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Cox - Mary Newkirk


Source: Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Feb 10, 1922

Mrs. Isaac Cox, who has been critically ill for several weeks died on Thursday. Funeral services at the home on Sunday morning at half past 10 were conducted by Rev. Dwight Ives. Burial at Rowe Cemetery at Sand Creek. Eternal rest grand her O Lord and her perpetual light shine on her. Mary E, daughter of Elias and Olive Newkirk, was born in Orange County Indiana, March 11, 1862, departed this life, Feb 2, 1922 at her home in Waveland, aged 59 years 10 months 22 days. She was married to William Akins in 1881, who died in 1903. To this union were born 8 children: Alice, Edward, Wilbur who died in 1911, Minnie, Nancy, Clara, Harry and May. In 1907 she was married to isaac Cox and moved to Waveland and has lived here since. In 1890 she and Mr. Akins united with the first baptist church at Rockville under the pastorate of Rev. SK Fuson she was faithful to her Christian Covenant to the last, always being in her place at the hour of service when health would permit. Her life was given in sacrifice when shewas able and during her years of vigor no night was too dark too story or too cold for her to brave if she was needed. It was her ambition to do something for the sick and afflicted if it was in her power. She was a good wife and loving mother, her whole life being a consistant struggle and her sincerest prayer that she might live to see her children mature into manhood and womanhood. She is survived by her mother, husband, 7 children, two stepsons, 15 grandchildren, 3 brothers, one sister, a number of other relatives and friends. The only consolation that can be offered is the sweet realization of the fact that your beloved is at rest. The poor worn frame will never more be racked with the agonies of pain. Suffering is at an end but t'will only be a little while until you will cross the dark river and join your loved one among the host of Saved on the other shore. - transcribed by karen bazzani zach
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