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Some of this information is based upon research in progress and

and has not necessarily been proven or finalized.

Welcome to our family pages.  We are Jay Funk and Barbra Ballard Funk and these pages are a labor of love for our children and the rest of the family.  These pages are simply an attempt to research and document where our families have come from, plus any other interesting tid-bits.

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Cox : COX Surname Meaning & Origin:

1) Form of COCK (little), -a term of endearment (i.e. WILLCOX, little Will),
     often used to denote a leader or chief man.

2) Possibly originated from the Welsh word coch, meaning "red."

3) Cox could also be a locality descriptive surname for heap, haycock, or hillcock.

 

 

On May 26, 1863, Barney Hughes, Thomas Cover, Henry Rodgers, William Fairweather, Henry Edgar and Bill Sweeney camped along a small stream fringed with alder trees. Fairweather and Edgar went to prospect a place of rimrock. Fairweather dug the dirt, filled a pan and told Edgar to wash the pan in the hope of getting enough gold to buy tobacco. When the first pan turned up $2.40, they knew the gulch had great potential.

 

Word spread like wildfire. Miners covered the hillsides with tents, brush shelters and crude log cabins. On June 16, the Varina Town Company platted the town. Some, supporters of Jefferson Davis and the Confederacy, intended to name the new town after Jefferson Davis' wife, Varina. But the newly elected miners' court judge, Dr. G. G. Bissell, was an equally stubborn Unionist. When it came time to file the official documents, he submitted the name Virginia instead.

 

 

Thomas Cox & Oliva A.

Thomas Cox
Birth:           ~1844 per 1880 US Census - age 36 - born in Illinois
                    October 17, 1884 per headstone Mount Moriah Cemetery in Butte
Death:         August 23, 1894   per headstone Mount Moriah Cemetery in Butte
Burial:         Thomas E. Cox - Mount Moriah Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana
                   
                

Oliva / Olivia A.
Birth:           1851 per headstone Virginia City Cemetery
                    ~1852 per 1880 US Census - age 28  - born in Illinois                   
Death:         1886 per headstone Virginia City Cemetery
Burial:         Virginia City Cemetery
                  

 

1880 US Federal Census - Virginia City, Madison, Mont  - Thomas 36 (laborer) - Oliva 28 (keeping house)

 

Children:

  1. Walter T.
    Birth:        ~1873 per 1880 US Census - age 7  - born in Illinois
    Death:          
    Burial:      Virginia City Cemetery, Montana

    1880 US Federal Census - Virginia City, Madison, Mont  - Walter age 7

     

  2. Zetta
    Birth:        ~1877 per 1880 US Census - age 3 - born in Illinois
    Death: 
    1880 US Federal Census - Virginia City, Madison, Mont  - Zetta age 3


     

 

 

Walter Cox & Pearl Duff

Walter Cox
Birth:            ~1873 per 1880 US Census - age 7  - born in Illinois
Death:          
Burial:      Virginia City Cemetery, Montana

1880 US Federal Census - Virginia City, Madison, Mont  - Walter age 7
 

Perl / Pearl A. Duff
Birth:           
Death:
Marriage:      ~1916

 

1920 US Federal Census - Madison, Montana - Walter age 48 - Pearl A Cox

 

Children:

  1. E. Laura Cox
    Birth:             November 5, 1917 (or 1916) at Avalance Gulch at Helena Montana
    Marriage:      Leroy McClurg on June 13, 1935 in Dillon Montan
    Death:          
    Burial:           Virginia City Cemetery, Montana
     

  2. Florence Cox
    Birth:            ~1919
    Marriage:      Carl W. Dixon
    Death:
     

  3. Elizabeth "Doll" Cox
    Birth:             January 25, 1920
    Marriage: #1 Ernest S. "Mutt" Dixon
    Marriage: #2 Harold "Tuffy" Burgstrom
    Death:           February 26, 1996
    Burial:           Virginia City Cemetery, Montana
     

