Source: Martinsville Reporter-Times Mon 24 June 1907 p 2
John H. Cox of the Indian Creek neighborhood south of this city died about 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon. He had been a sufferer for more than a year with Bright's disease and had been confined to his bed for 13 weeks. He had not been conscious, except at long intervals for more than 24 hours prior to his demise.
The deceased was born Oct 20, 1850 in the vicinity of Darlington, Montgomery County and had spent practically all of his life there until two years ago last February when he moved to the Lawson Fisher farm on Indian Creek, having bought the farm in the early winter before.
December 27, 1877, he was married to Miss Johnston of the Darlington neighborhood and his wife and two sons, Paul and Vern, survive him. Mrs. Cox's family also live in the vicinity of Darlington and the relatives of each of them have been very attentive to the decedent during his sickness in visiting and assisting in the care of the patient.
Two sisters and four brothers survive: Mrs. Ellen Townsend of Indianapolis; Mrs. Ivan Corns, living near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Julius, Clayton, Isaac and Alpheus Cox, who live in the vicinity of Darlington.
Mr. Cox was an adherent of the Newlight Church when living in the vicinity of such an organization and was a member of the Knights of Pythias Order.
The burial will be at Darlington tomorrow afternoon. The funeral cortege will leave the home at 7 o'clock tomorrow morning and will leave this city for Indianapolis on the interurban at 8:30. From Indianapolis a limited interurban car will be taken to Crawfordsville and thence by trian to Dalrington at 2:30. The funeral services will be held in the church at the cemetery immediately after the arrival of the party in Darlington.
Mr. Cox and his family have endered themselves to the people of their neighborhood since moving to this community and the sympathy and assistance of the neighbors have been extended to them gladly in their need. Mr. Cox was a progressive farmer a good citizen most accomodating in his relations with his neighbors and business associates and was highly esteemed by all with whom he had business or social relations. - kbz