This article, hand-dated April 15, 1954, was found in a scrapbook owned by Town Historian Richard Schmal:
C.U. Ragon and Mrs. E.A. Surprise were recipients of a telegram Sunday informing them of the death of their cousin William "Bill" Cox, 73, who died Saturday in his home at Long Beach, Calif. Born and reared in southern Lake County, Bill moved to Chicago 45 years ago, and later to California. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Monroe of Chicago and Mrs. Betty Nelson of Long Beach.
A copy of the following newspaper article, hand-identified as being from the April 15, 1954, Star, was found in a scrapbook owned by Town Historian Richard Schmal:
William Cox, 73, Born Here, Dies in California
Word of the passing of William Cox, member of one of the county seat's pioneer families, came in a telegram Saturday to a cousin, C.U. Ragon, of Lowell, from Long Beach, California, where he moved, with his family, about 15 years ago.
Youngest son of John and Nancy Cox, he was born 73 years ago in a house in the Loague-Fox neighborhood on West Goldsborough near Hoffman Street. His first work was as a delivery boy to Cedar Lake and St.John and other rural communities for Bartholomae's bakery. After his father's death he went with his mother to Lowell, and during residence there, worked in Hoevet and Ruge's general store, whose site is now occupied by the Sears store building.
A later move took him to Chicago and then to Long Beach, where he is survived by his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Betty Nelson. Another daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Monroe, lives in Chicago.
A brother, Charles, one of the four Cox boys, had a cigar factory here in the early days, their cousin, Cordie Ragon, recalls. Other cousins include Mrs. Frank Krimbill of Crown Point and Mrs., Frank Paulson of Hebron.