|Birth: ||Aug. 22, 1914|
|Death: ||Apr. 10, 1984|
Fredrick Hyrum (Ted) Cox son of F. Leslie Cox and Maria Huntsman Cox was born August 22, 1914 in Ferron, Utah. His father Les Cox was born in Ferron in 1837 to pioneer parents. Les was always interested in sports and could be depended upon to help with all community activity. He was a baseball coach for several years for such players as Carlyle Crawford, Clell Cox, Ross Petty and other members of the team. He was constructor of roads and bridges through out the state, a farmer and stockman. His mother Maria Huntsman Cox was born in Thurber (Bicknell) Wayne County. She with her family, the Hyrum Huntsman family moved to Ferron in 1906. Teds parents were married in 1909. He was their fourth child and first son.
It was from his mother that Ted learned to appreciate and love the town of Ferron. She always told her family that the best people in the world lived here. She was devoted to her church and served for many years as a Sunday School teacher and as Primary President from 1932 to 1934. She was an active civic worker in both Ferron and Emery County. She served on the Emery County Civilian Projects during World War II as well as the Red Cross. She loved her family (six children) and was an example to them in the compassion she showed for others.
Ted was married to Wanda Worthen February 21, 1939. She was the daughter of Thomas and Lilly Worthen of Ferron. She died August 5, 1940 and their little son, Thomas Leslie died a few days later. He enlisted in the Army in 1942 in the Medical Corps. He was in the South Pacific all during World War II.
Ted moved to central Nevada with his father soon after the war and operated a large cattle ranch for several years. While in Nevada he met and married Luella Ishmael. They have six children, Anita, Ted, Rosemary, Elaine, Tim and Dan.
Ted operated a Grade A dairy farm in Ferron during the 1950's when he again tried his hand at cattle ranching in Challis, Idaho. In 1973 he and Luella moved back to Ferron to retire.
He did not retire to the rocking chair. He has served on the Ferron City Council. He was the District Commander and on The Executive Board for The American Legion. He was on The Executive Board of South Eastern Utah for Community Action as The Representative of Emery County and was on The Board of Emery County Senior Citizen Committee. Ted has worked successfully on many things
He has always excelled at telling stories. Since he has finally retired to the rocking chair in God's Kingdom he is probably entertaining all the Angels who come around with stories and part of them are probably be true.
Fredrick Leslie Cox (1887 - 1961)
Maria Celestia Huntsman Cox (1887 - 1971)
Wanda Worthen Cox (1916 - 1940)
Luella Mable Ishmael Cox (1921 - 1999)
Thomas Leslie Cox (1940 - 1940)*
Eldona Cox (1908 - 1934)*
Velma Cox Petersen (1910 - 1996)*
Pearl Cox Warthen Cook (1912 - 1991)*
Fredrick Hyrum Cox (1914 - 1984)
Rose Cox Thygerson (1918 - 1992)*
Philip Ray Cox (1923 - 1931)*
Veteran of W.W. II
Ferron City Cemetery
Maintained by: Ted and Kathleen (Hulet)...
Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 119028