Hometown: Mount Sterling, KY
Date of Death: July 26, 1909
Legal Name: Joseph Morrison Coons
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Obituary - Coons, Mt. Sterling Advocate (July 28, 1909)
On June 30, 1908, aged 27 years, he was united in marriage to Miss Grace Ogg, daughter of Mrs. Lucy B. Ogg, of this city. An elegant new home had been erected and occupied and it seemed that these young people were beginning life under favorable circumstances.
Their joy was of short duration. He fell a victim to general tuberculosis. On June 28, 4 weeks ago, he and his wife went to Asheville hoping to be relieved. On last Wednesday a message announced his rapid decline. His father and Miss Maude Ogg, sister of Mrs. Coons, left at once for Lexington in an auto to catch the late train for the South. On Friday Mr. Clarence Ogg left to be with them. No encouraging word came.
The body arrived in this city on Tuesday morning at 9:18 o'clock. The funeral will be held at the home on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock by Revs. Clark and Weber, and the burial was in Machpelah.
He was an elegant high-toned young man, and an enterprising farmer.
A large circle of kindred and friends, both of Mr. and Mrs. Coons, will regret that one so favored to live should be called hence so early in life. With 8-1/8 years his mother, sister and brother have died. The father is desolate and has the sympathy of many friends.