Saturday, November 2, 2019

The 14 Children of James William Cox and Mary Elizabeth Mitchell - Child 7

Emma Catherine Cox

      Emma Catherine Cox was born August 8, 1873.  At twenty-three, she married Henry Cicero Crowder, son of Francis Marion and Permelia Ann (Hobdy) Crowder, on April 20, 1896.  He was twenty-seven and she was not quite twenty-three at the time of their marriage.  Henry was a brother to Hannibal Thomas Crowder, who married Cinderella Cox, so sisters married brothers, and all their children were double cousins.   Cicero and Emma had two children;

1)      Crowder, infant son of H. C. and Emma Catherine; born and died
      December 3, 1899; buried Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Ohio County.

2)      Marion Hulbert Crowder was born at Select, Ohio County,
November 3, 1902, and married Mildred Corfman at Elryia, Ohio.

      Cicero, as he was called by family and friends, and Emma were living in Cromwell, when the 1900 census was taken.  Cicero’s occupation was listed as being a school teacher.  They had been married four years, and had lost their first little child in 1899 who was born and died on the same day.  Their second son, Marion Hulbert, named for his grandfather, did not come along until two years later.

      In 1910, they were living at Rosine, and by that date Henry Cicero, age 41, was listed as a farmer.  Hulbert was seven years old.

      In the 1920 census, Cicero, 51, and Emma, 48, were living in Hartford, and Hulbert was seventeen.  By that time Cicero had become a deputy sheriff of Ohio County.  And that same year, Cicero’s father, Francis Marion Crowder, a farmer, died at age seventy-four of carcinoma of the stomach, which he had suffered with for almost two years.  Francis Marion’s parents were Henry Crowder and Patsy English.  Mrs. Susan Crowder gave the information on his death certificate.

      When Emma died at age fifty-two, at Horton, Kentucky, February 29, 1928, she and Cicero Crowder had been married almost thirty-two years.  She is buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Ohio County.  Cicero, who later became sheriff of Ohio County, died at Rosine on August 31, 1947 at age 78, 7 months, and is buried beside his wife.


      As mentioned, Cicero and Emma had two children; one died in infancy; a son, Marion Hulbert Crowder was born at Select, Ohio County, November 3, 1902, and married Mildred Corfman at Elryia, Ohio, June 21, 1930.  They had one son, Paul D. Crowder, born March 21, 1940 at Elyria; he married Gladys Howe, June 29, 1963 at Chautaqua, NY.  No more information is known about this Cox descendant.

Former Sheriff of Ohio County
Dies at Home in Rosine
H. C. Crowder Had Also Taught School
In Various Parts of County

  Henry Cicero Crowder, Age 78, died at Rosine, August 31.  He had been in failing health for some time.  He was born January 4, 1869 in Ohio County, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Marion Crowder.  In early manhood he became a member of the Sugar Grove Church of Christ, and remained a member until the time of his death.  Mr. Crowder was formerly sheriff of Ohio County, having been elected in 1929, going into office in 1930.  He had taught school for many years in Ohio County.  He was married to Emma Cox, who preceded him in death. 

  Immediate survivors are one son, M. H. Crowder of Elyria, Ohio, one grandson, Payl; one brother, H. T. of Rosine.

  Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. at Renfrow, September 2, Rev. Harris of Clarkson in charge.  Interment was in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

  Honorary pall bearers were the present Sheriff of Ohio County and former sheriffs.

  Active pallbearers were Masons of Rosine Lodge of which he was a member.

Submitted by Janice Cox Brown, Coppell, Texas

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