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Mrs. J. W. Cox Dies

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Mrs. Johnathan W. Cox, for the past several years a resident of this city, died at her home, Friday. Mrs. Cox has been ill for several months and her death was not unexpected. She was 79 years old and was a native of Tennessee, but has lived for a great many years in Arkansas and Missouri. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon by a Rev. Jinkerson and burial was made in the Masonic Cemetery. The bereaved husband is bedfast, having suffered a stroke of paralysis several several days ago and is in a critical condition. The sympathy of the community will be extended to him.

Source: Lavinnia Tye Samer

J. W. Cox dies

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Johnathan W. Cox, of this City, who a few weeks ago suffered a stroke of paralysis, died at the home of his son, W. B. Cox, Monday evening. Mr. Cox was seventy-six years old and was a native of Georgia. However, for the past forty years he has lived in this section of the west, coming here from Arkansas several years ago. Mr. Cox is survived by seven children, his wife having died several weeks ago. The names and addresses of the children are as follows: J. A. Cox, Meridian, Idaho, W. B. Cox, Crane, Dr. T. G. Cox, Omaha, Ark., J. W. Cox, Caney, Kans., Bert Cox, Independence, Kas., Mrs. Jane Cox, Burlington, Ark., and Mrs. Mary Capps, Crane. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church and had been for a great many years. Funeral services were conducted at the home of W. [illegible] Tuesday afternoon by Rev. R. Jinkerson, and burial made in the Masonic cemetery, Wednesday.

Source: Lavinnia Tye Samer

W. B. Cox, Old Crane Resident, Succumbs at 76

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William B. (Boley) Cox, 76, died at his home in Crane, Friday of last week, after an illness of about four years, the last of which confined him to his home. Cox was a native of Daisey, Tenn., born there on July 27, 1871. At the age of 10 he moved with his parents to Harrison, Ark., where he was schooled, and where he made his home until 1906. In that year he moved to Crane with his family, the new town then being under construction after the railroad had come through.  For a number of years he was employed at railroad work, then followed various occupations. He served Pierce township as constable for several terms. He was married to Ella Kindall, who died March 6, 1932. They became the parents of four children, one of whom, Mrs. Cecil Cox of Hurley, preceded him. He was married again to Mrs. Effie Johnson, on July 23, 1932, who survives him. Beside the widow, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. T. Flud and Mrs. B. H. Andrus, and by one son, Charles F. Cox, all of Crane. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, three brothers and one sister. He united with the Church of God, in Crane, in 1921, and had been an active member of the congregation until his last illness. He was also a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge, his membership dating to 1903. Funeral services were held at the Crane Church of God, Sunday afternoon, by the Rev. Melvin Woods, pastor, and the burial of the Masonic cemetery under the direction of the Manlove funeral home. Pall bearers were A.E. Hilton, J.S. Hemphill, Wayne Hilton, John Nelson, Ira Murphy, and Ben Bowling.

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