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Ernest Benjamin Koonce

Male 1898 - 1989


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  • Born  27 Sep 1898  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  04 Jan 1989  St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  i1029  Koonce 2
    Last Modified  8 Mar 2009 

    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  12 Aug 2011 
    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.
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    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 [2]
    • owned several businesses, including a billiard parlor, the funeral home, and a cafe.


  • Sources 
    1. [S72] Social Security Death Index. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693.

    2. [S78] "Name Koonce Head." Chicago Defender 10 Nov. 1945: 11.