SHERIDAN COX, A. M., Superintendent of city schools at Kokomo, was born in Harrison County, Ohio, December 20,
1833. He is the son of Elijah and Christina (Shepler) Cox, who were natives respectively of Maryland and Ohio.
Elijah Cox was a millwright, but spent the latter part of his life upon a farm. Sheridan Cox, when quite young,
was taken by his parents to Coshocton County, Ohio, where he worked on the farm during the summer and attended
the district schools in the winter; he commenced teaching in 1854; taught district schools four winters, attending
preparatory schools during the summers, two of which were spent at the McNuley Normal School of Ohio. He entered
the Ohio Wesleyan University in 1858, from which he graduated in 1862. He was distinguished while in college for
proficiency in mathematics, receiving the degree of A. M. in 1865. He removed to Illinois in 1862, where he taught
Latin and Greek one year in Marshall College; in 1863, he returned to Ohio and superintended the Roscoe Graded
Schools; in 1864, he superintended the Canal Dover Union Schools; he removed to Indiana in 1865, and taught the
Winchester Seminary one year; was Principal of the Logansport High Schools in 1866; in 1867, he was made Superintendent
of all the Logansport Public Schools, which he organized and graded, and remained there seven years, during which
period the number of teachers increased from eleven to twenty three, and the number of pupils from 500 to 1,600;
in 1873, he took charge of the Kokomo, Public Schools, where he is still meeting with eminent success. He was married
at New Philadelphia, Ohio, October 11, 1866, to Miss Bessie Goodbarn.
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
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