Name: Milton KOONS
Given Name: Milton
Birth: 22 Aug 1865 in Muscatine Co., IA
Death: 3 Jul 1948 in Woodston, Rooks Co., KS of Suicide by drowning himself in a rain barrel.
Burial: Bow Creek Cemetery, Bow Creek Twp., Phillips Co., KS
Milton moved with his father to Kirwin, Phillips Co., Kansas in 1873, after his mother had di ed.
Change Date: 18 Feb 2016 at 09:23:05
Milton married first Arawilda Maternahrer [or Untermaker] on 23 May 1885 at Phillipsburg, Phi llips Co., KS. Arawilda was born in 1866/7. She may have died of pneumonia.
On 23 July 1887 Milton's father, Alfred, deeded him 40 acres (in E, SE, 2-5-17) in Bow Cree k Township, Phillips Co., KS.
In 1900 Milton lived in Bow Creek Township, Phillips County, KS; living with him were his fat her Alfred and brother George. In 1910 Milton lived in Rooks County with his wife and all el even children. In 1920 Milton lived in Phillips County, KS; at home were his wife and childr en Elmer, Samuel, George, Jesse, Arizona, and Orville. He moved to Woodston, KS is 1933.
Milton died after a seven month illness on 3 July 1948 in Woodston, Rooks Co., KS. His deat h certificate lists the cause as "drowned in a rain water barrel," by "suicide." The local n ewspaper suggested, "He had been in the habit of dipping water from the barrel, and he was qu ite lame, he may have fallen or he may have become dizzy as he stooped over."
Father: Alfred S. (Alford) KOONS b: 10 Apr 1819 in IN
Mother: Matilda GILLASPY b: 7 Jan 1822 in KY
Arwilda UNTERNAHREN b: 1866/1867
23 May 1885
in Phillipsburg, Phillips Co., KS
Sarah Lucinda ALTMAN b: 28 Mar 1870 in Near Sigourney, Keokuk Co., IA
17 Jun 1888
in Near Kirwin, Philips Co., KS
- Arthur Fredrick KOONTZ b: 7 May 1889 in Near Glade, Philips, KS
- Verna Ada KOONS b: 20 May 1891 in Near Glade, Phillips Co., KS
- Walter Milton KOONS b: 27 Oct 1893 in Kirwin, Phillips Co., KS
- Elmer Bert KOONS b: 21 Oct 1894 in Phillips Co., KS
- Samuel Hobart KOONTZ b: 11 Oct 1896 in Near Glade, Phillips Co., KS
- Sylvia Christine KOONS b: 19 Dec 1897 in Phillips Co., KS
- George Washington KOONS b: 27 Jan 1900 in Bow Creek, Phillips Co., KS
- Osceola Bessie KOONTZ b: 17 May 1901 in Kirwin, Phillips Co., KS
- Jess Monroe KOONS b: 9 Jan 1904 in Bow Creek, Rooks Co., KS
- Arizona Floe KOONS b: 6 May 1906 in Phillips Co., KS
- Orville Glen KOONS b: 22 Feb 1908 in Rooks Co., KS