Fourth Generation


96. John Wesley COX119,120,123,125,219,220,221,222,223,224,225 was born on 19 March 1845 in IL, Rock Island Co., Port Byron. He was born on 2 February 1849 in IL, Henry Co., Oxford. This alternate birthdate and place is given in "Story of David Epperson and his Family", pg 149. He lived with his parents in IL, Mercer Co. on 9 October 1850. John lived with his parents in IL, Henry Co., Oxford on 13 September 1860. He lived in IA, Page Co., Clarinda on 28 June 1880. On 28 June 1880 he made bed springs in IA, Page Co., Clarinda. John lived in IA, Polk Co., Lee, 1214 E. Ninth St. on 4 June 1900. Also in the household were his 2 daughters and their families. He lived in IA, Polk Co., Valley on 20 April 1910. On 20 April 1910 he was a city policeman in IA, Polk Co., Valley. John lived in IA, Polk Co., Des Moines, 682 37th St. on 7 January 1920. Their granddaughter Mary Person lived with them. On 7 January 1920 he was the chief oil inspector at the State House in IA, Polk Co., Des Moines. He lived in IA, Polk Co., Des Moines, 682 37th St. on 14 April 1930. Also in the household were their daughter Winnifred Bauer, their granddaughter Nellie Phoenix, and their great-grandchildren Mary and John Phoenix. John died on 17 August 1931 in IA, Polk Co., Des Moines. He was a Republican. From the "History of Henry County, IL", about the Presbyterian Church in Woodhull, IL:
"First marriage in first church--John Cox and Miss Mary Magner [sic]."

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...Impromptu talks were given by various members of the family...Those who responded with toasts were...John Wesley Cox of Des Moines...Guests from out of the city...were...John Wesley Cox of Des Moines...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."

John Wesley COX and Mary F. WAGNER were married on 28 February 1871. Mary F. WAGNER123,125,221,222,223,224,225,226 was born in December 1852 in IN. She lived in IA, Page Co., Clarinda on 28 June 1880. She lived in IA, Polk Co., Lee, 1214 E. Ninth St. on 4 June 1900. Both her daughters and their families lived with them. Mary lived in IA, Polk Co., Valley on 20 April 1910. Her granddaughters Nellie and Mary Person lived with them. She lived in IA, Polk Co., Des Moines, 682 37th St. on 7 January 1920. Her divorced granddaughter Mary Person lived with them. She lived in IA, Polk Co., Des Moines, 682 37th St. on 14 April 1930. Her widowed daughter Winnifred, her granddaughter Nellie Phoenix, and her great-grandchildren John and Mary Phoenix lived with them. HELP HELP HELP .

John Wesley COX and Mary F. WAGNER had the following children:

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Winnifred C. "Winnie" COX.

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Nellie C. COX.