Biography of Frank L. Cox
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Frank L. Cox is well and favorably known in Hanover Township, Columbiana County, where he is successfully engaged in farming and bridge construction work. He was born in East Township, Carroll County, Ohio, May 14, 1871, and is the son of Isaac and Lydia (Pottorf) Cox.

Isaac Cox was born in East Township, Carroll County, Ohio, Jan. 22, 1839, the son of James and Mary (Smith) Cox. James Cox was born in Beaver County, Pa., in 1800 and died in 1852. He was the son of Joseph Cox, who was born in Ireland in 1769 and who came to this country when a young man and settled in Beaver County, Pa., where he died. James Cox, grandfather of the subject of this sketch, married Mary Smith in 1821. She was born in 1797 in Pennsylvania. Their son, Isaac Cox, was married May 30, 1859, to Lydia Pottorf, who was born in Carroll County, Ohio, April 6, 1842, the daughter of Henry and Mary Pottorf. She died in March, 1915, and her husband, Isaac Cox, died in October, 1895. He was a farmer.

Frank L. Cox received his education in the schools of Ohio and at an early date engaged in general farming. He has lived on his present farm for 20 years and owns 120 acres. He has also been a bridge builder in this section for 22 years. Mr. Cox erected a modern brick residence at the south edge of Kensington in 1919, the former home having been destroyed by fire in January, 1918.

On April 18, 1901, Mr. Cox was united in marriage with Miss Katharine Belle Bryan, who was born in Augusta Township, Carroll County, Ohio, Oct. 6, 1880, the daughter of Arthur and Ella (Leyda) Bryan. Mr. Bryan died in December, 1924, and his widow resides at Kensington. Mr. and Mrs. Cox have two children: Eleanor, born June 6, 1903, was graduated from Kent Normal School, now teaches school at Kensington; and Bryan, born Sept. 12, 1911, a student at Minerva High School.

Mr. Cox is a Republican and is serving as township trustee. He holds membership in the Presbyterian Church and the Masonic Lodge. He is vice president and director of the Kensington State Bank and takes an active interest in the affairs of the community.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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