|Short Name:||J. W. Kounse|
|Full Name:||Kounse, J. W., 1851-1927|
John Wesley Kounse, son of Michael Donally, Esq., and Margaret Mary (Reed) Kounse, was born 9 Jul 1851 in Kennan, Monroe Co, WV, and married 30 Jun 1903 in Union, Monroe Co, WV.
Prof. John Wesley Kounse passed to his reward at his home in Huntington, WV at noon, October 19, 1927, after an illness extending over the past three years. He was 76 years of age. Prof. Kounse is help in deep affection by many old friends in Monroe and was widely known throughout this section during the years that he taught music in this county and in the neighboring counties of Virginia. Twenty-two years ago, he moved to Hinton and later to Huntington, where he had since made his home. He is survived by his wife, one son, Mr. John Sharp Kounse of Huntington.