Emmet Earl COX Norah Moyete COX Joseph William COX Edward COX Ella COX William Murray COX Cynthia Ann Nau-Nocca PARKER Mini tree diagram

James Monroe COX1,2,3,4

also known as James E Cox

23rd Dec 19141,2,3,4 - 18th Mar 19961

Life History

23rd Dec 1914

Born in Comanche County, Oklahoma.1,2,3,4

18th Mar 1996

Died in Midwest City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.1

21st Mar 1996

Buried in Highland Cemetery, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma.1


  • James is identified in the 1926 Coamnche census and his memorial onFind a Grave as James Monroe Cox.  The 1920 census has his name asJames E Cox.

    1920 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma, 27 January, Zella,District 141, page 3B, Hse #36, Fam #54
    Cox, Emmet E Head Owns M W 67 Married MO KY KY Farmer
    Cox, Mary N Wife F W 48 Married TX TX TX
    Cox, James E Son M W 15 OK MO TX

    1926 Indian Census Rolls, Oklahoma, no date, Kiowa Agency, ComancheTribe, Page 35
    #1164 Emmett Cox Head b 1851 m Household #473
    #1165 Nau noc ca  wife b 1873 f
    #1166 William Murray Cox son b 1908 m
    #1167 James Monroe Cox son b 1914 m

    1930 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma, 10 April, LawtonTownship, District 16-24, page 6A, Hse #87, Fam #88
    Naunocca, [Unreadable writeover] Head Owns $500 F W 54 Widow OK OK OKNo Occupation
    Cox, William Son M W 21 Single OK OK OK Odd Jobs
    Cox, James Son M W 15 Single OK OK OK

    James Monroe Cox, Sr
    Birth Dec. 23, 1914
    Death Mar. 18, 1996

    Midwest City, OK.--Funeral services for James M. Cox, Sr., 81, MidwestCity, will be at 2:00 PM Thursday in the Comanche Reformed Church withElder Bob Chaat, Jr. and Rev. Charles Spencer officiating.

    Mr. Cox died Monday in a Midwest City Hospital following a briefillness. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery under the direction ofBecker Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 PMWednesday in the funeral home chapel.

    Mr. Cox was born December 23, 1914 in Lawton to Edward E. and NamakuhParker Cox. He is the grandson of Quanah Parker, the last chief of theComanche Tribe. He was married to Marie Cerday on June 6, 1938 inLawton. He is a veteran of WW II having served in the US Navy.Following his discharge he worked for civil service in the field ofcivil engineering. He retired from civil service at Tinker Air ForceBase.

    He had served as a representative to the Anadarko Indian Agency and tothe National Congress of American Indians. He was one of the firstseven Business Committee members elected by the tribe and wassubsequently elected Chairman of the tribe. During his terms in officethe tribal headquarters and complex was built to establish a seat ofgovernment for the Comanche Nation.

    He also served the Haskell Indian Junior College as a member of theBoard of Regents and was a member of the American Indian Scholarshipgroup and the American Indian Graduate Center. He worked tirelesslyduring his active life to try and better the lives and circumstancesof all Native Americans, especially the people of the Comanche Nation.

    Survivors include his wife, Marie Cox, of the home; a son, James M.Cox, Jr. and his wife Patricia, Midwest City, OK; a grandson, Scott A.Cox, Midwest City; a granddaughter, Ann Marie Passarella, MidwestCity; and a great grandson, Derek A. Clanton, Midwest City. (TheLawton Constitution, Wed., Mar. 20, 1996, p. 6).

    Emmet Earl Cox (1852 - 1927)
    Cynthia Ann Parker Cox (1873 - 1946)

    Mildred Nell Cox Wilson (1882 - 1926) (Half-sibling)
    Nora Cox Davis (1895 - 1984)
    Joseph William Cox (1899 - 1966)
    William D. Cox (1908 - 1939)
    Burial Highland Cemetery, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma, Plot:Indian Section

    Created by Trapper John Feb 01, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #64999342,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=64999342


  • 1. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 2. 1920 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    • 27 January, Zella, District 141, page 3B, Hse #36, Fam #54
  • 3. 1926 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma
    • no date, Kiowa Agency, Comanche Tribe, Page 35
  • 4. 1930 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    • 10 April, Lawton Township, District 16-24, page 6A, Hse #87, Fam #88

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