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CHIEF ALBERT COATS ANSWERS CALL BRJUIIT'K IMSKASK C A I B K FOIOIER HKA1) OP I-'IHK DEPARTMENT. FINAL TAPS WKPJE SOUNDED , 'AT AX EARLY HOUK MONDAY' HAJI BEEX A SITF- FEKEK FOIl PERIOD OF MOKE BIOHT YEARS. The final "out-tapa" were soun9- HAI'i'Y at f i j r . o'clock Monday morning former chief of the Lima fire department Albert Coats, who after suffering for more than eight years , Bright's disease, succumbed to the ravages of the disease and Those the jcreat divide. His death and children; . . . . .- Barber a at his late home 796 south street, where he had made his home for seven*! yoars. following his retirement from active 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 it known that his illness had 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, 11 and 24 days. He became a of thn fire -department of t h i s city nearly twonty-flvte years ago, serving many years as a volunteer. When tho present department was organized he became one of tho drivers and romainrHl in that capacity at t h p central station for 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 service. TTe was Biif.coeded by USUAL ago. Maurer about eight years Mr. Coats' illness began eight or nine years ago, wher. he underwent an operation for the 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 arji- 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 fim chiof urn his w i f e and one f. 0. Coats. Funeral services will be h e i d . M. R. church, at Kibby. and % ';KHzabeUi streets, Wednesday morning at 16' o'clock. /Interment will bo ma-Jo in Wobdlaxvn cemetery. west

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

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