George COX

Male 1850 - 1917  (66 years)


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  • Name George COX  [1
    Born 06 Aug 1850  Ohio 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
    Occupation 1870 - Farm Laborer  [3
    Died 07 May 1917  [2
    Buried North McDonald Cemetery, Winterset, Madison County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • FIND A GRAVE -

      h/o Rebecca H. (Mills)
      s/o Eli & Mary (Mills)

      Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
      May 9, 1917

      GEORGE COX Drops Dead

      Expires While Talking With Friends in Court House
      Yard. Was An Early Settler

      George Cox, a pioneer of Madison county and well known throughout the county, dropped dead in the court house yard on Monday afternoon while talking to Dr. W. H. Thompson and W. P. Rhyno. He was one of the strongest men in the county, had never been seriously ill and his sudden death was a profound shock to the entire community. A short time prior to his death, someone attempted to lift one of the iron sections of the new flag pole, but could not move it. Cox, who was among the onlookers, took hold of the heavy pipe and raised it without apparent effort. Fifteen minutes later he fell dead and it is thought that the exertion may have caused the rupture of a blood vessel.

      Like his father, Eli Cox, he had a great liking for mechanics and tools, and early learned skilled carpenter work from his father. When but 18, he assisted in the operation of his father's sawmill, which was the only one in the North River neighborhood. Both father and son were bridge builders in Madison county, the one erecting a number of the early bridges, the son acting as bridge foreman for the bridge force in 1894 and 1909.

      Mr. Cox lived in Union township for many years, but preferred to leave the greater part of the labor of farming to others, while he worked along structural lines and as a contractor. For the past nine years he has lived in Winterset. Besides Mrs. Cox, six children survive.
    Person ID I13382  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  [4
    Family ID F24856  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Hannah MILLS,   b. 02 Oct 1855, Madison County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1931, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Children 
     1. Irvin COX,   b. 03 Jun 1883, Madison County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jun 1888, Madison County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)  [Natural]
     2. Viola COX,   b. 15 Jun 1879, Madison County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1918, Madison County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [Natural]
     3. Sylvanus COX,   b. 29 Aug 1886, Winterset, Madison, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1963, Nevada, Story County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Natural]
     4. Herman COX,   b. 04 Jul 1894, Madison County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1945, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [Natural]
     5. Willard COX,   b. 12 Oct 1896, Madison County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1897, Madison County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F24867  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Living with parents in Center Twp., Madison Co., 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. [S03966] Ancestry.com: Family Trees - Mills Family Tree by leermills.