COX, Harry Wilbert 1 2
- Born: 28 Jul 1882, Illinois 3 2 4
- Died: 4 Apr 1911, Stark co., Illinois at age 28 2 4 5
- Buried: Sheets Cemetery, Essex twp., Stark co., Illinois 2 6
From the Stark County News, Jan. 15, 1908:
"Harry and Cynthia Cox, of Wyoming, spent Sunday at Phililp Beamer's."
Stark County News, Feb. 26, 1908:
"Clinton Dixon & Jesse Wilkinson spent Sunday with Harry Cox."
Stark County News, March 4, 1908:
"Billy Marten spent Friday night with Harry Cox. He returned Thursday from a two months' visit at his home in Barnhill, Ayrshire, Scotland. He set said February 15, and landed the 24th. No severe storms were encountered during the voyage."
From the Stark County News, Wednesday, 12 April 1911
Harry W. Cox Laid To Rest
Well Known Young Man of Essex Township...Funeral Friday
Harry W. Cox, son of Nathan Monroe and Martha (Graves) Cox, was born 28 July 1882, and died 4 April 1911, aged 28 years, 8 months and 11 days.
Harry was born and grew to manhood on the farm on which he passed away in Essex township, Stark County, Illinois.
He was very devoted to his home and took great pride and showed discriminating taste in improving it, as the appearances of the farm at all times abundantly proved. On the death of his father, he, being the only son, took upon himself the care of the home and property, and although quite young, his mother found him a great help in planning for and conducting the large farm.
About a year and a half ago, his health began to fail; first gradually, but soon it gave great concern to the family and friends and everything possible was done to effect a restoration of health. To this end he spent some months in the tent colony at Ottawa and then went to Denver, Colorado, but not receiving the desired benefit he longed to return to his home, and here, surrounded by his loved ones who ministered to his every comfort, he spent the last months of his earthly life. Throughout all the long and trying time of his illness Harry showed remarkable patience and hope of final recovery.
His religion consisted in a strict observance of the Golden Rule. He belived that each of us will be rewarded according to the good deeds done in this life. His life was in beautiful harmony with his profession. He never allowed himself to speak evil of others. He was sunny and bright in disposition, courteous in demeanor, of unblemished character, ever ready to help others, industrious and able in his vocation, a duitiful and loving son, a loving and considerate brother and a good neighbor. In truth, he was a young man whose influence was ever for good, and in all his life he was a fine example for others to follow.
In the reward which comes to all who in this life deal rightly and show mercy and liver honroably, few will have more stars in their crown than he.
He leaves to mourn his loss, his bereaved mother and four sisters, Mrs. Harry Kerns of Wyoming; Mrs. Marvin Ward of Virginia; Cynthia at home and Mrs. Emery Halstead of Toulon, besides a very large circle of relatives and friends. To the bereaved family is extended the fullest sympathy of the whole community.
The funeral was held at the home at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon, the services being conducted by Reverend Moore, pastor of the Wyoming Congregational Church, who took for his text the words, "Who will render to every man according to his deeds." The choir consisted of Florence Scott, Miss Jeanne Richardson, Melven Earhart and H.D.D. Martin, with J.W. Walters as organist. The great esteem in which Mr. Cox was held was indicated by the large attendance of friends who came
from far and near. A very large procession followed the remains to their last resting place, in the Sheets cemetery, where all that was mortal was laid by the side of his father and sister, who proceded him to the other shore. And so the spring blossoms will open on another grave which hides from mortal sight all that was earthly of a true and noble man, but his memory and influence will abide to
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: farmer, Stark County, Illinois, 1900. 7
• Census, 1900, Essex twp., Stark co., Illinois. 8
• Newspaper, 15 Jan 1908. 9 from the Stark County News, Jan. 15, 1908, Southwest Corners:
"Harry and Cynthia Cox, of Wyoming, spend Sunday at Philip Beamer's."
• Newspaper, 4 Mar 1908. 9 The Stark County News reports, March 4, 1908: "Billy Marten spent Friday night with Harry Cox. He returned Thursday from a two months' visit at his home in Baerhill, Ayrshire, Scotland.
He set sail February 15, and landed the 24th. No severe storms were encountered during the voyage."
• Census, 1910, Stark co., Illinois. 10 Cox, Martha M., head, 64yo, widowed, 6 children born, 5 living, b. Ohio, both parents b. Ohio, occupation = farmer, General farm, owns farm free and clear.
Cynthia A., daughter, 30, single, b. Illinois,
Harry W., son, 38, single, b. Illinois, manager, farm
• residence, Apr 1911, Wyoming, Stark co., Illinois. 5 Harry W. Cox, Wyoming, Ill., April 4, 1911, aged 28 years