Fourth Generation


97. Samuel Kirby COX119,120,123,124,125,206,218,227,228,229,230 was born on 2 February 1849 in IL, Mercer Co.. He lived with his parents in IL, Mercer Co. on 9 October 1850. He lived with his parents in IL, Henry Co., Oxford on 13 September 1860. Samuel lived in IL, Henry Co., Oxford on 8 June 1870. He lived in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard on 12 June 1880. He lived in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard on 21 June 1900. He enumerated the census that year. Samuel lived in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard, Cass Rd. on 16 April 1910. On 16 April 1910 he was a grocery merchant in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard. He lived in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard, 9 Cass Rd. on 31 January 1920. In 1920 Samuel and his son Clay owned a retail merchandise store in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard. His son Jerome also worked at the store. He died on 10 March 1925 in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard. He was a Republican. From 1870 to 1910 Samuel was a farmer . Quoted in the journal, "Pioneer Days of Major Richard Rue Cox" by Charles Epperson Cox: "100 members of the Cox Family Association assembled at Campbell’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...three sons of Samuel Cox of Burchard, Neb., who have already joined the service...were honored for their show of patriotism...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."

Samuel Kirby COX and Ellen Margaret PATTERSON were married on 20 February 1879 in IL, Henry Co.. Ellen Margaret PATTERSON227,228,229,230,231 was born in July 1861 in IL. She lived in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard on 12 June 1880. She lived in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard on 21 June 1900. Ellen lived in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard, Cass Rd. on 16 April 1910. She lived in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard, 9 Cass Rd. on 31 January 1920. She lived next to her son Jerome in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard on 19 April 1930.

Samuel Kirby COX and Ellen Margaret PATTERSON had the following children:

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Lucia A. COX227 was born in September 1879 in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard. She lived with her parents in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard on 12 June 1880.

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Eliza E. COX228 was born in November 1881 in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard. She lived with her parents in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard on 21 June 1900.

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Frank R. COX228,229 was born in November 1885 in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard. He lived with his parents in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard on 21 June 1900. He lived with his parents in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard, Cass Rd. on 16 April 1910. On 16 April 1910 Frank was a printer for a newspaper in NE, Pawnee Co.

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John Frederick COX.

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Samuel Kirby COX Jr..

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Clay E. COX218,228,229,230,232 was born in November 1893 in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard. He lived with his parents in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard on 21 June 1900. He lived with his parents in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard, Cass Rd. on 16 April 1910. Clay lived with his parents in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard, 9 Cass Rd. on 31 January 1920. On 31 January 1920 he was a partner in his father's retail merchandise store in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard. He lived as a lodger in IL, Cook Co., Chicago, 5316 Harper Ave., Hyde Park Arms Hotel on 9 April 1930. Quoted in the journal, "Pioneer Days of Major Richard Rue Cox" by Charles Epperson Cox:
"100 members of the Cox Family Association assembled at Campbell’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...three sons of Samuel Cox of Burchard, Neb., who have already joined the service...were honored for their show of patriotism...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."

Although no record of his WWI enlistment can be found at this time, it is likely that he joined the service, since he would have been 24 years old at the time.

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Ada Irene COX228,229,230 was born in May 1896 in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard. She lived with her parents in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard on 21 June 1900. She lived with her parents in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard, Cass Rd. on 16 April 1910. Ada lived with her parents in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard, 9 Cass Rd. on 31 January 1920.

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Jerome Lee COX.

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Orson H. COX229,230 was born in 1902 in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard. He lived with his parents in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard, Cass Rd. on 16 April 1910. He lived with his parents in NE, Pawnee Co., Burchard, 9 Cass Rd. on 31 January 1920. Orson was educated was a student at the University of Nebraska on 31 January 1920 in NE, Lancaster Co., Lincoln.