John Coon

30 November 1832–28 July 1906 (Age 73)
Lebanon, St. Clair, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Coon was born on 30 November 1832, in Lebanon, St. Clair, Illinois, United States, his father, Abraham Coon, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Yarbrough, was 23. He married Mary Tobitha York on 12 March 1854, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 28 July 1906, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Coon
Mary Tobitha York
Marriage: 12 March 1854
Mary Tabitha Coon
John Abraham Coon
Elizabeth Permelia Coon
Frances Ann Coon
Sarah Jane Coon
David Franklin Coon
Isaac William Coon
Rachel Caroline Coon
Emma Matilda Coon
George Washington Coon

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 March 1854Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 7
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 24
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Galway): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuana (see Cooney ).Americanized form of German Kuhn .Americanized form of Dutch Coen or Koen .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    History of John Coon, 1832-1906

    History of John Coon 1832-1906 Excerpts from: Heritage of the Abraham Coon Family Bertha Coon Chambers, granddaughter (1884-1981) Isaac Warren Coon, grandson (1898-1979) Amelia Hardman Sadler, grandd …

    Sources (34)

    • (1900) John Coon, "United States Census, 1900"
    • (1939) John Coon in entry for Elizabeth Coon Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • (1870) John Coon, "United States Census, 1870"

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