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Michael Coons Obituary

M. Coons Passed Away Sunday Morning

Michael Coons was born in Scott county, Indiana, October 6, 1837, passed away February 24, 1913, at the age of 75 years, 5 months and 19 days.

He was married to Celestine Boyd June 5, 1858. Had he lived until the 5th of June he would have celebrated his 55th wedding anniversary. To this union were born 5 children, 3 girls and 2 boys all survive him, except one, Anna Elizabeth, who died in infancy.

Mrs. Sarah E. Mitchell, Mrs. Bell Newell and William and G. S. Coons, who were all present at his bedside when the end came. He leaves 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was a kind husband, a loving father, and was loved and respected by all who know him.

He resided in Indiana until 18?4 when he emigrated to Beardstown, Ill., and in 18?6 moved to Reno county and for the last eight years had lived in Sylvia.

He was converted in early manhood to the Methodist faith and was a member of the Methodist church of Austin Indiana, but had never identified himself with any church while in Kansas but was a great believer in the religion of Jesus Christ. He was generous and liberal with all churches and the first to help those in need.

He was a charter member of I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 132, Austin, Indiana, which was organized in 1870, but he later transferred his membership to the local I.O.O.F. being a member in good standing at the time of his death.

The funeral service took place February 21 in the Congregational church. The interment took place in the I.O.O.F. cemetery under the auspices of the order.

A large assemblage of friends and relatives attended these services.

The Sulvia Press
Sylvia, Reno County, Kansas
Thursday, February 27, 1913
page front column 2

Card of Thanks

We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to the fiends and neighbors who rendered such kind and willing assistance and sympathy during the sickness and death of our dear mother.

Sarah E. Mitchell
Lucy B. Newell
Wm J. Coons
Geo. S. Coons

Submitted by
Rose Stout on February 11, 2005.

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