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Looking for Obituary

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 4:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Koonce
Hello,

Which newspaper should I consult if I am seeking to find an obituary of someone from Union, New Jersey. I am looking for the obituary of Jeffrey Wayne Koonce who died November 19, 1967 in Vietnam. He is buried in Rosedale & Rosehill Cemetery in Linden. What would be the best newspaper to check? For more info see http://taneya-kalonji.com/koonce/2009/09/jeffrey-wayne-koonc...

Thanks!
Taneya
My Genealogy Blog - www.taneya-kalonji.com/genblog

Re: Looking for Obituary

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 1:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Taneya,
You could try the Newark Star Ledger or the Elizabeth Daily Journal. The names 'Newark' and 'Elizabeth' may have been dropped from the names; it's been about 42 years since I lived in Union Co.
You might also try the Union County Library.
Good luck in your search.
Barbara

Re: Looking for Obituary

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 4:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you Barbara. I will keep those names in mind and I'll contact the library as well.

Re: Looking for Obituary

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 12:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Taneya,

I read your blog and I think it's wonderful what you and your family are doing. It is sad to see how unkept some old cemeteries are. There is such history there, how can people just not care about their ancesters!

Anyway, I see you have a picture of Jeffrey's name on the Vietnam Wall, but did you know it's also listed on the Vietnam Memorial in Holmdel, NJ with a picture of him and a short bio. I visit that memorial about once a month, so if you'd like I can take a picture of his name on that Wall for you. It's set up a little different. It's a circular wall with 365 blocks, one for every day of the year. The soldiers names are engraved on the day they were KIA. It's a beautiful memorial and there's also an education center there.

If you Google 'Vietnam Memorial Holmdel' you will find the home page.

Barbara

Re: Looking for Obituary

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 6:16AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Koonce, Ellis
Barbara,

I sent you a private message, but I also wanted to post here in case it helps anyone else. From your mention of the NJ memorial, I was able to locate their page on him along with his picture. Also, his bio mentioned his siblings and that was enough for me to trace his ancestry back three generations to his great-grandparents Henry Koonce & Elizabeth Ellis of Jackson County, Florida. I wrote a blog post about it at
http://tinyurl.com/lfgv57.

I am not related, but I have enjoyed finding his family. Thanks for the information.

Taneya
Koonce Genealogy Blog - http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/koonce
My Genealogy Blog - http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/genblog

Re: Looking for Obituary

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 4:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Try the archives of the Newark Star Ledger. It is the largest newspaper in New Jersey.
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