Louise Coats Hutchison
Louise Coats was born October 19, 1878 in the Liberty neighborhood in
Her father and mother, John W. Coats and Catherine Waite were married
October 24, 1867 and settled in Dodds township. To them were born five
children, four sons and one daughter; Louise. In her girlhood home
this daughter was greatly beloved by all the members of the family. She
was always willing and anxious to share every joy with the four brothers
and to be a comfort and help to the father and mother.
She received her education in the Liberty and Franklin schools.
July 4, 1897 Louise Coats and Claude Hutchison were united in marriage
at the family home in Dodds township, and took up their residence in
Mt. Vernon. In this way a new home was established, which had for its
motto 'Love and Service,' and for twenty-four happy years, Mrs.
Hutchison's life was devoted to her home and family. One daughter, Aline,
was born to Mr. and Mrs. Hutchison and a niece, Miss Cora Edwards had
been a member of this home for over twenty years.
Mrs. Hutchison was a member of the M. E. church, having united with the
Liberty church in early life. When she married she transferred her
membership to the First M. E. church in this city.
Mrs. Hutchison's health had been poor for more than a year and she
had been confined to her bed for the last few months. During this time
everything that loving hearts, willing hands and medical science could
do, was done in order to restore her to health and enable her to be more
On July 30, 1921 at 6:45 p.m. the final summons came and with her loved
ones around her, the earthly life of a devoted wife and mother, a
loving daughter and sister was ended.
She is survived by her husband, Claude Hutchison, one daughter, Aline
Hutchison, her niece, Miss Cora Edwards, and by her father John W.
Coats, one brother Earl Coats and other relatives.
Funeral services were held at the First M. E. church, Monday afternoon
Aug. 1, at 2 o'clock conducted by the pastor, the Rev. M. C. Foltz
assisted by the Rev. W. E. Lamp of the Epworth M. E. church and the Rev.
Walter Harriss of Los Angeles, Calif. Burial followed at Oakwood
Date: Aug 1921
Submitted by Brenda Heriford
Relationship: 2nd cousin twice removed