|Birth: ||Jan. 10, 1853|
|Death: ||Aug. 11, 1932|
Joseph M. DeCoux, for fifty years a Walcott township farmer and prominently known for his farming activities in Rice county for the past half-century, died suddenly at 11:50 last evening at St. Lucas hospital following a day's illness. Mr. DeCoux, who apparently was in good health despite his advanced age of 79, was taken ill suddenly Wednesday morning and was rushed to the hospital here. He failed to rally and succumbed late last evening. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning, August 13 at 9 o'clock at the Sacred Heart church. Burial will be made in Calvary cemetery. Joseph DeCoux was born, January 10, 1853, in Leige province, Belgium, near Brussels. In 1878 when still in Belgium he married Miss Marie Pineur. Five years later, in April, 1883, at the age of 30, he emigrated to this country with his wife, coming directly to Walcott township where he purchased a farm. While in Belgium he had engaged in the slate roofing trade and carpentering, the latter of which he continued in Walcott in addition to his farming activity. On his farm he built two homes, one his own and a second across the road from it. For several years he was overseer of Walcott township. He was active in the farm life of the township and well-known in Faribault. Mr. DeCoux is survived by two sons, Julius and Joseph, Jr., both of Walcott, and one brother, Jules, living in Belgium. His wife preceded him in death in 1913.
Marie Pineur DeCoux (1854 - 1913)*
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Record added: Dec 08, 2011
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