E. W. Cox, Baker, Passes away Sunday
Prominent Insurance Man Came Here in 1919
Emery Wilson Cox, Prominent Baker insurance man, died unexpectedly at his home Sunday, afternoon.
Mr. Cox was born in 1885 in Bellfontain, Ohio, and moved to La Grande shortly after 1900. He came to Baker in 1919, when he purchased an interest in the Baker Packing company. In 1928 he purchased the Collins’ insurance business and continued in that business until the time of his death.
Mr. Cox was a member of the Elks Lodge and a member of the City Golf Club.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ruth R. Cox; two sons, Jack and Robert; his mother, Mrs. Anna Cox, of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, Delmer and Louis, of New York; two sister, Mrs. Edith hedge of Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Sally Forsythe of Hollywood, California.
Funeral services will be held at 10 o’clock Thursday morning from West’s chapel. Rev. Kopp of La Grande will conduct the services. Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Source: Baker Democrat Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 7, 1937, page 1.
Contributed by: Sue Wells