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Rushden Echo, 15th September 1916, transcribed by Kay Collins
Mr Charles Cox
Higham Ferrers

The Death took place last Saturday at the Working Men’s Club, Higham Ferrers, of Mr Charles Cox, at the age of 66 years, after a long and painful illness. The deceased was a native of Higham Ferrers and was well known in the borough being the founder of the Working Men’s Club, of which he was steward for a quarter-of-a-century. Prior to his association with the club movement the late Mr Cox was in the boot and shoe trade. He was the first to introduce the Keat’s stitcher in the district. He was a staunch Conservative in politics, and in his younger days took an active interest in the work of the East Northants Conservative Association, of which he was a member. He leaves five sons and three daughters to mourn their loss, in addition to three grandchildren. The funeral took place on Monday in the cemetery, the Rev W Peppercorn (Curate) officiating. The coffin was of best English unpolished oak, with silver plated fittings, and bore the inscription:-

Charles Cox
Died Sept 9th, 1916
Aged 66 years.

The mourners comprised Mr William Cox (son) and Mrs Arthur Colton (daughter), Mr Herbert Cox and Mrs Walter Cox (sons), Mr and Mrs Roland Cox (son and daughter-in-law), Mr Chas Linnitt (nephew) and Mrs G Burt (niece), Mr Alfred Linnitt (nephew) and Mrs W Dartnell (nieces), Mr F Linnitt (nephew) and Mrs C Linnitt (niece), Mr F Mason and Mr T Neville, representing the club, also followed. A number of beautiful floral tributes were placed on the grave.

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