WILLIAM HENRY COONTZ was born in Pickaway County, Ohio and moved with his parents, JESSE and ELIZABETH COONTZ, to the State of Indiana, where he lived until the death of his parents. He then came to Decatur County, Iowa, where he lived the remaining part of his life, with the exception of a few years, which he spent in the State of Colorado. Here he filed on a Government claim and lived there until he met all Government requirements and received deed to his land, which he sold just recently. Uncle HENRY, as he was called by a great many who knew him, was crippled practically all his life caused by severe sickness when he was a small boy. He suffered his affliction patiently, never complaining. All that friends and loving hands could do was done to help and comfort him.
He died at the home of GEORGE JOHNSON, April l9, l922, being at the time of his death, 73 years and 3 months of age. The funeral was conducted at the home by Rev. O.S. Tallent, Pastor of M.E. Church, South. Interment was at the Evergreen Cemetery.
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