death and - . . . . .- Barber occurred at his late home 796 Metcalf street, where he had made his home for seven*! yoars. following following his retirement from active service service in t h e department. The announcement of his death will be received with surprise by scores of his friends and acquaintances t h r o u g h o u t the city, as generally known that his illness assumed a dangerous or critical stage during recent months. "Bert" Coats was one of the ' most, efficient and popular men over in the service of thr- city. He was born in Allen county and was a son of Bilsha and Caroline CoatB. He lived to the age of 4S years, months and 24 days. He became a member of thn fire -department of t h i s city nearly twonty-flvte years ago, serving many years as a volunteer. volunteer. When tho present department department was organized he became one of tho drivers and romainrHl in that capacity at t h p central station m a n y years before being advanced to the position of chief which he hold for a 'number of years before being compelled to retire from active active service. TTe was Biif.coeded by by John ago. Maurer about eight years Mr. Coats' illness began eight or nine years ago, wher. he underwent underwent an operation for the amputation amputation of some ol' his toes because of blood poison which originated from kidney trouble. Later the- sure-Rons f o u n d It necessary to put.nte both lower limbs below tho knees. Thin misfortune caused his retirement from activo service in thp dopfirttnent. S u r v i v i n g - t h e death of former fim chiof urn his w i f e and brother, f. 0. Coats. Funeral services will be h e i d draco M. R. church, at Kibby. and % ';KHzabeUi streets, Wednesday morning morning at 16' o'clock. /Interment will bo ma-Jo in Wobdlaxvn cemetery.

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  1. The Lima News,
  2. 19 Jan 1914, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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