COX, EDGAR A.—Edgar A. Cox, one of fourteen children of Augenol and Sara Antoinette Cox, was born at Pulaski, Tenn., July 17, 1869. He passed away at Geneva, Neb., April 12, 1935, aged 65 years, 8 months, and 25 days.
Death came at 4:30 a. m. and was due to an acute heart attack. Mr. Cox had been on duty at the Northwestern depot the day before as usual.
At the age of five, with his parents, he left Tennessee for Kansas, where he spent the greater part of his younger life. He was married to Miss Lillie M. Leonard, February 15, 1896, at Perth, Kas.
In 1898 Mr. and Mrs. Cox moved to Missouri and in 1911 to Nebraska, Mr. Cox having secured a position with the Northwestern railroad. He was stationed at Elgin, later at Shickley and O'Neil, and fifteen years ago at Geneva, which has since been the family home.
The nearly twenty-five years of faithful and efficient service rendered to the Northwestern railroad were greatly appreciated by that company, and the courteous and conscientious treatment the public received at his hands was likewise appreciated by the people and drew about him scores of warm friends. He would have been retired on a pension next August.
Mr. Cox was a Christian in faith and practice, being a member of the Geneva Methodist church at the time of his death. He was also an honored member of the Masonic, Odd Fellow and Modern Woodman lodges. He was also a member of the Masonic chapter and council and Community club.
Surviving him are his devoted wife and companion of forty years; their only child, Mrs. Audrey Henry, and her husband, Paul, and their daughter Patricia, a brother Alexander Cox of Sarcoxie, Mo., and numerous other relatives. The brother from Missouri and two nephews, John and Roy Cox of Augusta, Kas., came to attend the funeral service that occurred Sunday afternoon, April 14, at 2:30, at the Geneva Methodist church, conducted by Rev. W. H. Shoaf. Burial was in the Geneva cemetery, the Masons being in charge at the grave.
The Nebraska Signal, April 18th, 1935 page 1.
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