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Sunday, January 30, 2011


     Grandfather Cox (J. Lacy) died a couple of months before my fifth birthday, so my memories of him are quite limited.  I do, however, remember going down to Bruceville to visit him and Grandmother (Mary, "Manie") at different times.  My parents (Carl, "Car", and Martha, "Mattie") would take us to visit sometimes on weekends.  Back then, in the early 1930s, it seemed quite a long journey to take in Papa's 1929 green Model A Ford (complete with running boards!).  Actually, it was probably less than ten miles.
     Their house was small.  There was a kitchen and a parlor.  I don't remember if there was another room or if all the "visiting" was done in the kitchen.  Certainly the parlor was NOT used for casual socializing!  The one piece of furniture that stands out in my memory was a pump organ which held a place of honor in the parlor.  Back in those days, the parlor was used for laying out the dead, and for really important company, such as the preacher.  I don't remember ever going up the stairs, so I don't know if there was only one room or more, but I believe it probably would have been two rooms.  There was no indoor plumbing.  The "bathroom" was an outhouse toward the back of the lot.  I can remember a catalog being there -- the pages of it were used as toilet paper.  There was an outdoor well, from which water was obtained.
     Though the house was very humble and plain, the yard was beautiful.  Grandmother truly had a "green thumb".  I remember small pink roses (probably wild roses, but they were so pretty and they smelled SO nice), hollyhocks, and so many other flowers.  Between the front yard and the road was a ditch.  There were boards laid across the ditch for driving into the driveway, and there was a little wooden bridge for walking across the ditch to the mailbox.  In the backyard, there was a glider-type swing with two seats, each large enough to hold a couple of adults. I can remember Grandfather taking me out and swinging with me while the others visited.  I guess that is my only real memory of him.
      I have a few more memories of Grandmother, since she lived until I was almost thirteen.  I never saw her without an apron on, and her aprons weren't the fancy kind.  Many of them were made of checked gingham.  They tied around the waist and went almost to the floor.   She spent several months with us during the winter of 1940-41.  We had a warm spell - a false spring - and she insisted on going back to Bruceville to her own home.  Then it turned real cold again, she got sick and died in February.
      They are both buried in Upper Bambury Cemetery.

  --  by Hazel Satchell (1928-2003),
granddaughter of J. Lacy and Mary E. Cox,
part of a letter sent about 1998.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Quote Of The Day

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
--Winston Churchill

Friday, January 7, 2011

Family of John Lacy Cox, also known as "Jesse"

John Lacy "Jesse" Cox was born on 15 Jan 1856 in Caroline county, Maryland. He died on 7 Jan 1933 at Windy Hill, Maryland. He was buried in Upper Bambury Cem.

John married Mary Elizabeth "Manie" Price, daughter of Thomas Robinson Price and Elizabeth Ellen Coburn or Colbourn about 1875. Mary was born on 20 May 1855 in Trappe, Maryland. She died on 27 Feb 1941 at Trappe, Maryland. She was buried in Upper Bambury Cem.

They had the following children; most, if not all, of them born in the Trappe district of Talbot County, Maryland
  1. Thomas Alexander "Alec" Cox was born on 19 Mar 1876. He died on 26 Aug 1950, at Oxford, Maryland.
  2. William Frederick Lacy "Fred" Cox was born on 3 Aug 1878. He died before 1978, at Bridgeton, New Jersey.
  3. Edward Cox was born and died on 23 Dec 1879.  
  4. Richard Vinton "Dick" Cox was born on 23 Jan 1882. He died on 22 Dec 1960, at Martins Ferry, Ohio.
  5. Wesley Raymond "Ray" Cox [twin]was born on 20 Apr 1884. He died before 1984, at Cedarville, New Jersey.
  6. Martha Rebecca "Mattie" Cox (Kemp) [twin]was born on 20 Apr 1884. She died on 18 Sep 1963, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  7. Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Cox (Smith) was born on 19 Mar 1887. She died on 2 Feb 1949, at Trappe, Maryland
  8. Henry D Cox was born on 8 Jul 1889. He died in infancy.
  9. Joseph Harper Cox was born on 11 Dec 1890. He died on 11 May 1966, at Easton, Maryland. 
  10. Clyde Dollie Cox was born on 22 Feb 1894. He died on 26 Apr 1948, at Trappe, Maryland
  11. Amy Levina Cox (Elliott) was born on 1 Aug 1895. She died on 25 Feb 1923, at Dorchester county, Maryland. 
  12. Annie Maize Cox (Buckley) was born on 21 Jul 1898. She died in Feb 1979, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


John Lacy "Jesse" Cox (1856-1933)
 and his wife Mary Elizabeth "Manie" Price (1855-1941)
at Windy Hill, Talbot County, Maryland

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy New Year!

"When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend
Have lived and loved and labored here
And made of it a happy year."
-Edgar Guest