Wiley F. Cox

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Wiley Festus Cox
6th Mayor of Vero Beach, Florida
In office
December 15, 1937 – December 13, 1939
Preceded byAnthony W. Young
Succeeded byAlexander MacWilliam, Sr.
Personal details
Born(1895-08-14)August 14, 1895[1]
Perry, Taylor County, Florida[1]
DiedJanuary 21, 1978(1978-01-21) (aged 82)[1]
Vero Beach, Florida[1]
Resting placeWinter Beach Cemetery, Winter Beach, Florida[1]
Spouse(s)Frances Seay Croft[1] (m. July 16, 1920, Dade City)
ChildrenLaura Frances Cox, Clemmie Lou Cox
ResidenceVero Beach, Florida
Occupationcitrus farmer
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army[1]
Battles/warsWorld War I[1]

Wiley Festus Cox (August 14, 1895 - January 31, 1978) was the mayor of Vero Beach, Florida from December 15, 1937 to December 13, 1939.

Wiley was born on August 14, 1895 in Taylor County, Florida, the son of Daniel C. Cox and Cynthia S. Cox.[2]

He served in the United States Army in World War I. He was a citrus farmer. He was also a preacher in Primitive Baptist churches.

He married Frances Seay Croft (b. 1896, Dade City, d.January 4, 1979) on July 16, 1920 in Dade City. With his wife he ran a tourist home for many years in Vero Beach.

Wiley died on January 31, 1978 at 82 years old. He is buried in Winter Beach, Florida.


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  2. "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNBM-FL5 : accessed 12 Mar 2014), Wiley F Cox in household of Daniel C Cox, Quay, St Lucie, Florida, United States; citing sheet 12A, family 51, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820226.
Preceded by
Anthony W. Young
Mayor of Vero Beach, Florida
December 15, 1937–December 13, 1939
Succeeded by
Alexander MacWilliam, Sr.

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