I've seen and read most posts regarding St. Joseph's - seems it was just an awful nightmare for all who were there - so so sad.
I don't know if there's any way to check and see if there was a Father John Cox at St. Joseph's in the early 1900's.
I have a census record where a young child was coming from Ireland to New Bedford and the person they were meeting in New Bedford was Father John Cox. This person was not the child's father. In Ireland the child was living in what was called St. Joseph Industrial School.
Thanks to all for any thoughts.