For two grandchildren of William Henry Nordman and wife Mary Caroline Campbell who married in 1838 Hamilton Co., Ohio, here are two obits for children of John M. Cox and wife Laura A. Nordman who were married in Hamilton Co., Ohio. Laura and John Cox had two other children, May Cox who married Henry Boren and died in early 1901 Barton Co., Missouri and Eli E. Cox who died in SW Missouri.
Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph
Colorado Springs, Colorado
January 6, 1961
Mrs. BIRDIE R. BOREN Dies
Mrs. BIRDIE REBECCA BOREN, 207 N. Sheridan Ave., wife of W. J. BOREN, died at her residence Wednesday. She was 81 years old and had been a resident of Colorado Springs since 1949. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Mrs. Boren was born in Shelbyville, O, June 17, 1879. In 1906 she moved to Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan, Canada and to Kansas in 1944. She attended school in Golden City, Missouri.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. EULA M. MEYER of Colorado Springs, a son WILLIAM J. BOREN and grandson DALE R. BOREN, both of Yellow Grass; two granddaughters, Mrs. VIRGINIA R. TOWNSEND and Mrs. DELORES M. TOWNSEND, both of Colorado Springs; and two great-granddaughters, BELINDA JO NOSTRAND and RUTH ANN TOWNSEND, both of Colorado Springs.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Saturday at Our Chapel of Memories. Rev. W. B. HARLBURT will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Note: Birdie Rebecca Boren was LAURA REBECCA ‘BIRDIE’ COX, daughter of JOHN M. COX and wife LAURA A. NORDMAN COX.
Dallas Morning News
July 27, 1945
Fort Worthian’s Rites Scheduled for Friday
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Shannon’s Funeral Home, Fort Worth, for G. V. COX, age 76, who died there Thursday morning. He will be buried in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Fort Worth.
GIFFORD VALENTINE COX went to Fort Worth in 1902 and taught public school for a few years. Later he opened a hardware business which he operated until retiring in 1940. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. NELLIE (nee BOREN) COX of Fort Worth, a sister, Mrs. BIRDIE BOREN of Kansas City, Missouri (full name is LAURA ‘BIRDIE’ REBECCA COX); two sons, LLOYD C. COX of Dallas, JOHN COX of Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. NAOMI ROSS, Mrs. RUTH MEITH, and Mrs. RUBY JOHNSON, all of Fort Worth, and nine grandchildren.
Note: GIFFORD VALENTINE COX was born February 13, 1869, son of JOHN M. COX and LAURA A. NORDMAN COX who were born and reared in Hamilton Co., Ohio. Gifford and NELLIE BOREN were married in Barton Co., Missouri where they lived before moving to Tarrant Co., Texas. Gifford had two sisters who married Nellie’s brothers. MAY COX married HENRY BOREN and they had one daughter, HAZEL BOREN, in 1899 Barton Co., Missouri, then May died andHenry Boren remarried. LAURA REBECCA ‘BIRDIE’ COX married JAMES W. BOREN, living in SW Missouri; they had two children, EULA and WILLIAM; they moved to Yellow Grass, Sask., Canada in 1906 when Eula was three years old and William was one year old. Eula married A. J. MEYER in 1929 and lived in Kansas City; they had two daughters. In 1946, Eula Meyer moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado due to the health of one of her daughters; James and Birdie Cox Boren also moved to Colorado Springs where they lived until their deaths. Nellie Boren was the daughter of WILLIAM R. BOREN, a Civil War veteran, and AURORA HENDRICKS, daughter of JOHN HENDRICKS and CHARLOTTE GARDNER, who was also born in Hamilton Co., Ohio.