Coon, Ephraim P.
Age: 0, credited to Burlington, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1829, Burlington, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Buried in North Bergen, NJ
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Shooting Affray Between Watchmen.The New York Times, 22 Nov 1916, p. 13
One of Them Severely Wounded - Religious Differences the Cause.
For some time past Martin Samand and Ephraim P. Coon have been employed as night watchmen at the freight depot of the Erie Railway Company, foot of Duane street. Yesterday morning, at five o'clock Samand, who is a Catholic; became much intoxicated and entered into a confused but earnest controversy with Coon, who is a Protestant, on the subject of religion. After being excited, Samand, it is alleged, struck Coon several times in the face with his fist, drew a revolver from his pocket and discharged one or two barrels at his antagonist, but fortunately without effect. Coon becoming much alarmed for his safety also drew his six-shooter and fired upon Samand. The discharge of firearms being heard by officer Howell, of the Third Precinct, he came to the spot and arrested both Coon and Saman, but not till they had separated and secreted their weapons. The prisoners were examined, when it was discovered that Samand had been shot in the left thigh, and apparently had received a very severe but not dangerous wound. While Coon exhibited a damaged nose and divers cuts and scratches on the face. Subsequently, when before Justice Dowling, at the Toms, neither of the prisoners had any complaint to make and asked to be discharged but the officer made a charge of disorderly conduct against the reckless men, whereupon, the magistrate committed them to the Tombs in default of $1,000 bail each, to keep the peace for twelve months, and likewise imposed a fine of $10 each for intoxication. After going to the cells the wound of Samand was probed and examined, by Dr. Robinson, City Prison Physician, who found that the ball had entered the left thigh near the groin, passing downwards and directly beneath the femoral artery. The wound is not considered dangerous. It could not be learned whether Samand had been shot by Coon or by the pistol in his own hand. Samand lives at No. 13, (Derbroses?) street and Coon at 161 Laurrens street. It would appear that Coon is of a religious turn of mine, for not later than Friday last he and his wife were in the Tombs distributing tracts among the prisoners.
Courtesy of Rev. Ken Lawson.