"MRS. SARAH COX
Mrs. Sarah Cox died at her home on Green
street in this city Saturday
night from a general break down because of her age. She was 82 years
and 9 months of age.
The funeral services were held from the
Harley school house Sunday,
conducted by Reverend H I Dolson and the remains were laid to rest in
the Harley cemetery.
Sarah J Thaxton was born April 22, 1833 in Kentucky and was married to N
E Cox in St. Louis Sept. 10, 1850.
To this union were born seven
children, four sons and three daughters, two of whom survive, John Cox
of Perkins, Okla and S A Cox of McCune. She and her son, S A Cox made
their home together in this city.
She joined the M E Church when 13 years of age and was a lifelong member
of that faith, her last membership being
in the New Hope Church at
Mrs. Cox was one of the pioneers of Labette
County, the family having
settled about 8 miles from where McCune now stands in 1866."