Biography of Sheridan Cox
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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.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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