NAME: Cox, Peter Bristow (m. Belle Ora Meliza)
LAST RITES FOR PETER COX HELD TUESDAY JUNE 4TH
Services, following the death of Peter Cox, were held Tuesday June 4, at 2:00 p.m. at the Methodist church with Rev. F.W. Shreve presiding.
Mrs. Erwin Jones played organ selections. Raymond Wallace sang "What a Friend we have in Jesus", and "The Lord's Prayer."
Mrs. Harold Van Wyngarden, Mrs. Delbert Mueller and Mrs. George Van Wyngarden handled the arrangements of the floral tributes.
Pallbearers were Irvin Miller, Harold Van Wyngarden, William Partlow, E.T. Goeders, Delbert Mueller, and Herman Freese. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Peter Cox was born in Illinois, December 9, 1875 and came to Manson with his parents as a young boy. He was united in marriage with Belle Ora Meliza April 2, 1897 in Manson. They had been married 46 years at the time of Mrs. Cox's passing in January 1945. During his active years he engaged in horse and cattle buying and some farming.
Mr. Cox's death occurred at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Dodge, Friday, May 31, 1963, at 9:00 p.m. after a six and one half week's illness. He is survived by his daughters, Ella Mae Sloan, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Vernon Wayman, Wenatchee, Washington, and a grandson, Robert Sloan, Los Angeles.
His friends, neighbors and many acquaintances in Manson and surrounding areas were a vital part of his life, in addition to his family, with his special favorites being the children and young people. His opinion always had been that Manson was the finest place to live on this earth. His daily presence in town and his own words of greeting will be missed.