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Obits > 1932 - Mrs. Emma (nee Cox) Bound

Submitted by Melva Taylor

The Prophetstown Echo, Prophetstown, Illinois
December 7, 1932


Mrs. Emma Cox Bound passed away at her home in Leon on December 2, 1932 at the age of 85 years. About three weeks ago she suffered a paralytic stroke which was the cause of her death.

She was born in Niles, Michigan, August 31, 1847. At the age of 5 years she came with her parents, Luther and Sarah Lane Cox to the prairies of Illinois where they erected their log cabin in the land they purchased from the government, and this farm has always been their home with the exception of three years during which time she lived at Yorktown.

She was united in marriage to Jerome Bound and to them was born one son, L. J. Bound.

For several years owing to the infirmities and old age, and poor eyesight, she has been confined to her home, but uncomplainingly has born it all with patience.

She is the last one of the early pioneers of this community.

She was tenderly cared for by her nieces, Dollie and Priscilla Cox, whom she had cared for in childhood after the death of their mother.

Of a family of seven children, she is survived by one brother, S. M. Cox, with whom she made her home, one son - L. J. Bound of Woodward's Bluff, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren and many friends.

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