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Charles H. Coon, 1869-1947


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 1/28/2009 at 07:43:55

C. H. Coon, 78, Dies After Long Illness
Funeral Services To Be Held Sunday

Charles H. Coon, 78, a life long resident of Estherville, died this morning [Jan. 30, 1947] at 4:30 in his home. He had been bedfast for the past month suffering from cancer. His illness had extended over the last five years.

Mr. Coon was in the grocery business here for about 25 years, first in the Coon block which was destroyed by fire and later on south Sixth Street where he operated a grocery store in partnership with his son. He retired in 1928. His father, Henry Coon, built the Coon block here.

Charles Coon was born Oct. 26, 1869, in Estherville and received his education in the local schools. On May 30, 1891, he was married to Sadie Berhow, also of Estherville, in a ceremony performed here. They were the parents of four children.

Survivors include his widow; one son, Floyc C. Coon of Los Angeles, and a daughter, Evelyn, Mrs. Alva Ragsdale of Southgate, Calif. Also survivng are two sisters, Mrs. E. I. Sondrol and Mrs. A. J. Davidson, both of Estherville; five grandsons, Frederick Coon of Lake Park, Claire Coon of Los Angeles, Charles, Larry and Jimmy Ragsdale of Southgate, and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son and a daughter.

Funeral services for Mr. Coon will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Methodist church where he was a member. Rev. C. J. Semans will officiate. Interment will be at Oakhill cemetery.

Contributed by: Ruth M. Hackett. Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, January 30, 1947.


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