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George Charles Cox  ( 1860 – 1935 )

 

 

26.           GEORGE CHARLES COX  was born in North Shoebury, Essex.   According to the cemetery stone, the birth date is May 20, 1859.  But when looking at the censuses, the date of 1860 is also posssible for the birth.

 

Father:           George Cocks

Mother:           Catherine Pickingill            (No. 10)

 

In 1861, George C. Cox, age 10 months, was living with his parents in Barling, Essex.

From the 1861 Census of Barling, Essex, we find the following:

Cuttlers Cottage

Name - Relationship to Head - Married or Single - Age - Sex – Occupation - Birthplace

George Cox         Head  mar  33 M     Ag Labr.                     Essex    Lite. Stambridge
Cathrine     Do.    Wife    mar  26 F                                      Essex    Hockley
Sarah Ann Do.    Daur            4 F                                       Essex   Gt Wakering
George C.  Do.     Son           10 mo M                                Essex   N Shoebury

 

By 1864, The Cox family was living in South Shoebury, Essex.

 

In 1871, George Cocks, age 10, was living with his parents in South Shoebury, Essex

From the 1871 Census of South Shoebury, Essex, we find the following:

22  [Elder Walk ?]

Name - Relationship to Head - Married or Single - Age - Sex – Occupation - Birthplace

George Cocks   Head   Mar  43  M                                       Essex Stambridge
Catherine   D     Wife   Mar  31  F  Brickfield Lab*                    D     Hockly
George      D     Son            10  M                                          D     North Shoeby
William      D    Son             7  M   Scholar                             D    South Shoeby
Edmund     D    Son             3  M                                           D               D

 

In 1874, The Cox family immigrated from England to Canada.   They settled in Fitzroy, Carleton, Ontario Province.  George’s Uncle and Aunt, William and Martha Smith, went to Fitzroy earlier in 1873.

 

In 1881, George Charles Cox, age 20, a Brick maker, was living with his parents in Fitzroy, Carlton, Ontario.

From the 1881 Census of Fitzroy, Carlton, Ontario, we have the following:

Name - Marital Status - Gender - Ethnic Origin - Age - Birthplace - Occupation - Religion

George Cox                   M         Male       English      50   England    Brickmaker     Methodist Canada
Katherine Cox                M         Female   English      45   England                          Methodist Canada
George Charles Cox                  Male       English      20   England    Brick Maker   Methodist Canada
William Henry Cox                     Male       English      18   England    Brick Maker   Methodist Canada
Edmund Cox                              Male       English     13   England                          Methodist Canada
Emmir Cox                                Female   English       8    England                          Methodist Canada
Mijordee M. Cox                         Male       English      6   O (Ontario)                       Methodist Canad

Next door to the Coxes were George’s Uncle and Aunt, William and Martha Smith.  William Smith was also a Brick Maker.

 

George married MARY ANN RIVETT on December 25, 1882 in Arnprior, Renfrew County, Ontario Province, Canada.

From the Marriage record, we have the following information:

No. 25  Stamped No. C10137

His Name.                             George C. Cox                   Her Name.                             Mary Ann Rivett
Age.                                      22 years                            Age.                                     19 years
Residence when Married.        McHale                              Residence when Married.       Mansfield
Place of Birth.                         England                             Place of Birth.                       Canada
Bachelor or Widower.              B                                      Spinster or Widow.                S
Profession.                           Labourer

Names of Parents.                 George Cox                        Names of Parents.               Wm Rivett
                                            Catherine Pickingill                                                         Mary Cowan

Names and Residences of Witnesses.           James Rivett, Mansfield
                                                                   Catherine [Rotherne]  Mansfield

Date and Place of Marriage.                           25 December 1882   Arnprior
Religious Denomination of Bridegroom.           Methodist of Canada
Religious Denomination of Bride.                    Methodist Epescopal
By whom Married.                                         Rev A. R. Ovser
By License or Banns.                                    L.

 

Mary Ann was born September 8, 1859 according to the cemetery stone.   But the marriage record, the 1891 census, and death record suggests 1861 or 1862 as the birth year.

 

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George Charles and Mary Ann (Rivett) Cox with their son Hiram ca. 1884 - 1885

Photograph from Douglas Cox of Powassan, Ontario

 

 

In 1891, George and Mary Ann Cox were living in the area of Nipissing and Himsworth South, Muskoka and Parry Sound, Ontario Province, Canada.

