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Date: Saturday, June 23, 2001 6:49 PM

Dectur County Journal

November l6, l899

Died at her home in Eden Township, three miles northeast of Davis City,

Iowa, on Nov. 8, l899, MARY ANN COX, who was born in Anderson County,

Tenn., June 6, l830, and was reared by her parents to womanhood. She

then moved with her parents to Mercer County, Mo. Her maiden name was

LIEUALLEN. In Mercer County, Mo., she was united in marriage to ABSALOM

W. COX in the year of l855, and from there they moved to Decatur County,

Iowa, where she had been a resident ever since.

Sister COX was the mother of 7 children, 3 girls and 4 boys. Her

husband and one boy preceded her to the grave, the rest of the children

all being present at the funeral. Bro. A.W. COX was widely known as a

minister of the gospel and died Aug. 30, l893. Sister COX united in

l855 with the Bethel Baptist Church of which she has been a faithful

member ever since.

Her death came suddenly last Tuesday morning while her son FRANK and

family were out to the milk yard. When they returned to the house they

found her lying on the floor with life almost extinguished.

The funeral services were held at the Bethel Baptist Church by Rev.

Harry Bennett, after which her remains were laid to rest in the cemetery

at that place. The sorrowing friends and relatives have the sympathy of

their many friends.


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June 23, 200l



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