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Ernest Benjamin Koonce, Sr.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1898 - 1989


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  • Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  27 September 1898  Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gender  Male 
    Died  04 January 1989  St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID  I1029  Koonce Surname Project
    Last Modified  19 Sep 2015 

    Father  E. Frank Koonce,   b. Dec 1859, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Beulah Carrington,   b. May 1864, Washington, Hampstead County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1939, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  abt. 1888 
    Family ID  F335  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Anna,   b. abt. 1895, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Koonce,   b. abt. 1916, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  8 Mar 2009 
    Family ID  F337  Group Sheet

    Family 2  V.L. Bullock 
    Children 
     1. R.M. Koonce
     2. E.B.". Koonce, Jr.
    Last Modified  19 Sep 2015 
    Family ID  F338  Group Sheet

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    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Koonce aids Arkansas State Committee
    Koonce aids Arkansas State Committee

    Documents

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    1900 Census: Frank & Beulah (Carrington) Koonce
    1900 Census: Frank & Beulah (Carrington) Koonce
    Enumeration Date: 7 Jun 1900
    Enumeration District: 100
    Sheet: 11A
    Location: East St. Louis Ward 5, St. Louis, St. Clair County, Missouri

    #306 St. Louis Avenue
    1. Koonce, Frank - Head, age 40, born Dec 1859, married 12 years, born in Arkansas
    2. Beulah - wife, age 36, born May 1864, married 12 years, mother of 3 children and all alive, born in Arkansas
    3. Thomas J. - son, age 9, born Oct 1890, born in Arkansas
    4. Franklin S. - son, age 6, born Dec 1896 (this is inconsistent), born in Arkansas
    5. Ernest B. - son, age 2, born Sep 1898, born in Illinois

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    1910 Census: Frank & Beulah (Carrington) Koonce
    1910 Census: Frank & Beulah (Carrington) Koonce
    Enumeration Date: 20 Jun 1910
    Enumeration District: 117
    Sheet: 4B
    Location: East St. Louis Ward 4, St. Louis, St. Clair, Illinois

    #1415
    1. Koonce, Frank E. - Head, age 53, married 27 years, born in Tennessee
    2. Beulah - wife, age 46, married 27 years, 3 children and all alive
    3. Thomas - son, age 20
    4. Franklin - son, age 16
    5. Ernest V. - son, age 11

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    1920 Census: Ernest & Anna Koonce
    1920 Census: Ernest & Anna Koonce
    Enumeration Date: 4 Jan 1920
    Enumeration District: 106
    Sheet: 5A
    Location: St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

    #2338 Eugenia
    Family #107
    1. Koonce, Ernest - Head, age 22, born in Illinois, shop butcher at packing house
    2. Iona - wife, age 25, born in Missouri
    3. John - adopted son, age 4, born in Missouri

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    1930 Census: Ernest & Anna Koonce
    1930 Census: Ernest & Anna Koonce
    Enumeration Date: 10 Apr 1930
    Enumeration District: 9
    Sheet: 13B
    Location: St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

    #2930
    1. Koonce, Ernest - Head, age 30, manager of pool room, born in Illinois
    2. Anna - wife, age 30, born in Arkansas
    3. Jones, Allen - lodger, age 22, born in Ohio
    4. Flynn, Edwards - lodger, age 20, born in Tennessee, hotel waiter
    5. Christian, Ella - lodger, age 18, born in Missouri, hotel waiter
    6. Harris, Beulah - lodger, age 60, widowed, born in Arkansas
    7. Ruthland, Ira - lodger, age 40, born in Mississippi

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    E.B. Koonce Named Head of Progressive Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association
    E.B. Koonce Named Head of Progressive Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association
    Source: "Name Koonce Head." Chicago Defender 10 Nov. 1945: 11.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Koonce Scores Hit with Press-Men Entertainment
    Koonce Scores Hit with Press-Men Entertainment
    Source: "Koonce Scores Hit with Press-Men Entertainment." Chicago Defender 25 Sept. 1943: 21.

  • Notes 
    • In 1945, named head of the Progressive Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association [9]
    • owned several businesses, including a billiard parlor, the funeral home, and a cafe.


  • Sources 
    1. [S333] FamilySearch Family Tree.
      https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=LKGH-LWB

    2. [S211] 1900 US Census.
      "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSHD-C58 : accessed 20 September 2015), Ernest B Koonce in household of Frank Koonce, East St. Louis Township East St. Louis city Ward 5, St. Clair, Illinois, United States; citing sheet 11A, family 228, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,341.

    3. [S77] "Untitled: Koonces Tour Chicago Defender." Chicago Defender 9 Jan. 1951: 32.
      "Untitled: Koonces Tour Chicago Defender." Chicago Defender (Chicago, IL); 9 June 1951. pg 32, col 6. https://familysearch.org/photos/images/19265609

    4. [S212] 1910 US Census.
      "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MKXX-XRG : accessed 20 September 2015), Ernest V Koonce in household of Reese Nance, East St Louis Ward 4, St Clair, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 117, sheet 4B, family 89, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,335.

    5. [S215] 1920 US Census.
      "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M8Z8-1Q7 : accessed 20 September 2015), Earnest Koonce, St Louis Ward 6, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri, United States; citing sheet 5A, family 107, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,950.

    6. [S217] 1930 US Census.
      "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHJC-K8Y : accessed 20 September 2015), Ernest Koonce, St Louis (Districts 251-500), St. Louis (Independent City), Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0333, sheet 13B, family 270, line 66, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1231; FHL microfilm 2,340,966.

    7. [S320] 1940 US Census.
      "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K74K-T21 : accessed 20 September 2015), Ernest Koonce, Ward 6, St. Louis, St. Louis City, St. Louis City, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 96-116A, sheet 7A, family 174, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 2186.

    8. [S326] Social Security Death Index (FamilySearch).
      "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JLRP-K4Z : accessed 20 September 2015), Ernest B Koonce, 04 Jan 1989; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

    9. [S78] "Name Koonce Head." Chicago Defender 10 Nov. 1945: 11.
      "Name Koonce Head." Chicago Defender (Chicago, IL); 10 November 1945, page 11C, column 8. https://familysearch.org/photos/images/19266155