|Birthplace:||Victoria, British Columbia, Canada|
|Death:||Died in Centralia, Lewis, Washington, USA|
|Place of Burial:||Centralia, Lewis, Washington, USA|
|Managed by:||Eldon Clark (C)|
About Stacy Coonness
Birth: Oct. 21, 1860 Victoria British Columbia, Canada
Death: Apr. 24, 1944 Centralia Lewis County Washington, USA
Stacey was the son of Stacey & Mary Jane (maiden name unknown) Coonness. His mother's second marriage was to George Washington, the founder of Centralia.
He married Mary Victorine Hickling in July 1890. They had one child, Audrey, in August 1896.
Both his daughter and wife preceded him in death. His obituary follows:
PIONEER FIGURE TAKEN BY DEATH
Death came in a hospital Monday to Stacey Coonness, 83, who was one of the outstanding figures in Centralia's early history. Born October 22, 1860, in Victoria, B.C., he came here 72 years ago last April 3. He was the stepson of George Washington, Centralia's Negro founder, and "Centralia; the First Fifty Years," compiled in 1941 by Miss Herndon Smith, high school instructor, from material gathered by her English students, contains many interesting details of his early life in the community.
Coonness left no known relatives, his wife, Victorina, whom he married in July, 1890, and daughter Audrey, having preceded him in death. The original home the couple occupied still stands at the corner of Main street and Harrison Avenue. Later, they constructed a larger residence on South Silver Street. Cooness' home at the time of his death was at 715 Gold Street.
Funeral services for the historical figure will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Newell-Hoerling Chapel, Capt. Lester Craddock of the Salvation Army, will officiate, and burial will be at Washington Lawn.
- Mary Jane Washington (1840 - 1889)
- Mary Victorine Hickling Coonness (1871 - 1920)*
- Audrey V Coonness (1896 - 1918)*
Burial: Washington Lawn Cemetery Centralia Lewis County Washington, USA
Created by: Virginia Brown Record added: Jul 13, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 54897057