Doddridge County Roots

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Cecil Claude COX

Male 1919 - 1945  (26 years)


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  • Name Cecil Claude COX 
    Born 25 Feb 1919  New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1940  New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education Doddridge Co H.S. (1938) 
    Occupation defense worker, Hinton, WV  [3
    Military FC3C, US Navy, USS LSM(R)-190, World War II (killed in action)  [4
    Died 4 May 1945  at sea, off Okinawa, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6
    Buried at sea, off Okinawa, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I3905  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2012 

    Father Jacob Martiney COX,   b. 17 Feb 1867, Avon, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1959, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Emma Blanche WILLIS,   b. 23 Mar 1876, Market, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1975, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1904  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2890  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helen Eliza INGRAM,   b. 3 Oct 1921, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1990, Canton, Stark Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 8 Jun 1940  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Cecil Claude COX, Jr.,   b. 20 Sep 1942, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 2019, Strasburg, Shenandoah Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Living
    Family ID F1400  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Feb 1919 - New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 May 1945 - at sea, off Okinawa, Japan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - at sea, off Okinawa, Japan Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Documents
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1553] Doddridge County Birth Records, West Union, WV, BR Bk 4, p. 34.

    2. [S2582] West Virginia Veterans Memorial Archives Database, (http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/wvvetmem.html).

    3. [S14] Obituary.

    4. [S2582] West Virginia Veterans Memorial Archives Database, (http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/wvvetmem.html), http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/06/06190.htm.
      Cecil Cox's widow was informed by letter that his ship, the USS LSM 190, was sunk 30 miles off the coast of Okinawa. The website www.navsource.org states that the LSM 190(R) was launched on Sep 21 1944, commissioned on Nov 23 1944, and participated in the Okinawa Gunto Campaign Mar 26 to May 4 1944. The ship was hit and sunk by a Japanese Kamikaze plane off Okinawa, 4 May 1945, while on radar picket duty.

    5. [S1616] Immediate family.

    6. [S317] West Union Herald-Record, 5/26/1998, p. 13 - Article by VFW Post 3408.

    7. [S12] Doddridge County Court House, West Union, WV, MR Bk 15, p. 17.