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COX, Joseph
(1814-1897)
EDWARDS, Catharine
(1812-1888)
GRAVES, William
(1820-1908)
RATCLIFF, Ann
(1824-1856)
COX, Charles Henry
(1844-1906)
GRAVES, Sarah Ann
(1855-1942)
COX, Ralph Freedom
(1896-1965)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. CARLSON, Minnie J.

2. HOGG, Elizabeth "Bessie"

COX, Ralph Freedom 1 2

  • Born: 25 Apr 1896, Wyoming, Stark co., Illinois 3 2 4 5
  • Marriage (1): CARLSON, Minnie J. on 22 Dec 1919
  • Marriage (2): HOGG, Elizabeth "Bessie" on 10 Feb 1946 in Kewanee, Henry co., Illinois
  • Died: 10 Jul 1965, Long Beach, Los Angeles co., California at age 69 4 2 5
  • Buried: Mt. Hawley Cemetery, Peoria co., Illinois 5
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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Social Security Number: 329-05-4055, issued in Illinois before 1951. 6

Census, 1900, Essex twp., Stark co., Illinois. 7

Newspaper, 18 Mar 1908. 8 From the Stark County News, March 18,1908, Starwano: Ralph Cox
was absent from school last week on account of sickness."

Census, 1910, Essex twp., Stark co., Illinois. 9 Cox, Sarah Ann, head, 55 years old, widow, 11 children born, 9 survive, b. Ohio, father b. North Carolina, mother b. Ohio, farmer, general farm, owns farm free and clear
Fannie, daughter, 17, single, b. Illinois
Ralph F., son, 14, single, b. Illinois
Charles C., son, 10, single, b. Illinois
Martin, William, hired man, 36, single, b. Scotland/England, both parents b. Scotland/England, laborer on farm

Newspaper, 6 Jun 1917. 8 Stark County News, listing of men in Stark County registered
for draft under Selective Draft Law:
Ralph F. Cox, age 21

Military: Pvt. U. S. Army, World War I, Abt 1918. 2

Census: Farmer, 1920, Essex twp., Stark co., Illinois. 10

Census: Farmer, 1930, Essex twp., Stark co., Illinois. 11 73/73
Cox, Ralph F., head, rents, owns radio set, 34M, first marriage at 24, b. Illinois, father b. Illinois, mother b. Ohio, Farmer, #52 on farm schedule
Minnie, wife, 31F, first marriage at 21, b. Illinois, both parents b. Sweden
Marcella, daughter, 8F, single, b. Illinois
Dorothy, daughter, 6F, single, b. Illinois

residence, 1940, Unknown. Not listed in the 1940 Peoria City Directory

residence, Jul 1942, Peoria, Peoria co., Illinois. 12

residence, 1943, Peoria, Peoria co., Illinois. 13 There is a Ralph Cox listed in the 1943 phone book, address is "Southport Rd", phone 3-4914. Don't know if this is him or not.

residence, 1944, Unknown. Not listed in the 1944 Peoria City Directory


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Ralph married Minnie J. CARLSON, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, on 22 Dec 1919. (Minnie J. CARLSON was born on 7 Feb 1899 in Princeville twp., Peoria co., Illinois,5 died on 24 Jul 1943 in Peoria, Peoria co., Illinois 5 and was buried in Mt. Hawley Cemetery, Peoria co., Illinois 5.)


bullet  Marriage Notes:

Ralph and Minnie Cox are both buried in Mt. Hawley Cemetery,
near Peoria, Illinois, as is Ralph's second wife, Bessie.

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Ralph next married Elizabeth "Bessie" HOGG on 10 Feb 1946 in Kewanee, Henry co., Illinois. (Elizabeth "Bessie" HOGG was born on 18 Aug 1901 in Toulon, Stark co., Illinois.)


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Sources


1 1900 Federal Census, Illinois, Stark co.

2 John Melton (Mt. Hawley Cemetery, Peoria co., Illinois).

3 1900 Federal Census, Illinois, Stark co.

4 California Death Records, Record Type: Death Records, Url: http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi.

5 John Melton.

6 California Death Records, Record Type: Death Records, Url: http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi.

7 1900 Federal Census, Illinois, Stark co.

8 Stark County News.

9 1910 Federal Census, Illinois, Stark co..

10 1920 Federal Census, Illinois, Stark co.

11 1930 Federal Census, Illinois, Stark co.

12 Unknown Stark co., Illinois newspaper.

13 Illinois Bell Telephone Company.


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