Elizabeth Jane Troutman was born near Logansport, Indiana, Sept. 8, 1839 and died at her home near Belle Plaine July, 15 th, 1925, aged 85 years 10 months and 8 days. She was united in marriage to James Henry Cox Jan. 21, 1858. To this union seven children were born, four of whom survive. They are Mrs. Mary E. Smith, Mrs. A.L. Barner, Mr. Joseph Cox and Mrs. Mertie H. Fisher. She leaves 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two sisters: Mrs. Phoebe Miller, and Mrs. Julia Gulick of Decatur, Ill;, one brother, Mr. Jacob Troutman of Atlanta, Kansas. Mrs. Cox came to Kansas from Decatur, Ill., in 1871, settling in the neighborhood of her last dwelling place at that time.

The Cox family has been one of the real early day families of the Ninnescah valley and the characteristics of kindness and thoughtfulness that was so nobly exemplified in the life of this grand old community mother is bound to leave a feeling of deepest regret at her passing by neighbors far and near. Her later years were saddened by the fight she had to make against the inroads of a cancer.

Mrs. Cox had been a member of the Methodist church for years. the funeral services were held at the Palestine church at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon. burial was made in the Belle Plaine cemetery.

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