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NAME: Cocks/Cox, Henry (m. Elcy Muxlow)

OBIT: The Journal, Manson, Iowa, Wed. 9 Jul 1913

Old Resident Passes Away
Death of Henry Cox After a Lingering Illness of Many Years
 Henry Cox, one of the first settlers of this community, passed away at his home south of town July 4th, after a lingering illness from the effects of palsy. Practically all of his children and his faithful wife were at his bedside to bid him good bye on his long voyage.
 Henry Cox was one of the old settlers of this community, a hard working, upright, honest man and good citizen. He was liked by all and adored by his family. During his long illness he has had the most solicitous care from his children each vieing with the other to look after his wants and his comforts. We doubt if Henry Cox had an enemy in the world. He tried to live up to the teachings of his master, and if any man ever did, Henry Cox was one of them.
 Henry Cox was born in Bulby, Lincolnshire, England in 1837 and died at his home south of Manson July 4th, 1913, aged 76 years 7 months and 4 days.*
 In 1864 he was united in marriage to Elsie Muxlow, and in 1868 they came to America and settled in DeKalb county, Illinois. In the year 1882 they moved to Manson, living north east of Manson five years then moved to the present home. To this union eight children were born, five boys and three girls, one dying in infancy. The seven remaining children are Mrs. Omer Clapsaddle, of Letcher, S. Dak., Mrs. J. S. Smith of Pocahontas, Iowa, George of Letcher, S. Dak., Peter four miles south west of Manson and Charles and Harry at home, and four brothers, three in England and one in Illinois.
 He with his beloved wife were converted and joined the M. E. church in the year of 1885, who together have lived a devoted Christian life. Brother Cox has been failing in health for the past eighteen years but in all of those years his trust in his saviour was such that he never complained, always loving and patient.

Death may dissolve my body now
And bear my spirit home
Why do my minutes move so slow,
Nor my salvation come.
With heavenly weapons I have fought
The battle of the Lord,
Finished my course and kept his faith,
And await the sure reward.
God has laid up in heaven for me,
A crown which cannot fade
The righteous Judge at that great day
Shall place it on my head.
Nor has the king of grace decreed,
This prize for me alone,
But all that love and long to see,
The appearance of his son.

Card of Thanks We wish to sincerely thank all the kind friends and neighbors for their liberal help and sympathy and also the many beautiful floral offerings during the sickness and death of our beloved husband and father.
Mrs. Henry Cox and children

* Correct age should be 74 years, 7 mos. and 3 days.

OBIT: (1/2 story missing, d. Calhoun County, Iowa)

...years, when they moved to the present home. Eight children, five boys and three girls, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Cox, and one died in infancy. The remaining children are: Mrs. Omer Clapsaddle of Letcher, S.D., Mrs. J. S. Smith of Pocahontas, George of Letcher, S. D., Peter, living four miles south of Manson, and Charley, Maud and Harry at home. Besides his wife and children, Mr. Cox leaves four brothers, three in England one in Illinois. The funeral services were held at the home at two-thirty, Sunday afternoon, and were conducted by Rev. McBurney of Storm Lake, who was a former pastor of Mr. Cox, who, with his wife, has been a faithful member of the Methodist church for over twenty-five years.
 The relatives from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Omer Clapsaddle and Mr. and Mrs. George Cox of Letcher, S. D.; Mr. and Mrs. John S. Smith of Pocahontas; and Thomas Cox of Shabbona, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mullins of Fonda, and Herb and Tom Winters of Lohrville, were also in attendance.
 Mr. Cox was an excellent citizen in every way. He was quiet and unobtrusive, and a man who loved his home and family beyond all else. He was the soul of honor in all business transactions and a competent Christian gentleman.


Henry Cox,
Born Dec. 1, 1837.*
Died July 4, 1913.
Age 76 yrs, 7 mos. 4 days.

Gone but not forgotten
A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled
God in His wisdom has recalled,
The boon his love had given,
And though the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in Heaven.

* Registration District of Bourn, County of Lincoln, England, #40, Henry, born First of December 1838 Bulby, to Peter Cocks and Mary Cocks formerly Bristow