George was a Farmer.  Mary Ann’s father, William Rivett, was living with them.

From the 1891 Census of the area described above, we find the following:

W 2/2 161 (175 crossed out)  Enumerated the 6th day of April 1891

Name - Sex - Age - Marital Status - Relationship to Head - Birthplace - Birthplace of Father - Birthplace of Mother - Religion - Occupation -  Can Read - Can Write

Cox   George Charles    M  31    M             England   England  England  Methodist    Farmer
         Mary Ann           F   29    M   W     Ont                                        
        Hiram                 M    7           S                      England       Ont           -
        George Loren      M    5           S                                                   -
        William James    M    3           S                                                   -
        John Wesley       M   11/12     S                                                    -
Rivett  William               M    70   M  father in law
                                                               England                 England   Methodist    Farm laborer

Additional information for Mary Ann Cox - Can read - Can write

Additional information for William Rivett - Wage Earner - Can read - Can write

 

In 1899, Mary Ann Cox died, at the age of 37 years, on March 29, 1899 in Powassan, Parry sound, Ontario, Canada.

From the Death record, we have the following information:

Stamped No. 020287

Name of the Deceased.                          Cox Mary Ann
Sex.                                                     F
Date of Death.                                       March 29
Year.                                                    99
Age.                                                     37 years
Residence.                                            Powassan
Occupation.                                           Farmer Wife
Married or Single.                                   M
Where Born.                                          Renfrew Co Ont
Cause of Death.                                     Peritonitis 3/4 days
Name of Physician.                                none
Religious Denomination.                        Methodist
Name of Person making Return.              Jas A Porter
Date of Registration.                               April 1  99

 

In 1901, George Cox, a widower, age 41, with his children were living in the village of Powassan, Himsworth (North-South), Muskoka and Parry Sound , Ontario, Canada.  George was a Farmer.

From the 1901 Census of the above mentioned place, we find the following:

Village of Powassan

Name - Sex - Race - Relationship to Head - Marital Status - Birthdate - Age - Birthplace - Race - Nationality - Religion -Occupation

Cox    George              M  W  Head         W   [       ]   1859  41  England    English   Canadian  Methodist   Farmer
         Hiram              M  W   Son          S   [       ]    1884   16      Ont                                      
         George            M  W   Son          S   [       ]    1886  14                                                
         John Wesley   M  W   Son          S   5 June  1890  10     Ont           English  Canadian  Methodist
         Mabel              F  W   Daughter  S   [  ] Sept 1895    5                                               
         Florence          F   W   Daughter  S   21 [   ]    1897   3                                                 

Additional information for George Cox - Living on own means - 330 Earnings from Occupation - Can read - Can write - Can speak English

Additional information for Hiram Cox - Living on own means - Can read - Can write - Can speak English

Additional information for George (junior) Cox - 8 Extra earnings -Can speak English

Additional information for John Wesley, Mabel, and Florence Cox - Can speak English

 

George married 2nd to MARY JANE WIGGINS on June 3, 1902 in Parry Sound County, Ontario Province, Canada.

From the Marriage record, we have the following information:

Page No. 346

Names of Parties                              Geo Cox                      Mary J. Wiggins
Age                                                 41                                22
Residence when Married                   Himsworth S                 Powassen
Place of Birth                                   Eng                              [           ]
Bachelor Widower Spinster Widow    W                                 S
Occupation                                      [     ]man

Parents                                           Geo. Cox                       [Jas] Wiggins
                                                      Cath Pickingale              Mary Draper

Date and Place of Marriage.              June 3, 1902

 

Mary Jane was born May 4, 1873, the birth date came from the cemetery stone.

 

Mary Jane Cox died on June 30, 1903.  The death date came from the cemetery stone.

 

In 1911, George c. Cox, age 51, widower again, a carpenter, was living in Powassan, Parry Sound, Ontario Province, Canada.

From the 1911 Census of the above described place, we find the following:

Powassan King St

Cox George C.     M   Head        W   May 1860  51    England   [        ]   English  Canadian     Methodist   Carpenter    Yes
        Wesley        M   son          S   June 1890   20      O                      English  Canadian    Methodist   Salesman   Yes
        Mabel M       F   daughter   S   Sept  1896  15      O                      English  Canadian    Methodist   at home
        Florence M   F   daughter   S   Nov    1898  13      O                      English  Canadian    Methodist
        Ruby W.      F  daughter    S   May  1903    8       O                      English  Canadian    Methodist

 

 

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The Cox Family ca. middle to late 1910's

Back row, left to right:

Hiram Cox -- George Charles Cox -- George L. Cox -- Wesley Cox

Front row, left to right:

Ruby Cox -- Mable Cox -- Florence Cox

Photograph from Douglas Cox of Powassan, Ontario


 

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George Charles Cox, perhaps 1920's to 1930's.

