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OH005 Noble Cox Oral History

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Noble Cox Oral History

Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project - World War I

Series Number: OH005

Interviewee: Cox, Noble, 1896-

Interviewer: Saundra Hoover

Date interviewed: October 18, 1979

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: January 15, 2009

Description: 1 sound disc (48 minutes)

Abstract: Noble Cox enlisted in the United States Navy at age 21. He was sent to Newport, Rhode Island for his basic training where he remained throughout the First World War. Cox studied to be a naval nurse and worked in the main hospital during the flu epidemic of 1918 and 1919. He was in the United States Navy from April 6, 1918 to November 20, 1919.

Biographical / Historical note: Noble Cox was born December 4, 1896 in Kirksey, Kentucky. He grew up on the family farm southwest of Kirksey. He moved to Wingo, Kentucky where he attended high school. He later moved to Detroit, Michigan for a brief time to seek employment

General information: No user access to original recordings. Use audio user copies, digital derivatives, transcripts, and/or tape indexes. This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission for reproduction must be requested from Murray State University.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Kirksey, Kentucky

Newport, Rhode Island

Wingo, Kentucky

Detroit, Michigan