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Name Cox, Abel, 1825-1913
Born 12/10/1825
Spouse Cox, Margaret (Rouse), 1824-1903
Children Cox, Andrew J., 1851-1909
Cox, William H., 1854-1940
Cox, Wesley Elmer, 1857-1945
Deceased 04/21/1913

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Image of RG0917.AM - RG0917 Cox, Wesley Elmer, 1857-1945

RG0917.AM - RG0917 Cox, Wesley Elmer, 1857-1945

This collection consists of a 45 page, handwritten reminiscence by Wesley E. Cox. Entitled, "Reflections of Early Days in Saline County," Cox describes aspects of homesteading near Swan City, Nebraska, in the 1860s and 1870s. He mentions other homesteaders, particularly William Remington. He includes information on housing; trapping/hunting; the relationship with Indians; funerals; farming (mention of different farm implements used); education (including the establishment of School District #8 by Reverend W.P. Grantham -- school board, other teachers, physical description of the school); social life (including music, dances and spelling bees); and the 1873 blizzard.