COHOON - WILLIS and the FAMILIES we came from

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  • ID: I00164
  • Name: Noah Cornelius 'Neal' Cohoon
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 16 JAN 1878 in > Casey Twp.,Clark Co. IL
  • Death: 20 JUL 1965 in *Vandalia, Fayette Co.,IL
  • Burial: 22 JUL 1965 FairLawn Cem., Vandalia, IL .. www.findagrave.com
  • Census: 12 JUN 1880 Grandville Twp.,Jasper Co.,IL...age 18 mos
  • Census: 1900 ...???..........where? ......... - Rachel born in HERRICK
  • Census: 9 MAY 1910 #318 Otego Twp., Fayette,IL age 32 - general farming
  • Census: 24 JAN 1920 #137 - Vandalia Twp., Fayette Co.,IL age 39 ..farm
  • Census: 9 APR 1930 #90- Kaskaskia Twp.,Fayette,IL..age 52..farmer
  • Residence: Herrick-Vandalia -- Fayette Co, IL
  • Social Security Number: 337-30-2168 ..IL 1953-1954 .. 87y-6m-4da
  • Occupation: farmer - carpenter - hunter & trapper
  • Religion: Church of Christ
  • Military Service: 12 SEP 1918 draft card WW I - RR#3 Shobonier..farm -
  • Event: Obituary 23 JUL 1965 Vandalia News paper file at Evans Library - Vandalia, IL
  • Event: Picture File YES - I am his late life son
  • Note:
    "BIO"..Neal was the son of George Washington Cohoon & Sarah (Metheny) Cohoon. On Aug. 22, 1898 he married Mary Elizabeth Miller and on Oct. 28, 1940 his second marriage was to Rosa Ellen Willis. His children were: Rachel Ellen, Alec Edward, Richard, Johnny, Elmer Evert, Ethel Mae, and Fred Cornelius Cohoon. He engaged in farming thought out his life and within the last years was noted for his fine strawberries. ~~~~~~
    **The Vandalia Leader-Union newspaper is on micro film at the Evans Library in Vandalia, IL**
    Noah (Neal) Cornelius Cohoon, 87, resident of 629 South Locust St., Vandalia, died at 5:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 20, at Fayette County Hospital where he had been a patient one day.
    Son of the late George Cohoon and Sarah Matheny Cohoon. Neal, as he was affectionately known to many, was born Jan 16, 1878 at Casey.
    First marriage was with Mary Miller, now deceased. Second marriage was on Oct. 28, 1940 at St. Charles, MO., when his choice for a wife was Rosa Willis, who survives. Mr. Cohoon had been a lifelong resident of Fayette County and had retired as a farmer only a few years.
    His religious affiliation had been for some time with the Church of Christ whose house of worship is on North Fourth St., Vandalia.
    In addition to his wife, other surviving close relatives include a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Elder of Vandalia; son, Fred of Sullivan, IL; 11 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren, and a half-brother, Harry Cohoon of Vandalia.
    Funeral services will held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 22, in Beery and Hohlt Funeral Home, with Rev. James Kehrster of Greenville, officiating. Burial in Fairlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday.~~




    Father: George Washington Cohoon b: APR 1837 in > Delaware Co.,OH
    Mother: Sarah Metheny b: ABT 1837 in >> OH

    Marriage 1 Mary Elizabeth Miller b: 9 DEC 1878 in Fayette Co., IL
    • Married: 27 AUG 1898 in Fayette Co., IL ( Mary 21 & Neal 20 ??)
    • Divorced: ABT 1940 in Fayette Co.,IL
    • Divorced:
    Children
    1. Has Children Rachel Ellen Cohoon b: 4 NOV 1900 in Herrick, IL
    2. Has Children Alec Edward Cohoon b: 14 APR 1904 in Herrick,IL
    3. Has No Children Johnny Cohoon b: 1908 in Fayette Co.,IL
    4. Has No Children Elmer Evert Cohoon b: OCT 1910 in Fayette Co.,IL
    5. Has Children Ethel Mae Cohoon b: 1 MAY 1911 in Brownstown, Fayette Co., IL

    Marriage 2 Alice J. Miller b: 14 JAN 1892 in Fayette Co.,IL
    • Event: Friends ABT 1904
    Children
    1. Has Children Richard R. Cohoon Miller b: 10 MAR 1905 in IL

    Marriage 3 Rosa Ellen Willis b: 12 MAR 1920 in > Iola, Larkinsburg, Clay, IL
    • Married: 28 OCT 1940 in St Charles, St Charles Co.,MO
    Children
    1. Has Children Fred Cornelius Cohoon b: 10 AUG 1941 in Vandalia twp., Fayette Co., IL

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