Scioto County Infirmary

Sam H. Cox

“Death at 7:20 AM Sunday at the county home, claimed Samuel H. Cox, 73, for many years employed by the Lewis Furniture Company. He died of a heart attack, but had not been in the best of health for some time. He was a native of Pennsylvania, but had lived a great many years in this city. He was admitted to the county home February 10, 1932.”

“Funeral services probably will be held at the county home Tuesday at 2 PM, with Reverend William Boehnker officiating. Internment will be in the county home cemetery under the direction of Al Melcher. The body is at the Melcher Funeral Home.1

Certificate of Death

1930 US Census

Note: The 1930 US Census states that a Samuel H Cox, who resided at 421 Front Street, Portsmouth, Ohio, and who was born in Pennsylvania, was 62 years of age at the time of the census, or rather, that it what he reported to the census taker. If this is the same Samuel H. Cox, then he would have been 70 years old at his time of death rather than “about 73” as reported on his certificate of death.

  1. Sam H. Cox. (1932, December 05). Portsmouth Daily Times, p. 6.
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