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Collection Number RG0955.AM
Collection Name RG0955 Cox, William Wallace, 1832-1907
Identifier Personal papers
Size and Materials 1 box; 0.25 cu.ft.
Title William Wallace Cox collection
Date or Date Span 1884-1895
Year Range from 1884
Year Range to 1895
Admin/Biographical History William Wallace Cox was born on November 12, 1832. He was the son of Mordeci and Catherine Cox of Cattaraugus County, New York. By the age of six years Cox had lost both of his parents and was to grow to manhood in the care of friends and relatives. On March 27, 1856, he married Rebecca Sampson of Preble County, Ohio. Cox took up residence in Page County, Iowa; until 1859 when he moved his family to Nebraska City, Nebraska. Cox had eight children, Kate J., Nettie M., Elmer E., Lincoln W., Omar L., Charles B., Nora A., and Carrie. In 1860 Cox was granted a teachers certificate in Otoe County. In 1861 he began work at the Salt Basin on Salt Creek and there established residence doing carpentry work and making salt. In 1864 he settled on a homestead in Seward and entered into the grain and implement business. Following the death of his wife in 1900, Cox took up residence with his son in Scottsbluff. He is the author of Lincoln and Seward County, Nebraska, histories. Cox died on February 25, 1907 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Scope & Content This collection consists of four folders of information relating to the life of Cox and includes newspaper clippings from 1884 to 1895 of incidents and events surrounding Seward County, Nebraska. There is also a manuscript written by Cox in support of the temperance movement.
Creator Cox, William Wallace, 1832-1907
Finding Aids William Wallace Cox finding aid.
Related units of description See the NSHS Library for:

"History of Seward county, Nebraska : together with a chapter of reminiscenses of the early settlement of Lancaster county," by W. W. Cox [978.290 C83]

"History of Seward County, Nebraska, and reminiscenses of territorial history," by W. W. Cox [978.290 C83h]

See also the "Nebraska History" index for various articles by W.W. Cox.

Subjects Temperance
People Cox, William Wallace, 1832-1907
Search Terms Seward County (Neb.) -- History
Temperance -- Nebraska