Alfred COX

Male 1859 - 1938  (78 years)


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  • Name Alfred COX  [1, 2
    Born 23 Oct 1859  Madison County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  Living with parents in Center Twp., Madison Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1870  Living with parents in Union Twp., Madison Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1880  Living with parents in Union Twp., Madison Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1900  Living in Union, Madison County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 03 Jan 1938  Madison County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried North McDonald Cemetery, Winterset, Madison County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 

    • FIND A GRAVE -

      h/o Amanda A. (Farris)
      s/o Eli & Mary (Mills)

      Winterset Madisonian - January 5, 1938
      Winterset, Iowa

      ALFRED COX DIED SUDDENLY MONDAY

      Alfred Cox, a member of a pioneer family in Union township died Monday in Winterset at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Breeding. Death came suddenly as a result of a heart attack. He was 78 years of age.

      Alfred Cox was the son of Eli and Mary Cox, who settled in Section 36 of Madison township in 1856. The family came here from Ohio, making the trip overland. About a year later they moved to Union township. There, on what is still known as the Cox farm, seven miles northeast of Winterset, Alfred Cox was born on October 23, 1859.

      Mr. Cox had lived practically all his life on the farm where he was born. His father had been one of the early carpenters and pioneer sawmill owners of the county, and the son retained a life-long interest in these trades. In addition to his regular farm work, he became one of the leading carpenters of the county, and in recent years had operated sawmills here.

      Mr. Cox was married to Amanda Farris on January 14, 1883. They were the parents of two daughters, now Mrs. Charles Breeding and Mrs. W. S. Farlow, both of Winterset. His wife died on January 8, 1929.

      In addition to the two daughters, he leaves six grandchildren: Mrs. Veva Young, Farris Breeding, James Breeding and Virginia Farlow, all of Winterset, Mrs. Evelyn Wight of Lincoln, Neb., and Mrs. Vanna Olson of Bethel, Alaska; a brother, Milton Cox of Riverside, Wash., and two sisters, Mrs. Ira Greenwood and Mrs. Martha Criss, both of Winterset; in addition to seven great grandchildren.

      Funeral services were held Wednesday from the Tidrick funeral home in Winterset, in charge of the Rev. M. R. Talley, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was made in the McDonald cemetery in Jefferson township.

      (North McDonald cemetery)
    Person ID I13369  Main Tree

    Father Eli COX,   b. 28 Aug 1825, Clinton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1885, Madison County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary MILLS,   b. 28 Oct 1826, Hamilton, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1909, Madison, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 30 Jul 1846  Warren, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F24856  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Amanda A. FARRIS,   b. 26 Oct 1853, Union Twp., Madison Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jan 1929  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 14 Jan 1883  [2
    Children 
     1. Varnia COX,   b. Oct 1886, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     2. Albia COX,   b. Dec 1883, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    Family ID F25455  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Living with parents in Center Twp., Madison Co., Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Living in Union, Madison County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S03992] 1860 Census Center Twp., Madison County, Iowa.

    2. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    3. [S04109] 1870 Census Union, Madison County, Iowa.

    4. [S04110] 1880 Census Union Twp., Madison County, Iowa.

    5. [S04114] 1900 Census Union Twp., Madison County, Iowa.

    6. [S03966] Ancestry.com: Family Trees - Mills Family Tree by leermills.