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Deborah Louisa "Deby" Cox Huntsman
Original name: Deborah Cox Huntsman
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1885
Ferron
Emery County
Utah, USA
Death: Apr. 29, 1974
Ferron
Emery County
Utah, USA

Deborah Louisa Cox, known as Deby, was born 7 March 1885 at Ferron, Emery, Utah. She was the oldest child, and only daughter, of Fredrick Walter and Mariah Louisa Stevens Cox. Her brothers were Fredrick Leslie, Clell Hyrum, Ross W. and Lloyd Glenn.

When Deby was 18 her mother died, leaving her to help raise her brothers including Lloyd, the 6 day old baby.

She married George Albert Huntsman on the 26th of July 1906 and they had one son and 2 daughters; Cleon, Naone and Nila.

It was her hobby to keep all of the important dates of Ferron Ward and Ferron Town. Deby was a great seamstress, beginning at 15 years old and sewed for lots of townspeople. She became seamstress for the C.C.C.Camp which was over the fence (east) from their home in the city park. All the boys wanted bell bottom trousers.

These young men were always invited to her home and called her dinners, "7 dessert dinners". The boys weren't allowed to have their cars at camp. So at one time Deby had 16 cars parked in her yard. Among the teenagers, she was noted for her mustard pickles and loved the music and fun the teens created in her home. She corded on the piano, played the Hawiian steel guitar and harmonica. Deby was a memberof the Ferron Harmonica Band along with her daughter, Naone, who played the ukulele.

Deby and Nila, who assisted her, wallpapered most every home in Ferron, for $1.00 per day, later 20 cents per roll.
On a W.P.A. project she instructed people to make mattresses and made 2 for herself.

Deby was the reporter to the Emery County Progress for 15 years. She was secretary to the Red Cross during World War 1, worked in D.U.P. and on the "Old Folks Committee". She was active in church work since 13 years old. Deby was Ward Budget Secretary which included taking tickets at the ward picture shows at the church 4 nights a week for 10 years. George and Deby were also janitors of the church.

George fell and broke his hip in 1966 and was admitted to the Emery County Nursing Home. She soon moved in with him so they could be together. He died 7 July 1967 and She lived there alone until she passed away 29th of April 1974. 
 
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 Parents:
  Fredrick Walter Cox (1858 - 1937)
  Maria Louisa Stevens Cox (1865 - 1903)
 
 Spouse:
  George Albert Huntsman (1880 - 1967)*
 
 Children:
  Cleon Huntsman (1910 - 1973)*
  Naone Huntsman Fletcher (1915 - 2006)*
 
 Siblings:
  Deborah Louisa Cox Huntsman (1885 - 1974)
  Fredrick Leslie Cox (1887 - 1961)*
  Clell Hyrum Cox (1891 - 1947)*
  Ross Walter Cox (1897 - 1967)*
  Lloyd Glenn Cox (1903 - 1992)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ferron City Cemetery
Ferron
Emery County
Utah, USA
Plot: Blk12 Lot12 Plot02
 
Maintained by: EvaLynn Holt
Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 119087
Deborah Louisa Deby <i>Cox</i> Huntsman
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Deborah Louisa Deby <i>Cox</i> Huntsman
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Deborah Louisa Deby <i>Cox</i> Huntsman
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