Photograph from Douglas Cox of Powassan, Ontario

 

 

George Charles Cox died on July 25, 1935.  The death date came from the cemetery stone.

 

 

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Cox family gravestone.  According to Douglas Cox this one was made later to replace old gravemarkers that have crumbled due to age and weather.

Photograph from Douglas Cox of Powassan, Ontario

 

 

 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE CHARLES AND MARY ANN (RIVETT) COX

 

 

43.          HIRAM COX  was born ca. 1884 in Ontario Province, Canada.

In 1891, Hiram Cox, age 7, was living with his parents in the area of Nipissing and Himsworth, Muskoka and Parry Sound, Ontario. (see above for details in the census).

In 1901, Hiram Cox, age 16, was living with his father in the village of Powassan, Muskoka and Parry Sound, Ontario. (see above for details in the census).

See the picture of Hiram Cox in the family photograph above.

 

 

44.          GEORGE LOREN COX   was born June 11, 1886 in Ontario Province, Canada, the birth date came from the cemetery stone.

In 1891, George Loren Cox, age 5, was living with his parents in the area of Nipissing and Himsworth, Muskoka and Parry Sound, Ontario. (see above for details in the census).

In 1901, George Cox, age 14, was living with his father in the village of Powassan, Muskoka and Parry Sound, Ontario. (see above for details in the census).

 

George L. Cox died on July 10, 1924.  The death date came from the cemetery stone.

See the picture of George L. Cox in the family photograph above.

 

 

45.          WILLIAM JAMES COX   was born June 12, 1888 in Ontario Province, Canada, the birth date came from the cemetery stone.

In 1891, William James Cox, age 3, was living with his parents in the area of Nipissing and Himsworth, Muskoka and Parry Sound, Ontario. (see above for details in the census).

 

William J. Cox died on October 11, 1893.  The death date came from the cemetery stone.

 

 

46.          JOHN WESLEY COX   was born ca. June 5, 1890 in Ontario Province, Canada.

In 1891, John Wesley Cox, age 11 months, was living with his parents in the area of Nipissing and Himsworth, Muskoka and Parry Sound, Ontario. (see above for details in the census).

In 1901, John Wesley Cox, age 10, was living with his father in the village of Powassan, Muskoka and Parry Sound, Ontario. (see above for details in the census).

In 1911, Wesley Cox, age 20, a Salesman, was living with his father in the village of Powassan, Parry Sound, Ontario. (see above for details in the census).

 

See the picture of Wesley Cox in the family photograph above.

 

John Wesley Cox married CHARLOTTE VIOLA WILLIS on November 26, 1913 at North Bay, Ontario Province, Canada.

From a webpage concerning Northern Districts, 1913, Part 2, the marriage entry is listed:

10137-1913 John Wesley COX, 23, Clerk, Powassan, Same, s/o George C. COX & Mary RIVETT, married Charlotte Viola WILLIS, 21, Ethel Ont., North Bay, d/o Alton M. WILLIS & Sarah McMINN, Wtn. Harold WILLIS, M.M. COX, on Nov. 26, 1913, at North Bay.

 

 

47.          ARTHUR COX   was born June 8, 1892, the birth date came from the cemetery stone.

Arthur Cox died on October 21, 1893.  The death date came from the cemetery stone.

 

 

48.          MABEL M. COX  was born ca. September 1895 in Ontario Province, Canada.

In 1901, Mabel Cox, age 5, was living with her father in the village of Powassan, Muskoka and Parry Sound, Ontario. (see above for details in the census).

In 1911, Mabel M. Cox, age 15, was living with her father in the village of Powassan, Parry Sound, Ontario. (see above for details in the census).

 

See the picture of Mabel Cox in the family photograph above.

 

 

49.          FLORENCE M. COX   was born ca. November 1897 in Ontario Province, Canada.

In 1901, Florence Cox, age 3, was living with her father in the village of Powassan, Muskoka and Parry Sound, Ontario. (see above for details in the census).

