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Publication: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;
Note: Elizabeth (Zinn) Coon 1844-1926
Jon Saunders - Oct 20, 2011 View | Viewers Categories: Farina, Illinois, Rev. Claude L. Hill Officiating, The Sabbath Recorder Obituary "The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 101, No 19, p 607, Nov. 8, 1926. Elizabeth Zinn Coon, second daughter of Otho Preston and Nancy Rogers Zinn, was born in Berea, Ritchie County, Va., March 29, 1843, and died at her home in Farina, Ill., October 23, 1926, aged 83 years, 6 months, and 24 days. Some months ago while returning to her home from the residence of her brother, she fell, sustaining injuries from which she never recovered. From the time of her fall there was a gradual breaking down of her mental and physical powers until she became almost helpless. Through her sickness she was lovingly and tenderly cared for by her son Clifford and wife and by her niece, Mrs. Edna Williams. When a young girl she was converted and joined the Hughes River Seventh Day Baptist Church. After the death of her father, Elizabeth, or Betty as she was called, and her older sister taught school and thus helped the mother who was left with a large family of children to support. In 1866 she came to Farina, Ill., with her widowed mother, her brother, and sisters to make her home. She was an industrious woman, and in addition to the duties of the home did sewing and worked in the shirt factory. As did so many girls while in the shirt work she made her home with Mrs. Ellen Greenman, and it was in the Greenman home she was married, October 4, 1874, to Mr. A. S. Coon of Farina. As Mr. Coon was county clerk, they lived in Vandalia for three years. One child, Clifford S. was born to them during their residence at Vandalia. After Mr. Coon's term of office expired they moved back to their farm near Farina, where Mr. Coon died March 17, 1885. After his death, Mrs. Coon with her son Clifford and a hired boy, took over the management of the farm for several years. Following its sale they moved into Farina, where she has since lived. In 1881 she became a member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church of Farina, and has been one of its most loyal and devoted members. She loved her church, Sabbath school, and Aid society, attending the meetings of the latter and engaging in the work as long as she was able. During her illness she frequently remarked that she was missing much by not being able to attend the regular appointments of the church and the meetings of the Northwestern Association. Aunt Lizzy, as so many called her, was a good friend and neighbor, always ready to help when she was called on. She was a kind, loving mother to her son and to Mr. Coon's daughter and two sons, by a former marriage. She leaves to mourn her loss her son Clifford and wife; her brother, Mr. Thomas Zinn of Farina; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Titsworth of Delaware, Ohio; three step children, Mrs. Helen Whitford and Ray G. Coon of Farina, and Mr. D. C. Coon of Nortonville, Kan.; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. She will be missed but not forgotten. The funeral service was held Monday from the Seventh Day Baptist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. L. Hill, interment in the Farina cemetery. C. L. H.
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