COX, Arthur James

Arthur James Cox
Rakaia, later Waimate
born 10 October 1864, reg. 1864/13627, son of Arabella Hooper and William Cox, died 6 May 1934 Waimate aged 70 years, buried Waimate Cemetery plot 121, married 31 January 1898, reg. 1898/758, Emily Robinson, died 8 July 1950 Waimate aged 77 years, buried Waimate Cemetery, New Anglican Section plot 121

Ethel Cox, born circa 1898, reg. 1898/421, died 1970/37315 aged 73 years
Kathleen May Cox born circa 1900, reg. 1900/7411, died 26 June 1960 Dunedin, reg. 1960/27718 aged 60 years
Jack Cox born circa 1901, reg. 1901/9330, died 1969/31849 aged 68 years

lived at Parsonage Road, Waimate

 above - a cabinet card by Arthur J. Cox, photographer, Rakaia.


Waimate Daily Advertiser, 4 June 1898, Page 2

A New Business - We beg to draw the attention of the public Waimate to the advertisement of Mr Arthur J. Cox, photographer, which appears in another column of this issue. We have visited his studio and found it to be well lighted and well appointed in every way. Mr Cox has provided all the necessary back-grounds and accessories, in fact every thing to be found in a first class city studio so that patrons may be photographed in a manner equal to Dunedin or Christchurch work. A visit to his window is sufficient to convince intending patrons of the excellence of his work. We trust that Mr Cox will receive the patronage of the Waimate residents for his enterprise in supplying a long felt want. 
 Waimate Daily Advertiser, 4 June 1898

Press, Volume LXXIII, Issue 22072, 21 April 1937

Obituary of William Cox
We regret to announce the death of Mr William Cox, of Rakaia, which occurred at his residence on Sunday. Mr Cox was a very old Canterbury settler and was formerly a schoolmaster at Rakaia, but has for some time past been carrying on a storekeeping business at Rakaia. He was the first schoolmaster appointed at Riccarton. The deceased gentleman, who was sixty-five years of age, was highly respected and esteemed, and his loss will be keenly felt in the district in which he has resided for so many years, Mr Cox has acted as correspondent and agent for the Christchurch Press Company for the past twenty-seven years.—'Press'
Ashburton Guardian, Volume XV, Issue 3333, 17 July 1894

Arabella Cox died 8 March 1899 at Rakaia aged 63 years. William and Arabella are both buried in the Rakaia Cemetery.


Kevin Philip said...

I am researching my family history and have been given a photo taken by Arthur Fox in 1900.
The subject was the Philip Family and was taken at the family home in Waimate.
Does anybody know what happened to the plates for photos taken by Arthur Fox?
Kevin Philip

Early Canterbury Photography said...

Mostly likely they have been destroyed, but you could try the Waimate Historical Museum Email:
or Waimate District And Historical Archives Email: