Bert Cox

2 Jun 1886 - 12 Jan 1963

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Bert Cox

2 Jun 1886 - 12 Jan 1963
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Bert Cox was born June 2, 1887 in Evanston, Wyoming to Edward Cox and Mary Ellen Cox. His mother died when he was 15. His father had a very difficult time after the death of his wife and Bert left to fend for himself. He never stayed in one place very long. He made the rounds of his brother and sist
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Bert Cox


Salt Lake City Cemetery

200-250 N St
Salt Lake City, Utah, Salt Lake County, Utah
United States

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June 28, 2012

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October 15, 2020


October 14, 2020


June 1, 2012

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Bert Cox

Contributor: noproblem Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Bert Cox was born June 2, 1887 in Evanston, Wyoming to Edward Cox and Mary Ellen Cox. His mother died when he was 15. His father had a very difficult time after the death of his wife and Bert left to fend for himself. He never stayed in one place very long. He made the rounds of his brother and sisters and would stay with them awhile and then he would move on. When he was young, so the story goes, he married a young woman in Bingham, Utah, that did not last long. He also served in the army in WWI. He spent time overseas in France. Long after his death family member learned about his marriage in France, to Victorine Charlotte Destri on January 18, 1921. Victorine gave birth to a son Wallace Cox on November 23, 1923 in France. Whether Bert knew he had a child, or he never knew about his son will remain a mystery in this life. After the death of Wallace Cox his attorney's contacted Bert's surviving nephews and nieces to divide the estate of Wallace Cox, because Wallace had no other family to leave his fortune to. This was a very kind, very unexpected gift. Thank you, Bert, for having a hard working, very saving son. So sorry we were unable to know about him and meet him while he was alive. Marjorie Cox Stanley writes: Uncle Bert spent a lot of years living with us off and on. Dad got him jobs, but Uncle Bert never seemed to stay put for more than a year or so. Charlie taught him the barber trade but he was mostly a painter. When he painted his sister Anna’s kitchen, he didn’t take anything off the walls. He either painted what was there or painted around it. When Norm and I were expecting our first child, he really wanted it to be a girl. He told me if I had a girl, he would buy a crib and high chair. We had a girl and he was true to his word. He bought a beautiful oak crib and a high chair that lasted through all eight of our children and some of our grandchildren as well. As a bonus, he bought a red tailor-tot, now they are called strollers and painted and papered the stair well going down to our downstairs apartment while I was in the hospital. We got along great. He gardened and worked in the yard and was company for Annie. Bert was very fussy about his appearance and kept himself very clean and neat and was a classy dresser. He once worked at the oil company painting the big, high oil tanks and of course there was no smoking. Without a cigarette he was going crazy and some guy gave him a plug of snuff. He got tipsy, and had to come down off the high scaffolding, and come home on the bus. When he came into the house and got a look at himself in the mirror, he was quite a picture. He had black paint spattered on his face and had jammed his hat down on his head with the long hair hanging down to his neck. Though it was funny he was embarrassed. He could be very funny. Bert was bald on the top of his head but he grew his hair long enough to comb over the top of his head and it looked like he had hair there. Before coming home from work one evening, he and the guys he rode to work with stopped for a haircut and as he dozed off in the barber chair the guys paid the barber to cut his long hair off down the middle, so it only went half way across the top of his head. That was one angry man. He said he felt like killing them, and he fussed and babied his hair until it grew back. After Annie died, he went to stay with Charlie, then came back to Salt Lake and lived in a hotel in town until he died January 13, 1963. He is buried in the Veterans Cemetery in Salt Lake City. Written by Montess Van Wagenen

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Bert Cox was born on 2 Jun 1886
Bert Cox was 5 years old when Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Bert Cox was 18 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
Bert Cox was 26 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
Bert Cox was 43 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Bert Cox was 53 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Bert Cox was 59 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
Bert Cox was 71 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Bert Cox died on 12 Jan 1963 at the age of 76
Grave record for Bert Cox (2 Jun 1886 - 12 Jan 1963), BillionGraves Record 39983901 Salt Lake City, Utah, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States