1930: James W. Cox laid to rest at Old Baptist Cemetery in Hannibal


Hannibal Courier-Post

June 9, 1930

James W. Cox, colored, 607 Mark Twain avenue, died at 2:05 o’clock this morning in Levering hospital, at the age of about 60 years. He had been ill for several months.

Cox was born at Frankford, Mo. For years he had been employed by George D. Clayton as janitor and house man. Surviving relatives are his wife, Mrs. Mary Fannie Cox, four daughters, Jessie, Virginia, Hattie Bell and Elizabeth, and a step son, Guy.

The remains were removed to James O’Donnell funeral home and prepared for burial and Wednesday morning will be taken to the family residence, 607 Mark Twain avenue. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

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