Name: Hattie COONC
Given Name: Hattie
Birth: 18 May 1874 in White Bluff,Benton,Wa
Death: 7 Nov 1918 in Spring Valley,Spokane,Wa
Burial: 10 Nov 1918 Rosalia,Whitman,Wa
Change Date: 8 Feb 2001
Ref: Helen Hazel (Munsel) Bell "Remembers the early years"
"Grandma Bell died when she was 44 years old in November of 1918. I was pregnant with Kenneth when she died. We (she and Cleo) were still in Spring Valley at that time. She died of the Spanish Influenza. Glenn, Cleo's brother had gone to Gonzaga into the R.O.T.C. and trained as an officer. WWI was just finishing. He brought the flu home to her. She had a heart condition and they couldn't give her strong enough medicine for the flu because of the bad heart. It was inevitable I guess. I didn't have a mother-in-law very long, a couple of years is all."
April 21, 1997
Hattie was born 18 May 1874. Birthplace could have been either Waitsburg, Spokane or Spring Valley. She was the 5th of 6 daughters in the family. The family had taken up a homestead at Spring Valley. Three of the Coonc girls eventually married the "three cowboys"--Harry Bell married Ella; Will Duncan married Ora; and Walter Bell married Hattie. Hattie died of the Spanish Flu just before the end of WWI (Nov. 7, 1918) at the age of 44.
The census of 1880--"Inhabitants of Waitsburg, Co. of Walla Walla, State of Washington shows David Madison Coonc, his wife "Lizzie" and five daughters living there. Names and ages at that time were: David, 48; Lizzie, 38; (and children) Estella, 13; Lulu, 10; Ella, 8; Hattie, 6; and Ora, 2.
In researching (Samuel ?) CLARK COONC, younger brother of David Madison Coonc, preliminary indications are that he named ONE of his children after his older brother, DAVID MADISON COONC and ONE of his daughters after one of his older brothers daughters, ESTELLA HATTIE COONC. (One spelling has it HATTEE).
Birth place if from LDS Family Research facility.
OBJE: C:\Program Files\PhotoDeluxe HE 3.1\MyPhotos\Hattie M. Bell.JPGGrandma Hattie Coonc who died in the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918
OBJE: C:\Program Files\PhotoDeluxe HE 3.1\MyPhotos\Letter Hattie Death.JPGLetter Ora sent to Ella ref Hattie's death in 1918
Father: David Madison COONC b: Abt 1832 in Keokuk,,Ia
Mother: Elizabeth FENN b: Abt 1842
Walter Raleigh BELL b: 26 Dec 1866
- Cleo D. BELL b: 14 Apr 1894 in Latah,Whitman,Wa
- Glenn Harry BELL b: 23 Oct 1900 in Bloomfield,Davis,Ia
- Wayne Victor BELL b: 14 Sep 1903 in Spring Valley,Spokane,Wa
- Valda BELL b: 7 Jan 1910
- Dale BELL b: 9 Nov 1912