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.
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
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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
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