1897 obit for Eli Cox, a Nordman grandson
Golden City Herald
Golden City, Barton County, Missouri
Thurs. Mar 4. 1897Golden City Herald
Death of Eli Cox
Eli Cox, died at his residence, 1 1/2 miles east of this city, on Feb. 25th, 1897, after a short spell of sickness.He was first taken down with the gripp, which termanated into pneumonia, and after lingering a few days with this dread disease, he was called home.He was born in Hamilton Co., Ohio, Jan. 27th 1867, and came to this country a number of years ago, where he grew to manhood.He was married to Miss Delila Faubion, Jan. 13th, 1891.Of this union two children were born, bow (now?) living but to young to realize what they have lost by the death of their father.He leaves besides his family, a host of friends to mourn, his death.The funeral sermon was preached at the C. P. Church in this city, on Feb. 26th at 2 o'clock p.m., by the pastor, Rev. W. H. Stephens, based upon John 14:27, which was selected at the request of Mrs. Cox; after which the remains was laid to rest in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
There was also a news item in the Golden City Herald on Feb. 25, 1897
Eli Cox is dangerously ill with Pneumonia fever, at his home east of this city.
At the end of the news items was this:
It would require several columns of our space to simply publish the names of all the Barton county people who are now seriously indisposed or prostrated with sickness.Nearly every form of disease is represented, but pneumonia predominates.
Eli Cox was a son of John M. Cox and Laura A. Nordman Cox.