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COX, Walter G.

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COX, Walter G. (Dubuque, IA, Mar. 28, 1847--Dubuque, IA, July 16, 1936). Cox attended the public schools until the age of sixteen and then clerked three years for Stuart & Emerson, one of Dubuque's first tobacco merchants. He then moved to East Dubuque, Illinois and bought and sold grain until 1869. (1)

By purchasing the interest of H. W. Armington, Cox established his partnership with Dorrance Dixon MYERS in 1870 to form one of Dubuque's most successful tobacco manufacturing companies, MYERS, TICE & CO. (2) He remained with the company until 1924 when it was sold to the American Tobacco Company. (3) Cox also served as a director of the DUBUQUE HIGH BRIDGE Company.



1. "Death Claims Walter G. Cox," Telegraph-Herald, July 16, 1936, p. 14.

2. "Biographical Sketches," Dubuque Sunday Herald, December 20, 1885, p. 14

3. "Death Claims..."

Goodspeed, Weston Arthur, History of Dubuque County, Iowa. Chicago: Goodspeed Historical Association, 1911, p. 584