Fifth Generation


211. Walter Kirby COX122,124,125,207,208,212,213,215,218,403,404 was born on 21 June 1874 in IL, Henry Co., Alpha. He lived with his parents in IL, Henry Co., Alpha on 1 June 1880. He served in the Spanish American War on 26 April 1898 in Co. A, 6th IL Vol. Inf. under Col. D. Jack Foster, Capt. William McConochie. From the Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Rock Island Co:
"At the call for troops, in April, 1898, for the Spanish-American war, the Sixth Illinois was one of the first to be mustered into the United States service, and on May 11, 1898, having been filled with recruits, the companies were sworn in. Ordered to Springfield April 26th, the regiment was mustered in for two years, leaving Springfield May 17th. It arrived at Camp Russell A. Alger, Va., May 20th, and remained until July 5th, then leaving for Charleston, S. C., where it arrived July 6th...Company A [embarked] on the U. S. S. Yale, July 8, 1898, and arrived at Santiago, Cuba, July 13, 1898...The troops did not disembark in Cuba, but went to Siboney, July 16, 1898, thence to Guantanamo Bay, July 18th and 20th, were at Baigniri July 20th, returned to Guantanamo Bay July 21st, and sailed therefrom to Porto Rico, arriving at Gunnica July 25th...on July 30th the regiment marched from Youco to Tallabola, and thence to Ponce, August 1, 1898. They remained in camp at that point until August 9th, and marched four miles over the mountain on the following day.They then advanced to Adjuntas, marched therefrom to Utnado, returned to Adjuntas, and then went back to Ponce. On September 7, 1898, the regiment embarked on the U. S. S. Manitoba, and arrived at Weehawken, N. J., September 13, 1898, arriving at Springfield, Ill., September 16, 1898. The regiment was mustered out at Springfield, November 25, 1898." He mustered in on 28 April 1898 in IL, Sangamon Co., Springfield. He mustered out on 25 November 1898 in IL, Sangamon Co., Springfield. He lived with his parents in IL, Henry Co., Alpha on 4 June 1900. On 4 June 1900 Walter was a bookkeeper in IL, Henry Co., Alpha. He lived with his parents in IL, Henry Co., Alpha on 15 April 1910. On 15 April 1910 he was a salesman at the broomworks in IL, Henry Co. He registered for the WWI draft in IL, Henry Co. on 12 September 1918 . Walter lived in IL, Henry Co., Geneseo, 522 E. South St. on 12 September 1918. On 12 September 1918 he was a clerk with George Dedrick in IL, Henry Co., Geneseo. He lived in IL, Henry Co., Geneseo on 5 January 1920. On 5 January 1920 Walter was a salesman for a grocery store in IL, Henry Co., Geneseo. He lived in IL, Henry Co., Geneseo, 428 North St. on 26 April 1930. On 26 April 1930 he circulated newspapers in IL, Henry Co., Geneseo. Walter was of medium height and weight, with blue eyes and dark hair. He served in the Spanish American War . He served in the Spanish American War . He served in the Spanish American War . He mustered in . Quoted in the journal, "Pioneer Days of Major Richard Rue Cox" by Charles Epperson Cox:
"100 members of the Cox Family Association assembled at Campbellā€™s Island in the Mississippi River near Rock Island IL on August 15, 1917, for the 15th annual reunion. Ideal weather conditions added greatly to the enjoyment of the day...a banquet dinner was served at 1 o"clock, one long table at which all were seated at once, being laid beneath the trees. Suspended above the center of the table was a large American flag, members of the family thus showing their patriotism and love of country...A letter from Charles Epperson Cox, president of the association, was read by the secretary, Walter Cox...Impromptu talks were given by various members of the family...Probably twenty families represented in the association have sons and grandsons who expect to enter the Great War, many of them being sons and grandsons of those who wore the blue in 61-65."

Walter Kirby COX and Irene (UNKNOWN) were married in 1912 in IL, Henry Co.. Irene (UNKNOWN)212,213,403 was born in 1891 in IL. She lived in IL, Henry Co., Geneseo, 522 E. South St. on 12 September 1918. She lived in IL, Henry Co., Geneseo on 5 January 1920. Irene lived in IL, Henry Co., Geneseo, 428 North St. on 26 April 1930.

Walter Kirby COX and Irene (UNKNOWN) had the following children:

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i.

Wayne COX was born in 1915 in IL, Henry Co., Geneseo. He lived with his parents in IL, Henry Co., Geneseo on 5 January 1920. He lived with his parents in IL, Henry Co., Geneseo, 428 North St. on 26 April 1930.

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ii.

Dale COX was born in 1917 in IL, Henry Co., Geneseo. He lived with his parents in IL, Henry Co., Geneseo on 5 January 1920. He lived with his parents in IL, Henry Co., Geneseo, 428 North St. on 26 April 1930.

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iii.

Margaret COX was born in 1918 in IL, Henry Co., Geneseo. She lived with her parents in IL, Henry Co., Geneseo on 5 January 1920. She lived with her parents in IL, Henry Co., Geneseo, 428 North St. on 26 April 1930.

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iv.

Sheldon COX was born in 1921 in IL, Henry Co., Geneseo. He lived with his parents in IL, Henry Co., Geneseo, 428 North St. on 26 April 1930.