Stephen Coleman

Stephen John Coleman (1878 - 1927)

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Stephen John Coleman
Born in Sioux City, Iowamap
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Died in Sioux City, Iowamap
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From the Sioux City Journal:
"Mr. Coleman was a stereotyper by trade, working at the Sioux City Tribune during his apprenticeship and later transferring to The Journal, where he had been employed since. He was born in Sioux City and had spent his entire life here." [1]

Stephen John Coleman [2] was born in 1878 to Thomas Coleman and Anastasia Hickey. [3] [4] He was baptized July 7th. His godfather was uncle Stephen Coleman. Godmother was Mary Tackett. [5]

Stephen was tall, of medium build, had brown hair and blue eyes. He lived at his parents' home with his brother Chas, his sister Nelly, working all the while as stereotyper. [2] [6] [1]

Steve died in 1927 of "shock following an operation for obstruction of bowels". [7] [1] [8]

Research Notes

Baptismal records for Stephen and siblings contain many spelling errors


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Steve Coleman passes away", The Sioux City Journal, 9 Jan 1927, page 28. Online at ( accessed 18 Feb 2020)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 August 2019), Stephen John Coleman, 1917-1918; citing Sioux City, Iowa, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,643,352.
  3. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 7 September 2017), Stephen Coleman in entry for Thomas Coleman, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 241, sheet 370D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 0371; FHL microfilm 1,254,371.
  4. "Iowa State Census, 1895," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 19 August 2019), Stephen J Coleman in household of Thomas Coleman, Woodbury, Iowa, United States; citing p. 724, 1895, State Historical Society, Des Moines; FHL microfilm 1,022,199.
  5. Register of Baptism, July 7, 1878, Sioux City Diocese
  6. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 19 August 2019), Stephen J Coleman in household of Thomas Coleman, Precinct 1 Sioux City Ward 6, Woodbury, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 176, sheet 30A, family 665, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,467.
  7. "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 November 2017), Stephen J Coleman, 08 Jan 1927, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States; citing certificate #974973, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines; FamilySearch digital folder 101784612.
  8. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 18 December 2019), memorial page for Stephen John Coleman (27 Jun 1878–8 Jan 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 204094858, citing Calvary Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Dennis Johnson (contributor 47692696) .

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