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 Charles Merritt “Charlie” Cox

Charles Merritt “Charlie” Cox

Birth
Oneida, Knox County, Illinois, USA
Death 1941 (aged 73–74)
Cass County, Iowa, USA
Burial Massena, Cass County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 86869436 · View Source
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Charles, son of John Cox an Sarah Weech (later Burnison), was born in Oneida, Illinois on December 6, 1867. Charles came to Iowa when he was 20 with his mother, his brother, Oren, and sister, Ida, settling in Marshalltown, Iowa, His mother later bought a farm in Victoria Township, Cass County, Iowa, on Highway 148 just north of the Adams County line. Charles married Clara Waldron in January of 1894, and they were the parents of four children, Ethel May (Westfall), Leola Muriel (Wyatt), Harold Marion, and Hildred LaVerne (Penton).

Charles and Clara bought the farm from Sarah (his mother), where they farmed, and he also did carpentry. Clara passed away in 1921, and Charles continued to farm until 1922. He then moved to Corning to live with his mother until her death, at which time he purchased a house in Mount Etna. He lived there until his death, March 11, 1941. At the time of his death, he was staying with his daughter, Mrs. Paul (Hildred) Penton, on the home farm.


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  • Created by: JSC
  • Added: 16 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86869436
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Merritt “Charlie” Cox (6 Dec 1867–1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86869436, citing Victoria Cemetery, Massena, Cass County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by JSC (contributor 47288119) .