COY, Ora F.

Date of birth: Abt 1891, Indiana

Date of death: 16 November 1931, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, November 17, 1931

FORMER EDINBURG MAN TAKES OWN LIFE
Ora Coy, Age 40, 
Had Been Despondent, 
Members of Family Declare

      EDINBURG, Nov. 17 - Oro Coy, 
age 40, died Monday night in the 
City hospital in Indianapolis as 
a result of a gunshot wound, self-
inflicted.  Mr. Coy lived with 
his family at 828 North Oriental 
street, Indianapolis.  Monday 
afternoon he went to the basement 
of the home and soon Mrs. Coy 
heard a shot.  She hastened to 
the basement and found her husband
lying on the floor with blood flow-
ing from a wound in his chest.
      Mrs. Coy called to neighbors 
and they summoned the police who 
took Mr. Coy to the City hospital 
in the police emergency car.  His 
death occurred during the night.  
Members of his family say he had 
been despondent for some time.
      Mr. Coy formerly lived in 
Edinburg and his body was brought 
here Tuesday afternoon.  Funeral 
and burial services will be held 
here.
      Mrs. Coy, before her marriage, 
was a Hemphill [Ella May], being a 
daughter of Joseph Hemphill of Edinburg.  
Miss Minnie Hemphill of Edinburg is
her sister.

Submitted by Mark Wirey

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