|Birth: ||May, 1886|
|Death: ||Nov. 30, 1925|
District Of Columbia, USA
Officer Claude C. Koontz was a member of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC.
EOD: August 18, 1908
Date of Death: November 30, 1925
Location of Death: In front of the City Post Office, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Circumstance: Officer Koontz was operating a motorcycle with Officer J.F. Reynolds in the sidecar. While chasing a speeding auto in front of the City Post Office, the motorcycle struck a car, causing Officer Koontz to be thrown, suffering a fatal head injury. Officer Reynolds was only slightly injured.
Officer Koontz died at Casualty Hospital, (now Capitol Hill Hospital 8th and Massachusetts Avenue NE). He was survived by his wife, Grace V. Beaver Koontz, of the home 1107 M Street NW. His funeral was held on December 2, at Nevius Funeral Home, located at 924 New York Avenue NW. He was interred in Grove Hill,(Page County) Virginia.
He had no children.
Among those in Officer Koontz's family were his father, Dr. Wilson Ashbury Koontz, DOB: 12-6-1850, DOD: 10-13-1934; his mother, Mary Virginia Strole Koontz, DOB: 9-3-1859, DOD 5-6-1921; brother, Ray, and sister Myrtle.
William Asbury Koontz (1851 - 1934)
Mary Virginia Strole Koontz (1859 - 1921)
Grace V. Beaver Koontz (1888 - 1966)
Grove Hill Cemetery
Created by: John Rentz
Record added: Apr 02, 2006
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