|Birth: ||Mar. 10, 1868|
|Death: ||Feb. 3, 1920|
Youngest of three daughters born to Henry Campbell SWIFT and Lois Caroline BATCHELDER
Death: at age 51 from paralysis of the throat
Marriage: to Eugene COX on 7 August 1888 in Cook Co., Illinois
1. Eugene Ernest Cox
(1889 – 1967)
2. Henry Hoyt Cox
(1891 – 1976)
3. Bowman Cox
(1893 – 1943)
4. Morris Cox
(1897 – 1970)
5. Irene Cox
(1899 – 1961)
Tuesday February 4, 1920
MRS CARRIE COX DIES IN CHICAGO
Daughter of Mrs. H.C. Swift and Native of Alton –
Body to Arrive Here Tomorrow, Accompanied by Children
Word came to Alton last evening announcing the death in Chicago Tuesday evening of Mrs. Carrie Swift Cox. While it was known that Mrs. Cox's case was a hopeless one, still the relatives did not expect the news so soon and it was a shock to them.
Mrs. Carrie Swift Cox was a daughter of the late Harry C. Swift, one of the best known of the old time city Engineers of Madison County. She was born in Alton March 10, 18** and would have been 55 years old had she lived until next month. She was very popular as a girl and she had many friends in the city who are grieved to hear of her death. At the age of 15 she was baptized in the Upper Alton Baptist Church by the late Dr. A.A. Kendrick at that time president of Shurtleff College. She was a student at the college at the time. Mrs. Cox's illness commenced nearly a year ago when she was stricken with paralysis of the throat. The malady progressed very slowly and steadily. Three months ago Mrs. Cox was in Alton and visited her mother, Mrs. H.C. Swift and her only sister, Mrs. Neil Guillet. Her friends could see at that time that she was failing rapidly. Of late she had been in a Chicago hospital and her children did everything in their power for the mother.
She leaves besides her aged mother Mrs. Swift, and sister, Mrs. Guillet, five children, four sons and a daughter, Eugene E. Cox, Dr. H. Bowman, and Maurice Cox and Irene Cox, all of Chicago.
Mrs. Cox was a devoted mother of her family and during her long illness she was a most patient sufferer. Her daughter assisted in taking care of her during the last months of her illness and at the time of her death the children were all with her.
The body will arrive tomorrow morning in Alton on the C & A 5:40, accompanied by four of her children. Eugene [her husband], being ill and is unable to come. The body will be taken to the Swift residence on College Ave. where the funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock and interment will be made at Oakwood Cemetery.
Eugene Cox (1869 - 1943)*
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Record added: Mar 05, 2012
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