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Cox of Adelaide and Broken Hill

Journal by andrewndiana

Sydney Cox was born 1893 in NSW, married Edith Isobell Sincock in Adelaide in 1921.

Parents: Mr and Mrs Henry Cox and Mr and Mrs Joseph Sincock - looking for more information on the COX family. Where Henry was born and died and who he married etc. I have not been able to definatively identify the correct Henry Cox.

If anyone is able to put me on the right track it would greatly appreciated.

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andrewndiana , from Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2011. is researching the following names: MCLELLAN, HENDERSON, WELBY and 8 other(s).

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by asheppard on 2011-09-20 04:41:47

A copy of Sydney's birth certificate will show his parents details.

There are six other children born in Silverton NSW between 1885 and 1894 with parents Henry & Mary COX.

Birth for Reference - available at www.bdm.nsw.gov.au

32415/1893 COX SYDNEY HENRY MARY SILVERTON

by andrewndiana on 2011-09-20 07:26:55

Thank you - your guidance has been really helpful. I will go down this path - wish me luck.

by janilye on 2011-09-20 09:11:15

One Henry Cox I found married Mary Anne Parker 1868-1951 and according to the Marriage index this Henry's father was George.

Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950
about Mary Parker Name: Mary Parker
Father's Name: Jacob Parker
Spouse Name: Henry Cox
Spouse's Father's Name: George Cox
Marriage Date: 30 Jan 1885
Marriage Place: Adelaide
Registration Place: Adelaide, South Australia
Page Number: 355
Volume Number: 142

When Mary Anne died the following obit appeared in the Barrier Miner on the Tuesday 10 July 1951

Death Of Mrs.Mary Cox
The death of Mrs, Mary Anne Cox occurred at her residence, 216 Hebbard St.yesterday. Mrs. Cox was born in Virginia, South Australia 83 years ago, and had resided in Broken Hill for 10 years. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. J. T. Keating.
The funeral took place this morning, the cortege leaving the All Saints' Church( South Broken Hill at 11.30 a.m. for the Roman Catholic Cemetery. Requiem Mass was celebrated at the All Saints' Church at 7 o'clock.
Bearers were:-
Messrs K. P. Keating, H. Wise, K. Murphy, and J. Lyster.
Rev. Father Harper officiated at the graveside.
Norman Woodman had charge of the arrangement's


No mention of husband Henry so you would think he wasn't around in 1951. But then there was also no mention of any of her children.

There is a Clements Gap near Mudgee nsw with Cox family there too. Which I will rule out.
The Henry's born in Mudgee had no father named 'George'
12559/1868 COX HENRY W FRANCIS ANN MUDGEE
13168/1870 COX VIVIAN HENRY VIVIAN CLARA ANN MILLS MUDGEE
9451/1860 COX HENRY P FRANCIS JESSIE J MUDGEE
and the only one who had a son named 'Sydney' was Vivian Henry.

The Henry Cox from Mudgee who married Clara CARR 1864-1945 was born in September 1861. He died at his residence, East End, Mudgee, on Sunday, 29 June 1930 aged 68 and 9 months. He had lived in the district since boyhood, and had taken a prominent part in district matters. He was an alderman of the Cudgegong Council, and when the amalgamation of Meroo Shire and Cudgegong took place he was one of the first councillors. He and Clara are buried at the Mudgee General Cemetery with her father Henry CARR. I have a photo of the headstone. Clara was his only wife.

so I would completely disregard the Mudgee family and stick with Silverton/Broken Hill.
NSW.BD&M
33969/1885 COX GEORGE HENRY MARY SILVERTON
35150/1886 COX RUPERT H HENRY MARY A SILVERTON
35993/1887 COX HENRY HENRY MARY SILVERTON
37075/1888 COX LIZZIE HENRY MARY SILVERTON
31311/1890 COX FRED HENRY MARY SILVERTON
31686/1891 COX ANNIE HENRY MARY SILVERTON
32415/1893 COX SYDNEY HENRY MARY SILVERTON
30568/1894 COX NELLIE HENRY MARY SILVERTON

Then I found the following in the Adelaide Advertiser Saturday 14 July 1951 > which mentions 'A' Mary Ann as relict of William.

COX. On July 9. at Broken Hill. Mary Ann. relict of William Cox. late of Clements Gap. Aged 79 years. R.I.P

So you see you have 2 Mary Ann Cox died the same time at Broken Hill. I searched around Clements Gap SA and didn't find a Henry.

