Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" COONROD

Residences & events:

6/1/1900 Justice Pct 8, Grayson Co, TX was where the census taker found the family, recording Thomas J, 57, married 23 years to Elizabeth, 52, who had birthed 8 children, but only 7 still survived. Four sons lived with them: Frank, 20, Thomas J, 18, Jesse, 15, and William, 13. Thomas was a farmer and Frank was a farm laborer.

4/15/1910 Walker St, Denison Ward 2, Grayson Co, TX. That year Tom J was listed at 67, Elizabeth at 63. Daughter Jennie, 25, was still at home caring for the old folks. Tom and Elizabeth had been married 33 years with 7 children, all living. Tom had retired but Jennie was an office clerk in an insurance office. Also living in Dennison were son John and Nora Coonrod.

2/2/1920 Same place. By the next census only TJ, 77, and Jennie, 35, were left in the house. He was a retired farmer and Jennie had been promoted to stenographer at the insurance office. In the same township were the families of sons Tom and William.

The 1900 census says he was born in 1843 and his parents in PA and OH.

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