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John William Coltrane (1926 - 1967)

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John William "Trane" Coltrane
Born in Hamlet, North Carolina, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Huntington, Suffolk County, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Nov 2017 | Last significant change: 26 Nov 2018
13:05: Gil Davis edited the Biography for John William Coltrane (1926-1967). (added cemetery) [Thank Gil for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Categories: African-American Notables | Jazz Composers | North Carolina Notables | Jazz Musicians | Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, New York.

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Notable Person: John William Coltrane, also known as "Trane", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and was later at the forefront of free jazz

s/o John R and Alice Blair Coltrane

1930 Census, High Point, Guilford, NC

William Blair Head M 70 North Carolina
Alace Blair Wife F 70 North Carolina
John Coltrane Son-in-law M 31 North Carolina
Allace Coltrane Daughter F 31 North Carolina
John Coltrane Grandson M 3 North Carolina[1]


  1. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 18 November 2017), John Coltrane in household of William Blair, High Point, Guilford, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 55, sheet 13B, line 95, family 271, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1695; FHL microfilm 2,341,429.
  • Find A Grave MEMORIAL ID 218
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 February 2018), John Cottram in household of Bettie Lyerly, Ward 2, High Point, High Point Township, Guilford, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 41-81, sheet 9B, line 70, family 187, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2921.

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