Edward M. Coon
There are mysteries in genealogy research, some will be solved and others will remain mysteries. It has taken a while for that fact to sink into my way of thinking; but I finally got it! I won’t find every family member in a family unit. There are some who will be elusive forever. There are some that are there staring you in the face waiting to be discovered and placed in their rightful place in the family tree. I have discovered there seems to be more mysteries found in researching the matrilineal lineage than the patrilineal lineage. If only there was someone to talk to from the maternal line family members to help in solving some of these mysteries; however, there isn’t so research continues until all avenues have been exhausted using available records.
Edward is listed on the 1900 census with his family, but isn’t found on the 1920 census. After using various approaches while searching on Ancestry, Family Search, and Google I concluded he wasn’t on the 1920 census. Possibly he was on the move when the census taker came around because he is living in West Carroll Parish in 1930. E. M. Coon is single, forty-four years old, a farmer, renting a home and has two boarders living with him – George D. Coon, son of Clifton, Edward's brother, and Henry Hampton, son of Edward's sister Martha Sophronia. Edward apparently filled out an application for Social Security October 1942. His applied for Social Security using Eddie Murray Coon and parents Edd Coon and Janie Mason, and his birth date was 10 August 1883. His place of birth was Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi.
|Morris Clifton Coon son of Clifton Columbus Coon and wife |
Mary Lavenia Ramsey Coon and the brother of Alma Lavenia Coon..
Clifton was the brother of Edward M. Coon.
This photo is from the author's private collection.