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Clifford Clayton COX

Clifford Clayton COX

Male 1908 - 1931  (23 years)

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  • Name Clifford Clayton COX 
    Born 18 Jun 1908  Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Health Died of tuberculosis. 
    History Cremated. 
    Died 16 Dec 1931  Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 31 Dec 1931  Greenacres Memorial Park, Ferndale, Whatcom, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Clifford only lived until he was 23 years old. He was a talented violinist and played first chair with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. After High School, he went to work at the grocery store at the top of the long hill in Bellingham. He worked in produce and before long the damp weather brought on a deep cough. It got worse and Drs. Smith and Brinson said it had turned into pleurisy and later into tuberculosis. An operation took out the middle portion of six ribs, so that Mother could get into the lung and wash it out. Later a horrible incision was made down his back next to the spine so that both lungs could be washed and drained with mercurochrome - oh, for some antibiotics! Mom took such good care of him, daily bathing, feeding, attending to his incision and just making him comfortable. This was in 1931 and Christmas was nearing. He wanted his friends to have a card from him, so we helped with the addressing and stamping. But the grim reaper appeared all too soon, and one afternoon we watched death come and then a gentle peace came and settled upon him.
      "O death, where is thy sting?
      O grave, where is thy victory?"
      He was very dear to all of us, and suffered so much, but not a word of complaint. He died 16 Dec 1931. [4]
    Person ID I75  Reid Family | David's side of the family, Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2014 

    Father Charles Henry COX,   b. 23 Mar 1879, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1949, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Roxanna (Roxey) BIGNELL,   b. 4 Dec 1879, Porcupine, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1942, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1899  Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Rev. J. W. Miller
    Photos
    Cox, Charles H.-1879 & Family (~1914)
    Cox, Charles H.-1879 & Family (~1914)
    Back Row: Florence DeEtte-1902, Charles Albert-1903, Richard William-1900
    Middle Row: Leonard Rudolph-1905, Charles Henry-1879, Letitia Maude-1910 (sitting on table), Roxey Ann-1879
    Front Row: Glen Edgar-1913 (on Charles’ lap), Clifford Clayton-1908, Walter Lee-1906, Rhoda Janette-1912 (on Roxey’s lap)
    Picture taken in early 1914.
    Cox, Charles H.-1879 & Family (~1920)
    Cox, Charles H.-1879 & Family (~1920)
    This Family of Thirteen Deserves Crown from Tulip Town
    Back Row: Florence DeEtte-1902, Charles Albert-1903, Leonard Rudolph-1905, Walter Lee-1906, Clifford Clayton-1908
    Front Row: Rhoda Janette-1912, Charles Henry-1879, Glen Edgar-1913, Richard William-1900, Letitia Maude-1910, Roxey Ann-1879
    Small Children seated in very front: Ruby Carol-1917, Russell Gordon-1915
    Since the Bellingham Herald a few weeks ago made a survey of Bellingham’s “big families”, showing that Charles Cox, popular driver at the Hotel Leopold, is the father of the largest Bellingham family, the suggestion has been made that Mr. Cox and his family be presented to the readers of The Herald. It is with considerable satisfaction that The Herald is able to comply with the implied request, and herewith presents Mr. and Mrs. Cox and their eleven children, all of whom were born in Bellingham. It also offers the suggestion that they deserve to be crowned as the champion family of Tulip Town.
    Documents
    Cox, Charles H. & Bignell, Roxana Marriage Record
    Cox, Charles H. & Bignell, Roxana Marriage Record
    Family ID F55  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Jun 1908 - Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Dec 1931 - Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 31 Dec 1931 - Greenacres Memorial Park, Ferndale, Whatcom, Washington Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Cox, Clifford Clayton-1908 (~1920)
    Cox, Clifford Clayton-1908 (~1920)
    Cox, Charles H.-1879 & Family (~1914)
    Cox, Charles H.-1879 & Family (~1914)
    Back Row: Florence DeEtte-1902, Charles Albert-1903, Richard William-1900
    Middle Row: Leonard Rudolph-1905, Charles Henry-1879, Letitia Maude-1910 (sitting on table), Roxey Ann-1879
    Front Row: Glen Edgar-1913 (on Charles’ lap), Clifford Clayton-1908, Walter Lee-1906, Rhoda Janette-1912 (on Roxey’s lap)
    Picture taken in early 1914.
    Cox, Charles H.-1879 & Family (~1920)
    Cox, Charles H.-1879 & Family (~1920)
    This Family of Thirteen Deserves Crown from Tulip Town
    Back Row: Florence DeEtte-1902, Charles Albert-1903, Leonard Rudolph-1905, Walter Lee-1906, Clifford Clayton-1908
    Front Row: Rhoda Janette-1912, Charles Henry-1879, Glen Edgar-1913, Richard William-1900, Letitia Maude-1910, Roxey Ann-1879
    Small Children seated in very front: Ruby Carol-1917, Russell Gordon-1915
    Since the Bellingham Herald a few weeks ago made a survey of Bellingham’s “big families”, showing that Charles Cox, popular driver at the Hotel Leopold, is the father of the largest Bellingham family, the suggestion has been made that Mr. Cox and his family be presented to the readers of The Herald. It is with considerable satisfaction that The Herald is able to comply with the implied request, and herewith presents Mr. and Mrs. Cox and their eleven children, all of whom were born in Bellingham. It also offers the suggestion that they deserve to be crowned as the champion family of Tulip Town.
    Cox, Clifford Clayton-1908 (1931)
    Cox, Clifford Clayton-1908 (1931)
    Taken just months before his death in December 1931. He enjoyed the fresh air on the porch whenever weather would permit.

    Headstones
    Cox, Clifford, Clayton-1908 (HS)
    Cox, Clifford, Clayton-1908 (HS)

  • Sources 
    1. [S238] United States Federal Census, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington; Enumeration District #319, Pg. 6A.

    2. [S239] United States Federal Census, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington; Enumeration District #209, Pg. 5B.

    3. [S240] United States Federal Census, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington; Enumeration District #37-6, Pg. 11A.

    4. [S9] Recollections of Ruby Carol REID (COX).

    5. [S421] Washington, Marriage Records, Image #787.