COX, CHARLES F. - Benton County, Arkansas | CHARLES F. COX - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Charles F. COX

Union Chapel (Garfield) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

Aug 1881 - June 1917
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*Obituary
Rogers Democrat
Thursday, June 14, 1917

COX, Charles - Eureka Springs, June 7.- Chas. Cox, 37, is dead and Fred Kohn, 19, is seriously injured at Mundell, 10 miles southwest of here, as a result of a supposed family quarrel Wednesday evening. Dr. J.F. John, of this city, was called to attend Kohn and found him seriously but not dangerously wounded with a bullet hole through each arm and one in his breast. Kohn is a step-son of Cox and a member of the Arkansas National Guard. On his return home from border duty he went to live with his grandmother, Mrs. Geo. Schnitzer, owing, it is said, to disagreements with Cox. Kohn's mother and sister were at Mrs. Schnitzer's for a visit and all supposed Cox was at his home, two miles away. Kohn started to the pasture to catch a horse and as he rounded the corner of the barn Cox stepped out and began shooting with a revolver. Young Kohn dodged and ran but Cox continued to fire and to reload the revolver until those who heard the shooting say he must have fired 20 shots. Evidently thinking he had killed Kohn, Cox drank poison, from which he died within a few minutes after help reached him. There are rumors of serious family trouble between the two men but no one seems willing to discuss the nature of the trouble. ***** Cox lived just over the Carroll county line but Mrs. Schnitzer's farm, where the shooting occurred, is in Benton county and Coroner A.D. Callison of Rogers was called at once to the scene of the trouble but the inquest developed no new facts aside from those in the above article. Cox was well known to many of our people and his wife is a sister of Lon Schnitzer who formerly worked for the Rogers Building Supply Co. He was for several years a mail carrier between Eureka Springs and Mundell. He had been married nearly fifteen years and is survived by a wife and four children. He had not been on friendly terms with his stepson for a number of years and we under stand that they had not spoken to each other for a year or more. There had been, however, no special evidences of hostility on the part of Cox and the attempt at murder came as a surprise and shock to all. Cox stood high in the esteem of his neighbors and there is no doubt that the suicide and attempt to kill Kohn came as the result of brooding over their differences until he became mentally deranged. At the last report Kohn was still improving and thought to be on the road to recovery.

Contributed on 10/29/08 by wfields55
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Submitted: 10/29/08 • Approved: 12/27/12 • Last Updated: 12/30/12 • R88891-G0-S3

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