William Theodore Coy

Date of birth:	11 Jan 1861  Brown Co.
Date of death:	13 Sep 1933  Franklin

Franklin Democrat 21 Sep 1933
Wm. T. Coy Died Thursday Night
      William Theodore Coy, age 72, died at his home on south Pleasant Street at
8:15 p.m. Wednesday evening following a three week's illness.  The funeral
services were held at the Edinburg Methodist Church Saturday afternoon at
2:30 o'clock, Rev. Ray Bozell, pastor of the Old Union Church conducted
the services.  Burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery.
      Mr. Coy was born in Brown County, Jan. 11, 1861 the son of John and Sally
Anderson Coy.  He was engaged in the community southwest of Edinburg and
after his retirement lived here.  He was a member of the Red Men lodge and
the Christian Church at New Bethel.
      Mr. Coy was united in marriage to Miss Eliza Wirey Nov. 18, 1893 and 4
children were born to this union, three of whom are deceased.  The
deceased are Harvey Coy, Pearl May Wray, and Viola Coy.
      He is survived by the wife; one son, Wilbur Coy, of Edinburg; a sister,
Mrs. Mary Wirey; one half-brother Gerge Miller; eight grandchildren; other
relatives and many friends.

Columbus Evening Republican 14 Sep 1933
Funeral for Retired Farmer to be Held There Saturday Afternoon
Edinburg, Sept. 14 — William T. Coy, 72, prominent retired farmer of this
community died at his home on Pleasant Street last night at 8:15 o'clock, after
an illness of three weeks.  Death was due to complication following intestinal
      Funeral services in charge of the Rev. Ray Bozell will be held at the
Edinburg Methodist Church Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  Interment
will be made in Rest Haven Cemetery.
      Mr. Coy lived in Edinburg during almost his entire life.  He was born in
Brown County Jan. 11, 1861, the son of John and Sally Anderson Coy.  While
young his family moved near Edinburg, and later he became a farmer.  He
retired from active work a few years ago.
      Nov. 18, 1883, he married Miss Eliza. Wirey, and to this union four
children were born, two sons and two daughters, only one of whom survives.
Surviving are the widow, and the son, Wilbur, a sister Mrs. Mary Wirey; a
half-brother, George Miller, and eight grandchildren, all of Edinburg.
      Mr. Coy was a member of the New Bethel Christian Church, and was
affiliated with the Red Men's Lodge.

Submitted by Mark Wirey

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