Lemuel Potter Cox

Photo courtesy of Joshua Brackett's Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of Joshua Brackett's Eagle Scout Project

(February 6, 1876 - October 31, 1945)

The Lusk Herald
November 1, 1945

L. P. Cox of Keeline Passes Away Tues.

The sudden death of L. P. Cox, 69, of Keeline, came as a shock to relatives and friends Tuesday evening.

Mr. Cox had been in his usual good health during the day and had been in Lusk on business, as he recently sold his ranch north of Keeline and was preparing to move into Keeline on Thursday.

He visited many of the neighbors during the day and retired about 8:30. He evidently suffered a cerebral hemorrhage soon after retiring, and was brought to the Lusk Hospital as soon as his condition was discovered, but he survived only about six hours.

Funeral services will likely be held Saturday or Sunday, pending word from his son, Herman, who is in the service.

Mr. Cox has been a resident of the Keeline community for many years, where he is well and favorably known. He is survived by his wife, four sons, Kenneth, Herman, Clifford and Burnice, and two daughters, Mrs. Helen Coleman of Keeline and Mrs. Marjorie Ross of Lusk.

Note: Although the Tuesday referred to in this obituary would be October 30, the Lusk Cemetery records, and Jessie Cox's obituary both state the date of death as October 31, 1945. The Jireh Cemetery Records indicate that his body was transferred to the Lusk Cemetery.

The Lusk Herald
November 8, 1945
Last Rites Held For Lemuel P. Cox

The last rites for Lemuel P. Cox, who died suddenly October 31, were conducted from the Peet Chapel on Saturday afternoon, with interment in the family lot in the Jireh Cemetery.

Rev. Lawrence P. Juell, pastor of the Congregational Church of Lusk, officiated. The songs, "The Old Rugged Cross," "We Are Going Down the Valley," and "God Be With You Till We Meet Again" were sung by Mrs. H. J. Templeton, Mrs. Ezra Duncan and Mrs. Sam Thomas, Jr. They were accompanied by Mrs. J. P. Watson.

The casket bearers were Charles Henderson, James Ringer, Enos Lee, Hardy Lee, Clayton Eddy and Henry Amend.

Apparently in his usual good health, Mr. Cox was attending to business matters in Lusk and Keeline on Tuesday, October 30, and was completing the final anangements to retire and move into Keeline, as he had recently disposed of his ranch property. Shortly after going to bed that evening he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and was brought to the Lusk Hospital as soon as possible, but he failed to rally and died at 3:45 Wednesday morning. Mr. Cox was 69 years of age.

Lemuel Potter Cox was born near Poseyville, Indiana, February 6, 1876, where he grew to young manhood. On April 12, 1900, he was married to Jessie Anne Crawford of Stewartsville, Ind. Eight children were born to them - Delmar Burnice of Lance Creek, Lemuel Kenneth of Trout Creek, Mont., Helen Fern of Keeline, Glen Clifford and Marjorie Ethelyn of Lusk and Herman Earl with the Armed Forces overseas. Two children preceded him in death - Velma at the age of three and Herbert Crawford at the age of five. Three brothers and two sisters also preceded Mr. Cox in death.

Mr. Cox engaged in farming in Indiana and Illinois until December of 1909, when he moved with his family to Wyoming and homesteaded near Keeline. He had made his home in that locality since.

Besides his wife and children, He is survived by a sister, May, of Poseyville, Ind., and a brother, John L., of Evansville, Ind.; four granddaughters, one grandson and a host of other relatives.

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