Nov. 13, 1860 Oblong Crawford County Illinois, USA
Jul. 11, 1936 Hunt City Jasper County Illinois, USA
James William Cox, a son of Thomas and Margaret Cox, was born November 13, 1860, near Oblong, in Crawford county, and passed away at his country home east of Hunt City, Saturday morning July 11, at the age of 76 years, 7 months and 28 days.
He was married to Miss Hattie Sims in 1879. To this union were born four children, one son having died in infancy. Mr. Cox had been in failing health for some time. His last illness was of short duration, having taken to his bed on Thursday, July 8, and rapidly grown weaker until the end.
In January, 1895, Mr. Cox united with the Bethany Christian church under the pastorate of Rev. Thomas Wade.
In his passing he leaves to mourn a devoted and faithful companion; two sons, Archibald Cox and P.W. Cox of Detroit, Michigan; one daughter, Mrs. Clara Brough of Yale; one sister, Mrs. Mary Brown of Willow Hill; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren, with a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at the Mound M.E. church by Rev. Roscoe Deverick of Butternut, and interment was in Mound cemetery nearby.