Also there are children born to Henry and Mary in Broken Hill around the same time.
NSW.BD&M
37314/1888 COX ETHEL M HENRY MARY A BROKEN HILL
8387/1890 COX WILLIAM T T HENRY MARY A BROKEN HILL
8256/1894 COX HERBERT E HENRY MARY A BROKEN HILL
29366/1896 COX THOMAS HENRY MARY BROKEN HILL
29402/1896 COX MARGARET M HENRY MARY A BROKEN HILL
11388/1901 COX WALTER HENRY MARY SOUTH BROKEN HILL
10720/1903 COX ALFRED L HENRY MARY A BROKEN HILL
28761/1903 COX ROSE HENRY MARY BROKEN HILL
1961/1898 COX HILDA HENRY MARY SOUTH BROKEN HILL
10840/1898 COX IDA C HENRY MARY A BROKEN HILL
10841/1898 COX ADA A HENRY MARY A BROKEN HILL
10608/1899 COX THOMAS G HENRY MARY A BROKEN HILL

I can understand your confusion, just trying to sort out the children is difficult enough.
Not any closer to your Henry Cox but at least ruled out any Mudgee connection.

by janilye on 2011-09-20 09:30:18

Henry could be buried with his wife Mary Anne at The Catholic Cemetery at Broken Hill.
BROKEN HILL CEMETERY
Rakow Street Broken Hill
NSW AUSTRALIA
2880
Phone: 08 8080 3360

by janilye on 2011-09-20 10:31:57

NSW State Records;
Bankruptcy Index
COX Henry
Locality: Broken Hill
Occupation:Furnaceman
Date of Sequestration: 20/11/1893
File Number: 07471

by janilye on 2011-09-20 11:20:50

son Walter Cox 1901-1911.

Barrier Miner Tuesday 12 December 1911
FUNERAL NOTICES.
THE FriENDS of Mr.and Mrs.HENRY COX and FAMILY are respectfully informed that the remains of their late SON (Walter) will be removed from their residence, Piper st., three doors North of King street, South Broken Hill, at ll a.m. TOmORROW (WEDNESDAY), for interment in the General Cemetery.

The Register Tuesday 12 December 1911
DROWNED IN A DAM.
BROKEN HILL, December 11.
Walter Cox, 11 years of age, a pupil at the South Broken Hill State School, was drowned in the Proprietary Company's dam this after noon. Cox, with a number of other boys, visited the Municipal Baths for their, instructional swim. Five of the boys after wards went to the dams. Cox entered the water; first and disappeared. The body was found under a ledge on one edge of the dam.

Barrier Miner Wednesday 13 December 1911

THE DROWNING TRAGEDY.
INQUEST ON THE VICTIM.
VERDICT OF ACCIDENTAL DEATH

An inquest concerning the death of Walter Cox, who was yesterday drown- ed in one of the Proprietary dams, it was conducted at the Court House this afternoon by the City Coroner, Mr. Thomas Hall.
Senior constable Monday appeared on behalf of the police.
George Cox, boilermaker, stated that the deceased, Walter Cox was his brother, and was aged 10 years and 9 months; the deceased was born at South Broken Hill, and had lived there all his life; previous to having left home for school the deceased asked whether he could go to the Swimming Baths and permission was given.
By Senior-constable Monday: The deceased was unable to swim.
Alfred Bray, 12 years of age, stated that he attended school yesterday with Walter Cox, until 2 o'clock, when the schoolboys went to the Baths; Mr. Baldock accompanied the boys to the Baths where a swimming carnival was being held, after having, left the Baths the deceased and the witness, with other boys, went to the Proprietary dam, where the deceased and two other boys undressed and entered the water; none of the boys could swim the deceased ran into the water and said "Look" he then went out of sight, and as he did not come up again a boy named Roderick ran to the pumping station and told the man there was a boy drowned; the man came over and with the help of another boy got the body out.
Bertie Lionel George, enginedriver, employed at the Proprietary dam, stated that several boys went to the pumping station and told him that one of the boys had been drowned; the witness ran to the spot, and, stripping, jumped into the water, and after about five minutes search found the body in about 6ft. or 7ft. of water; the doctor arrived on the scene about 10 minutes after the body was recovered.
By Senior constable Monday: The boy was drowned in the deep water of the channel leading to the dam: the body was found under a scoured out ledge on the bank of the channel.
Dr. J. Booth stated that he was called to the Proprietary dam yesterday afternoon to examine the body of a boy who was said to have been drow ned; the police were performing artificial respiration, but without suc- cess; the witness also tried the same means, but found 'that life was ex- tinct.
Dr. Booth said that he had previously mentioned, in connection with drowning cases, that it was imperative that respiratory means should be taken before trying to restore the natural warmth of the body.
Stanley Matthew Roderick gave evidence of a similar nature to that of Alfred Bray. ,
A verdict of accidental death of drowning was returned by the Coroner. |

by janilye on 2011-09-20 12:21:07

Barrier Miner Saturday 24 December 1921
MARRIAGE.
COX-SINCOCK - On November 9, at the Archer street Methodist Church, Adelaide, by the Rev. Forsyth. Sydney, fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cox, of Adelaide, to Edith Isabel, eldest surviving daughter of the late Mr. Joseph Sincock and Mrs. E. Sincock, of Broken Hill.

by andrewndiana on 2011-09-20 23:10:13

Thank you for all your assistance in gathering this information. I will work through this and let you know how I go. Once again, thank you as I have some new info to work through and see where it takes me.

I thought it may be the Henry Cox who married Mary Parker.

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