Death of Mrs. John Koons - Died August 2, 1908
She succumbs to paralysis at home in Arkansas
Body expected to arrive here on the C.& E. I. This evening for
Interment in Oakwood Cemetery at 2:30 Tomorrow Afternoon.
J.B. Koons of this city was called up by long distance telephone
at 1 o'clock this morning by his brother John and informed that the latter's
wife, Mrs. Eldorado Koons, age 45, died at 12 o'clock in the midnight at her
home in Jonesboro, Arkansas, of paralysis. The grief stricken husband said he
would arrive with the body on the C.&E. I. this evening and instructed his
brother to arrange for the funeral to be conducted at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon,
interment to be made in Oakwood cemetery. The husband, John A. Koons, two
sisters, Mrs. John Tippie of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Robert Hughes of Oregon, and three
brothers, Henry and Ezra Robinson of Arkansas and Met Robinson of Franklin
county, Illinois, an uncle, Dr. S.M. Robinson of Mt. Vernon and Miss Bernie
Robinson, an adopted daughter whom Mrs. Koons has partially reared, are the
surviving immediate relatives.
Mrs. Koons accompanied her husband to Jonesboro, Ark., last Spring
when he decided to embark in business there. Two weeks ago, relatives in this
city were notified that Mrs. Koons had just had a stroke of paralysis which was
followed by the second stroke a week later, a third stroke last night proving
Death Notice #2:
Death of Mrs. Koons
Due to Paralysis Came Monday Night at Jonesboro, Arkansas - Body
to Be Brought Here
Robert Koons received a telephone message from his brother, John,
at Jonesboro, Arkansas at one o'clock Tuesday morning stating that Mrs. Koons
died Monday night , and that her death was due to paralysis.
Mrs. Koons was stricken three weeks ago and since that time has
experienced three strokes. Her health had not been good for some time, but her
ailment was never thought to be approaching paralysis. The family moved to
Jonesboro about three months ago, where Mr. Koons had purchased a large tract of
timber and was just making preparations to clear the land.
Mr. and Mrs. Koons had been married about twenty years, and one
child was born to them, a bright little son who died about twelve years ago.
Mrs. Koons' maiden name was Robinson and her early home was in Franklin county.
The funeral arrangements are not known, other than the body will
be brought here for burial in Oakwood cemetery.
Death Notice #3:
Southern Friends Mourn
Tuesday's Time-Enterprise, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, has the
following to say in regard to the death of Mrs. John A. Koons, who left here for
Jonesboro about 4 months ago.
Last night at 8:10 o'clock, Mrs Eldorado Koons, wife of John A.
Koons, died at their home on South Main street after an illness of about three
weeks, her death being due to a complication of diseases. The immediate cause
being due to heart failure.
In the death of Mrs. Koons, her husband and other relatives who
were with her when the end came, have the sympathy of a large number of friends.
Mrs. Koons who was 44 years of age, was born in Illinois. She came
to Jonesboro about three or four months ago, and during her short residence she
has by her kind and lady like manner and gentle disposition made many warm and
sincere friends, who are greatly grieved over her seemingly untimely death.
For the first few weeks of her illness, Mrs. Koons had hopes of
recovery and was in anticipation of soon being well, but for the past week she
realized that she could not ever be well and became submissive and was ready and
willing to go, her only regret that she hated to leave her husband and other
Mrs. Koons is survived by her husband and several brothers and
sisters, who may reside in Illinois, one sister, Mrs. John Tippe, being called
here ten days on account of the illness of the good lady.
Everything possible in the way of medical attention and the tender
care and nursing of friends, was done to relieve the sufferings, but God had use
for her, and called her home.
The remains were prepared for burial and shipped to the old home
at Mt. Vernon, Illinois this morning for interment.
The Times-Enterprise together with a large number of friends,
deeply sympathize with Mr. Koons in this sad affliction.
Submitted by Mary Jane Ohms