Found her on the 1860 Naples, Ontario, New York census (img 3) as Cynthia Coons
age 23, married with 2 children.
Found her on the 1870 Naples, Ontario, New York census (img 53) as Cynthia M. Coons
age 32, keeping house.
We printed a brief statement of Mrs. Coons death in a recent issue but it is the request of those she left behind that a more fitting notice be made of so worthy a woman, so devoted a wife and mother, so useful in her day and generation, whose life was a modal of gentleness and grace and who honored her Lord and Master in her consistent daily walk and conversation.
She was born in Naples on the Wm. Polmanteer farm. As a child and young woman she was attractive and capable and was welcomed to the home of some of the best families in town. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Mires Proper who were well known.
Oct. 8, 1854, when a little past 16 she married William Coons who survives her. They lived together happy 55 years and 4 months, 33 years in the home in Gulick where she died. Her love of home was a strong trait in her character as also her industry. Even
on her bed of death she found comfort in sewing for her dear ones.
The tie of love between her husband and herself was strong and tender and to him especially in his advanced years the parting is indeed sore.
She was a member of the Gulick church, faithful to her Christian duties and she died peacefully in the Christian faith March 22, 1909,
at the age of nearly 72 years, The attendance at the funeral Sunday the 28th was large and there were many expressions of sorrow at the loss of so good a friend and neighbor. Rev. C. G. Roop spoke words of comfort to the mourners and counseled them all to meet her in heaven.
The burial was in Rose Ridge cemetery. There are left of the family besides her husband, two sons, George and John, three daughters, Mrs. Purlee Wilbur, Mrs Van Ness Wood and Mrs. Henry Ingraham; also several grandchildren of whom she was very fond. One daughter died at the age of eighteen. - Naples News