 

 

E. Laura Cox 1917 -

E. Laura Cox
Birth:             November 5, 1917 (or 1916) at Avalance Gulch at Helena Montana
Marriage:      Leroy McClurg on June 13, 1935 in Dillon Montana
Death:          
Burial:           Virginia City Cemetery, Montana
                     
 

Leroy McClurg
Birth:       March 25, 1910 in Madison County, Montana
Death:
     June 9, 1965 in Madison County, Montana
Burial:     Virginia City Cemetery
               
Married:  E. Laura Cox on June 13, 1935 in Dillon Montana
Children:  Geraldine R. born ~1938


1940 US Federal Census - Virginia City, Madison, Montana - Leroy 30, E. Laura 23, Geraldine R. 2
 

 

 

 

 

Florence Cox 1919

Florence Cox
Birth:            ~1919
Death:

 

Carl W. Dixon
Birth:   
        1914 in Montana
Parents:        John F. "Pop" & Ellen Mary Dixon
Marriage:     Florence Cox
Death:          March 31, 1974 in Gallatin County, Montana
1920 United States Federal Census - Union, Madison, Montana : Carl age 6
1930 United States Federal Census - Union, Madison, Montana : Carl age 16
1940 United States Federal Census - Union, Madison, Montana : Carl 26 (miner) Florence 21
   + Norman 5 William 4 Virgil 1
 

 

Children:

  1. Norman Dixon
    Birth:             ~1935
    1940 United States Federal Census - Union, Madison, Montana : Norman 5

     

  2. W.R. Bill Dixon
    Birth:   
             January 1936
    Death:           February 2003
    Burial:           Virginia City Cemetery

    1940 United States Federal Census - Union, Madison, Montana : William 4 Virgil 1

     

  3. Virgil
    Birth:             ~1939
    1940 United States Federal Census - Union, Madison, Montana : Virgil 1
     

 

 

Elizabeth "Doll" Cox 1920 - 1996

 

Elizabeth "Doll" Cox
Birth:             January 25, 1920
Parents:       
Marriage: #1 Ernest S. "Mutt" Dixon
Marriage: #2 Harold "Tuffy" Burgstrom
Death:           February 26, 1996
Burial:           Virginia City Cemetery, Montana
                     
                     "Burgstrom, Elizabeth C. D., b. 25 Jan 1920, d. 26 Feb 1996, “Gramma Doll”"
 

Ernest S. "Mutt" Dixon
Birth:             September 25, 1916  
Parents:
        John F. "Pop" & Ellen Mary Dixon
Millitary:      Enlisted in the Marines in 1941 and served in World War II in both Europe and the South Pacific
Marriage:      Doll Cox
Death:
           February 28, 1968 at Lewis & Clark County, Montana
Burial:
           Virginia City Cemetery
                     
                  "Dixon, Ernest S. “Mutt”, b. 25 Sep 1916, d. 28 Feb 1968, MT Sgt US Marine Corps WWII"
 

Children             1) Jay Dixon

 

 

Harold C. "Tuffy" Burgstrom
Birth:            January 28, 1918 in Butte Montana
Schooled:     Butte and Virginia City where he graduated from high school
Millitary:      Enlisted in the Marines in 1941 and served in World War II in both Europe and the South Pacific
Marriage:     1) Elizabeth A. (Betty) Barber on July 6, 1946
                     2) Doll Dixon in May, 1974
                     Montana Standard - May 26, 1974 - Harold Burgstom and Doll Dixon exchanged wedding vows

          Occupation: Worked as a miner in the mines around Virginia City and Butte until badly injured in an accident at a mine
                     Worked as a printer for the Madisonian newspaper in Virginia City
Death:          October 14, 1981 in Virginia City, Montana
Burial:          Virginia City Cemetery, Montana
                    
                     "Burgstrom, Harold C. “Tuffy”, b. 1918, d. 1981, Sgt US Marine Corps WWII"
 

 

 

 


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