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Yuma County Pioneer Photographs:

Jacob and Elvira (Hickerson) Cox, Wray.
Photographs and family information from Bev Teichert, bevtei@hotmail.com

   Jacob Cox was born in Ohio in 1842, served in the Civil War with the 99th Illinois Volunteer Infantry 1862-1863, and married Elvira Hickerson in 1864 in Pike Co., Illinois. Elvira was born near Lexington, Kentucky in 1848. They left Illinois in the 1870s and after a brief stop in Seward Co., Nebraska, arrived in Wray in May 1886. They homesteaded in Sec 17, T1S, R43W seven miles south of Wray where they lived until they moved into Wray in 1910. Jacob died in 1917 and Elvira in 1924. They had sixteen children seven of whom died young.

Cox farmstead circa 1887. The family story relates they lived in a tent for the first year or so before the soddy was erected.

   This photograph probably dates from after 1910 when the Cox family was living in Wray but it may have been taken earlier on the farm.

Jacob and Elvira Cox family photograph taken at Flirtation Point, Wray, in 1909.

Front: Ernest Smith, Loven Fisher, Elvira Cox, Blanche Cox, Fern Cox, Leola Fisher, Ode Cox, Goldie Cox, Earl Cox

Second: Ethel Cox, Jacob Cox, Alice and Jeff Cox, Elvira Cox, Arch and Rosa Cox (with baby Hazel).

Third: Esta and George Cox (with baby Russell), Clyde and Oral Cox (with baby Robert), Dave and Kate Cox, Roby Cox and Clarence Smith.

Fourth (little row): Florence Cox, Bessie Cox, Edith Cox, Jim and Susie (Cox) Smith, Nettie Fisher (baby Darrel Fisher).

Back: Charlie and Dewy Cox, Grace and Have Cox, Alfred Cox, Otis and Edna Cox.

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