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COX, Jeanne 1918-1928

COX, BAKER

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/27/2015 at 06:45:14

Fatal Auto Accident

Joseph Baker, of Whitten, driving a Chevrolet coach and accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. Flossie V. Cox, and his granddaughter, Jean Cox, and also Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Agnew, son and daughter, after church Sunday started southwest of Whitten to the Baker home. They had gone about one and one-half miles and were going across the crossroad at the Benson cemetery when Miss Blanche Thatcher, accompanied by her mother, approached from the south to turn the corner to Whitten. The weeds and corn obstructing the view, they did not see each other in time and when they were almost sure to come together each tried to dodge the other. The Baker car was overturned, resulting in the instant death of Jean Cox, and bruising the other members of Mr. Baker's family to some extent.

The funeral was conducted from the Church of Christ Tuesday afternoon and interment was in the Benson cemetery.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 September 1928, pg 1

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Obituary of Jeanne Cox

Jeanne A. Cox, daughter of J. V. and F. V. Cox, was born at Whitten, Iowa, Sept. 11, 1918, and died Sept. 9, 1928, at the age of 9 years, 11 months and 29 days.

She became a Christian Oct. 3, 1926, uniting with the Church of Christ at Whitten, and her beautiful life has been a joy to all.

She leaves to mourn her passing her mother, her grandfather, Joseph Baker, of Whitten, an aunt, Mrs. Geo. Vinson, Dupont, Ind.; an uncle, Dr. L. T. Cox, Milwaukee, Wis.; a great-aunt, Mrs. Jessie Ingham, Swaledale, Iowa; and three great-uncles, John H. Cox, Sheridan, Ind.; George Jakey, Whitten; M. W. Jakey, Hay Springs, Neb., besides a host of other relatives and friends.

Truly we can say with the Scriptures, "It is well with the child."

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Church of Christ. Rev. R. E. Knoer officiated. Interment was in the Benson cemetery.

Those who attended the funeral from a distance were Mrs. Clyde Collins, of Swaledale; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Moon and Dale, New Providence; Miss Lillie Houghton, Marshalltown; Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Ingham, Swaledale; Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Ingham, Marshalltown; Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Moore, of near Albion; Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Nablo, Beaman.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 September 1928, pg 11


 

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