COY, William Aaron

Date of birth: 27 December 1863, Shelby County, Indiana

Date of death: 28 March 1943, Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, March 29, 1943

WILLIAM COY, 79, IS DEAD 
Camp Atterbury Evacuee Succumbs 
at Edinburg Home; Sister Lives Here
Edinburg, March 28  William Coy, 79, 
former resident of the area southeast 
of here taken for Camp Atterbury, died 
suddenly Sunday noon at his home 607 
South Kyle Street.
      Mr. Coy was born Dec. 7, 1863 
[should be Dec. 27, 1863], the son of 
Mathew and Rebecca Poe Coy.  He 
married Miss Ida Mae Wray, August 
18, 1889.  Five children were born 
to this union, one dying in infancy.  
He was a member of the New Bethel 
Church and the Knights of Pythias 
Lodge.
      Friends may call at the home 
anytime after Monday evening and 
services will be held Tuesday at 
2:30 o'clock at the Edinburg 
Methodist Church with burial in 
Rest Haven Cemetery.
      He is survived by the widow 
and four children.  Eldon and Milo 
Coy of Edinburg, Clarence Coy of 
Columbus, and Mrs. Gladys Rairdon 
of Franklin.  Two brothers, John 
Coy of Needham, and Ira Coy of 
Edinburg, and one sister, Mrs. 
L.A. Wirey of Franklin, and ten 
grandchildren also survive. 

Source: Columbus Evening Republican, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana, March 29, 1943

WILLIAM COY DIES SUDDENLY
Former Resident of Camp Atterbury Area 
Expires at Edinburg
      Edinburg, March 29 -- William 
Coy, 79, retired farmer and former 
resident of the Bartholomew county 
area now occupied by Camp Atterbury, 
died unexpectedly at 12:15 o'clock 
Sunday afternoon at his home, 607 
South Kyle street, Edinburg.
      Funeral Services will be held 
at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, 
at Edinburg Methodist church.  The 
services will be conducted by the 
Rev. Ray Bozell and burial will 
be made in Rest Haven cemetery.
      Mr. Coy was born Dec. 27, 
1863, in Shelby county, the son 
of Matthew and Rebecca Poe Coy.  
He married Miss Ida May Wray in 
August, 1889.  He was a member of 
the New Bethel church and the 
Knights of Pythias lodge.
      Five children were born to 
Mr. and Mrs. Coy, one son having 
preceded his father in death.
      Surviving are the widow; 
three sons, Eldon and Milo Coy 
of Edinburg and Clarence Coy of 
Columbus; one daughter, Mrs. 
Gladys Rairdon of Edinburg; two 
brothers, John Coy of Needham 
and Ira Coy of Edinburg; one 
sister, Mrs. Sadie Wirey of 
Franklin, and ten grandchildren.

Source: Edinburg Daily Courier, Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana, March 29, 1943

William Coy Died Sunday
      William Coy, age 79, died 
suddenly at his home, 607 south 
Kyle street, at 12:30 p.m. Sun-
day.  He had been in ill health 
for the past four years.
      Funeral rites will be held 
from the Edinburg Methodist church 
at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.  Interment, 
Rest Haven Cemetery.  The remains 
were taken to the home from the 
Mutz Funeral Chapel this afternoon 
where friends may call.
      Surviving are the wife; 
three sons, Eldon and Milo Coy 
of Edinburg and Clarence of 
Columbus; one daughter Mrs. 
Gladys Rairdon of Edinburg; two 
brothers, Ira of Edinburg and 
John of Needham; a sister, Mrs. 
Sadie Wirey of Franklin; 
ten grandchildren and others.
      The deceased was born 
December 27, 1863 the son of 
Matthew and Rebecca Poe Coy 
and was married to Ida Mae 
Wray in August 1889.
      He was a member of the 
New Bethel church and the 
Knights of Pythias lodge, 
Shelbyville.

Submitted by Mark Wirey

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