Biography of James Cox
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James Cox, a native of England, was born in 1844. There learned the milling business, serving an apprenticeship of seven years. In 1869 came to America and settled at Rockford, Illinois, where, after farming a short time he began working in the mills at that place, remaining until 1872. Coming to Minnesota at that time he was first employed in a mill at Dundas, Rice county, has also worked in the mills at Minneapolis and New London, and in 1879, came to Northfield. Here he is still engaged in the Ames mill, but lives on his farm in Green Vale, which he purchased in 1880. He was married in England and is the father of nine children, seven of whom are still living.


From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.


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