COX (VETERAN CSA), JOSEPH COLUMBUS - Benton County, Arkansas | JOSEPH COLUMBUS COX (VETERAN CSA) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Joseph Columbus COX (VETERAN CSA)

Pratt (Avoca-Gateway) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

Arkansas
Civil War Confederate
April 9, 1845 - November 13, 1903

*Obituary
Rogers Democrat
Wednesday, November 18, 1903

COX, Joseph - Joseph Cox, one of the best known residents of the northeast portion of Benton county, died Friday at his home at the Elk Horn Tavern on Pea Ridge. Mr. Cox died very suddenly, his death resulting from a severe attack of rheumatism which finally reached his heart. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the home of the deceased and was conducted by Rev. Douglass. The services at the grave were held by the Masonic order, of which Mr. Cox had been a member for many years. Lodges were present in a body from Pea Ridge, Rogers, Brightwater, Garfield and War Eagle. The Masonic services were conducted by T.J. Keller of this city. Interment was made in the Pratt cemetery beside the grave of his wife. The funeral is said to have been the largest ever held in that section, the attendance being variously estimated at from five to six hundred. Mr. Cox had resided in Benton county all his life and his friends and neighbors had learned his worth and came at his death to testify their sorrow by their presence. Elk Horn Tavern, which has been the home of Mr. Cox for over fifty years, has a national reputation, for it is located on the Pea Ridge battle field and has been visited by thousands of visitors from all parts of the country. Mr. Cox took part in the battle on the Confederate side and his parents then occupied the old tavern, which occupied a prominent position of the battlefield and was badly scarred as a result. Mr. Cox took great pleasure in escorting visitors over the hills that mark the scene of carnage in 1862 and in showing the collection of relics that he had gathered. The old tavern was burned several years ago and rebuilt on the same spot. Elk Horn Tavern received its name from the elk horns that adorned it and the custom is still retained.

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Submitted: 10/15/08 • Approved: 9/25/13 • Last Updated: 9/28/13 • R78766-G0-S3

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