The Shelby Republican
Walter Coats, son of John O. Coats, deceased, and Mrs. Cornelia Coats, who now resides on East Washington street, died at a few minutes before 8 o'clock on Thursday of lung trouble. He was a bright young boy in the sixteenth year of his age, and had a host of friends. He will be remembered by many of the patrons of this paper, as he formerly delivered the
Daily Republican, and was always honest, trustworthy and a special favorite of all who knew him.
February 2, 1893
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