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Obituary ~ Thomas L. Cox
October 30, 1857 ~ September 05, 1918
Decatur County Journal
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
September 12, 1918
Thomas L. Cox was born in Decatur County, Iowa, October 30, 1857 and died at the Ensworth Hospital, St Joseph, Missouri September 5th, 1928 aged 60 years, ten months, and 26 days.
On July 8th, 1882 he was united in marriage to Edna J. Downey. To this union were born four Children: Mrs. Lola Kelly, Arthur Cox, Mrs. Esther Cox, and Earl Cox. all of whom were with him during his last sickness. He leaves beside his companion two brothers and two sisters.
He has been in failing health for some time but no one realized the seriousness of his condition and when he submitted to an operation nothing could be done.
He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. A good Christian, respected by all and loved by his family.
Services were held at the Bethel Church, Saturday, September 7th at 2:30 P.M. conducted by Rev. Chas. Reeder, assisted by Elba Dale, in the presence of the family and a large gathering of neighbors and friends. The remains were laid at rest in the Bethel Cemetery.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, December of 2013