FREDERICK LEONARD COX
Source: Waveland Independent, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana 7-25-1930 Supplement
The following obituary of the former publisher of the Marshall News was prepared by his son, J. Vincent Cox, the present publisher. While our acquaintance with the elder Mr. Cox was limited, we found him a very pleasant gentleman of more than ordinary intelligence and a wide range of information. We regret his passing. Frederick Leonard Cox, son of Rev. Leonard and Stella Cox, was born Dec 14, 1858 in Execter, Mass and died July 12, 1930 at Bloomingdale, Ind. He had been suffering from heart trouble for the past 9 months. He is survived by two brothers, a sister, and a son, J. Vincent; his wife having preceded him to the Great Beyond some 30 months ago. "The Cox family moved to Charlotte County, Virginia soon after the close of the Civil War, having bought a tobacco plantation that proved to be more expense than profit. Until he was 19, the younger Leonard remained with the parents, helping with the direction of the estate and management of the family affairs. The next 19 years were spent in the government service, in the historical printing and secret service departments. In the meantime, he had received a diploma from Georgetown University of Law; but his practice was interrupted by the Spanish-American War at which time his work in the secret service department prevented his release. In the latter part of '99 he returned to the US and located in a southern state but he soon contracted malaria fever. His ill health forced him to spend several summers in the mountain resorts in Pennsylvania where he met and married Ella Mae Cox in the fall of 1906. Resuming an early vocation, the printing trade, he was connected with a score of newspapers in the ensuing 24 years.