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department store executive.

Artimus Ward Cox, American department store executive. member of the board missions Methodist Episcopal Church South, 1922-1939, treasurer West Virginia Conference, 1922-1934. Chairman trustees Morris Harvey College, 1932-1962. Named Honorary Alumnus, Morris Harvey College, 1954, West Virginia Layman of Year, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1956.; Mason, Rotarian.

Background

Cox, Artimus Ward was born on August 18, 1885 in Red Knob, West Virginia, United States. Son of Mark and Mary (Bradley) Cox.

Education

Educational public schools, West Virginia.

Career

Founder, manager A.W. Cox Department Store Company, Clendenin, West Virginia, 1909-1914. Co-founder Diamond Department Store Company, Charleston, West Virginia, 1927, vice president, 1927-1956, Chairman of the Board, since 1956. President A.W. Cox Department Store Company, Charleston, since 1914, Interstates Investment Corporation, Charleston, since 1929, Elkana Company, Charleston, since 1957.

Membership

Member of the board missions Methodist Episcopal Church South, 1922-1939, treasurer West Virginia Conference, 1922-1934. Chairman trustees Morris Harvey College, 1932-1962. Named Honorary Alumnus, Morris Harvey College, 1954, West Virginia Layman of Year, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1956.

Mason, Rotarian.

Connections

Married Narcie G. Payne, May 6, 1908. Children: Sybal (Mistress.

father:
Mark Cox

mother:
Mary (Bradley) Cox

spouse:
Narcie G. Payne

child:
Sybal (Mrs Cox