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 John Wilson Coy

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John Wilson Coy

  • Birth 25 Jul 1866 Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 19 Apr 1947 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 20689037

Parents: Matthew Coy and Rebecca Ann Poe

Siblings: Christopher F. Coy, Rev. David Oscar Coy, William Aaron Coy, Daniel W. Coy, Samuel Coy, Ira Matthew Coy, and Sarah Elizabeth Coy Wirey

Wife: Lydia Ann Walters (married 11 Sep 1890 Johnson Co., IN)

Children: Elsie Coy Parsley, Elba Coy, Josephine Coy Dragoo, Hattie May Coy Fitzpatrick, Louis Hilbert Coy, Hugh Russell Coy, Oliver W. Coy, and Naomi Ethylene Coy

Obituary: Franklin Evening Star 21 Apr 1947
John W. Coy, 79, Ex-Commissioner Dies Saturday
Funeral Services To Be Held Tuesday For Prominent Farmer

John W. Coy, age 79, died at his home in the Community neighborhood, Saturday afternoon at 4:20 o'clock after a serious illness of two weeks.

Funeral services will be held at the Vandivier Mortuary Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. H. G. Rowe, pastor of the Community Congregational Church, conducting the rites. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the mortuary Monday evening from 7 to 9 o'clock and any time Tuesday until the funeral.

He was born the son of Matthew and Rebecca Poe Coy in Bartholomew County on July 25, 1867. Mr. Coy lived in that county until 38 years ago, when with his family he moved to Johnson County.

On September 11, 1890, he was united in marriage to Lydia Walters and eight children were born to this union. Mrs. Coy died November 10, 1946 and three of the children, Hattie May Fitzpatrick, Naomi Ethlyne Coy and Louis H. Coy also preceded their father in death.

The surviving children are: Mrs. Fred Parsley, Mrs. Calvin Dragoo, of Franklin; Elba Coy, Whiteland; Hugh Coy, of Fairland and Oliver Coy, of Needham.

One sister, Mrs. L.A. Wirey, of Franklin, and one brother, Ira Coy, of Edinburg, remain with 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mr. Coy was a prominent farmer and has served as Johnson County Commissioner for several years. He was a member of the Community Church.


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  • Created by: Mark E. Wirey
  • Added: 29 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20689037
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Wilson Coy (25 Jul 1866–19 Apr 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20689037, citing Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Mark E. Wirey (contributor 46919974) .