Charlie K. Cox, a rural mail carrier living at Yellow Springs, was born in that village on February 28, 1873, a son of Richard and Susanna (Crist) Cox, the latter of whom was bom in the neighboring county of Clark and both of whom are now deceased, the former having died in the fall of 1903 and the latter, in 1908. Richard Cox also was born in Yellow Springs, he having first seen the light of day in the house in which his son, the subject of this sketch, later was born. It was in 1849 that he was born and he grew up at Yellow Springs and there became a blacksmith, becoming associated with his brother, S. W. Cox, in the blacksmith business, the brothers continuing thus engaged together for years. During the last twenty years of his life Richard Cox was a wide traveler and his death occurred while traveling in Central America. It was in the fall of 1903 that he died and his widow survived him about five years, her death occurring at Yellow Springs in 1908.

In April, 1872, Richard Cox was united in marriage to Susanna Crist, who was born in the neighboring county of Clark, a daughter of Adam and Margaret (Fhlore) Crist, and to that union three children were born, the subject of this sketch having a brother, Clifford, born in 1874, wlio is engaged as a salesman for a wholesale grocery house at Springfield, and a sister, Olivia T., who for the past eighteen years has been employed in the postofifice at Yellow Springs.

Reared at Yellow Springs, Charles K. Cox received his early schooling in the schools of that village and at the age of seventeen years began working in a saw-mill there. In 1895, he went to Springfield, where he took a course in a business college and was thus enabled to return tn the saw-mill as bookkeeper for the concern. After a while he transferred his services to the bank and was for several years engaged as a bookkeeper in that institution, after which he for two years was engaged at farming, having bought a farm in Miami township. At the end of two years of agricultural experience he sold his farm and took a position on the stock farm of E. S. Kelly, continuing thus engaged until 1903, in which year he received an appointment as a rural mail carrier out of the Yellow Springs postoffice and has ever since been thus engaged, now carrying the mail on rural route No. 1 and making his home at Yellow Springs. Mr. Cox is a Republican and is a member of the local lodges of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and of the Modern Woodmen of America.

On December 23, 1898, Charles K. Cox was united in marriage to Mary E. Dunevant. who was born on a farm in Spring Valley township, this county, daughter of Zadock and Sarah (Frazer) Dunevant, both of whom were born in Ohio, the former in Darke county and the latter, at Wilmington, in the neighboring county of Clinton, and who were the parents of nine children, of whom Mrs. Cox was the eighth in order of birth, the others being the following: Mrs. Florence Linder, of Yellow Springs; Luther, who died in childhood; Samuel, of Yellow Springs, who married Matilda Wilson, who is now deceased; John, deceased; Mrs. Margaret Holland, deceased; Mrs. Alice Osborne, deceased; Mrs. Emma Linson, who is living in the vicinitv of Yellow Springs, and William, who married Mary Baker and who also lives in the Yellow Springs neighborhood. Mr. and Mrs. Cox are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.

 

 

From History of Greene County Ohio, Its People, Industries and Institutions, vol. 2. M.A.Broadstone, editor. B.F.Bowen & Co., Indianapolis. 1918