Funeral services for Lewis J. Cox, who died suddenly Monday of a heart attack in his car at Netcong, will be held this afternoon at 2:30 at Luse & Smith Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton. A Masonic service was conducted last night at the funeral parlor by Harmony Lodge, F.&A.M. Mr. Cox had left the store of O.A. McPeek, of Netcong, at 6:15 P.M. Tuesday. A salesman who had left the store a few minutes later found Mr. Cox slumped over the wheel of his automobile, Dr. Frank L. Bird was summoned. He pronounced Mr. Cox dead. Mr. Cox had been associated with the Woodward concern 47 years. He had been vice-president of the company since 1923. He was born at Cox’s Mills, Wantage Township, and came to Newton 48 years ago. When he first came to Newton he was employed in the hardware store of John Hibler. He was a clerk in the Woodward establishment about seven years. He had been a traveling representative of the company the last 40 years. He covered parts of Warren, Hunterdon and Morris Counties and sections of New York and Pennsylvania. Before the automobile became popular he covered his territory in a horse and wagon. He was one of the first in this section to adopt the automobile as a means of transportation. Mr. Cox was a member of Harmony Lodge, No. 8, F & A.M.; Baldwin Chapter, No. 17, R.A.M.; Sussex County Forest, No. 37, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Newton Lodge of Elks; Ivy Lodge, I.O.O.F. and the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Cox leaves his wife, Mrs. Lelia Cox, and a twin brother, Martin J. Cox of Newton. Rev. J. Charles McKirachan, pastor of Presbyterian Church, will officiate at the funeral service. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery.
Source: Sussex Register, March 30, 1939.