Fourth Generation


98. Evrald S. COX121,122,123,125,207,208,233 was born on 16 January 1854 in IL, Henry Co., Oxford. He lived with his widowed mother in IL, Mercer Co., New Windsor on 26 July 1870. Although the 1870 census shows what looks to be a Coral S. Cocks [Cox], female, age 17, living with Julietta, this is actually her son, Everald S. Cox. He lived next to his mother in IL, Henry Co., Oxford on 8 June 1880. Evrald lived in IL, Henry Co., Alpha on 4 June 1900. On 4 June 1900 he was a grain buyer . He lived in IL, Henry Co., Alpha on 15 April 1910. On 15 April 1910 Evrald was a grain dealer at a grain elevator in IL, Henry Co., Alpha. He was buried in September 1915 in IL, Henry Co., Alpha, Old Oxford Cemetery. He died on 24 September 1915 in IL, Henry Co., Alpha. From 1870 to 1900 Evrald was a farmer . Although Everald would have been 6 years old at the time, there is no 1860 census entry for him.

Evrald S. COX and Harriet Elizabeth "Hattie" EPPERSON were married on 14 September 1876 in IL, Henry Co., Alpha. Harriet Elizabeth "Hattie" EPPERSON122,207,208,212,233,234,235 was born on 23 August 1859 in IL, Knox Co., Rio. She lived next to her mother-in-law Juliette Cox in IL, Henry Co., Oxford on 8 June 1880. She was a Baptist in 1895. Hattie lived in IL, Henry Co., Alpha on 4 June 1900. She lived in IL, Henry Co., Alpha on 15 April 1910. She lived in IL, Henry Co., Alpha on 5 January 1920. Hattie lived in her son William's household in IL, Warren Co., Alexis on 15 April 1930. She died on 6 November 1931 in IL, Warren Co., Alexis. She was buried in November 1931 in IL, Henry Co., Alpha, Old Oxford Cemetery. Hattie and her daughter Myrtle managed the Central Office of the Telephone Company of Northern Illinois in IL, Henry Co., Alpha. From the book "The Story of David Epperson and his Family of Albemarle, Virginia":
Harriet Elizabeth Epperson, Alpha, Illinois, daughter of Anne and Samuel Epperson, was born August 23, 1859, at Rio, Illinois. Harriet attended the Union school of the Knox County public schools. When a child she moved with her parents to Alpha, Illinois. She was married to Everald S. Cox of Oxford, Illinois, September 14, 1876. Everald was the son of John W. Cox and his wife Juliette Williamson Cox. Harriet and Everald had five children. They were Myrtle, Ernest, Josie, Lydia, and William Cox.
Harriet joined the Baptist church at Alpha in 1895. She early became interested in the history of her family. It was her plan which organized the Epperson Family Reunion Association in Knox County. She treasured the good deeds and ideals of her forefathers, restored and kept prized possessions of the early family. Her picture is given as that of an outstanding enthusiast in urging that the family be kept together by the above association and by the printed edition of this family history. She died at the home of her son, William Cox, in Alexis, Illinois, November 6, 1931, beloved by a large circle of friends in Illinois and Iowa. Burial was in the Alpha cemetery, Alpha, where her husband, Everald Cox, and children Josie and Ernest were buried.
We cannot record all events of these families. We pause, however, to say there have been several beautiful deaths therein. The passing of Harriet Epperson Cox was such. On the sixth day of November she awakened early, called her family to her, and told them her time to leave had come. She planned with them, kissed her little grandchild goodbye, saying, "Grandma will not be here when you come from school." Her eyes closed in death a few minutes before twelve of that morning. When the little one returned, grandma had gone."

Evrald S. COX and Harriet Elizabeth "Hattie" EPPERSON had the following children:

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i.

Myrtle L. COX122,207,208,212,234,236 was born on 25 May 1878 in IL, Henry Co., Alpha. She lived with her parents in IL, Henry Co., Alpha on 8 June 1880. She lived with her parents in IL, Henry Co., Alpha on 4 June 1900. Myrtle lived with her parents in IL, Henry Co., Alpha on 15 April 1910. She lived with her widowed mother in IL, Henry Co., Alpha on 5 January 1920. On 5 January 1920 she was a dressmaker at home in IL, Henry Co., Alpha. Myrtle lived in her brother William's household in IL, Warren Co., Alexis on 15 April 1930. She and her mother managed the Central Office of the Telephone Company of Northern Illinois in IL, Henry Co., Alpha. From "The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle Virginia":
"Myrtle Cox, daughter of Harriet and Everald Cox, Alpha, Illinois, was born at Alpha and lived at that place most of her life. She was always her mother's companion, doing the work of the home with her mother and taking an active part in the affairs of the community. For many years she and her mother managed the Central Office of the Telephone Company of Northern Illinois at Alpha, and made an enviable record. Myrtle and her mother spent the winters previous to Harriet's death with her son William and his family at Alexis, Illinois."

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Josie COX237 was born between 1880 and 1900 in IL, Henry Co., Alpha. She died between 1880 and 1900 in IL, Henry Co., Alpha. She was buried between 1880 and 1900 in IL, Henry Co., Alpha, Old Oxford Cemetery.

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iii.

Ernest Samuel COX207,238 was born on 13 May 1883 in IL, Henry Co., Alpha. He lived with his parents in IL, Henry Co., Alpha on 4 June 1900. He died on 10 May 1901 in IL, Henry Co., Alpha. Ernest was buried in May 1901 in IL, Henry Co., Alpha, Old Oxford Cemetery.

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iv.

Lydia L. COX239 was born on 14 March 1887 in IL, Henry Co., Alpha. She died on 14 March 1887 in IL, Henry Co., Alpha.

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William Allen COX.

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(unknown) COX208 was born between 1900 and 1910 in IL, Henry Co., Alpha. He/she died between 1900 and 1910 in IL, Henry Co., Alpha. Extrapolated from 1910 census.