Dr. Marion Love Cox

Martin's Mill, Texas
Information transcribed from The Southland Vol. XII. No 1
Waco, Texas; Established March, 1892

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DR. MARION LOVE COX
Martin's Mill, Texas
Information transcribed from The Southland Vol. XII. No 1
Waco, Texas; Established March, 1892

Is one of the well known and much loved physicians, and widely appreciated citizens of the county. Born and reared in the county, he has spent an active and useful life for the best interests of the community and city and the church. The family came from Alabama. John Cox was his grandfather. He was born in North Carolina but came to Alabama, where he reared a family and where he lived and died. His vocation was that of farming. He was the father of Tillman L. Cox, who in turn was the father of our subject. He came to Texas in 1858 and was one of the pioneers who did his part well in making Van Zandt county one of the best places to live to be found in the entire country. Miss Nancy a Riley was born and reared in Talledega county, Alabama. She was a sister to A. J. Riley, so well known in the county, October 25, 1855, Tillman L. Cox and she were married. Ten children where born unto them, four boys and six girls. Mr. Cox died at Martin's Mill, May 12, 1888. Mrs. Cox still lives in Martin's Mill. February 22, 1870, Marion Love was born in the Martin's Mill home. He was educated there in the common schools, also attended the Alamo Institute at Ben Wheeler. Having finished his literary course, he chose to be a physician, and entered upon that profession in 1893. The doctor is quite up-to-date in his profession and prides himself in using the best and latest methods for his people. He is an active and progressive citizen, sympsthizes (sic) with every good cause and is willing to bear his full part in bringing his section of the country before the general public. August 12, 1894, he married Miss Mollie Hassell Youngblood, who still survives, and who has made him an affectionate and sympathetic wife. They have two children, one boy of 7 years, one girl 3 years old. The doctor is a Baptist, and a member of the Woodmen of the World, has a good practice in his profession, has acquired a good portion of real estate, lives happily and comfortably in a well-equipped home. He is one of nature's noblemen, and counts his friends by the score.


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