COY, John Wilson

Date of birth: 25 July 1866, Bartholomew County, Indiana

Date of death: 19 April 1947, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, April 21, 1947

John W. Coy, 79, 
Ex-Commissioner Dies Saturday
Funeral Services To Be Held Tuesday 
For Prominent Farmer
      John W. Coy, age 79, died at his home 
in the Community neighborhood, Saturday 
afternoon at 4:20 o'clock after a serious 
illness of two weeks.
      Funeral services will be held at the 
Vandivier Mortuary Tuesday at 10 a.m. 
with the Rev. H. G. Rowe, pastor of the 
Community Congregational Church, 
conducting the rites.  Interment will be 
in Greenlawn Cemetery.
      Friends may call at the mortuary Mon-
day evening from 7 to 9 o'clock and any 
time Tuesday until the funeral.
      He was born the son of Matthew and 
Rebecca Poe Coy in Bartholomew County 
on July 25, 1867.  Mr. Coy lived in that 
county until 38 years ago, when with his 
family he moved to Johnson County.
      On September 11, 1890, he was united 
in marriage to Lydia Walters and eight 
children were born to this union.  Mrs. Coy 
died November 10, 1946 and three of the 
children, Hattie May Fitzpatrick, Naomi 
Ethlyne Coy and Louis H. Coy also pre-
ceded their father in death.
      The surviving children are: Mrs. 
Fred Parsley, Mrs. Calvin Dragoo, of 
Franklin; Elba Coy, Whiteland; Hugh Coy, 
of Fairland and Oliver Coy, of Needham.
      One sister, Mrs. L.A. Wirey, of 
Franklin, and one brother, Ira Coy, of 
Edinburg, remain with 11 grandchildren 
and eight great-grandchildren.
      Mr. Coy was a prominent farmer 
and has served as Johnson County Commis-
sioner for several years.  He was a 
member of the Community Church. 

Submitted by Mark Wirey

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