COY, Jesse Thatcher

Date of birth: 10 Apr 1855 West of Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana

Date of death: 15 Nov 1932 Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, November 15, 1932

JESSE T. COY, AGE 77, 
DIES TUESDAY MORN
Was Born West of Edinburg 
on April 10, 1855 
Funeral Thursday
EDINBURG, Nov. 15 – Jesse Thatcher 
Coy, 77 years old, passed away Tues-
day morning at 6:30 o’clock at the 
home of his daughter, Mrs. Ivy Wray.
      He was born April 10, 1855 
west of Edinburg, the son of Sam 
and Martha Anderson Coy.  His entire 
life had been spent in the community 
where he was born.  He was a member 
of the New Bethel Church.
      In January, 1880, he was mar-
ried to Miss Margaret Eveline Neville 
and to them six children were born.  
The wife and two children preceded 
him in death.
      Surviving are three daughters, 
Mrs. Ivy Wray, Mrs. Eva Yoder and Mrs. 
Pearl Royce and one son, Wilbur Coy, 
all of Edinburg; eight grandchildren; 
three sisters, Mrs. William Milnes 
and Mrs. James Coffman of Edinburg and 
Mrs. G. H. Edwards of Rushville and 
four brothers, A. M. Coy, Robert Coy, 
S. W. Coy, and R. A. Coy all of Edinburg.
      Funeral services will be conducted 
Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the 
New Bethel Church.  Rev. Ray Bozzell 
will have charge of the service.  Burial 
will be made in the church cemetery.

Source: Columbus Evening Republican, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana, November 15, 1932

JESSE T. COY, 77, SUCCUMBS
Funeral Services Thursday at New Bethel 
for Retired Johnson Farmer
Edinburg Nov. 15 -- Jesse Thatcher Coy, 
77, died at the home of his daughter, 
Mrs. Iva Wray, near here at 6:30 this 
morning.  He had been ill for several 
weeks.
      Funeral services will be held 
from New Bethel Christian Church, Thurs-
day afternoon at 2 o'clock.  The Rev. 
Ray Bozzell will conduct the rites.  
Interment will take place in the church 
cemetery.
      Mr. Coy was born on a farm west 
of Edinburg, April 10, 1855, and spent 
most of his life in the community where 
he was born, as a farmer.  He  retired 
a few years ago and moved to Edinburg 
where he resided until recently when he 
went to his daughter's home.  He was 
married in January 1880, to Miss Margaret 
Eveline Neville and six children were 
born, four of whom survive.  They are 
Mrs. Wray, Mrs. Effie Yoder, Mrs. Pearl 
Royce, and Wilbur A. Coy, all of Edinburg.
      Other survivors are eight grand-
children and three sisters, Mrs. William 
Milnes, Mrs. James Coffman, of Edinburg, 
and Mrs. H. G. Edwards of Rushville; four 
brothers, A. W. Coy, Robert Coy, S. W. 
Coy, and R. A. Coy.  
      He was a member of New Bethel Church 
for many years.

Source: Edinburg Courier, Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana, November 15, 1932

THATCHER COY DIED THIS MORNING AFTER LONG ILLNESS
      Jesse Thatcher Coy, age seventy-
seven, passed away at the home of his 
daughter Mrs. Green Wray, southwest of 
Edinburg, this morning at 6:30 o'clock. 
He was the son of Samuel and Martha 
Anderson Coy, born April 10, 1855.  He 
lived in this community all his life, 
and was engaged in farming.  He was 
a member of the New Bethel Christian 
Church, and member of the Nineveh K. 
of P. Lodge.  The wife and two children, 
two brothers and two sisters preceded him 
in death.
      The surviving relatives are four 
children, Mrs. Effie Yoder, Mrs. Pearl Royce, 
Iva Wray and Wilbur Coy, all living west 
of town; eight grandchildren, three sisters, 
Mrs. Kate Milnes, Mrs. James Coffman, of 
Edinburg, and Mrs. G. H. Edwards of Rush-
ville; four brothers, J. W. Coy, Robert E. 
Coy, S. W. Coy and R. A. Coy, all of this 
vicinity; other relatives and many friends.
      Funeral rites in charge of the Rev. 
Ray Bozell will be held at the New Bethel 
Christian Church, Tuesday afternoon at two 
o'clock. Burial in New Bethel Cemetery.

Source: Franklin Democrat, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, November 17, 1932

JESSE T. COY
      Jesse Thatcher Coy, 77 years old, 
died Tuesday morning at 6:30 o'clock at 
the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ivy Wray, 
in Edinburg.
      He was born April 10, 1855 west 
of Edinburg, the son of Sam and Martha 
Anderson Coy.  His entire life had been 
spent in that community.  He was a mem-
ber of the New Bethel Primitive Baptist 
Church.
      In January, 1880, he was married 
to Miss Margaret Eveline Neville and to 
them six children were born.  The wife 
and two children preceded him in death.
      Surviving are three daughters, 
Mrs. Ivy Wray, Mrs. Eva Yoder, and Mrs. 
Pearl Royce, and one son, Wilbur Coy, 
all of Edinburg; eight grandchildren, 
three sisters, Mrs. William Milnes and 
Mrs. James Coffman, of Edinburg, and 
Mrs. G. H. Edwards, of Rushville, and 
four brothers, A.M. Coy, Robert Coy, 
S. W. Coy and R. A. Coy, all of Edin-
burg.
      Funeral services will be conducted 
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the 
New Bethel Church.  Rev. Ray Bozzell 
will have charge of the service.  Burial 
will be made in the church cemetery.

Submitted by Mark Wirey

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