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 Margaret <I>Ritter</I> Cox

Margaret Ritter Cox

Death 11 Feb 1863 (aged 51)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 18901145 · View Source
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Her tombstone indicates her birth on or about September 30, 1811.

She was the second wife of John Cox, Sr. She gave to the following children of John Cox, Sr.; Albert, Anna Maria, Emanuel, Juliann, Malinda, Salathial, Sylvester, Alfred and Sarah Ann.

1850 Gopsill's City Directory:
Cox Margaret, Brown ab 13th

In the 1850 Federal Census, one year after her husband died, she and her children were living in the 5th Ward of Spring Garden District, Philadelphia County. Living with the family was Allen Smith, 23, stone mason; Elby Strery, 21, stone mason; and Joseph Lewis, 18, (Maryland) carpenter.

29 June 1860 Census:
1st Division, 14th Ward [10th - Broad, Poplar to Vine]
Emanuel Cox, 21, Paper Hanger
Marg Cox, 48
Saluther [Salathial] Cox, 28, Bricklayer
Sylvester, 26, Cab Maker
Julia A, 23
Anna M. Cox, 17
Albert Cox, 15
Malinda Cox, 13
All born in Penna.

1861 McElroy's Directory:
Emanuel Cox, paper hanger, 1311 Brown
Margaret Cox, widow John, 1311 Brown
Salathial Cox, bricklayer r 1133 Olive

Margaret died of Pneumonia Typhoid.

Public Ledger, February 13, 1863, Page 2, Column 5:
COX - On Wednesday, 11th instant, MARGARET COX, widow of the late John Cox,
in the 52d year of her age.
Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
Here thy less we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
The friends and relations and those of the family are respectfully invited to attend the
funeral, from her late residence, 1311 Brown st., on Monday morning next, 16th instant
at 9 o'clock. To proceed to Union Church, Whitemarsh, Montgomery county, without
further notice.

Lot 43 of the Union Church cemetery in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County:
"Margaret "our mother" widow of late John Cox, died February 11, 1863 age 51y, 4mo, 13d."

Family Members



Why should our tears in sorrow flow when God recalls his own and bids our mother leave a world of woe to her immortal crown. Her toils are past her work is done and she's fully blest. She fought the fight the victory won and entered into rest. Aged 51y 4m 13d

Gravesite Details 2nd wife of John Cox
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  • Added: 12 Apr 2007
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Ritter Cox (30 Sep 1811–11 Feb 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18901145, citing Union Cemetery, Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Researcher (contributor 46902961) .