|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1883|
|Death: ||Apr. 16, 1917|
April 26 1917
One of the saddest funerals was held in Allerton was that of Mrs. Esther Bracewell Cox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Broughton Bracewell and wife of Geo. W. Cox.
Esther was born four miles west of Allerton, February 14, 1883, and died at St. Joseph Hospital in Centerville, Iowa, April 16, 1917. The funeral was conducted from the home of her father in Allerton by her former pastor, Rev. J. P. Thomas, now of Sidney, Iowa, and interment was in the Allerton cemetery.
Mrs. Cox graduated from the Allerton high school in the class of 1900 and after teaching in the country she entered the State University of Iowa at Iowa City from which she graduated with the degree of B. A. in June, 1909. She was a successful high school teacher for a number of years after completing her University course and taught at Winfield, Waverly and Allerton.
It was while she was science teacher in the Allerton high school that she was married to Geo. W. Cox on December 25, 1911. To this union were born three children, two girls, Caroline Ermine and Miriam Russell and one boy, George Wilson, Jr., all of whom survive her.
In the year 1896 she was made a profession of faith in Christ as her Savior and united with the Baptist church of which she was a member at the time of her death. No daughter was more respectful and obedient to her parents than she. It is a high eulogy to say of her that she was truly a good woman. Her death leaves a vacancy in the home that cannot be filled.
Mrs. Cox was a natural leader. She was never associated with any organization that she did not soon become one of its leaders; not by forcing herself into other's places, but on account of her natural ability to lead and her energy and industry. She had an ambition to master all the tasks before her and always applied strict business methods in all her work. No woman in the vicinity accomplished more. She was always working for others and never missed an opportunity to help in any way the welfare of her family or friends and never considered the cost to herself. She was unselfish in the extreme, and while her life was fast ebbing away her last effort was in giving direction concerning the future welfare of her family.
She was a member of the P.E.O. society, of the Eastern Stars, of the Wednesday Club and of the H. P. C. Club. In each organization she was prominent and was held in the highest esteem by the members. They will all miss her as will the whole community. But her life has not been spent in vain for she was a benediction to all who know her.
She leaves to mourn her departure her father and mother, her husband and three children, and four brothers: H. B. of Corydon, John, Lee and Fred of Allerton, and four sisters: Maggie Wilson of Silcat, Washington, Edna Lugar Of Mystic, Iowa, Elsie and Erminie of Allerton, and a large circle of other relatives and friends.
One by one the chairs are vacant;
once held by those we love,
One by one the chairs are filling
In our eternal house above.
And find always a smile to greet
And theirs a smile to part,
A sunny look on her pleasant face
From the joy bubbling up in her heart.
Sometimes it is hard to be reconciled
When God takes our loved ones away
Butócould we see His wisdom
We might not, say Himónay.
And, although, her life here is ended
Her presence forever we'll miss;
We rejoice that in realms eternal
She has found a life better than this.
We leave it all to our Savior
As he leads us safe by the hand;
And trust through our faith in
That "Some Day" we'll under-
Broughton Bracewell (1845 - 1919)
Amanda Sims Bracewell (1849 - 1938)
George W Cox (1877 - 1962)
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