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Karl Leslie Cox

Birthplace: Palouse, Whitman, Washington, USA
Death: Died in Wake Island
Cause of death: civillian POW murdered by the Japanese Army
Place of Burial: Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert T Cox and Hattie V Cox
Husband of Mildred Eleanor Cox
Father of Alan Russell Cox

Managed by: Eldon Clark (C)
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About Karl Leslie Cox

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Birth: Jun. 29, 1899 Palouse Whitman County Washington, USA

Death: Oct. 7, 1943 Honolulu Honolulu County Hawaii, USA Karl Leslie Cox was a son of Robert T. Cox and wife, Hattie V. Cox of Whitman Co., Washington. He was married on 9/23/1919 in Nezperce Co., Idaho to Mildred Eleanor Weller. They were the parents of the following children:

Karl was one of 98 civilian government employees murdered by the Japanese while being held as prisoners of war. Incident is known as the Wake Island Massacre. He is buried in a mass grave with his comrades, Plot G, Grave 68.

Cox Family Lineage: Solomon Cox b. 1798, TN; Jesse Cox b. 1820 MO; Robert T. Cox b. 1854 OR; Karl Leslie Cox b. 1899, above.

Family links:

 Alan Russell Cox (1924 - 2001)*

Inscription: Civilian


National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Honolulu Honolulu County Hawaii, USA Plot: Wake Island Defenders Group, G68

Maintained by: Martha Mitchem Graham Originally Created by: Kathy Margrave Record added: Dec 19, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 23492817

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Karl Leslie Cox's Timeline

June 29, 1899
Palouse, Whitman, Washington, USA
September 23, 1919
Age 20
Nezperce, Lewis, Idaho, USA
November 15, 1924
Age 25
Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, USA
October 7, 1943
Age 44
Wake Island
Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA