COY, Elijah Robert

Date of birth: 10 Jun 1860, Bartholomew County, Indiana

Date of death: 17 Mar 1940 Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, March 18, 1940

E. R. COY, 79, Is Dead Near Pisgah
8-Year Illness Is Fatal To Farmer
Edinburg, March 18.  Elijah Robert Coy, 79, 
passed away this morning at 7:30 at his home 
northwest of here after an illness of eight 
      He was born in Bartholomew County, June 
10, 1860, the son of Samuel and Martha Ander-
son Coy.  He married Harriet C. Dragoo, January 
1, 1885, and four children were born of the union.  
The wife and two children preceded Mr. Coy in 
      The survivors are children, Mrs. Nellie 
Henderson at home and Lavaughn Coy of Seymour; 
two brothers, R. A. Coy of Edinburg, and John 
Wesley Coy of Edinburg R. R.; three sisters, 
Mrs. Mary Coffman and Mrs. Kate Milnes of 
Edinburg, and Mrs. Radella Edwards of Clifford; 
three grandchildren, Leona Henderson, Clyde 
Henderson and Roberta Jane Coy.
      The deceased became affiliated early in 
life with the New Bethel Church, moving his 
membership several years later to the Pisgah 
Methodist Church.
      The body was taken to the Farr & Gosney 
Funeral Home where it was prepared for burial 
and will be taken to the home where friends may 
call after 6 o&##39;clock this evening.  The Rev. 
Ray Bozell will have charge of the funeral services 
which will be held Wednesday at 2 o'clock at 
the home.

Edinburg Daily Courier, Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana, March 18, 1940

      Elijah Coy, age 79, died at his home west 
of here at 7:35 p.m. Sunday.  Funeral rites will be 
held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the home in charge 
of Rev. Ray Bozell.  Burial will be made in Rest 
Haven Cemetery.
      The deceased was born in Bartholomew Co. 
      June 10, 1860, the son of Samuel & Martha 
Anderson Coy of Ky.  He was married to Hariott 
Dragoo Jan. 1, 1885.  There were four children.  
The wife & two children preceded him in death.  
He was a member of the New Bethel Church & later 
transferred his membership to the Pisgah Methodist 
      Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Nellie Hen-
derson at home, one son LaVonne Coy of Seymour.  
Two brothers, R. A. Coy of Edinburg and John 
Wesley Coy of Edinburg Rural Route.  Three 
sisters, Mrs. Mary Coffman and Mrs. Katherine 
Milnes of Edinburg and Mrs. Ardella Edwards of 
Clifford, 3 grandchildren, Cleona Henderson, 
Clyde Henderson and Roberta Coy.

Submitted by Mark Wirey

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