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    W. S. COX

    W. S. COX, practical physician' Allen's P.O. Dr. Cox was born in Lost Creek Township, Miami Co., Ohio, Aug. 7, 1828, and is a son of George Cox, who was born in Virginia near the close of the eighteenth century. Early in the nineteenth century, he with his parents emigrated to Ohio and settled in Hamilton Co. About 1824, he married Elizabeth Shotwell, she being a native of Clermont Co., Ohio, and ten years his junior; they in 1826 emigrated to Miami Co. and located on Sec. 4, Lost Creek Township where they spent many years. In the fall of 1862, the death of George Cox occurred, from injuries received from a runaway team of horses; his wife survived until 1873, when she passed away; their children were ten in number, of whom all reached maturity, and seven are now living, viz.: John S., now a druggist in Ogden, Ill.; S.W., also a druggist in Bement; Van B., now a farmer in Champaign Co., Ohio; Paul V., now a resident of Fletcher; Elmira C., now Mrs. James Bradley; Caroline, now Mrs. Samuel Davis, of Fairmount, Ill. W. S. being the oldest, was raised on the farm and assisted in performing the labor connected therewith; early in life he received an education sufficient for teaching, which occupation he followed several terms. During this time, he began the study of medicine, and in 1852, graduated from the Eclectic Medical Institute; in September of the same year, located in Plattsville, Shelby Co., Ohio and began the practice of medicine, building up a good practice, and, as a young practitioner, was much liked; here he remained until April, 1858, when he saw fit to change his location to that of his present one, where he has since resided, having lived in the village of Lena twenty-two years, and is the oldest physician of the place. The Doctor is located a short distance north of Lena, with all the conveniences necessary, and at present is in possession of 100 acres of land in Secs. 1 and 6, Brown Township; he has for a number of years been a member of the Masonic fraternity. May 19, 1853, he married Nancy S. Duncan, who was born in Brown Township, Miami Co., Ohio, Sept. 22, 1830; they have six children, of whom five are now living, viz.: Ariminta O. J., now Mrs. Isaac Wolcott; Amanda E., now Mrs. A. J. Brantner, of Illinois; R. Lorelly, now Mrs. Joseph Johnson; Edward S. and Geroge S. Mrs. Cox is a daughter of John and Deborah Duncan, whose names will be seen under T. P. Duncan's sketch in some other part of this work.

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