Name: Ambrosia COON 1 2
Birth: 4 APR 1852 in Brookfield, Madison Co., New York
Death: 22 APR 1916 in Milton, Rock Co., Wisconsin
Burial: 25 APR 1916 Milton Cemetery, Milton, Rock Co., Wisconsin
Religion: Seventh-Day Baptist
Change Date: 14 NOV 2004
Census: 1880 Brookfield, Madison Co., New York: age 28, w/ parents
Ambrosia (Coon) Heritage 1852-1916
Milton Newspaper Obituary
"Milton Journal-Telephone", Apr 27, 1916
Ambrosia Coon, daughter of DeWitt and Eliza Coon, was born at Brookfield, N. Y., April 4, 1852. Of the five children in that family, her own brother and sister have passed away. Her half brother, Dr. Edwin Coon, resides at De Ruyter, N. Y., and her half sister, Jurantha (Mrs. Estee Burch) lives at Leonardsville, N. Y. She was the eldest of the younger group of three, and had much responsibility at home. She had a common school and academy education but had to stay out of school and care for her mother when she was about sixteen. During her busy life since she has spent much time in caring for others. When left to provide for herself and her two year old daughter, she took upon the occupation of nursing. She spent several years at Milton in this service. The most of her life was passed at Brookfield until eleven years ago. On March 15, 1905, she was married to Clarkson Heritage and has since made her home in Milton. Besides her husband, brother and sister, she leaves four grandchildren, the children of her only daughter by a former marriage, Mrs. Lucius Burdick of Leonardsville. Since the death of this mother five years ago, one of the children, Relda, has been with her grandparents.
She enjoyed a life of comparative comfort in her Milton home until stricken with desease over a year ago. For fifteen months it has been a losing fight against the advancing enemy of her physical frame. Her vision was impaired, she lost half her weight, and she has suffered much. She has been one of the most patient ones, however, and very appreciative of kindness and love. The most beautiful love stories are not those of romantic passion, but of the love that gives and is glad to give unto the uttermost. Amid the dross of selfishness there shines the pure gold. Who shall write the epic poem of the love that shines out mid pain and care, that abides when it is most needed, the delicate thoughtfulness, the unwearying care that does not grow impatient or restless under heavy burdens?
'I slept and dreamed that life was beauty. Woke and found that life was duty.'
For some time she wanted to live for the sake of her husband and granddaughter, but said "God's will be done." When she knew she could not recover, and the pain grew more wearisome, she then longed to depart and be with Christ. She was baptised when a girl and became a member of the Brookfield S. D. B. church. For the past eleven years she has been in the fellowship of the Milton S. D. B. church."
A very simple service, in accordance with her wish, was held at the home Tuesday afternoon. Pastor Randolph's text was Rev. 5:11-12. She was willing to be herself out of sight, if she might join in the praise: to be unhearlded and unsung, if she could but be granted the opportunity to worship and serve.
The casket was laid in the village cemetery beneath beautiful flowers.
"Sabbath Recorder", Vol. 80, No. 18, p 575, 1 May 1916.
Heritage - Ambrosia Coon, daughter of DeWitt and Eliza Coon, was born in Brookfield, N. Y., April 4, 1852, and died in Milton, Wis, April 22, 1916.
Of the five children in that family, there are left only her half-brother, Dr. Edwin Coon, De Ruyter, N. Y., and her half sister, Jurantha, Mrs. Estee Burch, Leonardsville, N. Y. When left to provide for herself and two-year-old daughter, she took up the occupation of nursing. Most of her life was passed at Brookfield until she was married, March 15, 1905, to Clarkson Heritage, and since then she has made her home in Milton.
She was baptized when a girl and joined the Brookfield church. For the last eleven years she has been in the fellowship of the Milton Seventh Day Baptist Church. She was a regular attendant at the prayer meeting as long as health permitted and since then she has been a loyal member of the Sabbath-school Home Department. The Word of God and prayer were a great comfort and stay to her. She has always sought the association of those who were high-minded, pure and unselfish.
Besides her husband, brother and sister, she leaves four grandchildren, the children of her only daughter by a former marriage, Mrs. Lucius Burdick, of Leonardsville. Since the death of this mother, five years ago, one of the children Relda, has been with her grandparents.
During the fifteen months of illness she has suffered much but with great patience and unselfishness. She has always wanted to know what her duty was, that she might do it.
A very simple service in accordance with her wish was held at the home Tuesday afternoon. Pastor Randolph's text was Revelation 5: 11-12. The eulogy was not for her but for the faith which was in her heart, for the Savior in whom she trusted. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." L. C. R.
Father: Dewitt Clinton COON b: 31 MAR 1812 in Brookfield, Madison Co., New York
Mother: Elizabeth M. ?Eliza? HUNTINGTON b: 18 DEC 1825 in Brookfield, Madison Co., New York
Ervin K. CLARKE b: 16 DEC 1853 in Brookfield, Madison Co., New York
23 DEC 1874
in Brookfield, Madison Co., New York
- Text: Rootsweb Worldconnect database by Jon Saunders, email@example.com, http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:2232377
- Text: Book ?The Descendants of Daniel Coon of Hopkinton, Rhode Island? by Clayton T. Coon; Publication: Private; Date: 2nd ed, October 1, 1915