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Lot 434 Grave 69 Beech Avenue Church of the Advent Lot
 George H. Coes, a Comedian, was born on December 6, 1829, in Providence, Rhode Island, to Samuel and Celestine Newton Coes, who were both natives of Worcester, Massachusetts, and died on March 16, 1897, from Paralysis at the age of 66 years, 3 months and 10 days. He was a resident of Cambridge, and Judson Litchfield was the undertaker.

His funeral took place in the then new Church of the Advent in Boston on the afternoon of March 18, 1897, and he was interred near Luke Schoolcraft, his old veteran minstrel partner on the stage who lived near him in Cambridge.

Father William Barroll Frisby conducted the service according to the High Church of England. A vested sanctuary choir of twenty five voices, directed by Organist Samuel Brenton Whitney, joyfully sang the hymns, “O Paradise”, and “Jesus, Lover”, and the Soloist, Brother Joseph L. White, sang “Cross and Crown.”

The pallbearers represented Boston and New York Lodges of Elks, Friendship Lodge of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Honor. The Boston Elks included the Hon. John H. Dee, J. B. G. McElroy, E. R. Byram, G. A. M. Tyler, William D. Morse, A. A. Milton and John J. Murphy.


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