Biography of Millard F. Cox
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MILLARD F. COX, attorney, is a son of Aaron and Mary A. Cox, who came to Indiana from Ohio in 1850, and located in Hamilton County on a farm between Noblesville and Westfield. His father was born in Clinton County, Ohio, on the 25th day of September, 1820, and his mother was born in Greenup County, Ky., oa the 1st day of October, 1827, her maiden name being Skaggs. Greenup County was named in honor of her ancestor, Gov. Greenup. Her father dying when she was nine years old, her mother removed to Ohio, where Mary was married to Aaron Cox on the 29th day of October, 1843. Millard was the fifth child born to them, and this event occurred on the farm in Hamilton County on the 25th day of February, 1856; he began going to the country schools when five years old. Subsequently, upon the removal of his parents to Noblesville in 1866, of which town his father was appointed Postmaster by President Johnson, he attended the town schools there until 1871, at which time he went to Frankfort, and entered the Crescent newspaper office, then owned by his brother, Jabez T. Cox; he worked in that office until the following spring, when, his parents having become residents of Tipton, he went to that town, where he attended school in the winters of 1872-73 and 1873-74. During the summer of these years, he worked in the Times printing office, and a part of the time in a brick yard, and on a farm. In the winter of 1874-75, he taught school until February, and from that time until the following July worked at the printing trade. In August, 1875, he went to Indianapolis and immediately began the study of law in December; in March, 1877, he was admitted to the Superior Court bar, and he successfully passed the examination required for admission to the bar of the United States District and Circuit Courts. Some time in February, 1878, he was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court; he became Assistant Reporter of the Supreme Court in November of that year, and from that time until the fall of 1880 he wrote hundreds of syllabi which appear in the published reports covering that period. In December, 1880, he returned to Tipton and began the practice of law; he is a Democrat in politics, and in 1882 was the candidate of his party for Prosecuting Attorney for the counties of Tipton and Howard; he was appointed Master Commissioner of the Circuit Court in September, 1881, but resigned the office in February, 1883; he is now practicing law in Tipton.

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


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