In 1911, Florence M. Cox, age 13, was living with her father in the village of Powassan, Parry Sound, Ontario. (see above for details in the census).

 

See the picture of Florence Cox in the family photograph above.

 

 

 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE CHARLES AND MARY JANE (WIGGINS) COX

 

 

50.          RUBY WINNIFRED COX  was born May 7, 1903 in Ontario Province, Canada, the birth date came from the cemetery stone. 

In 1911, Ruby W. Cox, age 8, was living with her father in the village of Powassan, Parry Sound, Ontario. (see above for details in the census).

 

See the picture of Ruby Cox in the family photograph above.

 

Ruby Winnifred Cox died on December 29 [      ].   The death date came from the cemetery stone.

 

 

 

Sources:

1.     1861 Census of England, Essex, Barling, District 1, Image No. 7 & 8, Ancestry.com.   Public Record Office reference: R.G. 9 1086, Original Page No. 17 & 18, Stamped Page No. 12, No. of Schedule 47, Household of George Cox.  December 8, 2008 Monday 1:41 PM.

2.     1871 Census of England, Essex, South Shoebury, District 5, Image No. 33, Ancestry.com.  Public Record Office reference: R.G. 10 1670, Original Page No. 33, Stamped Page No. 72, No. of Schedule 187, Household of George Cocks.  December 2, 2008 Tuesday 7:20 PM.

3.     1881 Census of Canada, Ontario, Carleton, Fitzroy.  From online Familysearch.org database.  Original source: FML Film 1375867, NA Film No. C-13231, District 108, Sub-District I, Division 1, Page No. 39, Household Number 160. Household of George Cox.  April 8, 2009 Wednesday 3:00 PM.

4.     1881 Census of Canada, Ontario, Carleton, Fitzroy.  From online Familysearch.org database.  Original source: FML Film 1375867, NA Film No. C-13231, District 108, Sub-District I, Division 1, Page No. 39, Household Number 159. Household of William Smith.   April 8, 2009 Wednesday 3:05 PM.

5.     1882 Marriage record of George C. Cox and Mary Ann Rivett.  Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1924, Renfrew, 1882, Image No. 15, Ancestry.com.  Original Page No. 83.   Schedule B. Marriages.  County of Renfrew, Division of Amprion.  April 29, 2009 Wednesday 8:13 PM.

6.     1891 Census of Canada, Ontario, Muskoka and Parry Sound, Nipissing and Himsworth South, Image No. 18, Original Page No. 35, Lines 16-22, Household of George Charles Cox.  April 28, 2009 Tuesday 2:45 PM.

7.     1899 Death record of Mary Ann Cox.  Ontario, Canada Deaths, 1869-1934, Parry Sound District, 1899.  Image No. 18, Ancestry.com.  Original Page Nos. 574-575.  April 28, 2009   Tuesday 3:31 PM.

8.     1901 Census of Canada, Ontario, Muskoka and Parry Sound, Himsworth (North-South), Image Nos. 9 & 10, Original Page Nos. 9 Lines 48-50 & 10 Lines 1-3, Household of George Cox.  April 28, 2009 Tuesday 2:55 PM.

9.     1902 Marriage record of Geo Cox and Mary J. Wiggins.  Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1924, Parry Sound, 1902, Image No. 33 & 34, Ancestry.com.  Original Page No. 346 & 347.  August 29, 2009 5:50 PM.

10.     1911 Census of Canada, Ontario, Perry Sound, Sub-District 16-Powassan, Image No. 5, Original Page No. 5, Lines 45-49.  Household of George C. Cox.  April 28, 2009 Tuesday 3:11 PM.

11.     1913  Marriage of John Wesley Cox and Charlotte Viola Willis.  From a webpage about the Northern Districts, 1913, Part 2.  http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maryc/north1913p2.htm.  April 28, 2009 Tuesday 3:44 PM.

12.     Photographs from Douglas Cox of Powassan, Ontario Canada.  Including pictures of the family and a picture of the Cox gravestone where some of the birth and death dates came from.  July 18, 2009.

 

 

Last updated August 29, 2009 Saturday 9:12 PM

Researched and Compiled by William Wallworth

 

With contributions from:

1.    Douglas Cox of Powassan, Ontario, Canada - Special thanks for the Cox family pictures.

If anyone wants to contact Douglas, please let me know and I will forward the message to him.

 

 


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