Susan Cox

Susan Cox (1827-1901)

Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska.

Susan Cox was an army nurse. She was given recognition as such at the 1888 WRC Department Convention. In the 1889 and 1890 National and Department Journals, she was one of those listed as Army Nurses in Nebraska, as having been a Volunteer.

Susan Bomburger was born January 1, 1826, in Maryland. She married Isaac L. Cox in 1847.  He came to Nebraska in 1867, the year it became a state, and settled in Tecumseh.. They had 4 living children: Alphonso C.; Sylvia S.; Riley V. who was born 1868-69; and David W. born 1873-74.

Her husband Isaac L. Cox (1823-after 1900) was in the Civil War 1862 to 1864, in Co. G, 83rd Illinois. He had been in blacksmithing and went before 1882 into the flour, feed, and general groceries business.

At the WRC Department Convention in 1894 Mrs. Cox requested permission to secure signatures for a quilt. Both the GAR and the WRC were interested in participating. The
proceeds to aid her in paying for her home, and the quilt, when finished, to be presented to the Soldiers’ Home at Grand Island.

Susan (Bomburger) Cox died October 12, 1901. She is buried in the Tecumseh Cemetery, Tecumseh, Nebraska.