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 Carlyle Nelson Cox

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Carlyle Nelson Cox

  • Birth 4 Mar 1912 Fairview, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
  • Death 15 Aug 1976 Gunnison, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Fairview, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
  • Plot u10-44-2
  • Memorial ID 16636466

Son of Roy Burns Cox and Louisa Kelsey, He was born in a very modest three-room house on the cottonwood bench near the lower orchard. This served the family as a principle dwelling. His childhood experiences typified those of the era in which he lived. He had an aptitude for building things, notable among these being the Spirit of St. Louis, a model airplane which he and his brother Iven constructed from plans they found in a 1926 magazine. He spent his entire life in and around Fairview departing only twice to seek better employment during the depression years. A six-month wood-chopping sojourn to California and a month or so far a few summers loading sugar beets for relatives in Idaho.
He was very progressive, and liked to see improvements. But it was with more than slight remorse to him when in 1948 the tractor displaced his beloved team as the energy source on his farm. He kept the team for quite awhile after that, and one cold winter day when his faithful old Eppi died out in the North field this was a very hard time for him losing his horse. Likewise, he trained well and dearly loved his dogs, most of them border collies.

He also worked hard on many improvements to irrigation resources and served for many years as a principle officer in the Cottenwood Gooseberry Irrigation Company. He could flood irrigate with a masters touch, practically making water run up hill to reach the high sports that the rest of of could never hit. Nevertheless, he would be very proud of today's sprinkler system and the fine condition of the farm, much to the credit of Ron, Eddie and Randy. Thanks boys.

Family Members



"Our Children"
William Carlyle, Iven Woodell, Roy Samuel,
Ronald Boyd, Eddie Lee and Randy Kay

  • Maintained by: Clarice Cox
  • Originally Created by: Neil Jones
  • Added: 13 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16636466
  • Clarice Cox
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Carlyle Nelson Cox (4 Mar 1912–15 Aug 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16636466, citing Fairview Upper Cemetery, Fairview, Sanpete County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Clarice Cox (contributor 46943489) .