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Isaac L "Ike" Cox
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Birth: Dec. 5, 1823
Ontario, Canada
Death: Apr. 9, 1903
Americus
Lyon County
Kansas, USA

S/O Spencer Cox & Elizabeth Bens Cox
H/O Susan Bomberger; married in 1843 in Ohio.
Isaac served with Co G 83rd Illinois Infantry during the Civil War and was in service 18 months when he received a discharge because of disability. In his induction papers, he was described as 5' 10 1/2", with blue eyes, fair complexion and brown hair. He was a blacksmith at the time.
Father of Henry S., Alfred J., Antonio A. Alfonso C., Sylvia S, Riley V,and David W Cox. (A son Samuel and an unnamed daughter are buried in Uniontown Cemetery in Knox County, Illinois.)

An obituary article from the Tecumseh Chieftain, April 1903 says, "Isaac Cox died April 9, 1903. He was 80 years, 4 days at the time of his death. He was known as Uncle Ike, and was a native of Canada. He was buried in Americus, Kansas. He had gone to live with his son Albert in Americus after his wife Susan died.
His first wife was Minnie Francis of Ohio. They had two children before she died.
His second wife was Susan Bomberger of Hagerstown, Maryland. They had 12 children. Ike was preceeded in death by two wives and ten of his fourteen children.
Ike and Susan came to Johnson County in 1867 to a farm. He had apprenticed as a blacksmith before this.
His living children are: Albert and Riley Cox of Americus, Kansas; Mrs. J.R. Linvill of St. Joseph, Missouri; and David Cox of Tecumseh, Nebraska.
He was a Methodist early in life but later changed to Baptist. Obituary found in the Americus Library & read on microfilm was this account written April 16, 1903 in the Americus Greeting Newspaper: (Found September 2010)

On Thursday last at 5 o'clock Mr. I.L. Cox laid down his life's___________________________ realms of futurity. The immediate cause of death was heart failure (dropsy). He had reached a ripe old age…had passed three score and ten mark usually allotted to a man and almost four scores of bright years were added to his days which were full of interesting events, good deeds, charitable acts, and noble impulses. At the time of his death he was 79 years, 4 months, and 5 days of age. He was born December 5, 1823, in northwestern New York.

At an early age he removed to Illinois where he lived until after the war. He was married to Susan Bomberger in 1847. To this union a number of children were born, four of whom are now living. Two are in Kansas, one in Missouri, and one in Nebraska.

When Lincoln issued a call to volunteers, Mr. Cox joined the 83rd Illinois Infantry and was in service 18 months when he received a discharge on account of disability. Mrs. Cox accompanied her husband to the front and was an army nurse. After the war closed she received a pension for her services.

For a number of years Mr. and Mr. Cox resided in Tecumseh, Nebraska. Here they had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances and were familiarly known as Uncle Ike and Aunt Susan.

After the death of Mrs. Cox which occurred a year ago last November he made his home with his sons near Americus and at his request was buried in the Americus Cemetery.

The funeral was conducted Friday afternoon April 10 from the residence. Reverend Wilson of our city was in charge of the obsequies (funeral rites). The funeral cortege was quite lengthy and the services were attended by most of the members of the GAR who did honor to the memory of an old comrade. He has answered the last drum call. No longer do life's battles confront him, neither military nor civil and he has passed to the good beyond up to the reward due our country's heroes.

Additional information includes $40.00 cost of funeral to John Carrington; Casket 5-9#55

Card of thanks: R.V. Cox & wife; A. A. Cox
"We wish to express our thanks to the many friends, neighbors, and comrades who so kindly assisted us with words of comfort, cheer, and sympathy during the death and burial of our fathers. Their courtesy and kindness will always be remembered."

A.N. Wise Son Funeral Directors Book, Americus, Kansas 1889-1910






 
 
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 Parents:
  Spencer Cox (1795 - 1860)
  Elizabeth Bens Cox (1797 - 1854)
 
 Spouse:
  Susan M Bomberger Cox (1827 - 1901)
 
 Children:
  Henry S. Cox (1844 - 1872)*
  Riley V. Cox (1870 - 1923)*
  David W Cox (1871 - 1931)*
 
 Siblings:
  Chloe Cox Coon (1816 - 1886)*
  Isaac L Cox (1823 - 1903)
  Elizabeth Cox Lane (1827 - 1902)*
  Lucinda C Cox Hunter (1838 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Americus Cemetery
Americus
Lyon County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Fran Denny
Record added: Jun 24, 2010
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Isaac L Ike Cox
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