November 9, 1911

November 9, 1911

Death of Mrs. J. Howe Cox.

The community of Cambridge was saddened on Thanksgiving Day, October 30th, by the death of Mrs. J. Howe Cox, who passed away at her home at eight o’clock p.m. of nervous prostration, followed by peritonitis and hemorrhage.

Mrs. Cox was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Bowles, of Grafton, and was most highly esteemed and respected by all. Her death comes as a severe affliction to very many friends. She will be greatly missed in the community where she was much beloved by all for her helpful, generous spirit. Both in church and social life she filled a large place. Her musical ability was of a high order, and was freely given for the enjoyment of others. She will be especially missed in the home circle and much sympathy is extended to the sorrowing husband and two sons, who are indeed bereaved in the loss of a loving wife and mother. Besides the two sons, George, aged sixteen, and Allison, aged ten, Mrs. Cox leaves a father and mother, one brother, Mr. Grant R. Bowles, of Grafton, two half brothers, W. W. Bowles, of Somerville, Mass., and Henry E. A. Bowles, of Fargo, North Dakota; four sisters, Mrs. Alden Strong, Boston, Mrs. George L. Bishop, Greenwich, Mrs. W. B. Burgess, Woodville, Mrs. K. O. Parker, Woodville, and one half-sister, Mrs. O. H. Manzer, of Somerville.

The funeral services took place at the home on Wednesday, Nov. 1st, at 3.30 p.m., on the arrival of the express from Yarmouth, and were very largely attended, notwithstanding the very inclement weather. They were conducted by Rev. A. D. MacKinnon, was furnished by the Presbyterian choir, of Waterville, assisted by Mr. Fred S. Bennett, who sang very beautifully the solo "One Sweetly Solemn Thought." St. Eulalie Rebekah Lodge, Kentville, of which the deceased was a valued member, attended in a body and took charge of the burial service at the cemetery in Cambridge, where the family lot is situated. The pallbearers were: Messrs. C. F. Rockwell, James Yound, S. L. Cross and Dr. A. M. Shaw.

The grave was beautifully lined in white, garlanded in green, the labors of loving friends. The abundance of lovely floral offerings evinced the high estimation and affection in which the deceased was held by her large circle of relatives and friends. Among these were, wreath and cross, husband and family; pillow, father and mother, brother and sisters; cut flowers, sisters and relatives in Massachusetts; cross, C. F. A. Patterson and family, Hortonville; wreath, St. Eulalie Rebekah Lodge, Kentville; wreath, absent brother; cut flowers, Dr. and Mrs. Shaw, Kentville: wreath, choir and Church Workers, St. Andrew’s Church, Waterville; basket of flowers, Fancy Work Club, Cambridge; cross, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bligh, Woodville; cross, Mr. and Mrs. LePine, Halifax; cut flowers, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Kinsman, Centreville; cut flowers, Mrs. James White, Grafton; cut flowers, Mrs. Orpin, Cambridge.