Harry A. and Margaret (McDonald) Cox, Laird, Yuma County


i. Fannie E. Cox, — born August 4, 1856; married Leander Wood.
Children : i. Marshall 11. Clarence M.

ii. Marshal Wilder Cox,— born, October 2, 1858; unmarried.

iii. Horace J. Cox,— born, May 8, 1861 ; migrated west while in his teens and was one of the old time cow boys, undergoing the hardships and dangers of pioneer life in what was formerly known as the great American desert, now one of the most fertile regions in the United States; became an extensive dealer in live stock and real estate ; still a ranch owner, and engaged in the cattle business ; residence, McCook, Nebraska; married Margaret R. McDonald, formerly of Canada, in 1886.
Children : Elisabeth H., Hazel M., Irma E.

iv. Alice D. Cox, — born, December 31, 1863; married Arthur E. Buchanan, of Sterling, Colorado, president of the North Sterling Irrigation District.

v. Jessie J. Cox, — born, June 13, 1869; married John H. Abrams, of Moscow, Ohio, who has been identified with the White Collar Steam Boat line from Portsmouth, Ohio, to Cincinnati, and is extensively engaged in the tobacco trade.

vi. Charles M. Cox, — born, October 3. 1874; unmarried.

Alice D. Cox was 16 in 1880 Clermont County, Ohio, with Pannel T. 50 and Harriet A. 44. Marshall is 21, Horace J. 19, Alice D. 16, Jessie J. 10, and Charles M. 5.

(Her brother Harry might be a stock raiser in Yuma County in 1900, born May 1861 in Ohio, married 13 years to Maggie R. born May 1867 in Canada, with Lizzie H. May 1887, Hazel M. Sept 1892, and Emma R. May 1893, all three born in Nebraska.)

1903 Wray "Harry Cox has sold out his meat market to Otis Wimmer."
1905 "J. A. McDonald and wife came up from Benkelman Sunday to visit his sister Mrs. Harry Cox and family. Mrs. McDonald will remain several days. Jack returned home the same evening."

1909 McCook, Nebraska "T J Smith was granted a billiard and pool table license. Business located in rear of McFann Cox saloon."

Harry is running a saloon in 1910 McCook, Nebraska, with Margaret 42, Hazel M. 18, and Irma R. 16.
Elizabeth H. Cox married James G. Carwin, and they're in Wray in 1910. Elizabeth 1887-1977 is buried in La Jara, Colorado # 25246939.

1911 "Harry Cox came up from McCook last Friday, and visited friends in Wray until Saturday, when he went out in the hills to visit Mr. and Mrs. James Carwin."

In 1920 Margaret is in McCook, married but no spouse, with Emma 25 a railroad stenographer. They're living with Horace and Hazel Woodard.

Harry is in Clermont County, Ohio in 1920, farming, 58, with May C., 36 born in Pennsylvania. Horace 6 was born in New york.
In 1930 Bradford County, Florida, Horace is 69, Mae A. 48, and Horace Jr. 16.
They're in Duval County in 1935, farming. Horace 74, May 51, and Horace Jr. 21.

Horace 1861-1941 is buried in Clay County, Florida # 26094785.


Harry H. Woolard, postmaster at McCook, was born at Stratton, Nebraska, November 14, 1887, son of James Newton and Elizabeth G. (Hegeman) Woolard. The father was born in Shelby County, Illinois, November 24, 1862, of Scotch-Irish ancestry. He is the owner of a newspaper and cigar store in McCook. The mother, born in Oconee, Illinois, October 31, 1869, is of early American descent. Mr. Woolard attended grade school of Hastings, McCook, and Stratton, Nebraska. He entered the postoffice as a clerk at McCook on February 7, 1908, and on December 1, 1914 was appointed assistant postmaster. He received his appointment as acting postmaster on April 1, 1921 and on October 7, 1921 was appointed postmaster. He is a Republican. On June 18, 1912, he was married to Hazel May Cox at McCook. Mrs. Woolard was born at Benkelman, Nebraska, September 13, 1891, and is of American-Canadian descent. For three years, Mr. Woolard was a member of the Nebraska National Guard. He is a Protestant, a member of the Red Cross, the Chamber of Commerce, the Elks, and the Knights of Pythias. His hobby is baseball. Residence: McCook.


1944 Bradford County
May 1948 Bradford County Florida "Mr. and Mrs. Horace Cox of Jacksonville were Sunday guests of Mrs. Cox's mother, Mrs. Paul Dinkins."

In 1951 Mrs. Horace J. Cox was living at 4700 Wesconnett Blvd, Jacksonville.

1959 "Weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. P.L. Dinkins were Mr. and Mrs. Horace Cox of Lake Santa Fe and Miss Adel Dinkins of Jacksonville."
1961 "Mr. and Mrs. Horace Cox of Waldo, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dinkins Jr. and David of St. Augustine and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Burton of Jacksonville spent Fathers' Day with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dinkins."
Buried in Clay Hill with his father is Horace Justace Cox, Jr. 1914-1981 # 26094857.
August 6, 1981

So is Mildred Dinkins 1916-2005. "Mildred Dinkins Cox of Waldo died Sunday at Shands at AGH of natural causes. She was 89. Mrs. Cox was born in Lawtey and moved to Waldo in 1959 from Jacksonville. She was a former owner and operator of a service station. She was a member of the Bradford County Extension Homemaker Council and Grace United Methodist Church in Lawtey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Cox. Survivors include a sister, Adel Burton Wainwright of Jacksonville."

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