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 Edwin Cox

Edwin Cox

Birth
Wield, East Hampshire District, Hampshire, England
Death 20 Mar 1895 (aged 56)
Almy, Uinta County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
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Memorial ID 130751 · View Source
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Father: John Cox Sr. 1813-1869
Mother: Ann Baker 1811-1859

Spouse: Harriet Barrow 1839-1923
Married: 28 March 1857 Saint Marks Church in Southampton, Hampshire, England

Spouse: Jane Butte 1858-1936
Married: 30 December 1885 Logan, Cache, Utah
Note: Jane was the widow of
John Prosser 1859-1885 with 2 young daughters.

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Children of Edwin and Harriet:
1-M: William Edwin
B: 4 June 1857 South Hampton, Hampshire, England
D: 20 December 1926 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Bur: 23 December 1926 Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, UT

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Children of Edwin and Jane:
1-M: Edwin John COX JR. (AFN: 51NQ-ZB)
B: 21 February 1888 Almy, Uinta, Wyoming
D: 24 January 1911 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Bur.: 26 January 1911 Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Plot: G-9-14-2W

2-M: Aaron Ezra COX
B: 20 July 1890 Almy, Uinta, Wyoming
D: 20 March 1919 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
C: 17 August 1890 Almy, Uintah, Wyoming
Bur: 3/23/1919 Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Plot: O-10-8-1EN2





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Immigration:
Last Name: COX
First Name: Edwin
Age: 34
Standard Surname: COX
Standard Given: Edwin
Head Surname: COX
These passengers may be related:
*Cox, Harriet (Age: 32) Wife
Cox, Sarah (Age: 19) Sister
*Cox, William (Age: 11) Son
Cox, Elizabeth (Age: 4) Sister.

on the Ship Name: Nevada
Vessel Type: Single-Screw Steamship
Departure: 26 Jul 1871 from Liverpool
Arrival: 7 Aug 1871 at New York



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. Edwin Cox was the head carpenter in the Red Canyon Mine, also known as No. 5 mine.
About 5 pm as the miners were waiting for cars to take them out of the mine for supper there was an explosion.
62 men died that day. Had the explosion happened 15 minutes sooner that count could possibly have doubled.
. Edwin is listed as W.E. Cox head carpenter
and in one newspaper report he is listed as Edward Coach head carpenter. but he was among the first 13 bodies found.
He may have been talking to the foreman James B. Bruce at the time. Every account I have read states James B. Bruce was struck by flying timbers in the blast and killed instantly. and E. Cox is always the next named. 16 year old Jeremiah Crawford was also struck and killed by debris.
2 men who were walking home, after leaving the mine stopped to watch a dog fight and were killed by the impact of the blast.
. Many of the miners that just left the mine, became members of the rescue team. It took several attempts and into the night to clear the path back into the mine, under caved in conditions to find the miners still in the mine.
. They had hope of survivors just being trapped, until they saw some signs of burning. When the reached the first ones, and the next group they were burned beyond recognition and all hope of any survivors was gone.

Edwin's brother in law, Aaron Butte were among those killed deeper into the mine.

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