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Abner Perez "Pierce" Cox
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1854
Edgar County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1933
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA

Pierce and Emma had no children. She raised her grandson Frank Utter, from birth. Frank was 5-years old when Emma and Pierce married. Frank used the Cox name.

The following excerpt is from pg 326, History of Central Oregon. Obtained from

"PEREZ A. COX lives about five miles south from Hood River in the Odell district, where he has a choice and well improved farm.... *The father was of Dutch extraction and the mother came from an old colonial family prominent in the Revolutionary War....

While Mr. Cox was small, the family moved to Iowa and in Wright county he received his education and was reared. When twenty-one, he started out in life for himself and did various kinds of work for a time and then went to Kansas and took up a homestead. For twelve years, he devoted himself to its improvement and cultivation and in 1889, came thence to Hood River. He bought forty acres and remained on the same until 1904, when he traded it for the place where he now lives [in Chelatchie Prairie, a small community in southwest WA]. Twenty acres of this [referring to the Hood River property] have been sold and the balance, Mr. Cox is making into a very choice fruit farm. He has recently erected a story and a half cottage, a large barn and outbuildings. A special air of thrift and neatness is evident everywhere and the place is one of the most tasty and valuable in this part of the valley. He has put out seven acres of apples and expects to handle considerable more ground to this profitable fruit....

Politically, our subject is independent, yet he is active in local affairs and in the campaigns. He is well posted on the questions of the day and is an energetic man."

1. Title: 1905 Hood River Telephone Directory, Publication: Hood River County Historical Museum
2. Title: An Illustrated History of Central Oregon, embracing Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler, Crook, Lake and Klamath Counties; Publication: Western Historical Publishing Company, Spokane, Washington, 1905, Page: Page 325
3. Title: United States Census, 1900, Wasco County, Oregon, Page: Page 73B
4. Title: US Census, Miscellaneous, Page: 1860 Wright Co., IA
5. Title: US Census, Miscellaneous, Page: 1870 Wright Co., IA

(Male) infant 1846-1846, Hulda Ann 1847-1848, Prudence Sophronia 1850-1930, Theresa Jane 1853-1935, Henry Seamon (Simon) 1858-, (Male) infant 1860-1860, Judson Mildon.

*NOTE: The book author states that Pierce's father was Dutch. Actually, the Cox's are Scottish descent. Some of the children married into families who were called Pennsylvania Dutch. Dutch is a mispronunciation of the word "Deutsch," which in German means "German"; thus, they were Germans who settled in PA.
Family links: 
  Abner Adrian Cox (1817 - 1905)
  Nancy Jane Barker Cox (1829 - 1876)
  Emma J Blair Cox (1857 - 1938)
  Theressa Jane Cox Wiles (1852 - 1935)*
  Abner Perez Cox (1854 - 1933)
  Seaman Henry Cox (1856 - 1938)*
  Judson Mildon Cox (1866 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Multnomah Park Cemetery
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: A, 151, 10
Maintained by: peechee
Originally Created by: Invenio Sepulchrum
Record added: Jan 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46750534
Abner Perez Pierce Cox
Added by: Invenio Sepulchrum
Abner Perez Pierce Cox
Added by: peechee
Abner Perez Pierce Cox
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Uncle Pierce--I have found you and Aunt Emma at last! I know my grandfather, your namesake, would be extremely pleased.
- peechee
 Added: May. 21, 2012

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