Benjamin Edgar Kouns

Male 1867 - 1922


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  • Name  Benjamin Edgar Kouns 
    Born  28 Nov. 1867  South Point, Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  2 Jan. 1922  South Point, Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Ironton Register Sept. 3, 1903 - Benj. Kouns of Sheridan is sick with typhoid fever. He has been ill for three weeks.

      Death Records - Courthouse, Ironton, OH - Ben. E. Kouns, male, white, single d. 18 Jan 1922 54y1m10d, Lawrence Co., Perry Township, b. South Point, OH; farmer, cause: angina pectoris.

      Ironton Register - Wednesday, January 18, 1922 - HEART TROUBLE CAUSEE DEATH OF BENJ. E. KOUNS THIS MORN. - PROMINANT MAN DIED SUDDENLY WHILE AT WORK - Widely Known Throughout City and County - Leader in Agricultural, Social and Educational Life of Community and Death is Shock to Friends Thruout County - Heart trouble early this morning caused the sudden death of Benjamin E. Kouns, 55, prominent farmer, at his farm near South Point, and the announcement of his demise in this city comes as a terrible shock to the many friends of this widely known man, who stood high in the community, known widely throughout the county. He was working about the barn on his farm this morning when he was seized with he fatal attack of heart trouble and died within a few minutes. A number of men employed about the barn rushed to his side but within a few minutes the sparks of life had fled.

      The deceased had been identified with agriculture, social and educational life of the county practically all his life. He had served a number of years as a teacher and had just completed a term as member of the school boards of both the elementary and high school of Delta District, his term having expired on January 1st of the present year. Mr. Kouns was also an active member of the Masonic fraternity having been a Past Master of South Point Lodge F and A M.

      He was also a member of Delta M. E. Church. The funeral services, while not definitely arranged, will probably be in charge of the Masonic Lodge of South Point.

      The home life of the deceased was ideal and his chief joy was his family. His wife preceded him in death about nine years ago. One brother, Alex Kouns and sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Wakefield of South Point survive, as do the following children: Waldstein of Washington, D.C.; Adrian of Washington, D.C.; Mabel who is a teacher of the primary grades at Sheridan, Georgianna and Lucien at home.

      Ironton Register - Thursday, January 19, 1922 - KOUNS FUNERAL HELD SATURDAY - the funeral services over the remains of Benjamin E. Kouns of near South Point, will be held Saturday at ten o'clock at the home with the Rev. Stroymeyer, of Coal Grove, and Rev. Davidson of Sydenstricker church, officiating. The services will be in Woodland cemetery, under direction of Bingaman and Jones.
    Person ID  I0105  Kouns Family
    Last Modified  10 Dec 2006 

    Father  Samuel Kouns, Jr.,   b. 4 Jun 1824, Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1903, Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Salome McClure,   b. 24 Jul 1821,   d. 13 Mar 1908 
    Married  28 Apr 1847  Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F051  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Grace Hatcher,   b. 16 Oct. 1870, South Point, Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar. 1913, South Point, Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 May 1895 
    Children 
    >1. Samuel Walstein Kouns,   b. 22 Feb 1896,   d. 14 Jul 1965
    >2. Adrienne Burns Kouns,   b. 11 Oct 1898,   d. 5 Oct 1979, Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Georgianna Frances Kouns,   b. 6 Oct. 1904, South Point, Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec. 1984, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Mabel Gertrude Kouns,   b. 18 June 1900, South Point, Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Lucien Wolcott Kouns,   b. 28 Nov 1905,   d. 1 Mar 1969
    Family ID  F038  Group Sheet

  • Photos

    Back row: Benjamin Kouns, Alex Kouns, Benjamin Wakefield
    Mid Row from left: Grace Hatcher Kouns Samuel Kouns Jr., Salome McClure, Harriet "Lizzie" Wakefield. Children: Adrienne, Samuel and Mabel Kouns children of Ben and Grace.

    Benjamin Kouns with children. His wife Grace died young.