Transcribed from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.


Stephen Douglas Cox, a prominent farmer and stockman of Harper county, is a native of Ohio, born in Warren county, May 5, 1858, is a son of Richard M. and Charlotte (Bowyer) Cox. The father was a native of the same place, and born on the same farm in 1824. He made farming his life occupation, and died at Mason, Ohio, September 20, 1892. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and a man of a deep religious nature, who lived a consistent Christian life. His wife, Charlotte Bowyer, was also a native of Warren county, Ohio, born in 1827, and died in 1876. They were the parents of nine children, six of whom are living: Thomas Levi, deceased; Laura Jane; Mary E.; R. Mount; Stephen D., the subject of this sketch; William N.; Nettie B., and Wallace and Weller, twins, both deceased. Stephen Douglas Cox was educated in the public schools of Warren county, Ohio and Oxford University, Oxford, Ohio. He remained at home, on his father's farm until 1889, when he came to Kansas, locating in Harper county. When he came to this State, he was without capital, but immediately bought a farm two miles east of Harper, which he mortgaged for, practically, all the purchase price. He engaged in farming and stock raising, and has been successful, making money from the start. He now owns one of the finest farms of the county, with all modern improvements and fixtures. Mr. Cox was married November 22, 1882, at Mason, Ohio, to Miss Edith May Wyckoff. She was born May 20, 1861, in Warren county, Ohio. Her parents, Wallace W. and Sarah (Dill) Wyckoff, were natives of Ohio, and both spent their lives in that State. Mr. and Mrs. Cox have one child, Vera May, born in Warren county, Ohio, February 8, 1887. She was educated in the Harper High School, and Washburn College, Topeka, Kans. She made a special study of music, and taught music two years, and on October 20, 1912, married W. Scott Gill. Mr. Gill is a native of Harper county, born October 21, 1888, and is now engaged in farming in that county. Mr. Cox is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and one of the representative citizens of Harper county.

Pages 224-225 from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.

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