The Ancestors of Brian Doig

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  • ID: I46
  • Name: Arthur Fredrick KOONTZ
  • Surname: Koontz
  • Given Name: Arthur Fredrick
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 7 May 1889 in Near Glade, Philips, KS
  • Death: 9 Oct 1975 in Fresno, Fresno Co., CA of Blood clot in the lungs
  • Burial: Belmont Memorial Park, Fresno, Fresno Co., CA
  • _UID: 5743EFA4457BD511AA29444553540000D6DB
  • Note:
    Arthur was born with the name Koons, but changed it to Koontz at school in about 1910.

    Arthur and Bertha Mary Elder had a child out of wedlock named Jack, born 9 May 1910 in Kansa s City, KS. He was adopted by the name Jack Lockwood Lee.

    Arthur and his brothers were corn and wheat farmers, as was their father. Art ran a deliver y business from about 1912 to 1914 in Woodston, KS. Bertha had studied millinery in Kansas C ity, and she had a millinery shop in Woodston from about 1914 to 1920. In 1927 Art was a jan itor at the new high school in Woodston, until he came to California. Arthur brought his cham pion watermelon seeds from Kansas, and later had his picture in the Fresno Bee with a giant m elon. In Fresno Bertha raised and sold flowers Arthur was a quiet man, but every Christma s Eve he dressed up as Santa Clause and all the grandkids rode on his back while he crawled o n his hands and knees. He and Bertha last lived at 1924 W. Grant, Fresno.
  • Change Date: 18 Feb 2016 at 09:23:05



    Father: Milton KOONS b: 22 Aug 1865 in Muscatine Co., IA
    Mother: Sarah Lucinda ALTMAN b: 28 Mar 1870 in Near Sigourney, Keokuk Co., IA

    Marriage 1 Bertha Mary ELDER b: 4 Dec 1892 in Woodston, Rooks Co., KS c: 1915 in Methodist Church, Woodston, Rooks Co., KS
    • Married: 1 Oct 1911 in Stockton, KS
    Children
    1. Has No Children Jack Lockwood LEE b: 9 May 1909 in Kansas City, KS
    2. Has Children Eunice Levina KOONTZ b: 21 May 1912 in Woodston, Rooks Co., KS c: 1914 in Methodist Church, Woodston, Rooks Co., KS
    3. Has Children Ula Mae KOONTZ b: 19 Dec 1913 in Woodston, Rooks Co., KS
    4. Has Children Homer Arthur KOONTZ b: 29 Jun 1915 in Woodston, Rooks Co., KS c: in Methodist Church, Woodston, Rooks Co., KS
    5. Has Children Veda Sarah KOONTZ b: 6 Dec 1916 in Woodston, Rooks Co., KS c: in Methodist Church, Woodston, Rooks Co., KS
    6. Has Children Marvin Owen KOONTZ b: 14 Feb 1920 in Woodston, Rooks Co., KS c: in Methodist Church, Woodston, Rooks Co., KS
    7. Has Children Velma Mahala KOONTZ b: 22 Mar 1923 in Woodston, Rooks Co., KS c: in Methodist Church, Woodston, Rooks Co., KS
    8. Has Children Margaret Louise KOONTZ b: 28 Oct 1925 in Woodston, Rooks Co., KS c: in Methodist Church, Woodston, Rooks Co., KS
    9. Has Children Merrit Ernest KOONTZ b: 13 Aug 1929 in Woodston, Rooks Co., KS c: in Methodist Church, Woodston, Rooks Co., KS
    10. Has Children Nora Nadine KOONTZ b: 27 Mar 1934 in Woodston, Rooks Co., KS c: in Methodist Church, Woodston, Rooks Co., KS
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