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Lydia Cox
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Lydia Edwards, relict of James Cox, was born in Picaway county, Ohio, May 2, 1838. In early girlhood she removed with her widower father, Nathaniel Edwards, and family to Tippecanoe county, Indiana and settled in Mintonye's Grove, in Randolph township. She was married to James Cox in 1852. To them were born fourteen children; twelve of whom survive her seven sons and five daughters. Her husband died in August 1889, since which time she has maintained the headship of her family, four only of whom had gone permanently from the parental roof. This home for seventeen years was on a farm in Lauramie township, near Concord more recently near Culver station, till one year ago, when they purchased the Sagman farm on the Romney gravel road, three and one-half miles south of Lafayette, where her death occurred last Tuesday morning, May 2, 1893, on the 55th anniversary of her birth. She had been in declining health for about a year, and death was finally the result of a severe attack of pleurisy and pneumonia. She united with the M E church in early life and remained a communicant at its altars till death. Her field of active labor was confined almost of necessity to her family, where she ever exhibited the virtues of patience, kindness and forbearance. Her love and devotion have the testimony of all her twelve children who attended the funeral Thursday, May 4. Her departure bring added sadness since the family had planned a reunion for her birthday the very day on which she died. Her funeral was conducted from the Romney M E Church, the Rev L S Smith, of Montmorenci, preaching the funeral discourse, the interment occurring in the Romney cemetery at noon. After the funeral there was a service for the family only at the residence.
- Thelma Brooks Morgan
 Added: Aug. 20, 2008

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