Percy A. COON, b.1871 Madison, New York. 1900: Residence Onondaga, NY. Married Florence.
1898 Syracuse. Percy A. Coon, a Syracuse traveling man who represents the M.S. Benedict Mfg. Co., East Syracuse, is in California, and was registered at the Baldwin hotel in San Francisco on Thursday night when occurred one of the worst earthquakes the Golden Gate city ever experienced. THE JEWELERS CIRCULAR, April 13
1899 BOOKS WERE NOT THERE: Mr. Benedict Was Ordered to Bring them into Court. Sued by his employee. Percy A. Coon Alleges That the Silverware Manufacturer Did Not Live Up to His agreement. Percy A. Coon made an agreement with M. Stewart Benedict, the silverware manufacturer at East Syracuse, on June 14, 1898, by the terms of which he was to work for Mr. Benedict as a travelling salesman till December 31 last. He alleges that he was to receive a salary of $900 and all expenses paid, beside a commission of 8 per cent on all sales over and above $11,000.
Today Mr. Coon and Mr. Benedict met in Municipal court, not to review their agreement, but to settle a disagreement. Coon says he has only been paid $773.01 and his expenses, while there is still due him $624.23. His commission, he says, amounted to $495.35, which has never been paid. Mr. Benedict had been ordered to bring with him to court all credit books, sale books, and all other books, papers or letters relating to the accounts and transactions in which Mr. Coon has an interest. After a half day’s session it was found that not all the desired books were on hand.
Mr. Benedict alleges that a salary of $150 a month was agreed upon besides expenses. He says all that is due Mr. Coon has been paid. He further alleges that the sale Mr. Coon made did not amount to $1,000. The defendant alleges in his answer that at numerous times when the plaintiff was in his employ, without the authority or knowledge of the defendant and against the wishes and instructions of the defendant, the plaintiff made agreements with divers parties, customers of the defendant, that certain good sold and manufactured by the defendant would be shipped to the customers upon consignment. That the customers need only pay for such goods as they were able to dispose of and that the residue of the goods could be returned to the defendant. That in such cases the plaintiff reported to the defendant that he had sold to the customers the goods which he had agreed with them the defendant would send on consignment. That the defendant being ignorant of the nature of the agreements, has in many cases sent to the customers the goods which the plaintiff had reported sold and sent therewith a bill for such goods. That the goods had in many cases been reshipped to the defendant. That through and because of said transactions the defendant has lost the patronage and good will of the customers and been obliged to pay express and freight and by reason of these facts been damaged in the sum of $400. Thomas Wood appears as the plaintiff’s attorney. William P. Goodelle is Mr. Benedict’s attorney. THE EVENING TELEGRAM, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1899.
1900 Percy A. Coon is making his third across the continent. He was at Cripple Creek, Col., when last heard from. DE RUYTER GLEANER, THURSDAY JULY 26
1906. The DeRuyter Gleaner THURSDAY, JANUARY I8, 1906. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY W. W. AMES
Another of Her Sons Wins Recognition as a Representative Syracuse Business Man.
The Syracuse Sunday Herald contains an illustrated sketch of Percy A. Coon a native of DeRuyter, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Myron W. Coon, former residents. Their other son, Dr. Clarence E.Coon, has long been recognized as one of the ablest of Syracuse physicians. Although all now reside in Syracuse, they retain the old farm on the beautiful east shore of Tioughnioga Lake and their families occupy their summer cottages during the warm months.
P. A. Coon, a representative and successful business man of Syracuse, was born at DeRuyter and was educated in that village and at Cazenovia. He took up his residence in Syracuse twelve years ago and traveled eight years, and four years ago formed a partnership with H. M. Gale and started the Onondaga Silver Manufacturing company, making silver-plated table ware. Two years later he bought out Mr.Gate’s interest in the Onondaga Silver Manufacturing company and purchased the interests of Mach Moulds & Company and the A. J. Finn Silver company and consolidated those interests, incorporating the P. A. Coon Manufacturing company, manufacturers of silver plated hollow ware and metal goods. The manufactory is located at Nos.131 to 185 North Warren street. The business of the concern has reached such a magnitude that it now employs 100 workmen, mostly skilled laborers.
Mr. Coon is an energetic and enterprising business man. He finds time from his business affairs to indulge in his favorite past time, fishing, in the season, and formerly was an expert bowler. Mr. Coon states that Syracuse is the most talked of city of its size, from a commercial point of view, in the country. Purchasing agents throughout the United States are constantly praising this city, and jobbers and manufacturers highly extoll the city as a business town. Mr. Coon states that the fact that Syracuse is located on a direct or main line railroad from most of the large buying points in New York and the West gives it an advantage over many other cities. Western and Northwestern buyers frequently stop off in Syracuse on their way to New York markets. —Mr. Coon is a companionable man, and is held in high esteem as a business man and a citizen of sterling worth.
