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Eugene Cox
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Birth: Jan. 27, 1869
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1943
Cook County
Illinois, USA

6th of eight children born to James Clayton COX and Mary Ann NICHOLSON

Birth: in Georgia City, Jasper Co, Missouri, which no longer exists. (It was located about 15 miles north of Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri)

Death: at age 74

Marriage (1): to Caroline (Carrie) Swift on 7 August 1888 in Cook Co., Illinois

Five Children:

1. Eugene Ernest Cox
(1889 1967)

2. Henry Hoyt Cox
(1891 1976)

3. Bowman Cox
(1893 1943)

4. Morris Cox
(1897 1970)

5. Irene Cox
(1899 1961)

Marriage (2): to Sue Newell on 30 April 1919 in Cook Co., Illinois

No Children


Gene, like his brothers Frank and Clark, was an artist. He specialized in scene painting for theaters, primarily in Chicago, but also in New Orleans, Indianapolis, and Alton, Illinois. He owned a Scenic Studio in Chicago for many years.

When he retired, he established a store near Antioch, Illinois, about 60 miles north-north-east of Chicago and lived in that area until his death.


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Antioch News
Antioch, Ilinois
October 14, 1943

Eugene Cox, 74, of Cox's Corner Dies In Chicago

Well Known Storekeeper and Scenic Painter Was Ill Only One Week

Eugene Cox,, whose store at Cox's Corners on Highway 173 between Antioch and Channel Lake has been a landmark for many years, was laid to rest in Hillside cemetery Monday morning, following services held at 10 o'clock in *the Strang Funeral home. He was 74 years of age.

His death occurred at Jackson Park hospital, Chicago, last Thursday morning, following a week's illness.

Among his other talents. Cox was a scenic artist, and many residents and visitors in this region have enjoyed the pictures he created.

Born in Buffalo, Mo., Jan. 1, 1869, he had made his home here for a quarter of century, coming to Antioch from Chicago.

Survivors include his wife. Sue; four sons, Eugene, Jr., Riverside, Ill.; Dr. H. Hoyt Cox and Bowman Cox, Chicago, and Morris of Bensenville, and a daughter, Mrs. Irene Teck of. Chicago.

Family links: 
  James Clayton Cox (1830 - 1903)
  Mary Ann Nicholson Cox (1836 - 1911)
  Caroline Swift Cox (1868 - 1920)
  Sue G Cox (1884 - 1957)
  Tignal Franklin Cox (1854 - 1940)*
  Fanny Alice Cox Cathcart (1856 - 1934)*
  Clark Alonzo Cox (1861 - 1936)*
  Ona Etta Cox Sinks (1864 - 1923)*
  Artella Eva Cox Boman (1866 - 1923)*
  Eugene Cox (1869 - 1943)
  LuDelle Cox Powell (1878 - 1977)*
*Calculated relationship
Hillside Cemetery
Lake County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: iowahillgal
Originally Created by: Bill Wheeler
Record added: Apr 07, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25830994
Eugene Cox
Added by: iowahillgal
Eugene Cox
Added by: Bill Wheeler
Eugene Cox
Added by: Bill Wheeler
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Eugene was My grandfather.I am the son of Bowman.
- David cox
 Added: Apr. 29, 2015
Eugene was my great grand uncle on my mother's side.
- iowahillgal
 Added: Feb. 29, 2012

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