|Birth: ||Feb. 27, 1827|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 8, 1916|
Valparaiso Visitor, March 10, 1916 -- The funeral of J. M. Cox who died yesterday morning, will be held at the Christian Church at 2:30 PM tomorrow. Eulogy will be pronounced by O.G. Wagner. The service will be in charge of the Civil War Veterans and the Spanish American Soldiers will act as pall bearers. Friends of the family are invited. Joseph was a member of Company L of the 11th Indiana Volunteer Cavalry and enlisted the 28th day of November 1863 and was honorably discharged at Leavenworth, Kansas the 10th of September 1865.
DEATH OF PIONEER CITIZEN--VALPARAISO VISITOR, MARCH 16, 1916, PAGE 4 COL. 1 & 2
In the death of Grandpa Cox in Valparaiso last week one of the pioneer citizens of Saunders county passed to his reward. He homesteaded a quarter section of land about half way between this place and Weston and for about 28 years occupied the farm. During all this time himself and family met with the fortunes and reverses of the earley (sic) settlers and his home was the stopping place for many a traveler passing through this section of the state only sparsely settled at that time...A man of high ideals and sturdy christian character he accomplished many things by establishing in the minds and hearts of neighbors and friends honesty, benevolence and right being.
Joseph McClean (sic) Cox was born on the banks of the Cheat river in Monongohela (sic) county, Virginia, February 27, 1823 (sic). At the time of his death he had just past his 89th year. He moved with his parents to Indiana living near Wabash for several years. At this place he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Kline, August 9, 1849.
When the Civil war broke out in 1861 Mr. Cox was one among the first to join the army of volunteers called by President Abraham Lincoln. He became a Union soldier and a member of the Eleventh Indiana Cavalry serving throughout the four years of the rebellion.
At the close of the war he returned to his little family in Indiana and four years later removed with them to Nebraska locating on a government homestead as above stated.
Mr. Cox was the father of nine children five of whom are living, three sons and two daughters as follows: Mrs. Sara Idle of Oklahoma, Samuel of Murdock, Charles M. of Valparaiso, W. D. of Oklahoma, and Mrs. Belle Abbott of Cozad. The children who have passed away are Edgar, Joseph, Brincy and Nina, two sons and two daughters.
After leaving the farm he lived in Wahoo for a time and from there he lived in Ashland then removed to Louisville. At that place his good wife and companion, after a married life of 57 years, passed to her reward. She died at 4 p.m. on March 8, 1897 and he died at 4 a.m. on March 8 1916, just nine years later to the day. This occurence was unusual. The funeral also occurred (sic) on the same date as that of his wife nine years previous.
Grandpa Cox was a devoted member of the Christian church in Valparaiso from which place the funeral was held on Friday the 10th at 1:30 p.m. the sermon being preached by his pastor Rev. Wagner. The Civil War Veterans had charge of the body and the Spanish-American soldiers acted as pall bearers. The remains were laid to rest in the Valparaiso cemetery. From: Kim Cox Knapp
Anna Kline Cox (1824 - 1907)*
Created by: Carman DM
Record added: Oct 17, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16220001
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