The Carthage Republican
September 24, 1919
DEATH OF HENRY COX.
Henry Francis Cox, born Feb. 20, 1861, near Middle Creek, Hancock county, Illinois, on the old homestead where his mother still resides, passed away at his home on Wabash Avenue, Tuesday morning at 10 a. m., after ten days' intense suffering from paralysis.
While Mr. Cox has been confined to his bed but a short time, yet he has been in ill health for some two or three years, his first illness occurring on May 23rd, since which time he has been unable to do any active work. During the weeks of his illness he was happy and cheerful, ever hopeful of recovery, and at all times patient and solicitous of the welfare of his loved ones. Kind heartedness was always one of his largest assets, and while he was of a quiet disposition, yet he made many and lasting friendships.
Henry was the son of Marion and Elizabeth (Langford) Cox, his father having died on Aug. 30, 1904, his mother, now having reached her 85th milestone on the date of her son's death.
On Sept. 27th, 1883, he was married to Nancy Ann Kimbrough, and to this union were born two children, Miss Ottie of Fargo, N. D., and Lester, of Greeley, Colo., and one nephew, Leland Kimbrough, who was taken into the home when a mere baby.
In October, 1910, Henry and family went to Moorehead, Minn., where they were engaged in extensive farming operations, later going to Fargo, N. D., where they remained until some two years ago, when they returned to their old home in this city, and have since resided here.
The children were called home more than a week ago and had some happy hours together, before he was called home.
He leaves surviving beside his widow and two children, his mother, and the following sisters: Mrs. Mira Hough of Bowen; Mrs. Amelia Kimbrough of near Middle Creek, one sister, Amanda Immegart, having died some years ago, and also his twin brother, Albert, who preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held from the Christian Church Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p. m., Judge C. J. Scofield officiating. Interment at Moss Ridge cemetery beside that of the body of his twin brother, Albert.
Notes: Henry is not buried next to his brother. Henry is buried on the West side of Moss Ridge with his wife. Albert is buried on the East side of Moss Ridge with his wife.
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