Tombstone Tuesday: William C. Koonce

This is an example of a tombstone gone wrong.  :-)  The tombstone of William C. Koonce (1838- 1901) of  Henry County, Alabama has his death date as July 31, 1901.

Headstone of William C. Koonce. Photo by Find-A-Grave contributor, Don Atwell.

However, William’s obituary was printed in the Macon Telegraph newspaper on July 31, 1901 and the story reporting his death was dated as July 20th.  (correction: July 30th). The story reported that he died that same day.  Thus, he died July 20th (correction – July 3oth) and not on the 31st.

2 thoughts on “Tombstone Tuesday: William C. Koonce

  1. ann cooper says:

    I believe you will find that Mr. Koonce died on the 30th as the paper says if you enlarge the obit

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