William Arthur Cox

William Arthur Cox

Enid, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, USA
Death 11 Dec 1959 (aged 82)
Marks, Quitman County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Marks, Quitman County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 75128860 · View Source
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Few young and fast growing communities contain a higher order of citizenship than does Marks, Miss. There is little of the rougher element, and the uncultured do not by any means predominate. The high class men here are all highly respected and are duly honored.

Representative of the men who guide the affairs of the community, and who do it in a progressive and sensible way, is Hon. W. A. Cox, who has he honor of having served as the first mayor of his town.

Mr. Cox is not a newcomer either. He removed from Tallahatchie to Quitman County twenty years ago after concluding his law course at the Univeristy of Mississippi in 1899. He engaged in the practice of law upon coming to Marks, and in fact, in addition to his several other interests, still maintains law offices and a substantial practice.

Mr. Cox's energy has led him into fields too numerous and burdensome for the average man, but in the words of the soldier, he is a "gun." He is president of the oldest bank, the Riverside Bank, an institution that owes him a great deal of credit for its present high standing. For Mr. Cox, who was the first cashier of this bank, serving for about five years beginning in 1904, drew many patrons to the institution through his own personality and obliging manner. He was elected president of the bank nearly ten years ago.

In the agricultural field, Mr. Cox owns between two and three thousand acres of rich land, mostly under cultivation, and devoted principally to cotton and corn. This gentleman is a good authority on farming conditions and possibilities in the Delta and a good one to consult.

In spite of his busy hours Mr. Cox always finds time to take an interest in every undertaking designed for the public good, and one always has the assurance of a courteous reception and pleasant interview with this active man of affairs.

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  • Created by: Sharon Fortner Wright
  • Added: 18 Aug 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 75128860
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Arthur Cox (10 Jan 1877–11 Dec 1959), Find a Grave Memorial no. 75128860, citing Marks Cemetery, Marks, Quitman County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Sharon Fortner Wright (contributor 47356606) .