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Samuel Henry Cox

was born on 26th April 1883 in Baxenden, Accrington, Lancashire.

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Samuel with grand-daughters Sheila and Valerie and Squip the dog 1948

Samuel married Sarah Ann Cheetham (nee Mycock) in 1919.

They had two children, William was born in 1920 and Nora in 1922.

Samuel worked in a cotton mill for many years.

He died as a result of Myocardial degeneration and arteriosclerosis on 18th February 1959 at 38 Birch Avenue, Romiley and was buried at St Chad's Church in Romiley.

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Photo courtesy of Carl Rogerson

His parents were William Cox and Hannah (Annie) Cox (nee Ingham). They were married on 11th November 1882 at St John's Church, Baxenden. Witnesses to the marriage were Hannah's brother, John Ingham, and his wife Alice Ann.

William Cox was born in Spettisbury, Dorset on 29th April 1858. His parents were Thomas Cox who was born about 1824 in Spettisbury, Dorset and Ann Cox (nee Barnes) who was born in Charlton, Dorset in about 1823. They were married on 25th June 1846 at the parish church in Spetisbury. Thomas was a shepherd.

Hannah was born in Newchurch, Lancashire in 1863 and died in 1942 in Romiley, Cheshire. Her parents were John and Mary Ingham (nee Whittaker). Mary was born about 1831 in Radcliffe, Lancashire.

Hannah's nephew, John James Ingham, was landlord of the Black Bull public house in Darwen, Lancashire. He had two daughters who had a clog dancing act called 'The Two Violets'. Their names were Beryl and May Ingham. Beryl was married to the entertainer George Formby.

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