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Mary Ellen Parry Cox
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1862
Saint George
Washington County
Utah, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1912
Orangeville
Emery County
Utah, USA

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Mary Ellen Parry was born to Edward Lloyd Parry and Ann Parry. It has been told that she was the first white girl baby born in St. George, Utah, after the LDS pioneers were sent there to settle. She married Sylvester Hulet Cox on 1 Dec 1880 in St. George, Utah. They were the parents of nine children.

(The following was written by her daughter, Emeline Cox (Jewkes).

Mother loved all beauty. She enjoyed flowers. Raising them and caring for them was a great joy to her. She was an excellent seamstress. She made many beautiful pieced quilts. She also sewed most of the clothes for her family and others. She was especially good at making little boys suits and pants.
Mother was most beautiful. We girls used to try to get her to wear short sleeves so everyone could see her beautiful arms. Her hands were the most beautiful I have ever seen. Mother was not one to scold. She had such a sweet understanding way . . . kind, loveable, never harsh. One boy, in speaking of Mother, said he always loved her because he had never seen a frown on her face. She was so loved by her Primary Board that they were always present and prepared. Some said, "Why we wouldn't think of disappointing Sister Cox by being late." She enjoyed membership in the Ladies Improvement Club. She was one of the first members and ever ready to do her part. She loved to have company come and enjoyed preparing her delicious and tasty meals for them. She was an excellent cook. In fact, everything she did had to be the best.
When Mother and Father reached Orangeville after they were married, they moved in with Aunt Hattie Reid and family until Father could build a little log house just across the street from Aunt Hats. This was in February 1881. Mother was so anxious to be in her own little log house. She just couldn't wait until it was finished. She so wanted her babies born in her own home and on her own piece of ground. When she knew she was to become a mother, she insisted to be taken to her four walls even though the roof was only one-fourth finished. Old Mrs. Bidelcom waited on Mother the first day of September 1881 when she gave birth to her first born, a son. He lived just long enough to receive his name, Fredrick Walter Cox. It was a cold rainy day. Pans and vessels were placed on and around the bed to catch the water. It seems the baby could have died from exposure and it's odd that Mother survived. All nine of her babies were born on the same corner in Orangeville.

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(Submitted by 'On angels wings' 10-24-2011)



 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Lloyd Parry (1818 - 1906)
  Ann Parry Parry (1835 - 1886)
 
 Spouse:
  Sylvester Hulet Cox (1857 - 1935)
 
 Children:
  Fredrick Walter Cox (1881 - 1881)*
  Sylvester Hugh Cox (1883 - 1942)*
  Emeline Cox Jewkes (1887 - 1974)*
  John Bernard Cox (1889 - 1936)*
  Hattie Amanda Cox McArthur (1891 - 1993)*
  Mary Parry Cox Moffitt (1893 - 1982)*
  Elbert L Cox (1896 - 1978)*
  Hallie Moston Cox (1898 - 1994)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Ann Parry Peacock (1858 - 1917)*
  Edward Thomas Parry (1859 - 1938)*
  Mary Ellen Parry Cox (1862 - 1912)
  John Lloyd Parry (1864 - 1916)*
  Artimisha Parry (1866 - 1871)*
  Minnie Parry (1869 - 1871)*
  Harriet Parry (1871 - 1946)*
  Bernard Parry (1873 - 1940)*
  Emma Parry (1876 - 1949)*
  Hugh Evans Parry (1881 - 1889)*
  George Parry (1883 - 1889)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Orangeville City Cemetery
Orangeville
Emery County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Sunflower Lady
Record added: Mar 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34623244
Mary Ellen <i>Parry</i> Cox
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Mary Ellen <i>Parry</i> Cox
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Mary Ellen <i>Parry</i> Cox
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- Tammy Thomson
 Added: Feb. 4, 2014

- Ted and Kathleen (Hulet) Cox
 Added: Feb. 8, 2013

- Diana
 Added: Feb. 20, 2011
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