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Cox - James Bert

Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 3-Oct-1960 p. 8

Wingate- James Bert Cox, 82, died at 6:05 p.m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Russell Mitchell, east of here. He had been in failing health 18 months and seriously ill one week. Born May 13, 1878, in Boone County, he was a son of Peter and Mary McDonald Cox. He was married Oct. 16, 1898, at Darlington, to Myrty Bell Stry (Spry). She died May 16, 1959. Mr. Cox lived in Crawfordsville, Shannondale and Darlington all of his life. He moved to the home of his daughter when his health began failing. He attended school at Elizaville and was a farmer and laborer. Surviving, in addition to the daughter at whose home he died, are two other daughters, Mrs. Flossie Burroughs and Mrs. Evelyn Keyes, both of Crawfordsville, four sons, Lester of Crawfordsville, Oakel and Herbert, both of Indianapolis and Cecil of Phoenix; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two half-brothers, a half-sister and two infant children. Funeral rites are set for 2 p.m. (EST) Wednesday at Servies Funeral Home in Waynetown with Rev. Carl Nisbet, pastor of the Wingate Christian Church, in charge. Burial will be in Shannondale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Monday.

File Created: 3 November 2010 - thanks Lena for typing :) KZ

Note from his grandaughter, Julia Keys Lewis -- "he was actually married to Myrtle Bell Spry.  Her last name is "spelt wrong."  And my mother's (Evelyn) name last name is actually "Keys" - they always "spelt it wrong!"
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