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William Benjamin Cox
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Birth: Oct. 8, 1877
County Longford, Ireland
Death: Mar. 16, 1963
Big Stone County
Minnesota, USA

William Benjamin Cox, with his parents and siblings, came to America from County Longford, Ireland, settling in Graceville, MN. He married Mary Jane Coyle of Forest City, MN in 1914. They had three children: Marie, William, and James. William served two terms as mayor of Graceville, served on the public school board, was a member of the Graceville Fire Department for 55 years, and was secretary of that department for 50 years. Since 1933 he was the official weatherman for the Graceville Enterprise newspaper. He was employed by John McRae and Sons Lumber Company. The firm was sold to the Standard Lumber Company in 1924 and he was the manager of that firm until 1933. At that time, he and his brother, John, established Cox Brothers Fuel, a coal business in Graceville. Following John's death in 1952, William continued actively operating the business until he suffered a stroke on January 1, 1963. He died two and a half months later at age 86. 
Family links: 
  William Cox (1837 - 1913)
  Rebecca Mills Cox (1850 - 1932)
  Mary Jane Coyle Cox (1887 - 1963)*
  Marie Delores Cox Weber (1916 - 1990)*
  William Coyle Cox (1919 - 1979)*
  James Logan Cox (1924 - 2006)*
  Eleanor Margaret Cox Burns (1874 - 1950)*
  Robert Matthew Cox (1875 - 1944)*
  William Benjamin Cox (1877 - 1963)
  John Mills Cox (1879 - 1952)*
  Maria Louise Cox Coyne (1882 - 1976)*
  Richard Ferguson Cox (1886 - 1964)*
  James Crawford Cox (1889 - 1906)*
*Calculated relationship
Graceville Cemetery
Big Stone County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Bill Cox
Record added: Oct 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60690419
William Benjamin Cox
Added by: Bill Cox
William Benjamin Cox
Added by: Bill Cox
William Benjamin Cox
Added by: Bill Cox
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 Added: Mar. 8, 2011

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