Coats Cemetery Obits

Rains County Leader

Coats Cemetery

Rains Co. Cemeteries of Tx

Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay

April 22, 1921
Joe Partridge Dead

Joe Partridge of Greenville, but formerly of the Daugherty community in this county, died at the home of his brother, Jim Partridge, in Emory Monday morning about 7 o’clock, after a three days illness with black Jaundice. The deceased was about twenty-six years old and single, being survived by one brother and one sister. His remains were buried Tuesday in the Coats graveyard north of Emory. Mr. Partridge was one of our soldier boys, but did not go across. The Leader joins with friends in offering sympathy to the bereaved.

Rains County Leader
Oct 30, 1908
P.P. Rains Dead
Uncle Press Rains of Point, a life-long resident of Rains county, died at a hospital in Dallas last Sunday morning from injuried received in falling from a trestle Thursday before. He had been visiting the Fair for several days and had been robbed of all the money he had just a day or two before he was hurt. It is not known how the accident occurred, but we learn the police are making an investigation. His remains were taken in charge by an undertaker and shipped by Mineola to Point Tuesday morning and interred in the Coats' graveyard near Center Point Tuesday evening, in the presence of a large crowd of relatives and friends. He was a son of Emory Rains, an alcalde under the Mexican rule, and father of the homestead law of Texas, and for whom Rains county and the town of Emory were names. Uncle Press Rains was the first Sheriff of Rains county by appointment when the county was organized, and was afterwards elected to the office. He was an ex-Confederate soldier and in pioneer days fought the Indians back from the borders of civilization. The deceased leaves two sisters, Mrs. T.A. Williams and Mrs. Maraney Williams of Point, and one son in Oklahoma and one in this county, besides a great number of other relatives to mourn his loss. WIth him one of the oldest landmarks of the State has passed away from our view.

Rains County Leader
Nov 6, 1908
"Point News"
Another old citizen dead. Uncle Press Rains died at the hospital in Dallas last Sunday morning at 9 o'clock and was brought to Point last Tuesday and buried in the Coats' graveyard about 4 miles east of Point. We greatly sympathize with the bereaved