Wordless Wednesday: Sgt. George Small Koonce

My husband’s family is from Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana and from time to time I come across a mention of Koonce families in records there. This past weekend, while researching a Koonce family lineage of Henderson County,Kentucky, I finally made the connection in my database to who the Koonce families of Evansville were.

This photo is of Sgt. George Small Koonce (1889-1918) who died in World War I. This picture comes from his biographical sketch in the book, Sons of Men, Evansville’s War Record. George was the son of Joseph Lane Koonce (1853-1926)  & Idella Ann Thrash Koonce (1864-1927).

5 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Sgt. George Small Koonce

  1. My Koonce heritage is from Evansville, In. I am a descendant of Owen & Arrena Koonce in Henderson, KY.

  2. Geo. S Koonce was my Grandmother’s, Bessie Pearl (Koonce) Odam, brother. I have a certificate that was sent to the family after his death that was signed by Gen. John J. Pershing. I beleive I also have a copy of the photo that was used above.

  3. Joseph Lane Koonce and Idella Ann Thrash Koonce are my mother’s grandparents. Her mother was Idella Rose Koonce.

  4. Hi Kathy – thanks for leaving the comment! I’m always pleased to hear from Koonce descendants. I will send you an email for I have your grandmother in the tree I’m working on but none of her descendants.

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