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Cox - Mary Thomas


Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 22 Sept 1905 p 10

The news of the death of Mrs. Omer Cox reached this city Sunday morning by telegraph from Mr. Cox to Dr. C.L. Thomas and was announced by Dr. C.H. Wilson at the evening services of Center Church. Although the end intelligence has been expected by the relatives and friends here for several weeks it caused a feeling of sorrow to pervade many homes yesterday. As Dr. Wilson said in closing a touching tribute to her memory, "A beautiful life has ended, as it seems to us, all too soon!" Mrs. Cox died at 3 o'clock Sunday morning in a sanatorium at Burke, Cal not far from San Francisco whither she had gone last May in search of health. About the first of July she was so much better that arrangements were made to have her return to her home in Pasadena but before they could be carried out a relapse occurred and she steadily grew worse until the end came. With her during the illness were the husband, Mrs. Everett Thomson, her mother and Mrs. Charles B. Moore, of Colorado Springs, her sister. Rev. Herbert Thomson of Everett, Wash was with her a part of the time also. Mr. Cox and Mrs. Thomson will leave tomorrow for Crawfordsville with the body, arriving here on Friday afternoon at 4:18 over the Monon. The funeral will occur Saturday afternoon at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. C.L. Thomas her uncle and aunt. Mrs. Cox was the youngest daughter and was born March 18, 1880 at Piqua, O, where her father was pastor of the Presbyterian Church. A year or two later the family moved to Crawfordsville where she grew up in womanhood loved and admired by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her. Hers was a Christian character in the most genuine meaning of the term. At an early age she united with the Center Presbyterian Church and was always active in its work. For several years her voice was heard in the choir of that church. In a peculiar way Center Church has an interest in her because her father was for several years pastor there as was her maternal grandfather, the late Dr. Tuttle and her paternal grandfather, the late Alexander Thomson, was for many years a member of the session. On October 21, 1901, she was married in this city to Omer Cox. The following year they went west accompanied by Mrs. Thomson and settled in Pasadena as their home.

Source: Frankfort Evening Crescent, Thursday, September 21, 1905, page 5

The body of the late Mrs. Mary Thomas Cox, the wife of Omer Cox, whose death occurred last Sunday in California, is en route to Crawfordsville for burial and the funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at the home of Dr. and Mrs. C. L. Thomas, this city. Mrs. Cox was the daughter of the late Rev. Everett B. Thompson, and a granddaughter of Dr. Joseph F. Tuttle, president of Wabash College for more than fifty years. - thanks to Lena H

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