Born: c. 1897

Died: July 9, 1934

Married: Ada Lapree

Lynwood Coon was a chauffeur at the Knollwood Club. David Billikopf, who was a child of the Marshalls at Knollwood at the time, recalls the other occupants of the boat as Knollwood carpenter Russell Newell, Percy Sounder and one other person.

Facts and Fallacies, July 19, 1934

Sad Death of Lynwood Coon

Lynwood Coon, only son of Mr. and Mrs. William Coon of Parishville, met with a tragic accident Monday evening, July 9th, at Lower Saranac Lake when he with three companions started out on the lake. They had gone only a short distance when the boat caught fire and they were forced to abandon it. Mr. Coon could not swim and his companions tried to save him but their heroic efforts were futile and they were forced to give up the attempt and save themselves. The State Troopers recovered the body about 20 feet from shore at about one o'clock Tuesday morning. The body was taken to undertaking rooms at Saranac Lake and then to the home of his parents.

Mr. Coon was born in Stockholm [New York] 37 years ago. Later his parents moved to Parishville where he resided with them until four years ago. November 15th, 1930 he married Miss Ada Lapree, the daughter of Mrs. Polly Lapree of Brushton. Soon after their marriage they went to Knollwood Club where they have since resided. His sudden death has caused a deep sorrow among his relatives and friends as he was a man of sterling quality and was loved by all who knew him.

The funeral was held Thursday afternoon: 1:00 at the house, 2:00 at the M. E . church in Parishville. The profusion of beautiful flowers spoke silent messages of sympathy, and the multitude of sorrowing relatives and friends that gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed showed the high esteem in which he was held. Rev. George Jock of Long Lake, the clergyman by whom they were married, officiated. The text was taken from 1st Samuel, 20th chapter, a portion of the 3rd verse: "But truly as the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between death and me." Two hymns were sung by a soloist: "Gates Left Ajar for Me" and "The Last Long Mile of the Way." Burial was made in the Parishville cemetery. The bearers were Frank Trim, Percy Sounder, Louis Doulett, Frank Bowers, Harold Stone, and Glen Garlougn.

He leaves his young wife, his parents, and one sister, Mrs. Bertram Quenelle of Sciota, besides many distant relatives and a host of friends. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the family in their sad bereavement.

Some of the relatives from out of town who attended the funeral were his sister and her husband, William Lapree and son William, Jr., of Oriskany Falls, and Romaine Lapree, Massena.