1906 Mr. and Mrs. Percy A. Coon sailed Saturday, June 9th, from Philadelphia for Liverpool. As Mr. Coon’s vacation will necessarily be limited, they will spend the most of their time in England. DE RUYTER GLEANER THURSDAY, JUNE 14
1909 Extensive additions are now being made to the plant of the P.A. Coon Silver Mfg. Co. of Syracuse, NY, manufacturers of silver
plated ware. Improvements are also being made in the equipment of the factory, so that a capacity of over 2,000 pieces per day will be had. The plant is located at 135 North Warren Street. Platers’ Guide with which is Combined Brass World. Vol. 5
1910 COON’s PARENTS HEAR BAD NEWS AT HOMECOMING Mr. and Mrs. Percy A. Coon of the Hier arrived in New York harbor on Sunday from a Mediterranean tour which began December 4 and the first thing that greeted them on their arrival at the pier was a letter which apprised them of the fact that their son, Erford Hier Coon, had been drowned at Manlius on the same day that they sailed from New York, December 4. Young Coon and Harold Luthor Stevons died trying to save Colonel William Verbuck’s son, and they did it, but the two boys went down to their death.
On the same day as the tragedy the father and mother of young Coon sailed from New York on the Mediterranean trip. When the drowning occurred their relatives and friends tried to get them word, but the wireless failed and the Coons went farther on their pleasure trip without knowing their boy was dead. They reached “the other side” and then all efforts on this side were bent on keeping the father and mother in ignorance, and for the last month they have been enjoying life in warmer climes and in foreign countries, ignorant of the fact that their bright boy was slowly mouldering in clay. No word of that bereavement reached them until they stood on the pier in New York harbor and read their letters. There was a black bordered letter there with the rest. They wondered and then the letter was opened. What it contained the people of Syracuse too well know, and yet the father and mother of that brave little lad never knew of his heroism and his death until they opened the black bordered letter on the pier in New York harbor Sunday.
To-morrow is a month to a day from that one on which they sailed, and it is a month to a day from the one on which Erford Hier Coon went down to a hero’s death. Syracusens have dried the tears which they shed for that noble death, but a mother’s tears and a father’s are just beginning to now. ‘Tis a month since the people of Syracuse, though the press, read of the death of those two little heroes, but the parents of one only learned yesterday of it, and the sorrow is just as great as though he had just died. Mr. and Mrs. Coon came home today and went to their apartments in the Hier. All about them were the playthings and the keepsakes of that boy who sleeps in a vault at Manlius. Their sorrow cannot be effaced. One of these days when they come to realize the truth of “Thy will be done” they will go out to that tomb in Manlius. Syracuse Journal. Monday, January 3, 1910
1911 The P.A. Coon Silver Manufacturing Company 320 North Clinton street Syracuse, N.Y., is in the market for machinery to equip a new factory. American Machinist, Vol 34
1911. Wm A Rogers Ltd of Niagara Falls NY, manufacturers of silver plated ware, has obtained an injunction against the Knickerbocker Silver Co of Port Jervis NY, restraining them from using the name of Rogers or the letter R upon their goods. A complaint has been filed against the PA Coon Silver Mfg Co of Syracuse NY alleging the same infringement. Platers’ Guide: With which is Combined Brass World – Volume 7
1912 Syracuse Company May Remove to Los Angeles: A dispatch from Los Angeles, Cal., yesterday stated that negotiations had been completed in that city for the erection of a factory building to be used by the P.A. Coon Silver Manufacturing Company of Syracuse, and that the company intended to abandon its Syracuse factory in favor of the new one in the West.
At the office of the company in this city yesterday a Post-Standard reporter was told that Mr. Coon was in New York and that we was the only person who could discuss the California proposition. The business is well established and gives employment to a large number of men and women.The factory in Los Angeles will be built by Henry W. Binford in Santa Fe avenue near Seventh street. It is to be of brick construction, 80×140(?) feet in dimensions. The deal was closed through Frank Wiggins, secretary of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY, Thursday, Jan 11, 1912
1912. The P. A. Coon Silver Manufacturing Co., Los Angeles, Calif., has been incorporated with a capital of $10,000. The incorporators are P. A. Coon, C. A. Bettinger and F. D. Coon. American machinist: Volume 36
1914. 68052 — P. A. Coon Silver Manufacturing Company. Corporations forfeiting charters or forfeiting the right to do business in the State of California by reason of failure to pay corporation taxes levied by the State Board of Equalization for the year 1914.