Biography of Peter E. Cox
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Cox, Peter E., was born in England, April 24, 1867, a son of Peter and Theresa (O'Rourke) Cox. He came to America in 1876, settling in Fall River, where he first worked in a cotton mill for three years, and then spent six years in the loom harness business. In 1888 he embarked in the cigar and tobacco business, of which he has made a great success, being one of the leading dealers of Bristol county. He was first located on Bedford street and thence removed to his present location at 12 North Main. Mr. Cox has taken an active part in politics since he became of age and has twice been nominated by his party (Democratic) for councilman. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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