Fairport. June 22, - Edmond Coon, aged 81 years, died sometime during the night of heart trouble and was found dead in bed this morning in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Salzer, of No. 32 Summit street, this village. Mr. Coon has been in poor health for about two years but was about the house as usual yesterday.
He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Henry Salzer, three sons, Edwin S. Coon, of South Perinton; Gaine A. Coon, who lives near Egypt, and Frank W. Coon, of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Caroline Lewey, of Rochester. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon from the home of his daughter in Summit street at 2 o'clock and from the South Perinton Church at 3 o'clock, Rev. H. R. Saunders, pastor of the South Perinton Church, officiating, with interment in the family lot in South Perinton cemetary.
Mr. Coon was one of a family of several children of Valentine and Sarah Coon, of Coonsville, Ontario county, now known as Manchester Center and about sixty years ago he married Miss Elizabeth Snyder, of Farmington, who died about four years ago. They lived on a farm in Farmington for several years moving from there to a farm in South Perinton where they lived for twenty-five years until the death of Mrs. Coon and since that time Mr. Coon has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Salzer, in this village.
Mr. Coon was a veteran of the Civil war and served his country for three years and nine months in the ranks, enlisting for ninety days as did thousands of others at first and at the expiration of that time enlisted for as long as the war should last. He enlisted September 3, 1862 from Wayne county with Company B, 160th Regiment, N.Y.S. Volunteers and was mustered into service November 2d of the same year.
He served in a great many engagements among them Port Hudson and Springfield Landing. He was honorably discharged at the close of the war after serving his country faithfully for nearly four years. He was a member of the E. A. Slocum Post, G. A. R., of this village, and the Post will conduct services at the grave Thursday afternoon.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, June 23, 1915.
Note from Michael S. Smith: The History of Ontario County, NY, 1876, W. E. Morrison and Co., page 179, includes this passage regarding Edmond Coon's grandfather, Valentine Coon: "At an early day, the site of Manchester was covered by hemlock trees, and hence took the name Hemlock Point. When Valentine Coon purchased the land, and a hamlet had grown up, it took the name Coonsville, which it bears among many today."