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George Goldsmith Cox
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Birth: Nov. 24, 1843
Mattituck
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1920
Waldwick
Iowa County
Wisconsin, USA

Hon. George G. Cox
George G. Cox was born at Manatauk Point, Long Island, Nov. 24, 1843. Seven years later with his parents he started west, coming by way of the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes to Milwaukee, and by oxen team from there to the farm where he passed away February 19, 1920. On his farm, now owned by his son-in-law, Thomas Gant. , he was reared and when only 17 years of age he enlisted in the Civil War, in which he served three years. Returning from the war in 1865 he was united in marriage to Sarah Whitford, who passed before him about two years ago. His wife and he lived on the farm until nine years ago when they moved to Mineral Point. Mr. Cox having lived on the same farm for over fifty-nine years.
Mr. Cox was a good husband and father and took a great interest in his family. Not only taking interest in home affairs, he also took interest in county, state and country. In his political belief he stood for one thing only, "Make this a great country in which to live". He faithfully served as a member of the Wisconsin Assembly and as a member of the Iowa Count Board. As president of the Southwestern Wisconsin Fair he gave inordinate amount of his time and money for the success of the organization. After his loving wife passed away he made his home in Mineral Point. For the past few years he suffered a good deal with a complication of diseases and on the morning of Feb. 18 was afflicted with a stroke of paralysis and lived until the following evening, regaining consciousness for only a short time.
Mr. Cox leaves to mourn his death six children: Mrs. Thomas Gant of Walwick, Charles of Janesville, George of Rockford, Joseph of Beloit, Mrs. Peter Jackson of the town of Mineral Point and Dwight of Wolf Point, Mont. and two grand-children, also one sister, Mrs. William T. Campton of Fort Collins, Colo. All the children with the exception of Dwight were at his bedside when he passed away.
Religious services were conducted by Rev. J.R. Lindsley and the Grand Army service by members of George H. Legate Post. W/CARD OF THANKS .[Iowa Co. Democrat, Mineral Point, WI, Thur., 26 Feb 1920, p1] [Provided by Susie # 47375864]

George was born in Mattituck, on Long Island, New York. He married Sarah Whitford in Fayette, Wisconsin on 28 Sep 1865. Their children:
Amelia Ann
Helen Conkling
Alma Elizabeth
Charles Hallock
George M
Guy Whitford
Frances Mariah
Dwight Stephen
Joseph Daniel

Company D, 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry, Civil War (Union)

 
 
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 Parents:
  Stephen Ulysses Cox (1801 - 1852)
  Mary Ann Hallock Cox (1803 - 1888)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Whitford Cox (1847 - 1918)*
 
 Children:
  Helen Conkling Cox (1867 - 1873)*
  Amelia Ann Cox Gant (1870 - 1957)*
  Alma Elizabeth Cox (1874 - 1876)*
  Charles Hallock Cox (1876 - 1959)*
  Guy Whitford Cox (1880 - 1884)*
  Dwight Stephen Cox (1885 - 1961)*
 
 Siblings:
  Frances M Cox (1827 - 1891)*
  Sarah H. Cox Reeve (1830 - 1854)*
  Betsey H Cox Van Matre (1835 - 1906)*
  George Goldsmith Cox (1843 - 1920)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Graceland Cemetery
Waldwick
Iowa County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: Barry Jacobson
Record added: May 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70090359
George Goldsmith Cox
Added by: Barry Jacobson
 
George Goldsmith Cox
Added by: Barry Jacobson
 
George Goldsmith Cox
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