Jo Nell Koonce

30 June 1925–27 February 2007 (Age 81)
Comyn, Comanche, Texas, United States

The Life of Jo Nell

When Jo Nell Koonce was born on 30 June 1925, her father, Joseph Bailey Koonce, was 19 and her mother, Ruby T Harris, was 15. She married Billy Lee Barnes on 25 February 1946, in Comanche, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 27 February 2007, at the age of 81, and was buried in Comyn, Comanche, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Billy Lee Barnes
Jo Nell Koonce
Marriage: 25 February 1946
Billy Mack Barnes

Spouse and Children

    Billy Lee Barnes



25 February 1946
Comanche, Texas, United States


    Billy Mack Barnes


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Bailey Koonce


    Ruby T Harris




World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 4

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 22

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Kuntz or Dutch Koens, a patronymic from Koen .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jo Nell Koonce, "Texas, Comanche County Records, 1858-1955"
  • Jo Nell Koonce, "Texas, Comanche County Records, 1858-1955"
  • Jo Nell Barnes, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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