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A. W. Coleman

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Seattle Star
March 10, 1899


A. W. Coleman Passes Away on Colville Reservation.

A. W. Coleman, a former well-known lawyer of this city, died a few days ago on the Colville Indian Reservation in this state, where he was interested in mining properties. Mr. Coleman had many warm friends here, where he was esteemed as a gentleman in every sense of the term. The following dispatch from Spokane gives some additional information concerning Mr. Coleman and his death:

SPOKANE, March 10--Alvyn W. Coleman, son of Hon. James Coleman, of Washington city, whose death at Toroda creek, on the reservation, is reported, was a sigularly bright and scholarly lawyer who had lived in Seattle for six years prior to removing to Toroda creek in May of last year.

A college graduate, and of pleasing address, he made many friends in Seattle and Tacoma, and was prominent in society in both cities. For a time he was engaged in practice with James Hamilton Lewis, but later formed a partnership with Frank Quinby, and before leaving Seattle had been in several other partnerships.

"He came to Toroda last May," said F. W. Rosenfelt, postmaster at that place. "He acquired excellent mining properties in the camp and was in fait way to do well. Ever since his arrival, he has done all our legal and notarial work for all of us in the camp. He was an exceedingly popular young man."