|Birth: ||Feb. 25, 1858|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 18, 1949|
Ida was the daughter of Hezekiah Hough and Julia E. Martin. She married Herndon Hall Cox on February 25, 1883.
From a local newspaper, February 24, 1948:
"Mrs. Ida H. Cox of Tavares [Florida] Is Real Granddaughter of Revolution.
"Mrs. Ida H. Cox of Tavares, the mother of Mrs. J.W. King, is a real granddaughter of the American Revolution. She is a descendant of John Hough, a patriot who served the colonies during the Revolution.
"Mrs. Cox, has several years lived with her daughter, Mrs. J.W. King, who with Mr. King, owns and manages the Tavares Inn. The photograph was taken while Mrs. Cox was enjoying her favorite hobby, playing the piano, which she does capably. Although past ninety, she is able to spend time each day, playing her beloved instrument.
"Mrs. Cox is one of very few real granddaughters of the American Revolution. She is loved and respected by all who know her. The Ocklawaha Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution are proud of her membership."
(From another newspaper:)
"To that union [with Herndon Cox] was born four sons and three daughters: M.H. Cox, Asheville, N.C.; Prentice L. Cox, Knoxville, Tenn.; Lester Cox, Charlotte, N.C.; Royall H. Cox, Lakeland, FL; Miss Rose Cox, Orlando; Miss Pauline Cox, Tavares; and the daughter with whom she makes her home, Mrs. J.W. King, Tavares.
For half a century, she lived along the Peedee River, near Wadesboro, N.C. and, with Mr. Cox, celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 1933. Following his death in 1935, she came to Florida to make her home in Tavares with her daughter, Marie.
In Tavares, she has been an active member of the Tavares Woman's Club, the Home Demonstration Club and Ocklawaha Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Throughout her life she has been an active church worker, a member of the Baptist Church and has taught Sunday School classes. For years, she served the Tavares Church as the teacher of the Intermediate Girls group.
Ocklawaha Chapter, DAR, is especially proud of their member, a real granddaughter [of a Revolutionary War Soldier].
And although temporarily confined within the hospital by a broken hip, this active woman will soon be taking her accustomed place in community life."
Created by: Judy Llamas
Record added: Oct 13, 2009
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