Elmira Coon, 1844-1936
Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 1/28/2009 at 08:47:38
MRS. COON, 91, PASSES AWAY
Came to Estherville in Ox Cart
Mrs. H. C. Coon, one of the earliest pioneer residents of Estherville, died at 6 p.m. yesterday [June 11, 1936] at her home on South Ninth street following a two-year's illness. She would have been 92 years old Aug. 18.
Mrs. Coon had been confined to her bed for nearly two years following a fall in which her hip bone was broken and from which she never recovered.
Mrs. Coon was born Aug. 18, 1844 in Smithfield, Alleghany county, New York and lived there until she was 12 years old when the family moved to Wisconsin. She later moved to Minnesota and came to Estherville by ox team and covered wagon in 1866.
Mr. and Mrs. Coon settled in Estherville and made their home here. Mr. Coon died eight years ago.
Being among the first families to settle in Estherville, Mr. and Mrs. Coon went through all the hardships of pioneer days.
Mrs. Coon is survived by three children, Mrs. E. I. Sondrol, Mrs. A. J. Davidson, and Charles H. Coon, all of Estherville, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the home and at 2:30 in the Methodist Episcopal church with the Rev. F. W. Ortmeyer in charge. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery where Mr. Coon is buried.
Submitted by: Ruth M. Hackett. Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, June 12, 1936.
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