Edgar William Piper Cox was born 3 April 1846 in "Westbourne", Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia to Edgar Cox (1822-1901) and Mary Andrewina Piper (1827-1882) and died 18 January 1918 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Mary Spencer (c1853-1882) 13 October 1875 in St. James' Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He married Ellenor Jane McKaughan (1857-1919) 31 December 1883 in Presbyterian church, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of Edgar William Piper Cox and Mary Spencer (c1853-1882)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Florence Mary Cox (1877-1963)
Andrewina Edith Cox (1879-1900)
Claude Edgar Cox (1880-1880)
Reginald Hugh Cox (1881-1952)

Offspring of Edgar William Piper Cox and Ellenor Jane McKaughan (1857-1919)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Norman Charles Boyd Cox (1884-1954)
Marie Madeline Cox (1885-1974)
Bertie Ellenor Cox (1887-1923)
Myrtle Christine Cox (1893-1961)
Olive Jean Cox (1899-2001)


DEATH OF MR. COX: The many friends of Mr Edgar W P Cox, formerly of St. Marys, we are sure, will hear of his death, which was a sudden one, with regret. The sad event occurred at a private hospital in Syney last Friday, January 18th, and the funeral took place in the Presbyterian portion of the Waverley Cemetery the following day. After death of his first wife (nee Miss Spencer) deceased married Miss E J McKaughan, who survives him. Deceased, who was a grandson of the late William Cox, Windsor, and late Captain Piper, of Point Piper, formerly resided at Lenore (an estate some four miles out of St. Marys) for close upon 30 years, and at one period filled the office of Mayor of St. Marys very creditably. He was considered by other members of the council as a steady, reliable man in all matters appertaining to aldermanship. Some time after leaving Lenore, which he sold to Mr Andrew Thompson, a big property owner in this district, deceased ran a passenger coach business at Fairfield, and at the same time dealt largely in cattle. For a long time he made it a practice of attending nearly all cattle sales at St. Marys; but during the past twelve months he was engaged in managing a big dairy farm on the North Coast.

The late Mr Cox was well liked everywhere, and took an exceptional interest in everything connected with St. Marys. He was a member of the Nepean and Hawkesbury Pastures Protection Board for twenty odd years. Seven children are still living namely, Reginald, Bertie, Norman, Florence, Marie, Myrtle and Olive. Norman, we understand, is at present in Canada. A brother and sister of deceased, Mr Hugh Cox and Mrs Bertha Dale, reside at Ashfield.

Nepean Times, 26 January 1918, page 3


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