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Lucy Gertrude COX

Lucy Gertrude COX

Female Abt 1870 - 1922  (~ 51 years)

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  • Name Lucy Gertrude COX 
    Born Abt Aug 1870  Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Health Died of cancer. 
    History The 1910 census states this is the first marriage for both Ernest and Gertrude and they were married 15 years earlier, placing their wedding date around 1895, which makes no sense as there is a Washington Marriage Certificate for Lucy Cox and Mason P. Sailors dated 7 Apr 1904. Living with sons Frederick and William in Brooklyn, New York in the 1920 census.
    Lucy apparently led a rather loose life. According to grandaughter Kay (Holroyd) Mongeon (b-1937), Lucy had three children by Mason Sailors, all out of wedlock. It is felt by the surviving relatives of today (2013) that her father, William Cox, forced the wedding of his daughter to Mason Sailors, a wedding which apparently neither of the participants desired. The wedding took place on 7 Apr 1904. This is proposed because William Cox himself was a witness to the wedding on the Marriage License, in other words, assuring that it indeed took place. However, the two reluctant participants apparently didn’t honor that flimsy little piece of paper, as Mason Sailors is found marrying Effie Grace Sanders later that same month. Not to be outdone, Lucy takes the two surviving sons, Warren and Frederick, (Ruth had already died at a very young age), and escapes down to Panama where she then promptly marries Ernest James Holroyd on 27 Nov 1904. Both Ernest and Lucy were British citizens, and Panama at that time was a British protectorate. On the Panamanian marriage license, she is listed as single, however, sometime later (unknown when), an unknown person evidently discovered she was married and wrote in the margin of the license that she was Mrs. Mason P. Sailors. This license (or a copy of it) is in the possession of Kay Barbara (Holroyd) Mongeon.
    Finally, according to this same Kay Mongeon, there is also one more controversy surrounding Lucy. Her younger sister, Florence, was born in 1888, nine years after her older brother Charles Henry Cox was born in 1879. Their mother, Anne Johnson, would have been about 47 years old at the conception of Florence. Lucy, however, would have been a fertile 16 year old who apparently had a difficult time controlling her hormones. This begs the question, who was the real mother of Florence? Was it 47 year old Anne, or 16 year old Lucy? Neither choice is impossible, however the Cox family immediately emigrated out of England right after Florence was born, thereby lending some credence to Lucy being the actual mother. William Cox (Lucy’s father) came over first in 1889; two sons came over shortly after him also in 1889, and Anne (the mother) came over with the remaining chidren in 1890. I’m sure she made certain that she traveled with Lucy to insure no more unwanted pregnancies occurred while in transit. It is all pure speculation as all the principle players have long ago left our midst. 
    Immigration 8 Sep 1890  Alaska; New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Came over with her mother, departed from Liverpool.
    Died 14 May 1922  Brooklyn, Kings, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
    Buried 17 May 1922  Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Plot: Lot 14888, Sec 16, Grave 1120
    Person ID I162  Reid Family | David's side of the family
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2014 

    Father William Albert COX,   b. 27 Feb 1842, Owersby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1921, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Anne Roulston JOHNSON,   b. 24 Sep 1843, Limber, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1917, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 19 Jan 1868  Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    Cox, W&A (1881 Eng.)
    Cox, W&A (1881 Eng.)
    Family ID F67  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mason P. SAILORS,   b. Abt 1851, Wabash Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1929, Clackamas Co., Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1904  Mt. Vernon, Skagit, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • by George W. Marbles, Justice of the Peace; witnessed by William Cox.
    Children 
     1. Ruth SAILORS,   b. 11 Jan 1898, Seattle, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1899, Seattle, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +2. Frederick Ernest HOLROYD,   b. 22 Apr 1900, Houghton, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Mar 1973, New York, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +3. Warren William HOLROYD,   b. 28 Dec 1901, Kirkland, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1967, Deer Park, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Family ID F115  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ernest James HOLROYD,   b. Abt Jul 1869, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1918, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1904  Panama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Frederick Ernest HOLROYD,   b. 22 Apr 1900, Houghton, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Mar 1973, New York, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Warren William HOLROYD,   b. 28 Dec 1901, Kirkland, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1967, Deer Park, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Family ID F37784  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Aug 1870 - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Apr 1904 - Mt. Vernon, Skagit, Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 May 1922 - Brooklyn, Kings, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 17 May 1922 - Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Cox, Lucy Gertrude-1870
    Cox, Lucy Gertrude-1870
    Courtesy of Kay B. (Holroyd) Mongeon.

    Documents
    Cox, W&A (1881 Eng.)
    Cox, W&A (1881 Eng.)

    Ships
    S.S. Alaska
    S.S. Alaska
    The Alaska was a record breaking British passenger liner that won the Blue Riband for the Guion Line as the fastest liner on the Atlantic in 1882. She was a slightly larger and faster edition of Guion's Arizona and in 1883 became the first liner to make the crossing to New York in under a week. However, Alaska burned 250 tons of coal per day, as compared to Arizona's already high 135 tons. Built by John Elder & Company of Glasgow, she carried 350 first class passengers and 1,000 steerage. As in the case of Arizona, Stephen Guion also personally owned Alaska.
    Alaska completed 100 voyages when Guion suspended sailings in 1894. She proved difficult to sell and was finally chartered in 1897 by Cia. Transatlanticia Espanola as a troop transport. In 1899, Alaska was sold for scrap, but was resold to the Barrow shipyard where she was used as an accommodiation hulk until broken up in 1902.

  • Sources 
    1. [S238] United States Federal Census, Seattle, King, Washington; Enumeration District #196, Pg. 5B.

    2. [S239] United States Federal Census, Brooklyn, Kings, New York; Enumeration District #472, Pg. 2A.

    3. [S364] England Census, 1871, St. Martin Parish, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England; District #29, Pg. 40.

    4. [S365] England Census, 1881, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England; District #14, Pg. 72.

    5. [S421] Washington, Marriage Records.