George Edward Cox

b. 8 March 1871, d. 23 July 1947
  • George Edward Cox was born on 8 March 1871 in Petersburg, Virginia.
  • He married Jane Williams, daughter of Thomas J. Williams and Elizabeth J. Morris, on 9 September 1899.
  • George Edward Cox died on 23 July 1947 at age 76 in Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, at Homestake Hospital.
  • Jane Williams became a widow at his death.
  • He was interred at South Lead Cemetery, Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota.
  • The following appeared on 24 July 1947 in the Lead Daily Call: Funeral rites in memory of George E. Cox, Homestake Veteran, are set for 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Episcopal church. Dr. E.F. Siegfriedt will conduct the services.
    [:TAB: Interment will be in the family lot in the municipal cemetery in South Lead.
    [:TAB: Mr. Cox who was a retired Homestake employee, with 46 years of continuous service to his credit, died Wednesday forenoon in the Homestake hospital, after a six-week period of hospitalization which included surgery four weeks ago.
         He is survived by his wife, a daughter, a son, two grandchildren and a great grandchild. Another grandson lost his life in World War II.
  • The following appeared on 25 July 1947 in the Black Hills Weekly: George E. Cox, retired Homestake employee and member of the Homestake Veterans' Association, succumbed in the Homestake hospital Wednesday morning a few minutes after 10 o'clock. He had been a patient in the hospital the past six weeks and following surgery which he underwent four weeks ago, had been in gradually failing health.
    :TAB: Born March 8, 1871, in Petersburg, Va., Mr. Cox was first employed by the Homestake Mining company in 1896. He was retired January 1, 1943, after 46 years of continuous service. He worked first as a carpenter, then in the mine for three years, at the [end of which time he was transferred to the mechanical department where he remained up to the time of his retirement.
    [:TAB: Mr. Cox did volunteer work during the flu epidemic in 1918, and once described that work as both "appalling and interesting." He was a member of Company L, National Guards, during the Spanish-American War, but was never called to active duty.
    :TAB: On September 9, 1899, he was married to Miss Jennie Williams of Lead, who survives. Two children were born to the couple. They are Mrs. Margaret Brown of Montpelier, Idaho, and Charles T. Cox of Lead. Other survivors are two granddaughters and one gre[at granddaughter, all living in Montpelier, Idaho. He was a member of Christ Episcopal church and fraternally was represented by the Modern Woodmen of America and the Ancient Order of United Workmen lodges.
    [:TAB: Funeral services had not been made today.
         Arriving in Lead this afternoon from Chadron, Nebr., were Mrs. Cox's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Slater.
  • Last Edited: 18 May 2016

Family: Jane Williams b. 9 April 1878, d. 18 October 1954