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Re: Cox / Hoernig

Posted: 8 Mar 2013 7:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Mar 2013 8:38AM GMT
Surnames: Cox, Turner, Roberson
TRAVERSE CITY RECORD EAGLE DECEMBER 24, 1964 PAGE 13
Fire Claims Seventh Victim
DETROIT (UPI)—Mrs. Marie
Cox. 35,died in Holy Cross
Hospital Wednesday from burns
suffered in an early morning
fire that killed six of her nine
children last Saturday..
Mrs. Cox's six children between the
ages of 1-12 were
buried Tuesday in Roman Catholic
services attended by the
sole survivors, Mrs. Cox's husband
Elbert, and three sons.
Elbert Jr., 13, Frank, 12, and
Thomas, 8.

HOLLAND EVENING SENTINEL DECEMBER 24, 1964 PAGE 26

Detroit Woman Succumbs
To Injuries From Fire
DETROIT (UPD-Mrs. Marie
Cox, 35, died in Holy Cross
Hospital Wednesday from burns
suffered in an early morning
fire that killed six of her nine
children last Saturday.
Mrs. Cox' six children between
the ages of 1-12 were
buried Tuesday in Roman Catholic
services attended by the
sole survivors, Mrs. Cox' husband
Elbert, and three sons,
Elbert Jr., 13, Frank, 12, and
Thomas, 8.
The father, a steelworker,
was returning home from his
parttime job as a taxi driver
when the fire occurred last
Saturday. Elbert Jr. fashioned
a rope from bedsheets and saved
himself and his two brothers
from their second floor bedroom.

BENTON HARBOR NEWS PALLADIUM DECEMBER 19, 1964 PAGE 20
Two Fires Kill Eleven
Children Four Survive
Warren Blaze
DETROIT, (AP) _ A raging
house fire broke out in the
northeast Detroit suburb of
Warren early today, killing six
children and critically burning
their mother. Three other children
escaped.
The dead children were the
sons and daughters of Mr. and
Mrs. Elbert Turner Cox.
Dead are Martha Ann, 10;
Mary Jo, 8; Charles, 11: Diane,9; John, 14;
and another unidentified
child.
Their Mother, Mrs. Marie
Cox, 35, is listed in critical condition
at Holy Cross hospital
The three surviving Cox
youngsters, all boys, were
taken to the hospital for observation.
NOT AT HOME
Cox, 40, a worker at the nearby
Jones & Laughlin steel
plant, was returning home from
a parttime job as a cab driver
as the blaze broke out.
Warren firemen were unable
to immediately determine the
cause of the fire, which gutted
a two-story cement block and
frame home.
A neighbor, Herbert Roberson,
34, took in the three surviving
youngsters. He said he spotted
Mrs. Cox, apparently overcome
by smoke, lying on a
floor. She had managed to
smash the window before passing
out. He observed.
COULDN'T ENTER
Roberson said smoke and heat were so intense it was
impossible to get into the
home.
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medlindl 7 Mar 2013 5:43PM GMT 
barbdale_1 9 Mar 2013 2:59AM GMT 
barbdale_1 9 Mar 2013 3:11AM GMT 
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