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Alfred COX
Father: Samuel COXMother: Elizabeth (Cox) BROOKES
EventsPlaceResidenceNotesSource
Born:16 Jul 184458 Rea Street, Birmingham48 Rea Street, BirminghamFrom certificate

Baptised:12 Aug 1844Birmingham, St PhilipRea StreetSamuel an Iron Moulder
From register
Married:17 Sep 1873Bordesley, St AndrewWright StreetFrom certificate
From register
Died:Jul-Sep 1909BirminghamOnly likely BMD entry - Cox, Alfred 65 Birmingham 6d 100

Spouse: Una Ann (Cox) CADBY
ChildrenBornDied
Mary Elizabeth (Polly) COXcirca1873
Florence Jane (Ginnie) COXcirca1877
Daisy Ada COXcirca1879
Fred COXcirca18891917
Una Ann COXcirca18851889
Dorothy (Phillips) COX18901980
CensusNamePlaceAddressAgeOccupation
1851Alfred CoxBirmingham, Warwickshire48 Rea St6Scholar
1861Alfred CoxAston, Warwickshire5 Salop Street16Jeweller
1871Searched for Alfred Cox in FreeCen, Ancestry and FindMyPast. Nothing found that fits well. The ones found are married, but Alfred wasa bachelor when married to Una. There is one aged 30, a lodger and Carriage Lamp Maker. He does not seem likel because of age and occupation.
1881Alfred CoxAston, Warwickshire403 Coventry Road36Merchant's Clerk
1891Alfred CoxAston, Warwickshire30 Carpenters Road46Merchants Clerk
1901Alfred CoxBirmingham, Warwickshire164 Sherlock Street57Tobacconist
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Identity of Alfred Cox

Certain details about Alfred and Una were obtained from his daughter, Dorothy and other family sources. (Although initially the name we had was Selina Curtis, this was later corrected to Una Ann.
Dorothy's baptism, her marriage, and the censuses are all consistent.
From the censuses Alfred was born about 1844. He was with his parents in the 1851 and 1861 Census which is all consistent with his birth, baptism and marriage.
Therefore the identity of Alfred and the names of his parents are fairly certain.

  
1871 Census for Alfred

No obvious entry has been found for Alfred Cox in the 1871 Census.
His age should be given as 26 and place of birth Birmingham, Warwickshire.
Ten years earlier, aged 16, he was a "jeweller".
Two years later he was a Merchant's Clerk.

Three entries were found for Samuel of an appropriate age born in Birmingham.
 The most likely entry  is
39 Grant Street (St Thomas ward), aged 30, a lamp maker
But even this seems unlikely.

Also found but not him:
Aged 16 son of Samuel and Ann Cox in Birmingham.
Aged 31 married to Phoebe in Aston

    
Addresses and occupations

1890	40 Carpenter Road (Dorothy’s Birth certificate)
	    Alfred a ‘Merchant’s Clerk’ 

When she was married Dorothy's address was  Sherlock Street.

Family source : They kept a newsagents in Sherlock Street then moved to another shop near Hurst St.
When Fred died Una sold the shop to her cousin Alice Bannister and moved with her family to 15 Eldon Road.
By 1923 Mary, the daughter, had married.  Daisy was still at home adn when Dorothy married Ernest Phillips took over tenancy of the house.
  
Alfred's death

In the 1911 Census Una Ann is described as a widow and was living with Dorothy and Daisy.
There appears to be only one death for Alfred Cox in the death index between 1901 and 1911.

It appears therefore that Alfred's death was registered in July-Sep 1909, in Birmingham.

However, the register entry for the marriage of Dorthy and Ernest does not appear to say that her father was deceased.

Searched on Ancestry for any details of burials but nothing found.
  
Birmingham Rate Books

1901 164 Sherlock Street - Retail shop and house owned by George Goodman.
1906 164 Sherlock Street - Retail shop and house owned by George Goodman.
Mrs Una Ann Cox:
1911 6 Daisy Road - House and premises owned by Wm Sharp.
    
Homes and Occupations
YearAddressOccupationSourceNotes
18615 Salop Street, AstonJeweller1861 CensusWith parents
1873Wright Street, BordsleyClerkMarriage certificate
1881403 Coventry Road Bordsley, AstonMerchant's Clerk1881 Census
189030 Carpenter's Road, AstonMerchant's ClerkDorothy's birth certificate
189130 Carpenter's Road, AstonMerchant's Clerk1891 Census
1901164 Sherlock Street, BirminghamTobacconist1901 Census
1901164 Sherlock Street, BirminghamBirmingham Rate BooksRetail shop and house owned by George Goodman.
192215 Eldon Road, Edgbaston, BirminghamPostcard from Dorothy to "Mother", August
1923TobacconistMarriage of Dorothy