|Birth: ||Jan. 20, 1829|
|Death: ||Apr. 13, 1922|
Emily, daughter of Henry and Dellia Hixenbaugh, was born in Zanesville, Ohio, Jan. 20, 1829, died at Stronghurst, Ill., April 13, 1922 at the advanced age of 93 years, 2 months and 23 days. She was married to William Cooksey on Nov. 2, 1848, who preceded her in death Feb. 17, 1876. To this union 8 children were born: Mrs. Sydney A. DeBolt, Silver City, Ia.; Mrs. Sarah E. Bradley, Galesburg; Mrs. Clara O. Clark (wife of William James Clark, buried at Stronghurst) and Jennie Eliza Wright, both of Stronghurst survive while the following four are dead: Francis M., William H., James S. and Mrs. Emma Turnquist. Five generations belong to this family. There are 48 grand children, 32 great-grand children and 3 great great grand children.
Mrs. Cooksey came with her husband and family from Ohio 62 years ago and settled on a farm near Terre Haute. She has resided in Stronghurst for over 30 years. Early in her life she was converted and united with the Baptist Church at Terre Haute. About three years ago she was injured from a fall which confined her to her bed. During the past three weeks she sank rapidly and peacefully passed away on last Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church with the remains laid to rest in the Terre Haute Cemetery.
From the Stronghurst Graphic, April 13, 1922, contributed by No Reins
William Cooksey (1826 - 1875)*
William H Cooksey (1853 - 1893)*
Jennie Eliza Cooksey Wright (1855 - 1939)*
Terre Haute Cemetery
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Record added: May 28, 2010
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