William McKee Koons. Papers, 1833-1935: Finding Aid
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Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: William McKee Koons
Title: Papers, 1833-1935
Quantity: 3 boxes
Abstract: William McKee Koons was a lawyer in Knox County, Ohio from 1874 until the 1930s. Koons's
papers include business correspondence and legal documents related to a variety of
cases from bankruptcy to divorce and land disputes. The collection also contains correspondence
and documents from the office of Samuel Israel, another Knox County attorney.
Purchased December 1997.
Processed by Rebecca Fenning, March 2006
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William McKee Koons was born in Marion County, Ohio in 1850 and grew up in Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio, where he spent his adult life. Koons attended law school at the University of Michigan and was admitted to the bar in 1874, after working as a machinist for several years
as a young adult. He served as city solicitor of Mt. Vernon from 1876 to 1880, and
was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1879. Koons was still working as a lawyer and representing clients in court as
late as 1935.
Samuel Israel, whose early papers are included in this collection, was apparently in business with
Koons for some period of time. Another Mt. Vernon attorney, Israel was born in New
York in 1810 and moved to Mt. Vernon in 1830, where he began practicing law in 1840.
He was also the vice-president of the Cleveland, Mt. Vernon & Columbus Railroad.
Within each series and/or subseries individual items or folders are identified by
box and folder number. For example, the number 5-12 corresponds to box 5, folder 12.
The Papers of William McKee Koons contain both correspondence and legal documents from Koons's Mt. Vernon, Ohio legal practice from about 1874 until the 1930s. This collection also contains correspondence
and documents from the practice of Samuel Israel, another Mt. Vernon attorney who was apparently in practice with Koons for some period
of time. Both correspondence and court documents treat a variety of cases, from bankruptcy
and divorce to land disputes and libel.
Additional papers of Samuel Israel and William M. Koons, 1823-1931, are located at
the Ohio Historical Society,Columbus, Ohio.
- Series: Correspondence, 1859-1935
- 1-1. 1859-1860
- 1-2. 1870-1872
- 1-3. 1873-1874
- 1-4. 1875-1876
- 1-5. 1877-1878
- 1-6. 1879-1880
- 1-7. 1881-1883
- 1-8. 1884-1886
- 1-9. 1890-1900
- 1-10. 1909, 1935
Date: 1909, 1935
- 1-11. G.C. and C.J. Coster, 1885, undated
Date: 1885, undated
- 1-12. Eagle Mutual Insurance Company, 1883-1884
- 1-13. W.W. and E.D. Ledyard, 1877
- 1-14. Van Fleet and Sinclair, 1879
- 1-15. Siedenbach and Company, 1883-1884
- 1-16. Star Furnace Company, 1884-1885
- 1-17. Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, undated
- Legal Documents, 1833-1921, undated
Date: 1833-1921, undated
- 1-18. 1833-1849
- 2-1. 1850-1859
- 2-2. 1860-1864
- 2-3. 1865-1869
- 2-4. 1870-1876
- 2-5. 1877-1879
- 2-6. 1880-1882
- 2-7. 1883-1885
- 2-8. 1886-1889
- 2-9. 1890-1899
- 2-10. 1900-1921
- 3-1. John Albert v. Samuel Albert, 1891-1894
- 3-2. Estate of John Albert, 1914-1915
- 3-3. W.C. Cooper, 1865-1883
- 3-4. Henry Coventry papers, 1877, undated
Date: 1877, undated
- 3-5. Harvey and Mary Cox Estate, 1891-1899
- 3-6. E.B. Hunt Estate, 1876
- 3-7. George Paul v. J. Park Alexander, 1882-1885
Correspondence and legal documents regarding Paul libel case.
- 3-8. Deborah D. Skeen v. Alexander E. Skeen, 1876
- 3-9. John N. Trimble v. John Trimble and Ruth Trimble, 1879
- 3-10. Thomas Wheeler bankruptcy, 1867
- 3-11. John W. Williams v. Sarah J. Williams, 1880-1882
- 3-12. Legal documents, undated
Mount Vernon (Ohio)
Practice of law--Ohio
Koons, William McKee