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Joseph Coates
"Dean of Simcoe's business men.  Born at Richmond, Yorkshire, Eng., in 1843. Came to Simcoe when eight years old.  Attended old wooden public school. In 1864 began manufacture of carriages.  In 1880 opened present undertaking business.  Was Deputy-Reeve of Simcoe when it was incorporated as a town."

Also see: 
Simcoe's Oldest Citizens, 1924
1865 Village Band,
Plant of West & Peachey

Joseph Coates

Source: Simcoe and Norfolk County published by Pearce Publishing, 1924
(Out of print. Copy available for inspection at Norfolk Historical Society.)
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