Obit: Cox, John ( -1905)





----Source: Greenwood Gleaner 1/ /1905

ACCIDENTAL DEATH--Cox, John ( -1905)

John COX, an old resident of this vicinity shot himself last Thursday night Jan. 26, at about eleven o'clock. He was not well at the time, not having been able to lie down and sleep for some time past. His wife heard him move about the room and then heard a sharp sound. He was found dead on the kitchen floor, a bullet having passed through his heart and out at the shoulder. There was a mark in the wall and in the ceiling of the next room, showing that he must have been standing at the time of the shot. Back of the kitchen stove were three ranks of wood from the top of which he took the rifle and it is probable that the hammer caught on the wood and discharged the gun when he picked it up. The jury impaneled by Justice CLUTE, consisting of A. S. ARMSTRONG, G. W. BISHOP, Vern CLUTE, W.W. HARLOW, Claud CARTER and C.C. HOEHNE, gave a verdict of accidental shooting at the inquest Friday.


1900 Federal Census, Greenwood city, Clark, Wisconsin


Name: John Cox
Birth Date: Oct 1836
Birthplace: Canada Eng
Relationship to Head-of-Household: Self
Spouse Name: Dorcas E Cox
Spouse Birth Place: Canada Eng 
Father Birthplace: England
Mother Birthplace: Canada Eng
Race or Color (expanded): White
Head-of-household Name:
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 38
Estimated Marriage Year: 1862
Mother How Many Children:
Number Living Children:
Immigration Year: 1867
Enumeration District: 0018
Sheet Number and Letter: 9A
John Cox M
Spouse: Dorcas E Cox F, May 1838, Canada/Eng., mother of 9 children-8 living, father b. Eng., mother b. Canada/Eng.
Child: Doratta Cox F, May 1882, Wis.




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