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Mabel Gerbrich Cox, 1884-1934


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 1/28/2009 at 12:06:48

Mrs. Jesse Cox died suddenly Monday afternoon [5 Sep 1934] of a heart attack. She had had several similar attacks during the summer but was seemingly on the mend.

Mrs. Cox was a talented musician and after her marriage continued her interest in her playing. She with her husband and their brothers formed one of the most popular amateur orchestras of the time. As their sons became old enough they too joined the group.

Mabel June Gerbrich was born at Yankton, S. D., on June 29, 1884 but came to Estherville with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. Gerbrich from Holdridge, Neb., 34 years ago. She attended a Catholic school at Emmetsburg, later taking up music at Drake university at Des Moines and studied in that conservatory for four years. On June 18, 1902 she was married to Jesse Cox at the home of her parents in Estherville and has lived here almost continuously since then with the exception of short absences when Mr. Cox was working in other cities at his trade as a scenic artist.

Surviving Mrs. Cox's passing are her husband and four sons, Morris of Rochester, N. Y., Eugene, Robert and Earl of Estherville.

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at two o'clock from the home and at two thirty from the M. E. church. Rev. F. E. Ortmeyer assisted by Rev. Frank Yeard of the Union Baptist church was in charge. Pall bearers were Vance Noe, Elmer Moore, W. H. Ridley, J. H. Cramer and Fred Ehlers. Burial was made in Oak Hill Cemetery.


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