Funeral of Joe Cox
Original Author: Daily Dispatch
Created: April 20, 1880
Medium: Newspaper article

“Funeral of Joe Cox”,,Thursday

A newspaper article published in Richmond's Daily Dispatch on April 20, 1880, reports on the funeral and burial of Joseph Cox, who is described as "formerly a leader of the Republican party in Richmond, and at the time of his death a prominent colored Mason." Baptist minister Anthony Binga Jr. conducted the church services, and Cox's remains "were escorted to Maury Cemetery [also known as Mount Olivet Cemetery] by several colored organizations, including the Knights Templar, Masons, and Captain Ben. Scott's military company."